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Sugar and Spice - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

Jonathan Brugh and Jason Hoyte were once the shirtless, high energy, tights wearing 90s comedy duo Sugar and Spice. Here the pair reminisce about having fun on stage, thriving on failing and more...including:

  • Being introduced through mutual friend Brendhan Lovegrove, and immediately hitting it off 
  • Feeling exhilarated after their second ever gig was a "hideous failure", with the audience throwing ice at them 
  • "Pretending" to be comedians by wearing no clothes and being messy, because they didn't know how to make jokes 
  • Performing on comedy show Pulp Comedy for the first time using baked beans and shaving cream
  • Hoyte recalling the "tremendous thrill" of acting in TV comedy Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby"I still get teachers coming up to me and telling me how much they love Gormsby"
  • Brugh's joy in working and improvising on hit movie What We Do in the Shadows — including the beloved scene where his character Deacon showcases his erotic dancing skills
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.

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