6 Jul 2022

Four more acts added to the Best Foods Comedy Gala lineup AUCKLAND

We've got another four outrageously funny comics joining the ever-growing lineup of the biggest night of comedy brought to you by Best Foods mayo, coming to Auckland this September. 

Introducing the internationally funny Urzila Carlson, panel-show prodigy Hayley Sproull, the man with the mic, Guy Williams, and the ever-hilarious Nick Rado, for a laugh-packed evening filmed for broadcast on THREE. 

Your host for the evening, Rhys Mathewson, will also be joined by the previously announced Tofiga Fepulea'i, Justine Smith,  Kura Forrester, Eli Matthewson and Pax Assadi.

On top of touring and TV appearances around the globe, you can catch Urzila Carlson's bold banter regularly on kiwi screens on 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention?. Her sharp observational style is lively, relatable and down-right hilarious. In 2019, Urzila became the highest-selling comedian ever at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and took home the coveted People’s Choice Award. In 2020 she released her Netflix special, Overqualified Loser, and wreaked havoc on Taskmaster NZ 2021. Check out her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit on stage at The Civic this September.

Easily one of New Zealand’s most prolific local comics, Guy Williams joins the line-up with his famous deadpan Kiwi humour, as seen on his popular TV show and podcast New Zealand Today. After earning the prestigious Billy T Award in 2012, Guy quickly became known for his antics as co-host on Jono and Ben, his hilarious stand-up shows, presenting on The Edge radio station and recently providing lots of laughs on the first season of Taskmaster NZ.

 Joining this already world-class line-up of top tier talent is television and radio host, actor and all-round comedy superstar Hayley Sproull. Best known as host of The Great Kiwi Bake Off andHave You Been Paying Attention?, she's also host of ZM’s Breakfast show, starred in Golden Boyand Funny Girls and regularly appears on 7 Days. Hayley quickly became a Comedy Festival regular after winning Best Newcomer in 2012 and has since brought her comedy high notes and keyboard to the stage at the Best Foods Comedy Gala. 

Nick Rado has opened for Rob Brydon, Aziz Ansari and Russell Howard; he’s performed at the Sydney Opera House in the prestigious Just for Laughs showcase… and now he’ll be performing for you at the Auckland Best Foods Comedy Gala! Nick is a multi-award winning writer, MC and stand-up comedian. He is a guest panellist and head writer of over 250 episodes of 7 Days and put out a special On-Trend on SiriusXM last year. He also took home Best Male Comedian at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards in 2019 and has performed to sell-out crowds both internationally and at home.


We've got even more incredible comedians to announce over the coming months. Seats are selling fast, so book yours now before they’re all gone!