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The New Zealand Comedy Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation which champions the art of laughter. The annual Comedy Festival contributes substantially to running the Trust and the 2020 cancellation had resulted in a heavy financial loss, impacting our sustainability for years. Under threat are all of the initiatives that we deliver, including future Festivals, artist development opportunities, mentoring for up-and-coming comedians, and advocacy for the comedy industry in Aotearoa. We’re also welcoming donations directly to the Trust via the Trust donate page to help ensure the sustainability of the Trust, and our ability to continue bringing laughs to the people of New Zealand.

You can find more information about becoming a recognised Comedy Champion of the New Zealand Comedy Trust by clicking here or the Support Us button.


Do you represent an organisation or business that is looking to support the future of the NZ Comedy Trust and the NZ Intl. Comedy Festival? We'd love to hear from you, you can contact our Partnserships Manager, Teresa Patterson, at teresa@comedyfestival.co.nz.

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