For the Kiwi premiere of current affairs show The Project, Australian producer and series founder Rove McManus is on hand to provide comedy and support for hosts Jesse Mulligan and Kanoa Lloyd. In between short news bulletins they trade jokes with guest panelist Josh Thomson, while a first night glitch is a comic gift that keeps on giving. Top stories include New Zealand's worrying rate of meth addiction and the closure of iconic Cadbury chocolate factory in Dunedin. Comedian/columnist Michèle A'Court joins the conversation to talk about a Pharmac proposal to subsidise period products.
I'm starting to think maybe Trump was just watching an episode of The Muppet Show with the Swedish Chef — like "the chef's in those kitchens, there's chickens and monsters running everywhere..."– Rove McManus on Donald Trump's confusing comments about an "event" in Sweden, early in the show
Interview with Project co-presenter Kanoa Lloyd, The Sunday Star-Times, February 2022
Article on the closure of Dunedin's Cadbury factory, October 2020
Articles by ex NZ Drug Foundation boss Ross Bell, The Spinoff