May 21, 2012 by Creative Sidekick - Freelance Creative and Multimedia Journalist
What a great show to finish on! Last Laughs did not disappoint with both theBilly T and Fred finalist doing their thing on stage, producing a range of fantastic performances.
Hosted by Te Radar, a full house at SKYCITY Theatre must have all had their favourites but there was no question that all the comedians deserving winners.
Starting with the Billy T’s first on stage was my favourite Guy Williams, whose understated and low energy style was a hit. Second on was Tevita Manukia who summed up the similarities between threesomes and weddings!
The finalists of the 2012 Billy T Award.
He was followed by the quirky Rose Matafeo who gave the audience an insight in to her mind through her lists and love of cat stickers. Next on was Tom Furness, he was a surreal comedian who wants us to bring back ‘crisp packet’ humour! Then the final Billy T nominee, TJ McDonald, gave us clever observations with some gentle ribbing of New Zealand politics.
A definite highlight of the night was the 2012 RAW Comedy Quest Winner, Jermaine Ross, who was brilliantly funny and performed some fantastically confident and smart material that proved him to be a star of the future.
The Fred Award Finalist 2012
These guys could not fail to fulfil their status as consummate performers and crowd pleasers as they all received warmth, rapturous applause and laughter from the audience. Whether you had seen or missed out on these sold out shows it was a great final chance to catch a glimpse of their genius or to relive some of the best bits!
To read the full review go to our sister blog Keeping Up With The Grid!