For years New Zealand comedy has – with some notable exceptions – had a reputation as something of a boys' club. Last night its three key awards were all won by women for the first time. Natasha Hoyland, a young comedian herself, describes how that moment felt.
Just as the biggest annual event in NZ comedy was getting underway, Spinoff Comedy co-editor Natasha Hoyland ended up in hospital. But now she's back and raring to go – in time for the festival to enter the home straight.
Comedy co-editor Natasha Hoyland ended up in hospital as the opening nights of NZ International Comedy Festival's second week were kicking off. So she asked the comedians to review their own shows in her absence.
Comedy co-editor Natasha Hoyland recaps the shows she's seen and what she's looking forward to in this festival diary for Week 1 of the NZ International Comedy Festival, proudly sponsored by Flick Electric Co.
Nazeem Hussain talks living in the jungle, talking to strangers, and how NZ Comedy could be the next big thing.
First up in our new video series Comedians Answer Our Questions, aimed at introducing you to a number of faces in this year's comedy festival, we had comedians reflect and …
Comedians Hamish Parkinson and Ryan Richards have formed a new comedy act for this year's comedy festival. Comedy co-editor Natasha Hoyland has a chat with the Fuq Boiz over Facebook messenger.