The Classic Comedy Club

5 Star Comedy Preview 2024

6+ World Class comedians packed in to a 2 hour show kicking off the 2024 NZ International Comedy Festival on Thu May 2nd at SKYCITY Theatre. 

It’s been a crowd favourite for 20 year featuring an All-Stars Preview of our international guests along with local favourites. A taste of things to come at The Classic and beyond in the annual Comedy Fest that will run for 3 weeks from May 2nd to May 26th. 

Look out for the return of a Fest Fave, IAN SMITH who stormed the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe receiving 'Best Show' nominations for all the major awards. He is joined by the one of the UK's leading club headliners, BEN NORRIS who first made his debut at the NZ Festival at the turn of the millennium. 

We are introducing 2 shiny new comedy stars. KIRSTY WEBECK from Australia is fast becoming a comedy force to be reckoned with across the Tasman. And everyone is talking about MARK SIMMONS from England who has a unique style and 'next level' audience interaction. 

They will be joined by a 'Classic Scot’ HANNAH CAMPBELL who first took up comedy here in NZ on her big O.E. before returning to Scotland where she has now established herself on the Pro circuit. She is coming back to The Classic to celebrate her roots. 

And we welcome a rare appearance by NZ's own comedy icon, TE RADAR who will be making a welcome return to The Classic from May 22 to 26 celebrating 30 years in the biz. Always expect a few surprises when he hits the stage.  


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Ticket prices

Price Range: $50 - $57.50

*service fee may apply