It’s an age-old question in comedy – how do performers manage to hone their works before embarking on their seasons during the NZ International Comedy Festival? Like fixing Rachel Hunter’s spilt ends, it doesn’t happen overnight.
So in the name of exploring comedy frontiers, comedians will test their works on human guinea pigs with Comedy Lab. This is a chance for audiences to get a sneak peek into how the beast is formed.
For the comics, it’s a chance to test what flies and what dies on live humans that who aren’t their flatmates (that’s you, faithful comedy fan).
Brendon Green will host the Comedy Lab over four weeks across March and April at The Basement Studio. Watch these comedy Einstein’s play scientist to all manner of on-stage experiments with the aim of honing and refining material in time for the Festival beginning 24 April.
Lab worker requirements include: an ability to laugh, finely tuned comedy ears, an enjoyment of comedic dissection, Bunsen Burner safety knowledge and basic writing skills that result in legible feedback to the jokesters themselves.