REVIEW: Jimeoin in What?! (Comedy Festival)

May 16, 2013
Passes the smell test [by James Wenley] When it comes to Jimeoin, what he says matters far less than what he does. The Aussie/Irish comic is a fairly regular face at our comedy festival, and a top draw act – filling Sky City Theatre. Jimeoin has long perfected a dry, laid back style of observational comedy that sifts through the ridiculous […]

REVIEW: James Roque is Chicken (Comedy Festival)

May 16, 2013
Clucking good fun [by Matt Baker] “What do I really wanna say that I’m afraid to say?” In his eulogy for George Carlin, Louis CK noted that what made the late comedian better every year was his constant digging deeper for new material; from jokes about airplanes and dogs, to feelings and who you are, to fears and nightmares. With […]

REVIEW: Idiots of Ants Model Citizens (Comedy Festival)

May 3, 2013
Boys from Britain triumph again [by James Wenley] British sketch comedy quadrangle Idiots of Ants were my favourite acts in their Auckland debut at last year’s Comedy Festival. Amidst an amusement of stand-up comedians, Ants are a fresh and lively point of laughter-filled difference. Sketch as a form seems to be viewed as a bit antiquated today – it had […]