Funny Girls (TV series)
|Genre||Sitcom, sketch comedy|
|Theme music composer||Johnny Barker|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||18 + Special|
|Executive producer||John McDonald|
|Original release||23 October 2015 –|
20 September 2018
Funny Girls is a New Zealand sitcom sketch comedy television series starring Rose Matafeo and Laura Daniel. It premiered on 23 October 2015 on Three.
The series follows Laura and Rose as they produce sketches for a fictional comedy series, fielding ideas from their male bosses and their producer Pauline.
- Rose Matafeo as Rose, a sketch comedy actress
- Laura Daniel as Laura, a sketch comedy actress
- Jackie van Beek as Pauline, Laura and Rose's producer
- Kimberley Crossman
- Antonia Prebble
- Teuila Blakely
The show premiered on 23 October 2015 on TV3. In 2016, the series returned for a second season. with six episodes. Actress Madeleine Sami made her television directorial debut. Comedy Central was accused of ripping off an episode of the show. In 2018, the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern appeared a sketch on the show about women's suffrage.
A third season ran in 2018 for six half-hour episodes.
Awards and nominations
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- ^ indeed, How funny are these girls? the looks of the first trailer of TV3's new scripted comedy show, they're very funny (17 October 2015). "Watch the first trailer for TV3's Funny Girls". Retrieved 27 October 2018 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
- ^ Bache, Rachel (1 October 2016). "Funny Girls returns: How Rose Matafeo and Laura Daniel became NZ's first ladies of LOL". New Zealand Herald.
- ^ @RachelBache, Rachel Bache Entertainment writer, NZ Herald rachel bache@nzherald co nz (1 October 2016). "Funny Girls returns: How Rose Matafeo and Laura Daniel became NZ's first ladies of LOL". Retrieved 27 October 2018 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
- ^ "Funny Girls: the NZ comedy revolution". Stuff. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- ^ Noted. "Boots and all: Madeleine Sami steps behind the camera on Funny Girls - Metro". Noted. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
- ^ "Did Comedy Central rip off Kiwi comedy Funny Girls?". 4 April 2016 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
- ^ "Jacinda Ardern flexes comedy muscles in hilarious Funny Girls suffrage skit". Newshub. 20 September 2018.
- ^ "NZ On Air funds third season of Funny Girls". Stuff. Retrieved 27 October 2018.