Jesse Mulligan

Jesse's a writer and comedian who can help you with that '80s TV theme you're trying to remember.

Nov 1, 2018

Jesse Mulligan to Jamie Oliver: you suck

Jesse Mulligan reviews the new cookbook by Jamie Oliver. His calm and measured verdict: It stinks.

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Oct 4, 2018

At war with angry #nzpol Twitter on the need for a capital gains tax

Jesse Mulligan walks us through some of the spittle-flecked feedback he received for making the case that a capital gains tax is obviously a good and necessary idea.

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Jun 19, 2017

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #33: The Grey Lynn Bunnings Warehouse

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today Jesse Mulligan, former celebrity figurehead for the local anti-Bunnings campaign, takes a first look around New Zealand's most controversial hardware store.

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Sep 21, 2016

Ask me anything (except that): Celebrity journalists reveal the questions they’re not allowed to ask

A celebrity interview can be a minefield, especially when it comes to the subjects deemed 'off limits' by publicists. Jesse Mulligan asked some fellow interviewers about the topics they were told never to bring up.

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May 25, 2016

Supermarket vouchers and ‘shitty’ flowers: media’s worst-ever leaving gifts

Think media celebs are spoilt rotten? They are, confesses Jesse Mulligan – right up until the day they say goodbye.

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Apr 29, 2016

Auckland property has become a farce. But who is the asshole to blame?

Is my broker the asshole? His advice seemed utterly outrageous, but at the same time completely rational.

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Mar 25, 2016

Chasing Garry Shandling by VCR, YouTube, Twitter and fax: Jesse Mulligan on his comedy hero

For three decades, Jesse Mulligan has followed his favourite comedian to the point of obsession via every available medium, facsmile included. On Garry Shandling, who has died at 66

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Oct 24, 2014

Boxset Orphans: Knowing When to Quit on a Show

Jesse Mulligan knows well the peril involved in finding a mutually satisfying show upon which your marriage can depend. // Left wing blogger and twitter grump Giovanni Tiso declared recently that …

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