7 Days


Jono and Ben at Ten are back next Friday night!

Not to be ignored, so is 7 Days

nz-on-air-640I must say, we’re pretty excited about 26 new episodes of Jono and Ben at Ten!

NZ On Air is pleased to announce funding for the return of three popular comedy programmes.

Agent Anna is being supported for a second and longer season after the successful first series starring Robyn Malcolm ran on TV One earlier this year. The scripted comedy from Great Southern Television was the highest rating NZ On Air-funded comedy programme for the 2012/2013 financial year. Continue reading »

For us, like many viewers, Friday nights have long been must watch comedy on TV3.  7 Days is one of those shows that is series linked on the PVR so that if we can’t watch it live, it’s available to watch later.  In fact, we recently had a week away from the news and 7 Days provided an entertaining round up of what we’d missed without having to endure a newspaper.  However, this year we’ve found ourselves choosing to watch Jono and Ben at Ten before we watch 7 Days.  While 7 Days pokes plenty of fun at the news, JABAT provide an entertaining critique of the media and pop culture.  We love it but are we alone?

There has been a bit of a piss take going on about Jono and Ben at Ten that it’s this terrible comedy show slotted in after 7 Days in the hopes that it might actually be able to rate off the back of a strong lead in.  Many times we’ve heard Jono, Ben and their trusty side kick (or drop kick as they infer) Guy Williams lambasted for having no audience.  They’ve even played on it themselves.  However, this is a myth and it’s about to be debunked. Continue reading »

rhys_darbyRhys Darby is among a group of New Zealanders who are set to tackle Mt Kilimanjaro for World Vision this year.

The comic will be joined by Boh Runga, Mahe Drysdale, Juliette Haigh, Kerre McIvor (nee Woodham) and World Vision CEO Chris Clarke in the climb that is aiming to raise both money and the awareness of microfinancing.

Microfinancing is where people donate small amounts of money that is used to fund people in developing countries who cannot secure a traditional loan. Continue reading »





ComedyFestThe NZ International Comedy Festival has teamed up with TV3 for the TV3 People’s Choice Award which will allow Kiwis to vote for their favourite act at the festival.

The winning comedian will head to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as will one winning voter.

Vote here.


7days_imageThis “press release” just appeared on the 7 Days Facebook page.


After months of harassment the 7 Days production team have taken legal action to stop John Key trying to get on the show. The popular comedy series has been going for almost four years and in that time approximately 30 politicians have appeared in the “Yes Minister” segment of the show. John Key has not been among them.

Mr Key began by sending jokes to the 7 Days team. These were forwarded to the police as they contained some “pretty rough stuff about Gerry Brownlee and Paula Bennett, together”. Key then began appearing at the studio during records “Just to say hi.” Key told several of the show’s producers, as well as the makeup woman and the caterer, that he was willing to re-enact his famous handshake with Dai Henwood and Paul Ego. Continue reading »

BestontheBoxlogoTV Guide has announced a few of the winners from their viewer-voted Best on the Box Awards.

Shortland Street claimed four awards, with 7 Days, The Crowd Goes Wild, 3 News and Campbell Live taking home two apiece.

Shane Cortese (Nothing Trivial, The Almighty Johnsons) and Amanda Billing (Shortland Street) were deemed to be the best actor and actress the country has to offer.

Shortland Street’s Ben Mitchell is apparently the ‘sexiest male’ while Go Girl actress Anna Hutchison is regarded as the ‘sexiest female’. Continue reading »

Catch the one they are going to use tonight at 9:30pm on TV3