New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2019

Our Top Eight Events
7 March, 2019

There are shows to make everyone chuckle, with a huge variety of stand-up, sketch, improv, comedic-theatre, clowning, children's and musical comedy to choose from. 

The Best Foods Comedy Gala

The Best Foods Comedy Gala returns to Auckland for another side-splitting year, launching the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo with a smorgasbord of tasty comedic delights.

Urzila Carlson

Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson and her brand-new show, Token African, will tour New Zealand in May.

Chris Henry

Scottish 'Comedian of the Year' finalist, Chris Henry is on a whirlwind global giggle-fest as he attempts to find 'The One'.

Ed Byrne

Irishman Ed Byrne returns in May for his 9th tour down-under.

Brendon Green

What are the moments that define a life? How will you be remembered in the future? What really happened in that Thai cave? 

Joe Lycett

Pop in and see Joe Lycett when he visits Auckland, and where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings, and some of the pathetic internet trolling he's been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI, Live at the Apollo and The Royal Variety Performance. 

Stand Up For Kids

The power of laughter is one infectious force – so bring your little heroes along to this action-packed giggle fest hosted by the hilarious Chris Parker (Sat 11 & 25 May) and Hayley Sproull (Sat 18 May), stars of TVNZ’s The Great Kiwi Bake Off. 

Class Comedians

Come and see Aotearoa’s next generation of comedy stars!