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Three Wellington comediennes keep it real

Wednesday, 21 April 2010, 2:34 pm | Comedy Festival

Three Wellington comediennes keep it real in Laugh Experiences! Ever have a boss who did inappropriate things? Are you finding it hard to get a job in today's economic climate? Have you ever encountered annoying salespeople who try to be far too helpful? ... More >>

Full-Bodied Laughter at Comedy Cellar

Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 5:26 pm | Comedy Festival

Is that a fruity tang or a woody aftertaste? No matter what your comedy preference, Comedy Cellar at The Elliott Stables has a wide selection of rich bouquets - to satisfy even the most discerning comedy palate. T he Transmission Room will no longer be ... More >>

Comedy Breaks All Records

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 5:20 pm | Comedy Festival

The NZ International Comedy Festival has broken all previous records by confirming a national attendance of over 118,000 people in its 2009 programme. This staggering result shows a 50% increase from audience numbers in 2008. More >>

Fergus Aitken to perform at Comedy Festival

Monday, 11 May 2009, 11:37 am | Comedy Festival

Wellington comedy circuit favourite Fergus Aitken and upcoming comedy legend in the making Guy Williams team up for an adult standup show that will leave you in stitches. More >>

Comedy Comet Lands With A Crunch!

Friday, 20 February 2009, 9:21 am | Comedy Festival

The night that always launches a thousand laughs comes to the ASB Theatre on May 1 when the Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala® hits town with an explosion of high-impact international and local hilarity. The event, which has sold out for three years running, ... More >>

Wrigglemania runs wild at Last Laugh!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 3:16 pm | Comedy Festival

Wellington comedians Steve Wrigley scooped the NZ International Comedy Festival's big prize, The Billy T Award, at the "Last Laugh" event on Sunday night in front of a sold out audience at SKYCITY Theatre. More >>

Josie Long: Extra show added

Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 3:22 pm | Comedy Festival

The New Zealand International Comedy Festival today announced that UK comedian Josie Long has added an extra performance of her show Trying is Good. More >>

High Ratings are a Joke!

Monday, 28 April 2008, 12:00 am | Comedy Festival

With the first week of the 2008 instalment of the NZ International Comedy Festival, there is a great deal to celebrate. The Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala, screened on TV2 this past Wednesday (23rd April), surpassing all expectations and was the most ... More >>

Those who laugh first, laugh best

Thursday, 3 April 2008, 3:21 pm | Comedy Festival

Hold on to your hats folks, it's showtime! The New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2008 is ready to blow through Wellington like a hurricane of hilarity, kicking off with the gala premier of FIRST LAUGHS, the opening night showcase of the biggest ... More >>

Jamie Kennedy Date Change

Friday, 14 March 2008, 2:19 pm | Comedy Festival

Due to circumstances beyond the NZ International Comedy Festival’s control, Jamie Kennedy’s solo performance date has now been changed. The event, originally slated for Thursday 24th April, will now take place Saturday April 26th at 6:45pm. More >>

Comedian Dave Wiggins jokes about life

Friday, 14 March 2008, 10:12 am | Comedy Festival

Award winning comedian Dave Wiggins returns to the NZ International Comedy Festival with his new stand up show 100% Human 0% Whale. Wiggins has been busy in 2008 on the festival circuit already having done sell out shows at the World Busker’s Festival ... More >>

Keeping it Clean at the Comedy Festival

Friday, 14 March 2008, 10:11 am | Comedy Festival

The Clean Comedy Show has become a regular feature on the NZ Comedy scene and now it returns to the NZ International Comedy Festival for a week long run. More >>

The 2008 NZ International Comedy Festival

Wednesday, 5 March 2008, 9:32 am | Comedy Festival

The NZ International Comedy Festival is delighted to announce that the hilariously glamorous Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala has already sold out! More >>

Growing Old Gets Funnier By The Year

Sunday, 25 February 2007, 1:59 pm | Comedy Festival

On the 4th of May more kiwis than ever before are expected to get the giggles when The 2007 NZ International Comedy Festival unleashes 3 weeks of highly infectious comedy in a stunning line-up of local and international Festival acts. More >>

The stars of comedy tickle the town red

Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 3:35 pm | Comedy Festival

The Hollywood event of NZ comedy returns to the stage and small screen for the 15th annual Crunchie Comedy Gala on Friday the 4th of May. Despite the gowns and glamour this popular Festival Event will abound with the best thigh slapping and side splitting ... More >>

Gearing up for comedy festival

Monday, 8 May 2006, 2:51 pm | Comedy Festival

With one week till the ODDFELLOWS International Comedy Festival opens in Wellington, things are gearing up for Billy T Nominee James Nokise as he prepares for showtime... James Nokise presents "White Club" A show for the ODDFELLOWS International ... More >>

Pushing the vulgarity boundaries

Sunday, 7 May 2006, 4:32 pm | Comedy Festival

Children and those of a sensitive disposition may wish to cover their ears – New Zealand's most tasteless comedians are back with a brand new show. More >>

NZ's 'dark knight' of stand-up returns

Monday, 10 April 2006, 11:11 am | Comedy Festival

NZ's 'dark knight' of stand-up returns from his comedy crusades. Two years ago BENJAMIN CRELLIN set out to discover a world beyond the comedy stages of New Zealand. He has since enjoyed the highs and lows of the international stage in Australia, North America ... More >>

Te Radar Scoops ODDFELLOWS Comedy Awards

Tuesday, 24 May 2005, 4:05 pm | Comedy Festival

A week after winning the Qantas Media Award for Best Humour Column, social commentator and renegade war correspondent Te Radar, took out the top award for Best Local Comedy at the ODDFELLOWS International Comedy Festival. More >>

Ben Hurley scoops coveted Oddfellows Billy T Award

Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 2:33 pm | Comedy Festival

Last night in the Bruce Mason Centre, in Auckland’s North Shore, Ben Hurley was awarded the illustrious Oddfellows Billy T Award for most promising up and coming New Zealand comedian and the $7,000.00 prize that goes with it. More >>