Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland

Comedy
May 26, 2017

That's a wrap! Comedy editors Sam and Natasha look back at this year's Comedy Festival

The NZ International Comedy Festival is over for another year, and so our two Comedy co-editors Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland take their final bows. Read on for their farewell messages.

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Comedy
Apr 13, 2017

The Spinoff guide to being a good comedy festival attendee

Sometimes you don't know what to do when you go to comedy shows. Is it okay to heckle? What do you do when you get thirsty? What if I hate it? Luckily for you, our comedy co-editors have got the answers to these hypothetical questions.

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Comedy
Apr 7, 2017

Sorry, who? The Spinoff's incomplete guide to the Comedy Fest's international lineup

Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland check out some of the international comedians you might not have heard of, and give their recommendations.

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Comedy
Mar 2, 2017

The NZ International Comedy Festival programme is out and these are our hot takes

Natasha and Sam flick through the hot-off-the-presses NZ International Comedy Festival programme and give their expert kneejerk opinions on what you should go to this year.

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Comedy
Mar 1, 2017

Mining the comedy gold for you: The Spinoff’s pop-up comedy section is here!

Starting today, and running until the close of the NZ International Comedy Festival, The Spinoff's comedy pop-up section will be your daily guide to the festival and all that leaks out of it. Co-editors Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland explain what they think they're doing here.

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