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Last Laughs Festival Awards

Announced at Last Laughs on the final Sunday of the Festival, these awards celebrate excellence both on and off the stage.

Alongside The Fred Award, the Billy T Award and the Raw Comedy Quest, each year we award: Best Debut (Auckland & Wellington), Best Newcomer (Auckland & Wellington), Best International Show and NZICF Director's Award.

2019 Festival Award Winners

The Fred Award

James Nokise

Billy T Award

Kura Forrester

Best International

Demi Lardner

Raw Comedy Quest

Courtney Dawson & Sarah Hughes

Best Newcomer - Auckland

Liv McKenzie

Best Newcomer - Wellington

Alice May Connolly & Maria Williams (The Mournmoor Murders)

Best Debut - Auckland

Becky Umbers

Best Debut - Wellington

Mike Fowler

Spirit of the Festival - Auckland

Richard Carrington

Spirit of the Festival - Wellington

Jack Williment

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