It's not just seasoned performers who have been dishing the laughs during this year's Comedy Festival.
You can't escape it in the US, but Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett is keen on it becoming more common here.
The rugby hardman, whose early life of abuse saw him take his anger out on others, wants to ensure the next generation don't make the same mistakes.
Such important work Stan Walker is doing. Kia Kaha.
Stan Walker gave us some advice on dealing with social media bullies.