30 April 2021 

Auckland Live is partnering with the Comedy Festival to host a variety of top acts from the local and international comedy circuit, kicking off with the Best Foods Comedy Gala in the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre.

With the multi award-winning Queen of NZ comedy, Justine Smith, hosting the event, you can look forward to 2018 Fred Award Winner and online sensation Chris Parker; winner of the Billy T Award the hilarious Angella Dravid; national treasure Ben Hurley of Have You Been Paying Attention? and 7 Days, alongside international Samoan comedy superstar, and half of the Laughing Samoans duo - Tofiga Fepulea'i. You will also enjoy the comedic talents of superstar Rhys Darby and comedy royalty Urzila Carlson.

Don't miss the stellar line up! Proceeds support the work of the New Zealand Comedy Trust. For the full programme, visit comedyfestival.co.nz.

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