Tim Batt disarms us with laughs
The veteran stand-up and The Worst Idea of All Time co-host returns to the NZ International Comedy Festival with his latest hour, Classy Warfare.
Bassist brings New York to Wellington
The Ollie Bomann Quartet will capture the spirit and freedom of New York’s jazz scene when they play Lovebite on the 29th of April.
Film captures Isey Cross’ journey to 100
Director Florian Habicht will attend a Q&A screening of his new documentary James & Isey ahead of its general release on the 6th of May.
Don’t ask Ray O’Leary about his dogs
We asked stand-up comedian Ray O’Leary possibly the worst question ever before his NZ International Comedy show Ray Against the Machine makes it to the stage.
Ben Elton catches up with change again
Ben Elton, co-writer of The Young Ones and Blackadder, is officially in New Zealand. Regional News got to chat to the British comedian, playwright, director, author, and (reluctant) actor not once but twice ahead of his stand-up show in Wellington.
The Chills are on fire
Dunedin cult rock band The Chills are back with their seventh studio album Scatterbrain. Catch them live in Kāpiti and Wellington this May.
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