Comedic scientists set to entertain

Keeping funny alive . . . Joanna Prendergast (aka Jo Ghastly), of Christchurch. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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We might not have a Covid-19 vaccine, but a dose of comedy is coming to the regions.

Remarkably Funny organiser and comedian Tim Muller, of Cromwell, is bringing a “post-apocalyptic” season of comedy shows to Queenstown and Wanaka.

Mr Muller will share the bill with Christchurch comedian Joanna Prendergast (also known as Jo Ghastly) at a comedy double-header on Monday at 7pm at the Edgewater Wanaka, and on Wednesday at 7pm at the Sherwood, Queenstown.

Teaming up was a natural move for the two, who both have day jobs in science.

Dr Prendergast is a psychiatrist and Mr Muller is an environmental chemist.

Their shows also share a common theme of family and parenting.

Dr Prendergast said her show, “The Cool Mum”, was a parody of a celebrity parenting seminar.

Comedy corner . . . Remarkably Funny organiser and comedian Tim Muller, of Cromwell. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Developed from how she thinks her teenage children see her: embarrassing, trying to be cool and failing miserably.

Mr Muller’s show, “100% Happy”, was inspired by a note on a bag of flour, promising a full refund to customers who weren’t 100% happy with their purchase.

He was struck by the boldness of the claim ever felt about a flour purchase is quietly content

Comedy will also return to the region in the form of regular open mic nights in Queenstown and Wanaka, and comedian and 7 Days panellist Ben Hurley will perform at the Water Bar in Wanaka on August 14, with support from local acts.

Remarkably Funny was always on the lookout for new performers, and Mr Muller encouraged budding comedians to get in touch.

“With the local scene thriving and the world perhaps more absurd than ever before, there’s no better time to jump on the comedy bandwagon,” he said.

For details email remarkablyfunny@gmail.com