Eli Matthewson

Eli Matthewson is a comedian and writer who was on TV once. If you squint you might recognise him!

Sep 10, 2020

A guide to the best political party merch for election 2020

Looking to wear your political affiliations on your sleeve? Eli Matthewson takes you through your options.

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Feb 5, 2018

Album Review: Justin Timberlake, Man Who Went Camping Once

Comedian and Justin Timberlake fan Eli Matthewson reviews JT's new country-tinged album, Man of the Woods.

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Jan 18, 2018

Being measured means that you're there: On the LGBTI+ community and the census

This year's census will again not include any non-binary gender options or any questions about sexual orientation. That's a government-endorsed insult to the LGBTI+ community, writes comedian Eli Matthewson.

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May 2, 2016

Behind the LOLs: Eli Matthewson on the show concepts that didn’t make it

During the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, ‘Behind the LOLs’ will reveal the inner workings of some of our finest comedy talent. Today: Eli Matthewson on the perfect comedy title.

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Aug 17, 2015

Interview: Would You Let Pania Babysit Your Kids? Playing the Villain With Shortland Street’s Bree Peters

Eli Mathewson talks to Bree Peters, who plays evil child-stealing Pania on Shortland Street, about being the best murderous villain the soap has seen since The Ferndale Strangler.

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Dec 10, 2014

Street Week: Extract Seven was Shorty’s Storyline of the Year

Eli Mathewson provides in-depth analysis of Shortland Street's Extract 7 storyline, discovering undeniable parallels with other great cultural works of our time. // Sarah Potts died this year, and if I were …

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Oct 31, 2014

Saturday Night Spooks: Celebrating Halloween with The Best SNL Spooky Sketches

Saturday Night Live obsessive Eli Matthewson selects the show's finest Halloween sketches. // It’s Halloween, and what better way to celebrate the day we get to yell “Go away, this isn’t America!” …

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