The Best Foods Comedy Gala is back with an incredible lineup to kick off the 2021 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Expect big laughs from this fast-paced live show with bite-sized sets from some of Aotearoa’s comedy superstars.  

One of New Zealand's very best steps up to the mic to host this evening of unmissable comedy - Justine Smith. With awards coming out her ears, including multiple Best MC nods as judged by her peers at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Justine is also a familiar face on TV sets nationwide, regularly featuring on Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project and 7 Days. Keeping the energy high all night long, Justine’s razor-sharp wit, snort-inducing storytelling, and biting commentary will make for a hilarious show to remember!

Joining Justine on the lineup is national treasure Ben Hurley of Have You Been Paying Attention? and 7 Days, alongside international Samoan comedy superstar, and half of the Laughing Samoan’s duo - Tofiga Fepulea'i; 2018 Fred Award Winner and online sensation Chris Parker; from TVNZ’s Taskmaster NZ and winner of the Billy T Award the awkward and always hilarious Angella Dravid!

Stay tuned for more absolute bangers to be announced soon and get in quick for tickets to this buffet of the best.

Please note:
Recommended for ages 15+
This show is filmed for broadcast for TVNZ.
May contain colourful language and adult themes.

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Last updated: 13 February 2020