A huge thank-you to our family of sponsors, suppliers, funders, media and venue partners who help make the Festival happen every year. We appreciate your support!
In 1905, Richard Hellmann opened a deli in New York City and began selling his delicious homemade mayonnaise. He labeled it with a blue ribbon to represent the very best quality of his product, and it eventually became the iconic symbol of Best Foods™ Mayonnaise.
Our commitment to “Blue Ribbon Quality” and real ingredients is why we’ve now committed to use only cage-free eggs and responsibly sourced soybean oil.
Best Foods™ brings out the best, and our goal is to also do our best for our customers and our planet.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
Auckland – The Show Never Stops
For best results, combine food, wine, shopping and adventure.
Head to Britomart, Ponsonby or Newmarket to stock up on Karen, Kate and Trelise. Indulge in classy cuisine by Al Brown, Peter Gordon and Nic Watt at Federal Street, or relax with fresh seafood and a few craft beers by the water at Viaduct Harbour or Wynyard Quarter.
Hungry for more? There’s bungy jumping, canyoning, ziplining, sky diving, 4WD adventures and the famous SkyWalk and SkyJump, plus chilled out choices like wine trails, rainforest walks, island escapes, fishing, sailing – and of course, plenty of cosy cocktail bars for post-show drinkies.
We are proud supporters of the Comedy Festival through our funding to televise the Comedy Gala. It’s just one of a number of programmes we fund to ensure local comedy is represented on our screens. To find out more about what we fund and why check out our website...
Foundation North holds in trust for the Auckland and Northland communities an endowment, or putea, of over a billion dollars. That allows us to grant millions of dollars each year to not-for-profit groups in Auckland and Northland. Grants that help the organisations that protect the places we love and our cultural heritage; support children and young people and high need communities; and create the arts, sports, cultural and recreational events that bring us together – like the Comedy Festival!
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SKYCITY is the home of entertainment in Auckland and a proud sponsor of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. With more than 20 restaurants and bars, two of New Zealand’s leading hotels, a world-class casino and the iconic Sky Tower it’s the perfect stop before or after a show.
We’re the place in Auckland for experiencing the best performing arts that NZ has to offer. Our four performance spaces, and in-house café, restaurant and bar make for a great night out with friends and family . Plus when you fuel yourself at Q you fuel the arts because all the profits we make over the bar and box office go right back into supporting what happens on stage.
There’s nothing quite like Q during the NZ International Comedy Festival. Every nook and cranny of our building buzzes, the drinks flow and there’s plenty of the stuff that matters – laughter.
Scenic Hotel Auckland is located at 380 Queen Street and is the official home for Comedy Festival performers. The hotel is so close to the venues, Comedy Classic and Q theatre, that it allows comedians more time to sleep in and hone their performance to such a degree that you could actually die laughing. You can stay as well.
Fall down the rabbit hole into an explosion of colour and texture at Wellington’s new design-driven Hotel, QT Museum Wellington. Our walls host a curated collection of high & low-brow art sitting in a stunning harbourside location & engulfed by vines of vivid ivy.
Your new Wellington creative hub is the epitome of cool luxury – high tech, sophisticated spaces & a paradise for foodies. Go beyond your boundaries as you are challenged by the scale of our art while experiencing the comfort of having everything the modern traveller needs at your fingertips.
Art, design, curiosities and a dash of the absurd – QT Museum Wellington.