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New Zealand Comedy Trust and Best Foods Mayo present



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Full line-up announced!

Tickets on sale now! Get in quick to secure the best seats!

Hosted by crowd favourite Arj Barker, this year’s Best Foods Comedy Gala launches the 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with one hell of an illustrious night of comedy. 

Featuring a hilarious spread of talent at Wellington’s Opera House, this will be a super funny taster of who’s to come over the next three weeks.

Alongside Arj you’ll be treated to:

  • Andrew Maxwell (IRE)

  • Andy Zaltzman (UK)

  • Eamonn Marra (NZ)

  • The Fan Brigade (NZ)

  • Guy Williams (NZ)

  • Hayley Sproull (NZ)

  • Jimmy McGhie (UK)

  • Justine Smith (NZ)

  • Lloyd Langford (WAL)

  • Marcel Lucont (FR)

  • Michele A'Court (NZ)

  • Pax Assadi (NZ)

  • Phil Wang (UK)

  • Rhys Nicholson (AUS)

  • Sarah Callaghan (UK)

  • Wilson Dixon (US)

Join us for a fast-paced event celebrating some of the world’s hottest gags and comedy stars. A rare opportunity to see so much talent in one room, this mouthwatering line-up is not to be missed!

Proceeds from this show will be invested by the New Zealand Comedy Trust into supporting the growth of our comedy industry in Aotearoa.

Artists WEL

Gala WEL 02 2

  • Wellington Shows

Ticket prices

Full Price $79.90 + $1.50 PAF*
Concession $74.90 + $1.50 PAF*
Group 6+ $74.90 + $1.50 PAF*

*service fee may apply


2 hours 30 mins. incl. interval

Wheelchair access available in stalls

*The PAF is a $1.50 Performing Arts Foundation Levy added to ticket prices for all performances at The Opera House.

Occasional bad language
Adult themes

R15, recommended 16+


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  • Best Foods