LOVE COMEDY AND WANT TO HELP US MAKE IT HAPPEN?
For nearly 20 years, the team at the New Zealand Comedy Trust have been passionate about showcasing the most exciting comedians from both across the world and throughout New Zealand, at the annual NZ International Comedy Festival.
What you may not realise, is that our team also work to support the wider comedy industry, with a specific focus on working with comedians to develop their skills and establish a career in comedy.
To achieve this, we've created a range of development programmes that include the Billy T Award, Class Comedians, The Fred Award, Comedy Lab and the Creative Comedy Initiative.
As a not-for-profit charitable organisation, we are reliant on funding and support in order to provide these development initiatives. By attending the Comedy Fest each year, you support the comedians and the Festival, and we love you for it!
But for us to continue to grow these programmes, and further the development of comedy in New Zealand, we need a bit of extra help.
To tell you a little more about what we do and our current development initiatives, take a look at the clip below.
We'd love your support!
If you would like to show some extra love and support for the development of comedy in New Zealand, check out ways you can support us below.
TXT TO DONATE
We've made it easy as to donate some spare change if you are on the Vodafone network.
Just text LAUGH to 7003 to make an instant $3 donation which will go towards running our development programmes.
If you want to give a bit more, you can text LAUGH to 7005 to donate $5 or text LAUGH to 7010 to donate $10.
Simple as that!
If you aren't with Vodafone and are keen to donate - you can make a donation of any size just as simply through our Givealittle page.
Note: Donations of $5 or more may be eligible for tax credit.
BECOME A COMEDY CHAMPION
Another way to donate is to become a Comedy Champion. If you're someone who is hugely passionate about supporting the comedy industry in New Zealand - this is for you.
For a donation of $450, you'd be directly aiding in the development of comedy in New Zealand.
If you're in Auckland - as a thanks, we would love to offer you the ultimate VIP comedy experience, including two premium seats to the Old Mout Cider Comedy Gala and we'd welcome you and a friend to the Gala After-party where you can mingle with your favourite comedians. We'd also add a special thank-you from us on our website.
If you're in Wellington - as a thanks, we would love to offer you the ultimate VIP comedy
experience, including two premium seats to Old Mout Cider First Laughs and we'd offer you a double pass to a show of your choice in the Festival. We'd also add a special
thank-you from us on our website.
If you are interested in signing up or would like more information, please email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP IN OTHER WAYS
If you are unable to contribute financially but have some great ideas of how you can show your support in other ways, give us a call at 09 309 9241 or flick an email to Hannah at email@example.com