REVIEW: Nouveau Rhys: Rhys Mathewson (NZ International Comedy Festival)

May 13, 2016
[Side-Step] One of the challenges for comedians is keeping things fresh while maintaining the thing that makes them funny. Whether that thing is a particular style or further exploration of reoccurring subject matter, you can’t rely on the basis that just because an audience found them funny once, or even multiple times, that they will find them funny again. Rhys Mathewson is […]

REVIEWS: NZ International Comedy Festival 2014: Week One

April 29, 2014
Rose Matafeo / Eli Mathewson /Flashdunce / Rhys Mathewson / Nic Sampson / Luke Heggie Rose Matafeo: Pizza Party [by Matt Baker] Less of a narrative and more of a theme-based show, Matafeo’s ironically titled Pizza Party addresses the fact that she is probably the least likely person to host, or even attend, a party. Matafeo’s self-deprecating humour towards the uncool reality of […]