Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Te Radar Scoops ODDFELLOWS Comedy Awards

Media release for immediate release
Tuesday 24th May

Te Radar Scoops ODDFELLOWS International Comedy Festival Awards

A week after winning the Qantas Media Award for Best Humour Column, social commentator and renegade war correspondent Te Radar, took out the top award for Best Local Comedy at the ODDFELLOWS International Comedy Festival.

The 2005 International Comedy Festival ended on Saturday after three weeks of side-splitting humour and sell-out shows. Te Radar's multi-media show, Timor ODDyssey, was named Best Local Comedy of the festival.

From India with Love, directed by Te Radar, and starring Tarun Mohanbhai and Rajeev Varma, was also one of the four nominees for the award.

Both shows feature live performance, interactive film segments and plenty of laughs.

Timor ODDyssey is a documentary-style narrative, presented live by Te Radar, of his visit to war-torn East Timor- via Australia. Having blagged his way onto a UN flight into Timor in 2000 he arrived in the country with little more than a video camera, some pocket money, and a "borrowed" TVNZ visitors pass.

The result was ".a slick and funny show that succeeds in making you laugh and think at the same time," New Zealand Herald, May 2005.

From a different comedic stratosphere comes From India with Love- a Bollywood-tinged fiction about a young couple who come to New Zealand to find a new life.

Based on last years Indian Invaders, also directed by Te Radar, and which won Best Local Comedy at the 2004 festival, From India with Love goes on tour later this year to Malaysia, Singapore and Wellington, and is already fielding offers from other International festivals.

Timor ODDyssey will continue to be seen at various New Zealand festivals over the coming 12 months

"Timor ODDyssey was an idea spawned out of boredom and frustration with the state of New Zealand's comedy and current affairs. I guess it goes to show there's nothing wrong with chasing-up those sporadic thoughts- no matter how odd and potentially stupid they are."

Te Radar's next project is Hitori, a work commissioned by the Christchurch Arts Festival in conjunction with Ngai Tahu, on the history of the South Island.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news