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NZ International Comedy Festival 2021

30 Apr 2021 - 23 May 2021


Friday 30 April 2021, 8.00pm - Sunday 23 May 2021, 10.30pm

The festival runs 30 April - 23 May 2021 with multiple shows per day. Check for full details and dates


Various venues region wide, Auckland

Check for a full list of venues across Auckland


Tickets start at just $20


Ticketing via venue websites, check for full details


Get ready for a great line-up of laughs with the 2021 NZ Intl. Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo, running 30 April - 23 May!

Audiences will be treated to a feast of comedic treats, with first release tickets on-sale now for the banquet of offerings from the best Kiwi comedians.

It's no secret that Kiwi comedy has been punching above its weight for a long time, and now is the perfect time to celebrate the local voices packing the programme, with a collection of shows of the same sky-high calibre the Fest has attracted for years.

Shaking up the format for a very special year, the 2021 Fest is being presented in specialty seasons, making it easy for audiences to find their own special selection of shows for a world-class comedy experience this May.

The Comedy Fest Seasons are broken down into: Keen Observers, Party Shows, Crowd Pleasers, Trust Us, Something to Say, Good Weird, Billys, Yes and..., and Fresh Faces.

In consideration of Covid-19

In consideration of Covid-19, the Comedy Festival producers have plans in place to roll out the Festival safely in Level 2 if needed, with only a few large-scale events that may need to postpone.

The first release of tickets on-sale now ensure audiences can attend the show even in Level 2 – with venue seating physically distanced and following the latest Government Guidelines to keep everyone safe.

When First Release tickets sell out for a show, comedy lovers can join a waitlist on the Comedy Fest website and will receive an email notification when Second Release tickets go live in the week before opening night.

Second Release tickets will allow audiences to attend the show at Level 1.

We say it every year, but now more than ever, you want to be in early to make sure you don't miss out!


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