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AucklandSun 20 May, 7pmAucklandFridays & Saturdays at 11.30pmAucklandSat 5, 12 & 19 May, 3pmWellingtonSat 5, 12 & 19 May, 3pmTOURING NATIONWIDE14 - 26 MayWellingtonFriday's & Saturday's at 10pm

April - May 2012

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New Zealand Comedy Trust

The New Zealand Comedy was established as a charitable trust to manage the annual Comedy Festival, to foster the growth of comedy as a performing art in New Zealand. The Trust aims to provide a platform for New Zealand comedy and to showcase the best of international comedy to New Zealand audiences.

Chair :
Carole Pedder
Trustees :
Mick Sinclair, Andrew Lumsden, Nigel Corbett and Megan Clark

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NZ International Comedy Festival

The NZ International Comedy Festival is a highlight on the entertainment calendar. Its broad mainstream appeal has been demonstrated by consistently high audience attendance since it’s inception in 1993. Held simultaneously over three weeks in Auckland and Wellington during April & May each year, the Festival then takes to the road with the Comedy Convoy, touring to regional cities across New Zealand. With an average ticket price of just over $26, the Festival is not only a hugely popular event, but also an extremely accessible one. With comedy performances ranging from stand up, sketch, improv, theatre, children's and musical comedy we aim to provide something for everyone to laugh at.



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