The New Zealand Comedy Trust & Best Foods Mayo present


The Best Foods Comedy Gala is back! Come and join us to celebrate Aotearoa’s biggest night of comedy.

New Zealand comedy’s biggest stars take to the stage at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre, for one-night-only, as we kick off the 2022 NZ Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo. We’ve got laughs, we’ve got gags, we’ve got an incredible star-studded line-up to keep you entertained all night long.

This show sells out FAST, so book now to grab the best seats in the house, and treat yourself to one massive night of comedy with Aotearoa’s best and brightest – or for Christmas, treat someone you love to a hilarious night out! After a year where many of us have spent time cooped up inside, we can’t think of a better gift than a big night out with some of Aotearoa’s best comedians. Definitely more fun than socks in their stocking.

First line up announcement, early 2022.


Proceeds from this event will support the New Zealand Comedy Trust to run the annual Comedy Festival and continue their work supporting the development of the local comedy industry 

The 2022 NZ Intl. Comedy Festival will run from 29 April - 22 May, with the full programme announced in early 2022.


Important Information
The health and safety of our patrons, performers and staff is our priority. New Zealand Comedy Trust and our venue partners will be operating to the Ministry of Health Covid-19 guidelines and directives in place during NZ International Comedy Festival. Under the Covid-19 Delta Protection Framework all visitors are required to comply with our venue conditions of entry, including showing a valid My Vaccine Pass as proof of vaccination, mandatory sign-in, and wearing a face covering when required.


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Ticket prices

Premium $135
A Reserve $93
B Reserve $69
C Reserve $45

*service fee may apply


2 hrs 30 mins. incl. interval

Wheelchair accessible

Filmed for television broadcast.
Latecomers may need to wait to be seated.
Ensure you are purchasing genuine tickets from Ticketmaster.

Recommended 15+
May contain colourful language and adult themes

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