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 Intl 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 on Friday 30 April in Tāmaki Makaurau.  As always, a spectacular selection of Aotearoa’s comedy superstars will guarantee big laughs from their bite-sized sets, all packed into a fast-paced live show that will tickle every kind of funny bone.

As well as the Best Foods Comedy Gala, there's also a whole host of other shows to make everyone chuckle! With a huge variety of stand-up, sketch, improv, comedic-theatre, clowning, children's comedy and musical comedy to choose from - you're in for a treat at this year's comedy fest!


Upcoming events at NZ International Comedy Festival 2021

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Last updated: 26 March 2021