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

 

International Comedy Festival presents Last Laughs

2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo presents

Last Laughs

Hosted by Ben Hurley

The last hurrah of the Comedy Fest! The Season Finale! The bit at the end where the awards are decided, everybody relaxes and much fun is had. It’s the titled Last Laughs on Sunday 20 May at SkyCity Theatre.

Join host Ben Hurley (7 Days) amongst a crowd of comedians and comedy fans to see which talented kiwi comics take out the most coveted prizes in New Zealand comedy; the Billy T and Fred Award. Finalists for the FRED Award will be announced on Twitter this Saturday before they perform at the show on Sunday.

Come along and enjoy seeing the awards finalists perform, along with international guest Lloyd Langford (Wales) and the winner of 2018 RAW Comedy Quest 2018.

Make sure you also get along to Billy T Award nominees solo shows this week with perfromances from; Alice Snedden, James Malcolm, Donna Brookbanks, Melanie Bracewell, Lauren Daniel & Joseph Moore in Two Hearts.

The Billy T Award celebrates the growth of fresh talent in the New Zealand comedy industry. It is awarded to an outstanding emerging performer with a passion and commitment to their comedy career. The list of previous winners are impressive and include Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi (Humourbeasts), Ewen Gilmour, Cal Wilson, Justine Smith, Tape Face, Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley, Rose Matafeo, Angella Dravid and Guy Williams.



The Fred Award finalists will also be on hand to display their comedic chops. The Fred Award recognises the best New Zealand show in the NZ International Comedy Festival each year and has previously been claimed by the likes of Rose Matafeo, Rhys Darby, Jan Maree, Wilson Dixon, Rhys Mathewson, Trygve Wakenshaw, and Last Laughs host Ben Hurley.

There will be jokes! There will be laughs! Awards will be given. Drinks will be drunk. Celebrations will be celebrated. People have been known to have a bloody good time.

LAST LAUGHS
Sunday 20 May, 7pm at SkyCity Theatre, Auckland


The 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo runs 26 April – 20 May.
The full programme is available online at comedyfestival.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi? - C'est Chic, Ça Colette!

Starring the ravishingly vibrant Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a fairly pedestrian paint-by numbers biopic - which is a little disappointing, given that its cross-dressing and pansexual protagonist lead anything but a dull life. More>>


Wellington Repertory Theatre: New Season Includes Royal Hunt of The Sun

“The objective behind our ambitious 2019 season is to expand our offering to a broader range of Wellingtonians. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve produced four shows, and the first time we will be performing at the Hannah Payhouse,” says Oliver Mander, WRT’s President. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Revenants - They Shall Not Grow Old

Jackson has toiled laboriously in the trenches of the digital revolution for decades, with his two turgid Tolkien trilogies constantly pushing the envelope in terms of computer-generated entertainment and providing his latest project with sufficient combat experience to warrant serious Oscar consideration for its remarkable technical achievements. More>>


Unseen Let It Be Footage: Peter Jackson Making "The Ultimate Beatles Film"

Jackson's new film will be compiled from fifty-five hours of never-released studio footage of The Beatles recording their final album Let It Be in January 1969. More>>


NZCT Grants More Than $150,000 to Community Sports

NZCT has approved grants to the Tauranga Boxing Academy, provided a new lease of life to old yachts, benefitted sports at Tiniroto School, and helped to upgrade Christchurch City BMX Club track. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland