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Funny as : the story of New Zealand comedy / Paul Horan and Philip Matthews ; with a foreword by Michele A'Court.

By: Horan, Paul.
Contributor(s): Matthews, Philip [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 336 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869409005; 1869409000.Subject(s): Comedians -- New Zealand | Stand-up comedy -- New Zealand -- History | Television personalities -- New Zealand -- History | New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- HumorDDC classification: 792.230993 Summary: "From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. 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"-- Publisher information.
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From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, 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 Television New Zealand 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.

Issued with a variety of jacket covers featuring a famous New Zealand comic or comic team.

"Published alongside a major TVNZ documentary series"--Promotional jacket cover.

"Made in association with Augusto Entertainment [and] NZ On Air"--Back jacket cover.

Includes bibliographical references.

"From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. 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"-- Publisher information.