REVIEW: DeAnne Smith Get Into It (NZ International Comedy Festival 2015)

April 29, 2015
De-Amn! [by Matt Baker] While the world would be a better place without feeling the need to have to mention gender politics, it does need to be noted that if a comedienne can have the male 30+ demographic of her audience laughing about vaginal waxing, she’s nailing her material. The blurb for DeAnne Smith’s show Get Into It ends by saying […]

REVIEW: Breath, Three Samuel Beckett Works (Q Vault)

April 9, 2015
Life is Krapp [by James Wenley] It is tempting to interpret Breath as an encapsulation of the ultimate message of all of Samuel Beckett’s plays: you’re born, life is rubbish, you die, and then it happens again to someone else. Breath is all of 40 seconds. Spoiler alert: we hear a baby’s cry, the lights fade up as we hear the […]