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

 


TV3 Marks 5 Years as the Home of Comedy

TV3 Marks 5 Years as the Home of Comedy - And Proud Sponsor of the NZ International Comedy Festival


The 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival is the fifth year TV3 has sponsored the nationwide event that features the best local and international comedians, branding the channel the Home of Comedy for the duration of the Festival.

The partnership between TV3 and the NZ International Comedy Festival began in 2009, the same year the network launched hit panel show 7 Days. Five years of laughter later, the Festival continues to go from strength to strength, and TV3 has established itself as the Home of Comedy, dominating Friday night viewing with record audiences for 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten (now in its third year).

MediaWorks TV Head of Marketing and Publicity Amanda Wilson says: “There is an incredible synergy between the Festival and TV3, truly the Home of Comedy. The amazing comedians taking part in the Festival, the lightning quick sell-out of 7 DaysLIVE, and the upcoming launch of Jono and Ben on The Rock continues to prove the success of local comedy – something we’re thrilled to support over the next month and beyond.”

“As the partnership develops so has our innovation. During this Festival one lucky viewer will win a comedy show at their home by watching the Old Mout Cider Comedy Gala, we’re launching a ‘best of comedy’ hub on 3NOW and we’re once again putting a call out for Kiwis to name their favourite local comedian in the Festival with the TV3 People’s Choice Award. We encourage everyone to support what is going to be a superb Festival.”

On Anzac Day, the 150th episode of 7 Days will screen as a one-hour Festival special, and TV3 will broadcast the 2014 Old Mout Cider Comedy Gala on Monday 28 April.

Kylie Sealy, Managing Director, New Zealand Comedy Trust says: "We've loved our partnership with TV3 over the last five Festivals. Over that time we've worked together to develop artists, showcase their work and make New Zealanders proud of the hilarious talent this country has to offer. There are a plethora of exciting performers coming through, and we encourage you to check out an up-and-coming comedian at this year's Festival.”

- ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news