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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
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
Read Time: 9 mins
Alice Miller on our cultural reluctance (or is it...
Society
Speech, Modesty, and Moonshine
By Alice Miller
Internet Histories | 18 March
Read Time: 15 mins
This Fortnight: Dirty Girls, bad editors, lamenting...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 18 March
By Pantograph Punch
Low Art, High Commerce: Clara Chon and Blue Blank
Read Time: 8 mins
We welcome our new art columnist, Daniel Satele to...
Art
Low Art, High Commerce: Clara Chon and Blue Blank
By Daniel Michael Satele
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
Read Time: 10 mins
Greg Bruce reflects on an extraordinarily dull evening...
Art
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
By Greg Bruce
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
Read Time: 8 mins
Excerpts from 'Commonly Occurring', a guide for the...
Art
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
By Melissa Laing
Internet Histories | 18 February
Read Time: 16 mins
Jean Shepherd and the Hurling Invective, spaces made...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 18 February
By Pantograph Punch
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
Read Time: 18 mins
Uther Dean on what's wrong with the Fringe, and why...
Theatre
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
By Uther Dean