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New Zealand Comedy Trust Presents 

Next Big Things

Next Big Things - Hosted By Ben Hurley


Ben Hurley (TV3’s 7 Days) hosts this grippingly entertaining line-up show, where you'll get to spot the Next Big Things on the kiwi comedy circuit.

With so many talented up-and-comers in the local scene, this show promises a hilarious showcase of the comedians you're gonna want to see again!

Line-up includes: Kate Han, Logan Kitney, Will Wood, Louise Beuvink, Kura Forrester, David Correos, Sam Smith, Paul Douglas, The Fan Brigade & Paul Amos.

“ …the stronghold of talent that is AotearoHA – Next Big Things have clearly been busy fine tuning their art. Let the era of funny continue.” –


Showing In:

Auckland Wellington


Sat 25 April, 7pm


Rangatira at Q Theatre, Auckland


Adults $29.50
Conc. $27.00
Groups 6+ $27.00* service fees may apply


09 309 9771

Show Duration:

2 hours

Critics Review

Lauren Owens - Keeping Up With NZ'The rising stars of New Zealand comedy delivered a superb evening of music, magic and brilliant humour 'open/close
The show was an opportunity to see 10 of the freshest comedians at this year’s festival, all of whom will also be doing their own solo shows at the Cellar at Q.

Presented by the polished, and always likeable Ben Hurley, each comedian had their very own unique style.

Louise Beuvink kicked off the line-up and delivered edgy laughs to a crowd keen to enjoy the show.

David Correos and Paul Amos raised the energy and sound levels, while Sam Smith and The Fan Brigade entertained with their musical talents.

Each of the comedians were handpicked for the show by Ben Hurley, who received his fair share of laughs and built a great rapport with the audience. It was brilliant to see a more even balance of male and female comedians displaying their talents.

Logan Kitney wowed us with his magical genius, while Kate Han gave some fresh and hilarious insights into the difficulties migrants face.

However, my favourites of the evening had to be Will Wood and Paul Douglas. They both had fantastic stage presence and delivered the laughs with the confidence of seasoned comedians.

The evening ended on a high note with the charismatic tales of Kura Forrester and her spot-on impressions of Contiki-style travellers.

It was a fantastic evening at Rangatira at Q, and a great chance to preview these new upcoming shows.

Full of fresh laughs, energy and talent. Next Big Things – Hosted by Ben Hurley will be in Wellington on April 28.

See the review here:
Raewyn White - Theatre View'A richly variegated array of teasers for imminent shows.'open/close
The annual Next Big Things at the Comedy Festival is by now a very popular draw card and has Q Theatre's main auditorium absolutely packed and buzzing for the 2015 showcase.

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