Funny As: The Story Of New Zealand Comedy by Paul Horan

Funny As: The Story Of New Zealand Comedy

byPaul Horan, Philip Matthews

Paperback | December 19, 2019

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A big, authoritative, hilarious illustrated account of New Zealand''s funniest comedians. From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords and Taika Waititi, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. Funny As tells the story of comedy in this country through more than 300 pictures and an engaging text based on over 100 interviews with our best comedians. Published alongside a major TVNZ documentary series at a time when comedy has never been bigger, the book takes us inside the comedy clubs, cabarets and television studios where comedians work; it charts the rise of cartoons and skits, parody and stand-up; it introduces us to how New Zealand’s funniest men and women have made sense (and nonsense) out of this country’s changing culture and society. Funny As is the authoritative, hilarious story of New Zealand comedy.
Raised in Palmerston North, Paul Horan was a member of the late-80s comedy troupe Facial DBX which featured Jon Bridges and Jeremy Corbett. Paul went on to set up the Classic Comedy Club – New Zealand’s only venue dedicated solely to comedy – in 1998. Paul was also the co-founder of the New Zealand Comedy Festival (in...
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Title:Funny As: The Story Of New Zealand ComedyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9.75 X 8 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.75 X 8 X 0.68 inPublished:December 19, 2019Publisher:Auckland University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1869409000

ISBN - 13:9781869409005

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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