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Pip Hall - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

Pip Hall has written for TV's Skitz, Newsflash, Shortland Street and Jonah, penned a string of successful stage plays, and found the time to perform too. The daughter of playwright Roger Hall muses on many topics, including:

  • Getting her first big laugh on stage at three-years-old, and the formative year she later spent watching "maybe 50, 60 shows in London"
  • The talent that came out of the Allen Hall Theatre at Otago University
  • Getting the chance to write for TV, when producer Dave Gibson shoulder-tapped her after a university show
  • Learning from the impressive writing team on Skitz — which included Cal WilsonHori AhipeneJemaine Clement and David Fane
  • The influence the Me Too movement is having on theatre 

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.