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The Jokes Are On In 2022: NZ Comedy Trust Partners With Discovery’s Three & NZ On Air To Bring More Local Laughs On TV

Friday, 3 December 2021, 6:58 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

The New Zealand Comedy Trust is proud to announce that their new partnership with Discovery ’s Three has landed funding from NZ On Air to produce four televised comedy events during the 2022 NZ International Comedy Festival . These Festival special ... More >>

The New Zealand Comedy Trust calls for increased support for live performance under new Alert Level Two guidelines

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 10:58 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Thanks to our robust Covid-19 response efforts, New Zealanders have been privileged to attend many live events over the last 18 months. The Delta variant has required us to double down on those efforts to stamp out this current outbreak and the NZ ... More >>

Storytelling Showcase to Share Experiences Around Identity

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 9:21 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Identity is unique for everyone. We all have our own experiences around our heritage, our upbringing and where we feel we fit within our community. This year at the Comedy Fest a special showcase will unpack the concepts of identity with a collection of ... More >>

Catch ‘Em Before They Take Off: Next Big Things - Wellington

Monday, 18 April 2016, 5:41 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

The future of comedy is here with Next Big Things , showcasing fresh comedians in this impressively hilarious stand-up show on Tuesday 26th April at San Fran. This is your chance to catch some home-grown talent before they’re too big they end ... More >>

Billy T Jams - Comedy Showcase at Q Theatre

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:49 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

Media Release: 27 January 2016 New Zealand Comedy Trust in Assoc. with Q Theatre Presents: More >>

New Zealand Comedy Trust Presents

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 10:26 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Now into its 23rd year, the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, is set to kick-off with a holler and a roar, bringing the laughs to Wellington with Old Mout Cider First Laughs . Back with some of your absolute ... More >>

Ed Byrne Roaring Forties – New tour dates announced!

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:00 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

A self-confessed "miserable old git" since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly ... More >>

Billy T Nominees announced for 2015 Comedy Festival

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:19 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Solid growth of emerging talent in the local comedy industry leads to 22 applicants vying to be one of just five nominations for the 2015 Billy T Award. More >>

Leave Your Folks at Home

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 10:29 am | NZ Comedy Trust

NEW ZEALAND COMEDY TRUST PRESENTS THE 5PM PROJECT HOSTED BY GUY WILLIAMS Are studies wearing you down? Are your teachers trying to crack lame jokes during class? Tired of ‘fake’ laughing just so they don’t flick a detention your way? Hit up The ... More >>

The Billy T Award Nominees announced for 2013

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 1:34 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

New Zealand Comedy Trust You better put on your shades cos the futures so bright! The Billy T Award Nominees announced for 2013… A man of many talents, Billy T James forged a hugely successful career out of making people laugh. To honour his memory, ... More >>

NZ Comedy Trust Presents Late Laughs

Monday, 2 April 2012, 11:24 am | NZ Comedy Trust

Made plans for Friday and Saturday night? What’s that? A night in with your pajamas on and a nice mug of hot chocolate? Lame! What is wrong with you? Why not instead grab a drink, score a seat and get amongst it for your ultimate late-night party ... More >>

NZ comedy’s next round of greats recognised by Billy T award

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 5:30 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Billy T James’ passing and we were reminded of the significance of the contribution that he made to this country’s ability to laugh at itself. More >>

New Zealand Comedians 'Fess Up

Monday, 9 August 2010, 1:54 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

AotearoHA Comic Confessions is the moment comedy lovers across the country have been waiting for; the comedians come clean and confess some of their deepest and most entertaining personal hijinks in a 2-hour “confessional” at SKYCITY Theatre on ... More >>

Quest For The Hallowed Towel Begins!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 11:17 am | NZ Comedy Trust

The NZ Comedy Trust is thrilled to announce the results of the Billy T Award Applicant Showcase held at the Classic Comedy Bar in Auckland last night. More >>


Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 1:55 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

HO HO…. HA? Tired of having to clean up the office the morning after the Christmas party? Fed up with recycling bins full of photocopies of lewd body parts? Or do you just fancy treating yourself to a night out where the speeches will actually be funny? ... More >>

The Infamous Yellow Towel Is Back Up For Grabs!

Thursday, 18 December 2008, 3:36 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

The annual quest to find New Zealand’s most promising new comedic talent has begun. Last night comedians fought it out to secure a coveted spot for the 2009 Billy T Award, the most respected and long-standing award in New Zealand Comedy. The judging ... More >>

A Sack full of Laughter is coming your way!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 2:53 pm | NZ Comedy Trust

Audiences can leave work stress at the door and start getting in to the holiday spirit, by celebrating the end of year with some hilarious Christmas cheer! More >>