Past Event5 May 2023

Best Foods Comedy Gala 2023

No longer available

The Civic


Aotearoa’s favourite night of comedy is back in full force for 2023!

Join host Melanie Bracewell (Billy T Award winner, Have You Been Paying Attention?, 7 Days and Australia’s The Cheap Seats) and an all-star line up of international and local acts for the Best Foods Comedy Gala in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland - one night only at The Civic.

Joining this year's Gala line-up: 

  • Becky Lucas (Conan, Patriot Brains, 7 Days)
  • Lloyd Langford (Have You Been Paying Attention?, 7 Days and writer for Never Mind the Buzzcocks)
  • Guy Montgomery (Celebrity Treasure Island, Taskmaster NZ)
  • James Nokise (Fred Award winner 2019, RNZ podcast - Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower)
  • Two Hearts (Laura Daniel & Joseph Moore - Billy T Award nominees)
  • Kura Forrester (2019 Billy T Award winner, Taskmaster NZ, Shortland Street)
  • Anne Edmonds (Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, What's Wrong With You?)
  • Tom Sainsbury (Billy T Award nominee, Wellington Paranormal)
  • Tim Batt (Billy T Award nominee, 7 Days, The Worst Idea of All Time podcast)
  • Ray O'Leary (Billy T Award nominee, 7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention?)
  • Becky Umbers (7 Days, Patriot Brains, Nude Tuesday)

Keep your eyes peeled for more line-up announcements soon! 

This year, the NZ International Comedy Festival turns the big 3-0 - celebrate 30 years of pure joy by grabbing your Best Foods Comedy Gala tickets. There’ll be huge laughs, fresh sets and mayo galore.


Filmed live for THREE’s month of comedy. Proceeds from the Best Foods Comedy Gala will support The New Zealand Comedy Trust, who run the annual NZ International Comedy Festival, to continue their work supporting the development of the local comedy industry.

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