Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


The End of the Laughs

The End of the Laughs


Like all good things, the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. comes to an end this Sunday. Yes sad, but let’s be honest we need some sleep. However before we tuck ourselves up on the couch, we are going to go out with a bang at Last Laughs. Proven year on year to be a dynamite celebration of comedy, this year is sure to be show-stopper with host Jesse Griffin on Sunday 21 May.

Watch the Billy T nominees perform for one last time before the award is given out on the night.

Angella Dravid

Li’i Alaimoana

Patch Lambert

Paul Williams

Ray O’Leary

Be there to see who will win the award for New Zealand’s Best Show in the Festival, The Fred, named in honour of the late John Clarke’s much beloved character Fred Dagg. The Fred Award finalists will be announced on Saturday 20 May, and they will all perform on the night.

International guest Adam Hess (UK) and the winner of the national RAW Comedy Quest, at 18 years old, Ruby Esther will entertain the crowd whilst the judges are in deliberations.

Get people you like to spend time with together and make a night of it, for one last hoorah at the Comedy Fest.

Proceeds from Last Laughs will be invested by the NZ Comedy Trust into the future development of the comedy industry.

Date: Sun 21 May, 7.00pm
Venue: SKYCITY Theatre, Level 3, cnr Wellesley & Hobson Sts
Tickets: $45 (service fees may apply)
Bookings: // 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)

You obviously have good taste, so this line is here to tell you to discover more awesome live comedy happening at the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. from 27 April – 21 May. Check out all the great options on offer before it’s all over at

2017 Comedy Fest dates: 27 April – 21 May

Festival programme online and out on the streets in Auckland and Wellington now!


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s... More>>


Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>


Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland