8 x 60 mins
Happy Hour is a light entertainment show combining variety performance, guest interviews, satire, and comedy sketches. Shot in front of a live studio audience, this series was hosted by celebrated New Zealand actors Temuera Morrison (Once Were Warriors) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider and Game of Thrones) alongside alternative radio-host Thane Kirby. Happy Hour is a series with a unique Kiwi comedic twist that has something for everyone.
“Let's see how great it is then, said the critic, tensing his bow and reaching for his quiver of cruel words. But then something went wrong, terribly wrong. I'd never expected I would laugh out loud at the damned thing. ….Not breathtakingly, side-shakingly, fall-off-the-sofa funny, but laugh-raising, especially in the skits that dotted Happy Hour. Elsewhere, it was mostly songs and sing-alongs and little routines.”