New Zealand Comedy Trust and Best Foods Mayo present


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Prepare yourself for a homegrown spread of gourmet giggles at the Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala, coming to the gorgeous stage at The Civic this November!

The hilarious Pax Assadi, a regular on our stage and screen and part of the Frickin Dangerous Bro trio, will be captaining the ship as your host for the evening.

Multiple comedy award-winning Ben Hurley’s coming in hot off his ‘Straight-Out-of-Lockdown’ nationwide tour, while also appearing as a regular guest on the likes of 7 DaysHave You Been Paying Attention NZ and just about every other show on our screens! From out in West Auckland, Justine Smith is bringing her trademark quick wit and razor-sharp mind to the Christmas Comedy Gala. Around her regular gigs as a stand-up comic, Justine is also a regular guest on the likes of The Project, and is going viral at the moment as robe-clad Sandra in the Keep It Real Online ads. 2019’s NZICF Directors Choice winner, and head writer for Have You Been Paying Attention NZ, Eli Matthewson is back, and local powerhouse-pop-duo Two Hearts (Laura Daniel x Joseph Moore) bring their musical satire and irony to the stage. Last but not least, The Fan Brigade will treat audiences to their publicly and critically acclaimed musical comedy. 


But that’s not all, many more acts to be announced! Get the gang together before the silly season kicks into high gear, and have a few good laughs with us - we reckon you deserve it!

Proceeds from the show will be invested by the NZ Comedy Trust into further development of the comedy industry. 


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Please note: this show is filmed for broadcast for TVNZ


Click here for the Wellington Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala.

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The Civic

Ticket prices

VIP $145
Premium $89
A Reserve $69
B Reserve $45

*service fee may apply


2 hours 30 mins. (incl. interval)

Wheelchair accessible

Filmed for broadcast for TVNZ.

Latecomers may need to wait to be seated.

VIP Tickets include seating in the first five rows and access to a private function room pre-show with a free drink on arrival (house wine, beer or soft drink)

Recommended 15+
May contain colourful language and adult themes

Sponsored by

  • Best Foods
  • TVNZ
  • Electric Kiwi