Television presenter Hilary Barry praises whacky and "so dry" comedy series Wellington Paranormal in this video celebrating NZ On Air's 30th birthday. Barry talks about how the spin-off from What We Do In The Shadows is so different and understated that viewers tuning into halfway through could easily get confused. Writer/producer Paul Yates talks about rising respect for Kiwi comedy and how much of the show is ad-libbed, while Barry laughs about the great relationship between police officers O'Leary (Karen O'Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue).
We wanted when people first see it, without them knowing anything about it, to actually go 'is this a real show?' Because Mike and Karen are just geniuses at that deadpan Kiwi comedy vibe where ... they have small reactions to big things...– Wellington Paranormal writer/producer Paul Yates