New Zealand Comedy Trust & Best Foods Mayo present



The Best Foods Comedy Gala returns to Wellington for another side-splitting year, launching the 2020 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo with a fast-paced night of top shelf comedy.  

Leading the line-up for this year’s event are NZ’s favourite comedic export of recent years, Tape Face (NZ), The Chase’s Paul Sinha (UK) is back, award-winning Josie Long (UK) makes her long-awaited stand-up return, and wildly popular Kiwi duo The Fan Brigade bring their publicly and critically acclaimed musical comedy to the stage.

The winner of Best International Show at the 2016 Comedy Fest, Felicity Ward (AUS) will return to host this stellar night of comedy at The Opera House. But wait, there’s more – further acts to be announced! 

Expect an all-star line-up featuring some of the best to launch this year’s Comedy Fest, packed into two and a half hours of rollicking good times. 

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

Wellington line-up first announcement:

  • Host – Felicity Ward (AUS)
  • Tape Face (NZ)
  • Paul Sinha (UK)
  • Josie Long (UK)
  • The Fan Brigade (NZ)


Click here for the Auckland Best Foods Comedy Gala Thu 30 April

  • Wellington Shows

Ticket prices

VIP $125 + $1.50 PAF*
A Reserve $74.90 + $1.50 PAF*
B Reserve $69 + $1.50 PAF*
C Reserve $59 + $1.50 PAF*

*service fee may apply


2 hours 30 mins. (incl. interval)

Please note: There is no elevator in the Opera House and access to the Dress Circle and Gallery are via stairs. The Gallery may be unsuitable for patrons with accessibility requirements or who experience vertigo.
For further information, please contact 04 916 1205

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

VIP Tickets include seating in the first four rows and a free drink on arrival (house wine, beer or soft drink).

Recommended 15+
May contain colourful language and adult themes

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  • Best Foods
  • TVNZ
  • Electric Kiwi