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White Man Behind A Desk LIVE (Wellington, New Zealand)


1 Jun - 22 Dec 2017

Short Synopsis

White Man Behind A Desk started as a satirical web show filmed in Robbie Nicol’s bedroom in Wellington, New Zealand. The show, created by Elsie Bollinger, Sally Bollinger, and Robbie Nicol, became the first ever winner of NZ Web Fest’s ‘Best Web Show’ award, and now has over 150,000 views on YouTube, and another 150,000 views on Facebook. 

In each episode the host, Robbie Nicol, monologues about a recent political issue. The aim is that it’s funny, original and informative.  It’s content that difficult to put into traditional narratives of the left and the right, encouraging people to think for themselves. 

The web series is being developed into a new LIVE format, suitable for theatres, Festivals and comedy clubs.  The LIVE production will premiere at BATS Theatre in Wellington as part of the 2017 NZ Comedy Festival.  The LIVE show will feature Robbie, a camera crew, interview guests and audience interaction. 

We'll edit the live show into a suitable episode to be released online. 

Reviews Feature

"Probably the best political satire in New Zealand right now" - Guy Williams

“a scruffy, somewhat oddly lit, shining light in the desert of political satire in New Zealand." - Grant Robinson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Profile on Stuff.co.nz 

Profile by Salient Magazine

Written By
Robbie Nicol
Directed By
Elsie Bollinger & Sally Bollinger
Robbie Nicol
Availability Status
Generally available


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