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The Fred Award

Launched in 2006, The Fred Award is named in honour of ex-pat comedy icon John Clarke’s legendary Kiwi character Fred Dagg.

The Fred Award recognises the Best New Zealand Show in the NZ International Comedy Festival each year, and is presented at our Festival finale, Last Laughs.

Past Winners

2006 Brendhan Lovegrove
2007 Dai Henwood
2008 Ben Hurley
2009 Te Radar
2010 Wilson Dixon
2011 Jan Maree
2012 Rhys Darby
2013 Jarred Christmas
2014 Trygve Wakenshaw
2015 Dai Henwood
2016 Rhys Mathewson
2017

Rose Matafeo

2018

Chris Parker

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