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New Zealand Comedy Trust and Best Foods Mayo present



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The Best Foods Comedy Gala returns to Wellington for another side-splitting year, launching the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo with a smorgasbord of tasty comedic delights.

Leading the line-up for this year’s event is New Zealand’s favourite South African, Urzila Carlson, 5-star rated comedic maestro James Acaster (UK), The Chase’s Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha (UK), 2018 Billy T nominee Alice Snedden, co-host of podcast Boners of the Heart and writer and star of TVNZ’s Alice Snedden's Bad News! Also starring the 2018 Fred Award Winner Chris Parker (NZ) and our favourite Scottish bachelor Chris Henry (SCT). God Damn Wellingtonian Fancy Man James Nokise (NZ) hits the stage alongside internationally acclaimed, award-winning comedy cabaret duo Boo Dwyer & Tash York (UK/AUS) and Fred Award-nominated Kiwi Eli Matthewson (NZ) of TVNZ’s The Male Gayz.

Taking care of hosting duties will be our own multiple award-winning wahine Justine Smith (NZ)! But wait, there’s more - further acts to be announced over the coming weeks.

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. 

Looking for the Auckland Best Foods Comedy Gala, Thu 2 May? Click here!

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Wellington line-up:

Justine Smith (NZ) - host

Urzila Carlson (NZ)

James Acaster (UK)

Paul Sinha (UK)

Alice Snedden (NZ)

Chris Parker (NZ)

Chris Henry (SCT)

James Nokise (NZ)

Boo Dwyer & Tash York (UK/AUS)

Eli Matthewson (NZ)

...with even more yet to be announced!

  • Wellington Shows

Ticket prices

A Reserve $74.90
B Reserve $69
C Reserve $59
VIP $125

*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 experience vertigo.
For further information, please contact 04 916 1205.

May contain colourful language and adult themes.

Recommended 15+

Sponsored by

  • TVNZ
  • Best Foods
  • Electric Kiwi