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On the couch with Beverley and Bevan

Tue 15 Nov 2005 In: Television View at NDHA

Beverley (gay actor and comic Hori Ahipene doing another 'suburban drag' act with flair) and Bevan (the redhaired white guy comic, Te Radar) run a bed and breakfast. That's the simple set-up... Each week they begin with a 'real' couple from the audience seated at the guests' brekki table listening to Beverly's monologue about what will be happening in the show. And later two 'real' guests show up. Previously I caught Pita Sharples and the young guy who came second on NZ Idol. This week the guests were even better because the Hon. Parekura Horomia turned out to be no means shakes as a comedian himself, with a relaxed delivery and comic timing many professional comedians might envy. The other guest was a spunk by the name of Matai Smith. From what I could make out he had something to do with promoting books to help the tamariki learn to read. As the Minister of Tourism was their guest, no surprises that Bevan was intent on pushing Horomia's policy about the need for the progression of Maori tourism. So there were name tags all over the place (sofa is 'hopa', lamp is 'rama' and bum is 'nono'. The 'bum' joke ended the show; and, by the way, the B   

Credit: John Curry

First published: Tuesday, 15th November 2005 - 12:00pm

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