Kiwi Comedy On TV

This collection celebrates Kiwi comedy on TV: the caricatures, piss-takes, and sitcoms that have cracked us up, and pulled the wool over our eyes for over five decades. From turkeys in gumboots and Fred Dagg, to Billy T, bro'Town and Jaquie Brown. As Diana Wichtel reflects, watching the evolution of native telly laughs is, "a rich and ridiculous, if often painful, pleasure." 

Funny Business - Excerpts

Television, 1988–1991 (Excerpts)

7 Days - Series One, Episode Three

Television, 2009 (Full Length Episode)

Joe and Koro - High Society

Television, 1977 (Full Length Episode)

Radiradirah - First Episode

Television, 2010 (Full Length Episode)

Loose Enz - The Venus Touch

Television, 1982 (Full Length)

Funny Girls - NZ Suffragette Special

Television, 2018 (Full Length Episode)

Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby - Period One: The Appalling Mr Gormsby

Television, 2005 (Full Length)


Pulp Comedy

Television, 1995–2003

Loose Enz - Graham's Mum and the Goulden Tour

Television, 1982 (Full Length)

Melody Rules - Going, Going ... Goner (First Episode)

Television, 1995 (Full Length Episode)

Wayne Anderson - Singer of Songs (First Episode)

Television, 2006 (Full Length Episode)

Beyond a Joke!

Television, 1995 (Full Length)

The Best of The Billy T James Collection

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

Town and Around: Wellington Highlights

Television, 1968 (Full Length)

The Living Room - Series One (excerpts)

Television, 2002–2003 (Excerpts)

Country Calendar - Spoofs Special

Television, 1999 (Full Length)

Forgotten Silver

Television, 1995 (Excerpts)

Face to Face with Kim Hill - John Clarke

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

bro'Town - The Weakest Link (First Episode)

Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)

Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

A Week of It - Christmas Special

Television, 1979 (Full Length Episode)

McPhail and Gadsby - Best of Series Five

Television, 1983 (Full Length)

The Jaquie Brown Diaries - Brown Sweat (Episode Three)

Television, 2008 (Full Length Episode)

The Topp Twins - Highland Games

Television, 2000 (Full Length Episode)

Eating Media Lunch - Best Of Episode

Television, 2006 (Full Length Episode)

Billy T Live

Television, 1990 (Excerpts)

An Audience with the King

Television, 2001 (Full Length)

Lynn of Tawa - In Search of the Great New Zealand Male

Television, 1994 (Full Length)


Back of the Y Masterpiece Television

Television, 2001–2008

Skitz - 'Best Of' Excerpts

Television, 1997 (Excerpts)

Serial Killers - A Compilation

Television, 2004 (Excerpts)

The Unauthorised History of New Zealand - Sex (Episode Two)

Television, 2005 (Excerpts)

Pete and Pio - Series One compilation

Television, 1994 (Excerpts)

Letter to Blanchy - A Serious Undertaking

Television, 1994 (Excerpts)

Public Eye - First Episode

Television, 1988 (Excerpts)

Tagata Pasifika - The Naked Samoans

Television, 2001 (Full Length Episode)


Pulp Sport

Television, 2003–2009

More Issues - A Compilation

Television, 1991 (Excerpts)

Ice TV - Best of

Television, 1998 (Full Length Episode)

Who Laughs Last

Television, 2006 (Excerpts)

Love Mussel

Television, 2001 (Excerpts)

Double Booking

Television, 1998 (Excerpts)