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Comedy Festival Returns to Auckland's 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.

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


Mel 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


SNORT 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”.

If you are in front of a device that connects to the internet, then is the place to go for all the information you could ever want about the Comedy Fest Return Season. There will also be updates across our various social media platforms so no excuse to miss out this time round, or see the shows you loved again.

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


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