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Steve Wrigley answers our 9 nosy questions

1)       How did you get the name of your show this year?
It really came out of last year's show. "The First Time" was all about finding love and about my on going and wonderful long distance romance. Without Cyan in the country I spent a lot of time with my three best mates in Wellington and got into a heap of mischief. I thought that after doing a show about love, a show about friendship would make a great sequel.

2)       Tell us your favourite punchline
"And then she flew it." I don't think that's as funny without the set up, but there it is.

3)       What's been your best heckle?
"I'm very sorry to interrupt but I need to go to the bathroom and really want to hear the rest of the joke can you hold on a second?" - Lady - The Fransisco Bath House, Wellington.

4)       What was your response?
"OK" then I did a dance to Bon Jovi to keep 150 odd people entertained while we waited for her to finish. She didn't laugh at the end of the joke either. It's the only time I've had silence after saying "and then she flew it!"

5)       What's the craziest thing you've ever bought on TradeMe?
Silly String.

6)       Aside from yourself, who would you kill to see at this year's festival - and why?
Wayne Brady. I'm a huge fan of improv and he is one of the best. His ability to jam out lyrics blows me away.

7)       What was the last film you watched?
Wall E. I cried. It's kind of about long distance relationships and hand holding. My favorite things.

8)       What was the one question you were glad you weren't asked on this questionnaire?
How did you first get in to comedy?

9)       What's the one question we should have asked?
Stephen, do you feel that as a species we have fallen out of touch with our natural environment, creating artificial concerns and fake desires in an attempt to shield us from our inner most need to reconnect with a planet that wants nothing more then to love and nurture us? Or do we all just need another cup of coffee and a ginger nut?