Billy T Award
Started in 1997 and inspired by comedy legend Billy T James, this award celebrates the growth of fresh talent in the New Zealand comedy industry. Each year it is awarded to an outstanding emerging performer with a commitment to their comedy career.
Up to five nominees are selected on their proven comedic ability, talent, current form and potential. The nominees go on to perform their one-hour solo shows in the Festival, where they are judged by a panel of industry experts. The Billy T Award winner is then announced at Last Laughs, our Festival finale show.
|1997||Ewen Gilmour & Cal Wilson|
|1998||Brendhan Lovegrove, Sugar and Spice (Jonathon Brugh & Jason Hoyte) & Te Radar|
|1999||Philip Patston & The Humourbeasts (Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi)|
|2000||Mike Loder & Paul Ego|