NZ International Comedy Festival 2023

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Reviews of NZ International Comedy Festival 2023 productions

Neil Thornton HOT MESS ON WHEELS

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"A true gift to the queer community and all lovers of pop culture..

Sax Appeal

Auckland

17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"A funny, surprising, direct and outrageous tonic for a tough week..

Rhys Mathewson – Summer Gorgeous

Wellington

09/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

Hoani Hotene, Danny Sewell & Booth The Clown – Really Good Normal Show

Wellington

17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"You’ll leave feeling really good, if a little less normal..

Sanjay Parbhu – Dope-Amine

Wellington

10/05/2023 - 12/05/2023

"Clever premise and good stories could deliver more on the promise..

Deacon the Vampire Live! – One Hundred And Ninety Years Of Bullshit

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Fangs for the memories: a deeply funny, horny, murdery, bloody good time..

Salome Bhanu – Catfish

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

Gabby Anderson – Bad(ish) Teacher

Wellington, Auckland

09/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Friendly, engaging, genuine and enthusiastically here for a good time..

"Verbal dexterity is a hallmark of her delivery, as are pause, pace and audience participation..

Guy Montgomery – My Brain Is Blowing Me Crazy

Wellington

17/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Very specific clever delivery and fantastic rapport with our audience..

Melanie Bracewell – Forget Me Not

Wellington

13/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"Presented with a delightful ease that belies the exquisite crafting of her thematically aligned comedic commentary..

Eli Matthewson – Gutterball

Wellington

24/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Individual threads finally wrapped together in a fast-paced show that never loses its momentum..

Jim Stanton – Bangwagon

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Like a glittering explosion from a kaleidoscope with cracked and distorting mirrors..

Tim Batt – Is Climate Change Funny Yet?

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Is it a comedy show with jokes about climate change or a climate change rant with jokes included?..

Samantha Hannah – Female Lady Women Comedians

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"We laughed until we cried: absolutely delightful comedy gold..

Johanna Cosgrove – Hi, Delusion!

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Comedy of truth about delusion deserves a long life..

Clarissa Chandrahasen – Flawless

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"A lightness of touch and excellent timing compel our smiles and laughter..

Barnie Duncan – Just Jolks

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 27/05/2023

"Enough said. You have to be there...

Loud & Queer

Wellington

20/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"A stunning night: a wonderfully varied range of performances..

Grace Jarvis – This Is The Last Goldfish That I Am Going To Eat For You

Wellington

16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Fascinating reflections on life, politics, childhood obsessions; the dysfunction and stickiness that comes with being a person..

James Nokise – Right About Now

Wellington

16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"A superb show that uses comedy to explore a timeless human flaw and bring it home to now..

Brynley Stent – Frigid

Wellington

16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"True or not, frigid or not, we laugh, enjoy and relate ..

Nick Rado – Radology

Wellington

16/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

"Heritage, health and generational humour plus ‘the perfect joke’..