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Paul Williams | Summertime Love REVIEW

Paul Williams, 2017 Billy T Award nominee, really finds his groove on stage at his show “Summertime Love.”

Literally.

I have never been to a comedy gig with so many different types of funny! There is a lot going on, but it works in with Paul’s weird/cool/awkward style of comedy.

Things I learnt about Paul Williams:

1.Paul has many talents. We already knew about his mad skills on the mini keyboard from his appearances on The Guy Williams Show, but his musical genius doesn’t stop there. In fact, it doesn’t stop at music either – I’ll leave it for Paul to tell you about his one great talent, but let’s just say, the single people in the audience won’t be single for long.

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2. Paul gets distracted easily. Which I found hard to discern whether that was actually part of the gig, or whether he really does just sometimes, mid sentence, wonder about the audience’s daily intake of water.

3. Paul loves a bit of banter with the audience, and slammed out some solid impromptu one-liners that had me in stitches.

4. Paul genuinely seems like a nice guy. This added to his hilarity in an honest, down-to-earth, “kiwi” way.

5. Paul Williams has been to New York.

Things to look forward to when you go see Paul Williams:  

1.Some kick-ass yoyo skills

2. Weird-and-probably-irrelevant flirting tips

3. Nostalgic stories of a NZ childhood

4. A seminar

5. Sick dance moves.

 

Just a special mention to Paul’s audience – they really created an atmosphere of comedy, they were hanging out for Paul’s for the next joke. SHOUT OUT to the couple who sat in front of me, with the loudest and greatest laughs of all times – the world needs more people like you!

Make sure to catch Paul this week in Auckland while you can! Ticket info here

Guy Williams | Why am I like this?

I’m pretty sure 95% of people who know Guy Williams, have seen him on the telly, or have heard someone mention, “that dick Guy Williams,” has wondered: Why is he like that?

Why is he so awkwardly upfront and so eager to put people in uncomfortable positions? Why is he so keen to offer loud opinions? Why does he like Twitter so much?

So, I headed along to his International Comedy Festival gig ‘Why am I like this?’ at The Basement Theatre to learn why.

Guy has insulted many people in his career as a TV and radio personality in New Zealand, but to see him do it live in a comedy set, is just simply art in motion.

As soon as Guy pranced on stage, killed a couple musical instruments, grabbed an audience member and stole their beer, it was non-stop.

He left no prisoners. There wasn’t a person he didn’t mention without insulting them (well, maybe his mother). It was more than I could’ve hoped for.

The 1 hour set covered a range in topics, from Guy’s love of basketball to Kaikoura sperm whales, and finally focused in on New Zealand’s political climate – as only good comedy gigs do – which is unsurprising as he holds a degree in Political Science from Victoria University.

Throughout the loud and opinionated set, Guy “man-splained” (his word, not mine) and gave us an insight on what it’s like to grow up in a privileged white middle-class upbringing.

Apparently, it was both easy and hilarious.

So, if you’re wondering why the guy that once said, “I’ll do anything for a retweet,” is who he is, or just want an hour of straight-up laughing, then head along to see him in action.

Guy Williams – Why am I like this?

Guy Williams is back with more of his wrong opinions spoken confidently and loudly!

His revolutionary quantity over quality approach is “licensed to thrill”. Boy oh boy this is bound to be one of the shows in the year!

“The most unfunny comedian since Seinfeld” – Ivan Lloyd, Facebook

“Almost as bad as Reece Darbie and Flight of the Concords” – Kiwilad, Stuff.co.nz commenter 

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Facebook – Guy Williams

Twitter – @guywilliamsguy

Instagram – @GUYWILLIAMSGUY

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Matt Okine | Review

Matt Okine gets deep in his show for the Comedy Festival 2016. He tackles the big questions, like how did the sensational flavour of salted caramel originate and populate our planet? Why are there so many f**kwits in the world? And other complex issues like racism, sexism, exploitation of animals, and more…

Matt talked non-stop for an hour, weaving stories with anecdotal simplicity using in-jokes about lemons and side-stories about finding a five dollar note with poop on it.

His jokes, strategically placed as they were, kept coming. I appreciate a good story, and Matt was able to tell us intricate details of a day in the life of Matt Okine without missing a beat.

Admittedly, for the sake of a good story, there were some lulls in the lols. Matt gave us a look into his life and into his own way of thinking about the world, as sporadic and cynical as it might be, he indeed left the audience with a strange sense of inspiration.

So I walked out of there thinking, not only has the guy got comedic timing like a genius, I could also have an in-depth discussion with Matt over a drink or two and really nut out the world’s problems: perhaps we will find a way to produce a peppery-chocolate flavour treat, or find out whether his girlfriend is really cheating on him with a lemon.

In all honesty, it was a great laugh. It is amazing how you can give a man an hour with a room full of strangers, a wooden stool and a mic with a stand and a list full of mistakes he has made in his life, and BAM: Pure comedy.

Matt Okine

When: Sat 23, Tue 26 – Sat 30

Where: The Loft, Q Theatre

Get tickets: Ticketek

Ticket Prices: 

Tuesday & Wednesday $22.00
Thursday $25.00
Friday & Saturday $27.00