Te Radar delivers Dog' tale

01:15, Jul 19 2012
Te Radar
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Celebrating failure is the theme of Kiwi comedian Te Radar's show, which heads to Palmerston North this weekend.

The comedian - real name Andrew Lumsden - will perform Eating The Dog as a fundraiser for St James' Catholic School.

He said he was last in the city about two years ago, also to perform Eating The Dog.

Despite having put on the show "about 80 times", he said he did not find it boring.

"If it was boring, it would be the fault of the material and I would have changed it. But the stories are great and people respond to them so well each time."

Te Radar said the show would centre on stories about New Zealanders who tried to do something great, but failed.


"It's a celebration of failure, but I think failure is a terrible word.

"They may not have achieved what they set out to do but they achieved something."

There were no stories about anyone from Palmerston North, purely to keep things in order, he said.

"I did look at regionalising the show but it became a bit complicated," Te Radar said.

While he had been performing the show for about five years, he said people who had seen it before would still find it interesting.

"A lot of people come and see it a couple times, and what they say is they enjoy it the second time because there's a whole lot more they can get."

Despite being the focus, Te Radar said the show was "inclusive".

"I like being able to have a chat at halftime and people share their stories," he said.

He said he would be touring the central North Island for the next few weeks, before recording the rest of a new season of his show, Global Radar.

Te Radar will perform Eating The Dog on Saturday at 7.30pm at the Speirs Centre at Palmerston North Boys' High School. Tickets are $40 and available from i-Site, St James' School or eventfinder.co.nz.

Manawatu Standard