Or, really, this is just me telling you to go see Rose Matafeo’s show. I would have told you to go see Fasitua’s show too, but his shows are already over, sorry about that. I’d never been to the comedy fest before, probably because I’m not really down with what’s hot in the comedy scene, so I never knew who to go see. But, being that Fasitua is on the hilarious show Auckland Daze, and is also pretty hilarious IRL, it was a no-brainer that his show would be loltastic, and it was. He also gets bonus points for being the brother of Ron and Toma Amosa, the drummer and keyboardist in The Daylight Robbery band.
But back to my point: Go to the comedy festival before it ends – but most of all, go to one of Rose Matafeo’s shows, if it hasn’t already sold out by the time you read this. It was brilliant, and clever and kooky, witty and dry with a touch of ‘David Brent’ awkward, but overall just really, really funny. Laughing out loud the whole way through funny, well worth the small price of admission.
I’ve always enjoyed watching Rose on U-Live, she’s often more entertaining than some of the music played, but watching her on stage I was really in awe of how good she was. I felt like I was watching a real star in the making. And she’s only 20!!! OK, I’ll stop now, cos I think it’s clear I’m in slight girl-crush mode – and things might get awkward the next time I see her on twitter.
Get tickets to her show here. It’s on until the 19th May. If you miss out, I’m sure there’s a bunch of other great shows to see too.