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Best Bills In The Biz: NZ Comedy Trust Confirm New Names For Their Festival Line-up Shows

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 12:32 pm | Comedy Festival

  The countdown is on and the line-ups are looking stellar for the 2021 NZ Intl. Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo - kicking off with the Best Foods Comedy Gala on April 30 in Auckland and May 2 in Wellington! An incredible collection of ... More >>

Feast your eyes on the full Comedy Fest programme

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 9:33 am | Comedy Festival

Open your diaries to May and prepare yourself to binge on almost a full month of comedic delights, as the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo returns for it’s 27th year, running May 2 – 26 in Auckland and Wellington! The programme ... More >>

Arj Barker Free Range Comic

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 4:20 pm | Comedy Festival

Starting with the finest free-range topics, nurturing them until they’re brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin’, Arj Barker (aka Dave from Flight of The Conchords) returns to the NZ International Comedy Festival , with his hysterical ... More >>

New Comedy Fest General Manager Appointed

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:37 pm | Comedy Festival

New Comedy Fest General Manager Serious About Championing the Art of Laughter The New Zealand Comedy Trust is delighted to announce Lauren Whitney as the new General Manager. Lauren has been with the Trust and working on the NZ International Comedy ... More >>

Finalists for the 2018 Billy T James Comedy Award

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:52 am | Comedy Festival

Exciting Line-up of Some Seriously Talented Comedians with a Broad Range of Fresh Voices Are the Finalists for the 2018 Billy T Award More >>

Comedy Festival Returns to Auckland's Basement Theatre

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 10:40 am | Comedy Festival

You thought it was all over for this year but surprise… we are more than averagely excited to announce the return of some of the hot ticket shows people were gushing about during the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric ... More >>

amie Bowen returns with the final installment of his trilogy

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 2:57 pm | Comedy Festival

2014 and 2015 saw Jamie Bowen deliver two-hour long shows Heart Goes Boom and Head Goes Bang, that were the perfect mixture of funny, heart felt and thought provoking. Both shows were nominated for the prestigious Fred Award, and both won Best Live ... More >>

Tito’s a Sporting Chance

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:58 pm | Comedy Festival

He was going to be the first multiple international that represented New Zealand at rugby, league, cricket, football, boxing and any other sport he was delusional enough to believe he could have succeeded at. More >>

Winners Have the Last Laugh!

Monday, 20 May 2013, 2:15 pm | Comedy Festival

Rose Matafeo and Jarred Christmas have capped off an incredible 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival by picking up the country’s most prestigious comedy awards; the Billy T Award and The FRED Award at last night’s Last Laughs hosted by the bro-mantic ... More >>

Another Comedy Festival Success Story

Friday, 17 May 2013, 11:08 am | Comedy Festival

Due to popular demand, UK comedian DAN NIGHTINGALE is performing an extra show on Saturday May 18 at 5.30pm at Q Theatre. Bookings: More >>

Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 12:25 pm | Comedy Festival


Jeremy Elwood’s Notes

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 11:30 am | Comedy Festival

PROUDLY PRESENTS JEREMY ELWOOD’S NOTES Note to Self: Buy Tickets for Jeremy Elwood’s Notes Jeremy, like most comedians, gets asked the same questions over and over again. The second most common + is “Where do you get your ideas from?” The answer is ... More >>

Boy With Tape On His Face Adds an Extra Show in Wellington

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 12:33 pm | Comedy Festival

Due to public demand, there will be an extra performance at 9pm on Sat 12 May at the Opera House in Wellington of the brand new show – MORE TAPE starring NZ’s own The Boy With Tape On His Face. More >>

A lolly bag of stand up for all tastes

Friday, 27 April 2012, 10:16 am | Comedy Festival

Meow café in Wellington – renowned for its organic and locally sourced menu will be offering something a little different with an upcoming comedy show Sweet Meats, from May 1st – 4th in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. More >>

Raybon to Serve up Non-Racism at Comedy Festival

Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 2:49 pm | Comedy Festival

10 April 2012 Raybon to Serve up Non-Racism at Comedy Festival Aucklanders will be able to watch top comedian Raybon Kan in action next month in his one-man show Raybon Kan is Completely Uncalled For which forms part of the 2012 Comedy Festival. ... More >>

The 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival: Get Your Laugh On

Monday, 27 February 2012, 2:41 pm | Comedy Festival

1993 wasn’t a very good year for entertainment. Honestly – Weekend at Bernie’s II ? Sister Act 2 ? Look Who’s Talking Too ? Yes, we had Sam Neil in both Jurassic Park and The Piano , but then there was Hulk Hogan in Mr. Nanny . Thankfully, the ... More >>

'Laughs In The Park' to launch Christchurch Events Village

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 4:19 pm | Comedy Festival

It's time people in Christchurch had a chance to relax and have some fun. The producers of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, along with Christchurch City Council, are excited to bring the laughs with a hilarious night of comedy launching the new ... More >>

El Jaguar is on the run and needs your help!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 10:26 am | Comedy Festival

PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release WHAT: El Jaguar vs. La Migra WITH: Host El Hecklor and special guests WHEN: Fri 13 May – Sat 14 May, 10pm WHERE: Garden Club 13 Dixon Street, Wellington Look out El Jaguar, La Migra is coming! More >>

Best New Wellington Comedians Performing in Comedy Festival

Saturday, 30 April 2011, 4:47 pm | Comedy Festival

Media release – Best New Wellington Comedians Performing in Comedy Festival MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release 30 April 2011 More >>

2011 NZ International Comedy Festival

Monday, 28 February 2011, 11:38 am | Comedy Festival

The comedy gang is back. The gags are a riot. Join our hilarious mob as they blow the lid off the 2011 NZ International Comedy Festival from 29 April to 22 May. More >>