Posted by Steph Bean - KeepingupwithNZ.com - 26 April 2014
4 Stars - The show re-introduced some familiar faces from last year, including the evening’s host the ever-affable, boy-next-door-charming Stuart Goldsmith whose easy banter throughout the night kept the show buoyant and lively..
Posted by Kate Ward-Smythe - Theatreview.org.nz - 26 April 2014
... he is a talented story-teller, who swears like a trouper; is rude, crude yet funny; and he offers not only great laughs, but also some pathos and insight
Posted by Ingrid Grenar - KeepingupwithNZ.com - 26 April 2014
4 Stars - His anecdotal style and slightly distracted mind takes you on a journey around his paranoia and irritations, as well as those ‘I wonder what would happen if’ moments...
Posted by Liam Golds - KeepingupwithNZ.com - 26 April 2014
5 Stars - The team, all seemingly comfortable just bouncing off one another, follow any random idea to its logical (or illogical) conclusion
Posted by Jacqui Stanford - GayNZ.com - 26 April 2014
Kind of like a mass speed audition where some of the big acts at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival get a chance to woo prospective audiences, the three hours show really packs it in...
4 Stars - Kind of like a mass speed audition where some of the big acts at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival get a chance to woo prospective audiences, the three hours show really packs it in...
Posted by David Farrier - 3news.co.nz - 26 April 2014
Reginald D Hunter strode onto stage beaming. The dreadlocked African-American from Georgia told us he's never been to New Zealand before. He was warm, charming, and utterly captivating. His voice – oh, what a voice...
Posted by Bridget Jones - Herald.co.nz - 25 April 2014
Auckland is awash with travelling comics as the New Zealand International Comedy Festival whirls into life, and as seasoned connoisseurs, we realise there are some givens: the usual digs about travel, our accent, and Lord of the Rings. It was no surprise to hear them all rolled out here, but a delight to note some golden observations amongst the predictable...
Posted by Lynette Walker - Heraldsun.com.au - 25 April 2014
4 Stars - Smythe’s vocals are deep and soulful, and the band — which features a two-piece horn section and female backing vocalists — is a real cracker.
Posted by Michael Ryan - Herald Sun, AU - 20 April 2014
4 1/2 Stars - a winner and the group of Auckland-based comedy writers at its helm have firm control of this erratic, rollicking ship.