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Pinky Agnew - Funny As Interview

Pinky Agnew - Funny As Interview

Interviews - 2019

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Best known for her impersonations of former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley, Pinky Agnew is a writer, comedian, and marriage celebrant. In this Funny As Interview, Agnew discusses a range of topics, including:

  • Always placing a riding crop in the scene when she was filming for McPhail and Gadsby
  • Performing with Hen’s Teeth, a popular women's comedy group who “shared this love of performance and the audience”
  • Her experience with a trade union choir, which has influenced her spoof songwriting
  • Using comedy to “hit back at ignorance and cruelty and discrimination, and unite people”
  • Being mistaken for Jenny Shipley by a group of foreign delegates, while at a hotel filming for McPhail and Gadsby

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.