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NZICF 17 | Justine Smith – An Hour Roughly

Justine Smith is probably best described as a raconteuse.

The chill of an Auckland Autumn night became a distant memory as we packed into Vault at Q Theatre for an hour of hair-raising tales and no-holds-barred humour, spiced with frequent colourful language and served with lashings of opinionated style. The show flies by and feels like a fraction of a night out with an entertaining, lively new best friend.

Loosely based around the theme of Nature and Nurture, Justine’s show opens with a musical introduction to her family – in fact, family is a recurring theme throughout the evening, as she explores the story of her adoption in sometimes brutally honest style.

Justine’s time spent travelling in her twenties and, later, working in the hospitality industry have sharpened her banter like none other. Life, love, travel, work, men and children – no subject is safe from her hilariously frank observations and sharp-tongued opinions.

Go and see her if you like your stories lurid and your laughs frequent – just maybe don’t ask her about the third time she got arrested… Get tickets HERE.

3/5 Stars

JUSTINE SMITH performs at Vault at Q Theatre until Saturday May 20th as part of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival from 27 April – 21 May. For the full line-up of shows in the Festival head to the Comedy Fest website!

NZICF 16 | Nick Cody – Come Get Some!

Nick Cody brings his routine ‘Come Get Some’ to this years NZICF, in what I can only describe as a relaxed, enjoyable evening of comedy. Cody is very much your Aussie Bloke type character, with a general love of beer and sports; he reminded us of this several times during the show without seeming annoying – a feat in itself. He also has some very strong opinions when it comes to TripAdvisor.

His humour style is rather straight-forward and accessible; with anecdotes of his travels, a lost bicycle, and his lack of a drivers licence at 28 years of age. Cody maintained a steady pace throughout, not losing steam at all during the hour.

It had the comfortability of chatting to a mate at your local (or ‘overhearing’ an entertaining conversation), and I’d recommend checking out his show for a casual night out. By the end, I wanted to recommend some pubs for him to visit while in the city. He’s the kind of person who seems like they’d really enjoy a decent pint.

3/5 Stars

Get Tickets for Nick Codys’ show Come Get Some! HERE.