Get ready to unleash the laughter, as the 31st NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo arrives this May for over three full weeks bursting with unparalleled hilarity and unforgettable live comedy. 
As always, the audience favourites made by the NZ Comedy Festival Presents team are back, with unmissable line-ups and an abundance of laughter. Opening up the month of comedy is the jewel in the festival crown, the Best Foods Comedy Gala. This year, The Great Comedy Debate will fight it out to decide if ‘humans are the best animal’, with host Robbie Nicol, labelled as the “Kiwi John Oliver”! The Best Comedy Show On Earth offers some of the biggest names and freshest talent in the festival, hosted by Hayley Sproull. To close out the festival, ARIA-winning stand-up and RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under judge, Rhys Nicholson will be hosting Last Laughs, where nominees perform and the prestigious Comedy Fest Awards, the Billy T Award and Fred Award are handed out.
There’s something for everyone, and god knows we need a laugh now more than ever, so find people you like hanging out with and take your pick of some of the great comedians on offer. We encourage you not only to support the artists you love, but also to discover someone new! 

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Last updated: 25 March 2021