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New Zealand Comedy Trust Presents 

Stand-Up For Kids

Stand-Up For Kids



Adults laugh an average of five times a day, but kids laugh over 150 times! Stand-Up For Kids is guaranteed to blow your laugh quota and theirs. International and local comedians will create giggles galore for your little monsters.

Hosted by Jamie Bowen and featuring Festival hits from the UK James Acaster & Stuart Goldsmith plus Aussie Jon Bennett.

Don’t miss this comedy showcase of the funniest family-friendly material and monster mayhem.

Adults at kids prices - Hands up for stand-up!

Recommended for 4 - 8 yrs (and their families!)

“This brilliant show was amazing - and guess what? You get to relax and have a good time! So get up and come in!” – Hineuwera, Tamaki Primary




Showing In:

Auckland Wellington


Sat 17 May, 2pm


Hannah Playhouse, Wellington


$19.50* service fees may apply


0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

Show Duration:

50 mins

Critics Review

Dave Johnston and Daughter -'4 Stars - In her words ‘It’s good’. Check it out.'open/close
A slightly confused Fred the Clown welcomes us all to The Melbourne Comedy Festival and gets the young crowd warmed up with some classic clowning antics. Her attempts at the disappearing bandana routine are complicated somewhat by the mistaken substitution of a banana.

Today’s trio of kid’s entertainers all moonlight as adult performers (that sounds wrong but you know what I mean).

English comedian James Acaster’s show enjoyed a sell-out run at this festival last year. James abandons his routine in favour of audience participation inviting a young man on stage to play with his battery powered car. He ends up being like a put upon sub teacher but his interactions with the kids are warm and funny.

By contrast fellow English comedian Stuart Goldsmith gives a more conventional performance exploring the potential of a life lived backwards reverting to childhood. His idea for a Peanut superhero goes down a treat.

Local hero and self-styled ‘Magic Boy’ Jarred Fell has energy levels to match his eager front row. His high octane tricks and naughty boy persona make him more than at match for the most emboldened members of the young audience. A genuinely talented close hand magician and a fitting finale to a very enjoyable show both for this Dad and daughter.

In her words ‘It’s good’. Check it out.

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