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.
Amelia Dunbar and Emma Newborn have spent the last few years touring their show The Bitches' Box around the country's woolsheds, but now they're back in the city with their new show: Sons of a Bitch.
For the second episode of our comedy festival podcast actor, writer and comedy expert Chelsea McEwan Millar is joined by comedy editor Sam Brooks and award-winning comedian Rhys Mathewson.
It's the end of week one of the comedy festival and you're probably already tired from all those Late Laughs late nights, hungover from too many drinks at The Basement, and in pain from laughing too much. We asked Chelsea McEwan Millar, host of our new comedy podcast The Laugh-Off, to share her tips for surviving the comedy festival in one piece.
A few weeks ago, comedian Nic Sampson came to The Spinoff with an idea: What if he did a comedy show in a library? We've got the bizarre results, and a brief interview with the man himself, right here.
Sam Brooks heads to the new show by last year's Billy T Award winner David Correos, and a duo lineup featuring Snapchat star Tom Sainsbury and newcomer Bridget Davies.
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.
Comedian Nick Rado's life changed drastically when he married a yoga instructor. For one thing, he learnt more than he ever wanted or needed to know about whole foods, super nutrients, and health fads in general. Here he shares his hard-won knowledge.
Sam Brooks checks out Comedy Festival shows from Funny Girls star and Snort regular Brynley Stent, and from Australian clowning superstar Tessa Waters. Plus - we bestow our second Spinoff Badge of Honour.
Host Chelsea McEwan Millar is joined by Spinoff Comedy co-editors Sam Brooks and Natasha Hoyland to talk about the kick-off of the NZ International Comedy Festival.
Sam Brooks caught up with David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache, husband and wife creators of circus-magic-sideshow-theatre hybrid Mr. and Mrs Alexander, currently at Wellington's Circa Theatre as part of the Comedy Festival.
Sam Brooks' take on two NZ International Comedy Festival shows that debuted in Auckland over the weekend: Ubiquitous funnyman Guy Williams and Wellington newcomer and 2016 RAW Comedy Quest winner Lucy Roche.
Sam Brooks kicks off the Comedy Festival with reviews of four shows: NZ favourite Rose Matafeo, international Daniel Sloss, rapping grandpa John Carr and Wellington circus trio Laser Kiwi. Plus - our first Spinoff Comedy Badge of Honour is awarded.
Nazeem Hussain talks living in the jungle, talking to strangers, and how NZ Comedy could be the next big thing.
Sam Brooks talks to the three Williams siblings – all comedians – about growing up in a loud, competitive household, their mum's sideline in character comedy, and their plans for a family stand-up tour.
Spinoff Comedy co-editor Sam Brooks talks to the Williams siblings about family dynamics , what lead them into comedy, and who's the funniest (spoiler: it's dad).
Sam Brooks chats to Jono and Ben head writer Alice Snedden about swapping law for comedy and controversial pop-star Katy Perry.