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Media Release

05 Jul 2017

The Comedy Fest isn't done for 2017!

The Comedy Fest isn't done for 2017!

Tues 5 Sept – Sat 9 Sept
Basement Theatre

You thought it was all over for this year but surprise… we are more than averagely excited to announce the return of some of the hot ticket shows people were gushing about during the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co.


If in the last month you’ve said “Is the Comedy Fest over already? Dammit I meant to see lots more shows…”. Luckily, we’ve got the proverbial time machine for you. For one-week-only, Basement Theatre will host seven shows for you to enjoy as part of the Comedy Fest Return Season at Basement Theatre in Auckland.

Click the name of the show below for more info and to buy tickets to their show. 

Alice Snedden – Self-Titled
Tue 5, Thu 7, Sat 9 Sept at 7pm

Best Newcomer 2017 - Finalist

“Self-Titled is funny, relatable and engaging – mainly down to the fact that Snedden well and truly knows her audience.” –  



Eli Matthewson – The Year of Magical Fucking
Tue 5, Thu 7, Sat 9 Sept at 8.15pm

Fred Award 2017 - Finalist

“…he nails every punchline, with entertainingly candid jokes and an engaging, animated delivery.” – NZ Herald




Guy Williams – Why Am I Like This?
Tue 5, Thu 7, Sat 9 Sept at 9.30pm

Billy T Award 2012 - Winner

"What’s most incredible and amazing about Williams is his rapport with the audience.” - The Spinoff




Melanie Bracewell – Brace Yourself
Wed 6, Fri 8 Sept at 7pm

Best Newcomer 2017- Winner

“At only 21, Bracewell's proving herself to be a whip-smart comedian both online and IRL.” - NZ Herald




Donna Brookbanks – Cat-Lady-in-Waiting
Wed 6, Fri 8 Sept at 8.15pm

Best Newcomer 2017 - Finalist

“Irresistibly quirky...a colourful explosion of curiosity and intrigue.” – Gather & Hunt




Hamish Parkinson and Ryan Richards – Fuq Boiz
Wed 6, Fri 8 Sept at 9.30pm

Fred Award 2017 - Finalist

Fuq Boiz were something else. I had no idea what to expect from this unlikely combination of Hamish Parkinson and Ryan Richards, but I really enjoyed it.” – The Spinoff



Fri 8 Sept at 11pm

"[Snort] has become Auckland's amazing hothouse of comedy talent. Must see." – The Daily Blog


With a selection of winners and finalists of Comedy Fest Awards, we’ve got all the hot comedy styles covered with the likes of observational, awkward, sketch, music, dry and improv, so we’ve inserted a cliché line here to describe how “there’s something for everyone”.


Get your tickets now so you can enjoy and relive some of the highlights of this year’s Fest.

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