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A new generation of theatremakers is turning to stand-up to tell its stories - and breaking down the walls between New Zealand's theatre and comedy communities in the process. Annabella Gamboni talks to some of the stars of this new comedy order about the artistic and financial reasons behind this sea change.

There’s a lot of snobbery around New Zealand stand-up comedy. I’m not just talking about...

Theatre

2018 has been a rough year for New Zealand theatre in many ways but there was still so much to celebrate. Theatre Editor Adam Goodall (from Wellington), Kate Prior (from Auckland), Erin Harrington (from Christchurch) and Emily Duncan (from Dunedin) talk about the shows that excited them, provoked them and made them love 2018 despite its challenges.

In May, Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre closed its doors...

Knockouts

Literature Editor Hannah Newport-Watson and recent contributing writers from the Pantograph Punch’s books section share their favourite Aotearoa books of the year.

There are more books in the world than there were a year ago. The reading pile beside the bed grows ever taller. Christmas means different things to different people – to me, it means I can finally lie down in the shade and read for hours on...

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Theatre
Make Me Laugh
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Knockouts
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
Read Time: 23 mins
After years of fearful prophecy, prostitution was...
Society
Working by Shadow: Mythbusting and Reform In The Australasian Sex Industry
By Kieran Clarkin
Aping Intolerance
Read Time: 10 mins
What happens when Australians post hate-speech online...
Society
Aping Intolerance
By Matt Harnett
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
Read Time: 33 mins
As you're growing up, you're told you can be anything...
Society
Warm Dreams and Cold Stats: The Disconnect Between Adolescence and Adulthood
By Alec Hutchinson
Internet Histories | 10 June
Read Time: 14 mins
This fortnight: re-mystifying the creative endeavour...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 10 June
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Meet Our Speakers
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of our event, we look at the career histories...
News
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE: Meet Our Speakers
By Pantograph Punch
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE - Our Worst Pay Cheques
Read Time: 21 mins
Ahead of our live storytelling event next week, the...
News
THINK OF THE PAY CHEQUE - Our Worst Pay Cheques
By Pantograph Punch
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
Read Time: 8 mins
Dozens of images of Justin Bieber - on tour, asleep...
Art
Never Say Never: The Ersatz Fan Art Of Eli Orzessek
By Daniel Michael Satele
Internet Histories | 27 May
Read Time: 10 mins
This fortnight: celebrating the commencement speech...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 27 May
By Pantograph Punch