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Jo Randerson - Funny As Interview

Jo Randerson - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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Initially unsure of how to make a career in comedy or the arts, the politically minded Jo Randerson has become a writer, performer and theatre director. In this Funny As interview she discusses a variety of topics, including:

  • Her dad’s methodically planned wit and her mum’s more random comedy
  • Tossing up a career in the creative arts, when there was “important work that needs to happen in the world”
  • Appearing on TV show A Bit After Ten, playing a character who has recently discovered she is a feminist
  • Getting booed off stage in Australia
  • How being Kiwi affects our comedy and makes us different from the rest of the world
  • How empowering it is to see females in positions of power and success

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.