Comedy Festival Interview: ConArtists

This year’s Comedy Festival does seem to have a lot of improv in it, and one of the big players on the Auckland scene is Conartists. So sure, they’re good at making stuff up, let’s see how they get on with pre-prepared questions. 

ConArtists presentsUN-FAIR GROUND

Describe your festival show in 6 words.

It’s exciting Fairground meets hilarious Improvisation

Why are you doing a festival show?

It’s a perfect time to showcase the amazing talents of our improvisation company, ConArtists

What would be your dream comedy line-up?

Spike Milligan, Billy Connolly, George W. Bush

What kind of comedy do you most like to watch?

British off-the-wall

What kind of comedy do you least like to watch?

American Sit-com

What's the funniest thing that has happened in NZ so far this year?

Have no idea

What's the highlight of your career to date?

Performing with Colin Mochrie from ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

And the lowlight?

Filling out this questionnaire.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given as a comedian?

Check your fly before going on

What's the one piece of advice you would give to someone doing their first ever gig?

Same as above

Who are your favourite NZ comedians?

The funny people of ConArtists

Where is your favourite comedy venue?

The Drake

Where's the oddest place you've performed?

In a small Hotel room to 13 people

What would you say to someone who tells you they "don't like stand up comedy"?

Come watch some Improv

What song do you walk onstage to?

Whatever jingle the muso is playing

What is the one thing that would best help the future of NZ comedy?

Better support and faith from production companies and TV networks

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?

Do you want to come home with me?


Dates:  Thurs 24 & Fri 25 April, Thurs 1 & Fri 2 May, Thurs 8 & Fri 9 May, 8pm

Venue: The Drake, 2 Drake St, Auckland City

Bookings: ConArtists 09 307 3641 or

Tickets: Adults $18, Conc. $15, Groups 10+ $15

Show Duration: 1hr 20 Mins

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