by Laura Ferguson
As Nokise discusses the haka, Māori Language Week and the constant detractors of Te Reo’s importance we laugh at the accuracy with which he skewers our culture. Nokise cleverly maneuvers the argument through witty lines and anecdotes, his own experiences wafting through the show and formulating a touchstone that we rest on lest that discomfort get the better of us.
Nokise’s new show God Damn Fancy Man is a magical crossing of hilarious and thought-provoking. I tilted my head to the side in contemplation, I clapped at an incisively clever comment that was so true it almost hurt. But most of all I laughed and left with that excited feeling I get when I hear new material from a loved artist. I’ll look forward to Nokise’s next sojourn in Wellington I always look forward to seeing that goddamn, fancy man.
God Damn Fancy Man is playing at Te Auaha until Saturday 18th. You can find tickets here.