Genre: Entertainment, Comedy, Variety Series
Series: 8 x 60 mins
Available as a format
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 new series is hosted by celebrated New Zealand actors Temuera Morrison (Once Were Warriors)and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider and Game of Thrones) along side alternative radio-host Thane Kirby. The multi-talented Modern Maori Quartet (Francis Kora, Maaka Pohatu, James Tito and Matariki Whatarau) are the in-house band, providing glorious vocal accompaniment to Morrison, as well as injecting some fresh flavour into Kiwi song classics and delivering their own soulful spin on international hits.
Appearing with Morrison and the Modern Maori Quartet in the comedy sketches are seasoned performers Cohen Holloway and Miriama McDowell; have a giggle as they lead you through the world of New Zealand soap operas, reprise Morrison’s worst auditions, and introduce you to the nation’s most hopeless gang. Happy Hour is a series with a unique Kiwi comedic twist that has something for everyone.