It’s raining cats and dogs! And all the other animals!
There is really no way to write this description without sounding like an advert for Animates, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. This month we get to see Alice Kirker, Jono Croucher, and Grace Cullen delve into the wondrous world of animals. We’ve got the dirt on all the animals in the kingdom including doggos, meow makers, fart squirrels, tall spotty horses, and the one and only legless psychedelic water gallopers. If none of that made sense, fear not! Come along and have all your pet and animal queries answered!*
*You are almost guaranteed to not have any of your pet and animal queries answered, not even one, but you should definitely still come.
Issue #42 is hosted by the ever-hilarious Donna Brookbanks, one of the pioneers of hit weekly improv show Snort, comedian, and actor. You might also know her from her work on Funny Girls, Jono and Ben and Shortland Street. Audio engineered by Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre on Thursday 26th October.
Have you ever been up to your eyeballs in Bullsh*t?
It’s fifty shades of brown at this month’s Watercooler as we bring you a wonderful collection of sh*tty stories, and stories about sh*t. Valentine Tauamiti, Albertine Jonas and Todd Waters are ready to rise to the occasion (like a pesky floater that just won’t flush) and tell us all about their own Bullsh*t. (WARNING - ticket prices are not inclusive of toilet paper. Please bring your own).
Issue #40 is hosted by the ever-hilarious Donna Brookbanks, one of the pioneers of hit weekly improv show Snort, comedian, and actor. You might also know her from her work on Funny Girls, Jono and Ben and Shortland Street. Audio Engineering by Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre on Thursday 31st August 2017
Watercooler - Issue #40: Growing Pains
Stories of challenging growth, demanding expansion, and testing times. This month's Watercooler is all about growing pains. Amanda Billing, Kate Mcgill, and Nathan Joe tell tales of when they were trialed by fire and had to rise to the occasion.
Issue #40 is hosted by the ever-hilarious Donna Brookbanks, one of weekly improv show Snort's pioneers, comedian, and actor. Audio engineering by Josh Wilson and Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 27 July 2017.
A change in seasons, a new perspective, an upheaval, a revolution, an unfamiliar chapter.
Ahi Karunaharan, Zechariah Soakai and Jacque Drew are ready to hit you with radical stories of their own metamorphosis. This month’s Watercooler offers a fresh look at what it means to have your life move through a new season, or simply to reflect on a season that’s passed.
This month's host is the ever-hilarious Donna Brookbanks, comedian, actor, writer and one of the pioneers of weekly improv show Snort.
Watercooler – Issue #39 is thrilled to be part of the Basement’s Matariki season to celebrate the Maori New Year.
Audio engineering by Josh Wilson and Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 29 June 2017.
This month’s meaty issue was all about the human body, from flossing habits to fertility, and each tale promised to be fully fleshed out. Featuring big stories about little body parts from Jordan Dodson, Laura Giddey and Grace Maguire. Hosted by Alice Gatland. Audio engineering by Sam Clavis and Todd Waters. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 20 April 2017.
Cringe-worthy catastrophes, face-flushing fails and sweaty palmed moments of misinterpretation. This month's issue wildly celebrates the awkwardness of the human existence. Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 23 March 2017. Featuring tales of the uncomfortable from Kathryn Burnett, Gina Dellabarca and Chye-Ling Huang. Hosted by Alice Snedden. Audio engineering by Todd Waters.
From the love bug to fighting back, in the first issue of 2017 listen to three incredible stories of things that light the fire under us all.
Stories of self love, of family, of pride.
Recorded live at The Basement Theatre, 9 February 2017. Featuring stories from Lillian Hanly, Taane Mete, and Cole Meyers. Hosted by Alice Snedden. Audio engineering by Sam Clavis.
Recorded live at BATS Theatre, 8 September 2016. Featuring stories from Jonny Paul, Tai Samaeli, and Anna Guenther. Hosted and produced by Jennifer O'Sullivan. Audio engineering by Oliver Devlin.
It's usually straightforward to know when you're experiencing something for the first time, but how do you know if it's the last? Is it easier when you don't know you'll never do the thing again? Or to start something rather than finish it?
Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 11 August 2016. Featuring stories from Michael Howard, Freya Sadgrove, and Jess Brien. Hosted and produced by Jennifer O'Sullivan.
Stories of times we've wanted to stop and start again, of our favourite TV and film reboots, or maybe even of our fond memories of 90s Canadian-American CGI-animated action-adventure television series Reboot.
Recorded live at BATS Theatre on 14 July 2016.
Featuring stories from Kristine Bartley, Wiremu Tuhiwai, Matt Powell, and Lori Leigh. Hosted by Jonny Potts, and brought together by new Wellington producer Jennifer O'Sullivan.