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Comedy Festival 2021

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Archived: Our top 15 picks for New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2021

4 - 23 May 2021

The NZ International Comedy Festival is back for another year! After a disrupted 2020, and a blockbuster Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala being one of the biggest comedy shows in the world last year, the New Zealand Comedy Trust is delighted to announce the return of the NZ International Comedy Festival for 2021, running May 4 – 23.

The festival will kick off with an extravaganza in the form of the Best Foods Comedy Gala, hosted by the legendary Justine Smith at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre. Followed by 3 weeks of hilarious shows by all of NZ's best comedians. 

See below for our top 15 picks of events in this year's programme.


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Last updated: 24 May 2021

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