New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2018

The country’s annual comedic festival seems to get bigger every year, attracting big names in international comedy as well as showcasing the burgeoning comedy industry in New Zealand.

This year there’s over three weeks of stand-up, sketch, improv, comedic-theatre, clowning, and musical comedy to chose from running in Auckland, Wellington, and further afield around the country, with international acts in 2018 including Carl Barron, Andy Zaltzman, Arj Barker, Heath Franklin’s Chopper (pictured). There’s a slew of Kiwi favourites as well, such as Jamie Bowen, Nick Rado, Rose Matafeo, Urzila Carlson, and many more up-and-coming comedy stars. Discover full programme details and the shows and stars to watch for at

Comedy Festival
April 26th - May 20th, 2018