Wellington Paranormal hilarious dry comedy on Sky sees Officer O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Officer Minogue (Mike Minogue) come across a young lady appearing to be suffering the physical repercussions endured by an over-indulgent Hen cut loose from a party in Aiya Napa, they offer her assistance. The green tinged projectile vomiting member of the public introduces herself as Bazu’aal of the Unholy Realm, a hybrid cross between a zombie and Satan.
Unbeknownst to the two officers, the city of Wellington has its own secret department to deal with paranormal activity currently staffed only by Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu) who seconds the two officers to the unit.
Thereafter this very funny mockumentary has the team assigned to dealing with a string of zombies, ghosts, aliens and werewolves. Making its belated debut today on British television via Sky Comedy (NZ is already enjoying its third series) and will shortly be available in the US on The CW and HBO.The production values are excellent, if a little on the dark side, with some impressive makeup and special effects.
O’Leary and Minogue were originally introduced in 2014’s acclaimed vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows from co-directors Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement. The pair are together again as co-creators and executive producers of Wellington Paranormal, with Clement directing.
To describe the faultless humour as dry would be accurate but somewhat misleading: it is laugh-out loud funny. In the wrong hands it could have become silly but the direction is excellent and the scripts are sharp, well observed and superbly delivered by O’Leary and Minogue ably assisted by Maaka Pohatu. Their deadpan mockumentary performances are delivered with focussed perfection direct to camera while the extraordinary paranormal chaos erupts around them.
Wellington Paranormal hilarious dry comedy on Sky is a welcome addition to the Sky Comedy channel . All three series are available to watch now. Comedy News. Comedy News Comedy News