Best Foods Comedy Gala

launching the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival

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.

Leading the line-up for this year’s event are New Zealand’s favourite South African, Urzila Carlson, 5-star rated comedic maestro James Acaster (UK), The Chase’s Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha (UK), and 2018 Billy T Award winner Melanie Bracewell. And the winner of Best International Show at last year’s Comedy Fest Rhys Nicholson (AUS) will return to host this glamorous night of comedy in the stunning surrounds of The Civic. But wait, there’s more - further acts to be announced!

Expect an all-star line-up featuring some of the best to launch this year’s Comedy Fest, packed into two and a half hours of rollicking good times.

Please note: this show is filmed for broadcast on TVNZ, with the support of NZ on Air.

Auckland line-up first announcement: 
- Host - Rhys Nicholson (AUS)
- Urzila Carlson (NZ/SA)
- James Acaster (UK)
- Paul Sinha (UK)
- Melanie Bracewell (NZ)

Proceeds from this event will support the New Zealand Comedy Trust to run the annual Comedy Festival and continue their work in the development of the local comedy industry.

The 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo will run from 2 – 26 May.

View the full programme here.

Contact details

Address:
The Civic
Wellesley Street West
Auckland
Date:
Ticket:
Premium: $89; A Res: $69; B Res: $45; VIP: $145
Website: