Need a laugh? Check out what's on in comedy land at local venues on the Coast
Comedy: DJ Trump & Alexander Sparrow
The Raumati Social Club, 34 Poplar Ave, Raumati South
DJ Trump: See public Trump at a rally AND private Trump in therapy! The Don's had a hard life – he’s never fitted in, his dad hated him, and he’s in a minority group (the top 1%). After taking control of America, he digs deep and realises it’s time to take control of his own life. In his 74th year, he will finally ignore his parent’s expectations and pursue his childhood dreams of becoming a hip-hop recording artist.
Alexander Sparrow: In times like these, you need brutal comedy. Comedy that will sear itself into your brain. Comedy that will make you laugh, wonder afterwards if what you laughed at was alright to laugh at, then realise it doesn’t matter because hey, it’s a comedy show. Expect fast-paced one-liners, killer crowd work, and no holds barred comedy with bite.
The Pink Hammer
12 – 21 Nov 2020
16 Main Street, Ōtaki
This is Kiwi comedy at its best.
It’s quirky as all hell; it’s very funny; it provides phenomenally strong roles for four women – and one guy! – but more than anything else, these are recognisable New Zealanders, which is why this is an outstanding play to produce.
Written by Michele Amas. Five unhappy people in a shed full of tools. What could possibly go wrong? Four very different women answer a flyer for 'The Pink Hammer Workshop' – a ladies-only woodwork class. They turn up expecting empowerment and sisterhood from the advertised tutor, Maggie Taylor….but when they arrive, Maggie’s gone AWOL. Maggie’s husband Woody certainly doesn’t want a bunch of crazy women playing with his tools, but he doesn’t have a choice!
POSTPONED: Femme Natale
20 Feb 2021
Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, , Paekakariki
Hilariously truthful, Femme Natale is an unapologetically comic peek into the world of parenting, what comes before, during and after in this rambunctious mix of original songs and sketches.
Created in New Zealand for parents from all over! We need a laugh, and Femme Natale is coming out of Lock-down straight to Paekakariki.
“So funny, my face hurt from laughing. A must-see” - Emily Writes.
“Hilarious, human, viscerally resonant” - Adam Dodd at Globe Theatre
“Absolutely a must - so funny, even my husband who is a non-show person couldn't stop laughing.” Bernadette Searle.