SUB­JECT: DAD

New Zealand Marketing - - 20 Hot List 2018 -

It’s a sim­ple and great con­cept - Josh Thom­son and fel­low co­me­di­ans (Dai Hen­wood, Urzila Carl­son, Jeremy Cor­bett etc) get to­gether and read the reg­u­lar emails sent by Thom­son’s fa­ther, David. This is his way of check­ing in with his kids and let­ting them know he’s ok af­ter the death of Thom­son’s mother.

Sub­ject: Dad hu­mor­ous but heart-warm­ing, per­sonal but re­lat­able. While the sit­u­a­tions are spe­cific to Thom­son’s dad and the fam­ily farm in Ti­maru, we’ve all had mes­sages from par­ents that have left us scratch­ing our heads or roar­ing with laugh­ter. Each sec­tion is seven min­utes long which is the per­fect amount of time to dis­sect one funny email. And adding drama to the hu­mour, the show also fea­tures reen­act­ments, with Thom­son tak­ing crew to the farm to film his dad act­ing out the emails. With Thom­son no longer a full-time host on The Project, this out­landish pro­duc­tion gives him a space to use his comedic and act­ing chops. Buoyed along by David’s en­thu­si­asm (and ge­nius), and the ban­ter be­tween Thom­son and his comedic pals, this charm­ing show is not to be missed.

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