Baker & Wright LIVE!

Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street, Wellington

28/02/2015 - 07/03/2015

NZ Fringe Festival 2015 [reviewing supported by WCC]

Production Details

Baker & Wright is a comedy podcast named “New Zealand’s best podcast” in 2014… by its own hosts. Presented by Billy T award winner Jarrod Baker, and winner of nothing at all Adam Wright, this live podcast recording will feature special guests, audience participation and our hilarious regular segments.

Venue: Gryphon Theatre

28 Feb, 7 Mar 2015
at 5pm

Theatre , Comedy , Audio (podcast) ,

Sats only

Relaxing fun

Review by Patrick Davies 01st Mar 2015

Jarrod Baker and Adam Wright have been podcasting for around two years and have now embarked on their first live podcast, which appears on the ’net later that night. It’s an amiable affair with a very laid back atmosphere which is very relaxing and fun. 

Baker and Wright’s relationship is fluid and well worn: two comedians who are not only adept at putting their guest and us at ease but go with each other’s flow like a seasoned and happy marriage. Both are ready to play with the other and tweak each other’s nose over broadcasting points of order and points of view. 

The podcast and its segments have introductory music, which on the opening goes hilariously wrong, and the casualness of restarting becomes the tenor of the broadcast. We are in for a cruisy time.

The podcast segments include ‘Newsmakers’, a run-down of the recent headlines including the Dress Colour Saga, a spate of European Eagle Owl attacks and Over Tight Underpants. This is enlightening stuff ladies and gentlemen, things we need to know, and the spitballing gathers loads of laughs. 

Each podcast (there is one more next Saturday) has a guest and this week it’s James Atkinson. There’s a wonderful irreverence to their interviewing style. On to primarily talk about his own show, he quickly becomes entangled in the joyous mayhem with segments including ‘Impressions’. On entry we were invited to write on pieces of paper an activity we’d like to see done by a celebrity. This week involves Homer Simpson using a washing machine and Ronald Reagan buying a used chair, up until Wright discovers it’s actually a used car. This follows onto the ‘Big Quiz’ and the ‘Film Pitch’ – where Wright and Baker pitch a board, video or card game as a film. Great stuff – there’s also a prize for the audience. 

Baker and Wright, resplendent in suits, are fun to watch and if you’re looking for a great and relaxing time in the whirlwind of the end of the Fringe then I definitely recommend you grab a beer, sit yourself down, and enjoy the show live. 


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