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Wesley Hollis has been volunteering for Theatreview since 2022. He is a writer, editor, ex-librarian and comedian often based in Wellington, but currently (2023) living and studying in Nelson.

In 2017 he completed a Creative Writing Diploma through Whitireia Polytechnic. Since 2018 he has volunteered for Landing Press, a poetry publishing press based in Wellington, and has helped produce a number of anthologies as well as publishing his own poems. He assists with running many poetry events such as readings and book launches.

In 2022 Wesley graduated from the New Zealand Comedy School in Wellington, and has been performing ever since. He is a frequent watcher of comedy shows and they are his favourite thing to review.

In his spare time he loves assisting with shows, from comedy to theatre to cabaret, whether it be helping with door sales or assisting backstage. He’s a keen reader, and even keener writer, often journaling or writing poetry and short stories.

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Theatre and dance reviews since 2006.

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SNOWC*CK

Nelson

22/03/2024 - 23/03/2024

"Charismatic, articulate and passionate about joy in silly things..

Leaning In

Nelson

22/03/2024 - 22/03/2024

"Highlights the strengths and hilarity of female performers..

WASH AWAY THE STAINS

Nelson

17/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Complementary performers each bring something different and vital to the stage..

A Darling Debut

Wellington

15/06/2023 - 15/06/2023

"Charming, sensuous and cheeky Jak supported by strong performers, brilliant writing, brilliant performing and music ..

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..

Loud & Queer

Wellington

20/05/2023 - 20/05/2023

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

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..

Wellington Preview Show

Wellington

09/05/2023 - 09/05/2023

"A spectacular night of comedy that leaves one wanting more..

THE BEST IS YET TO COME – A Queer Magic Show

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

08/02/2023 - 25/03/2023

"Delightful, inspiring and powerful proof we all deserve magic in our lives..

"A thoroughly enjoyable evening performed by a talented and capable artist..

Comedian of the Year 2069

Wellington

09/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"Sincere, surreal, nonsensical, and packed to the brim with science fiction and speculation..

Watch Out Gay Panda

Wellington

07/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"Sweet, peaceful, relaxing, charming, funny and clever story of self discovery..

TABOO(BZ)

Wellington

27/02/2023 - 04/03/2023

"Challenging, inspiring, easy to love..

THE SPINSTER AND THE SLUT

Wellington

21/02/2023 - 25/02/2023

"A funny, feminist and fearless show for lovers of poetry, comedy and unconventional literature..

COOL STAND-UP FOR COOL PEOPLE

Wellington

19/02/2023 - 21/02/2023

"A strong evening where laughs abound from a wide and fascinating range of topics..

HOMEMADE TAKEAWAYS

Wellington

22/11/2022 - 03/12/2022

"Impossible not to love the characters and hope for the best for them..

WELLINGTON COMEDY CLUB Thursday 12 May 2022

Wellington

12/05/2022 - 12/05/2022

"More stellar comedy..

"“One of the strongest nights of comedy I have ever had the pleasure of viewing”..

THE SCIENCE OF GETTING HIGH

Wellington

13/05/2022 - 14/05/2022

"Refreshing take on stand-up will get you high..

WELLINGTON COMEDY CLUB Thursday 5 May 2022

Wellington

05/05/2022 - 05/05/2022

"Entertaining, a little challenging, lots of laughs..

JEZ & JACE

Wellington

01/04/2022 - 02/04/2022

"Resonant, refreshing, joyous..

"Rarely a moment the audience isn’t in stitches..

GAG REFLEX

Wellington

08/03/2022 - 12/03/2022

"Leaves you gagging for more..

A NIFTY HISTORY OF EVIL

Wellington

01/03/2022 - 05/03/2022

"Enthusiastic storytelling has us laughing and learning..

AS SEEN ON TV

Wellington

26/02/2022 - 01/03/2022

"A talented bunch..

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