I was lucky enough last night to be invited by our friend Mark to the opening night of the Auckland Comedy Festival which was a preview of the shows over the next few nights.

Stand out fave was Danny Bhoy who I got to meet at the do aftewards. Very cute, very nice – and funny too. While we were chatting I let slip that I was a geek, he was appalled as to him geek was derogatory. I explained that to me being a geek is about passion and knowledge. “So I’m a comedy geek!” he said. You heard it here first!

Next was Darren Jardine who handed out his own fliers afterwards, a tad embarrassed at the self promotion. Carl Barron was excellent as were Gamarjobat – this festival’s media darlings.

It was great to see Te Radar and Raybon Kan live and they were excellent but because they’re so well known I expected more from them, perhaps unfairly.


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  1. June 10, 2005

    The comedy night was sponsored by Oddfellows mints – and we got a roll each on our table. Yum, haven’t had them in years.

    Oddfellows appear to be a great and seemingly loyal sponsor. Infact a quick Google on the word Oddfellows and you have to burrow through the Arts links to find Nestle – which has no info. Dig down deeper and you’ll find some references to Allens, so refine the search. OK, so Oddfellows are produced by Allens who are a subsidiary of Nestle. Return to Nestle, no mention of Allens or Oddfellows.

    The Mint Report has the best info. Nothing on Nestle and no Allens site.

    The reason I went looking online was that whenever I asked in a dairy for Oddfellows the owners didn’t know what I was asking for! I can buy them online but that’s overkill when I should be able to buy them from the corner store. I must check the supermarket…

    I can’t see why you’d go to all the expense of Arts sponsorship and then not make your product available to the impulse purchaser.

  2. Andy Cawston
    August 4, 2005

    Do you know a source for the classic Oddfellows advertisement? The lyrics would be just fine, but a .mpg file (or anything in any format) would be Superb!

    “I’m an Oddfellow and I’m ok OK! I’m an Oddfellow and I’m Ok…”

    Can’t get the bloody tune out of my head. Any help appreciated!

  3. Darin Marple
    November 14, 2007

    I am also lookng for the lyrics to the Oddfellows advertisement. Does anyone have them or know where I could get them?

  4. November 21, 2007

    You learn something everyday! My Monty Python knowledge is sorely lacking… but the Oddfellows song is taken from the Lumberjack song. Google may provide the score.

    I wanted to be… a lumberjack!

    Leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia. The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Apsen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!

    With my best buddy by my side, we’d sing! Sing! Sing!

    I’m a lumberjack, and I’m okay.
    I sleep all night and I work all day.

    He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okay.
    He sleeps all night and he works all day.

    I cut down trees. I eat my lunch.
    I go to the lavatory.
    On Wednesdays I go shoppin’
    And have buttered scones for tea.

    He cuts down trees. He eats his lunch.
    He goes to the lavatory.
    On Wednesdays he goes shopping
    And has buttered scones for tea.

    He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okay.
    He sleeps all night and he works all day.

    I cut down trees. I skip and jump.
    I like to press wild flowers.
    I put on women’s clothing
    And hang around in bars.

    He cuts down trees. He skips and jumps.
    He likes to press wild flowers.
    He puts on women’s clothing
    And hangs around in bars?!

    He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okay.
    He sleeps all night and he works all day.

    I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
    Suspendies, and a bra.
    I wish I’d been a girlie,
    Just like my dear Papa.

    He cuts down trees. He wears high heels,
    Suspendies, and a bra?!

    What’s this? Wants to be a girlie?! Oh, My!
    And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!…

    He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okay.
    He sleeps all night and he works all day.

    He’s a lumberjack, and he’s okaaaaay.
    He sleeps all night and he works all day.

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