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NZICF 18 | Our top picks for the NZ International Comedy Fest 2018

It’s that special time of year when comedians from across the globe descend upon our great land for the NZ International Comedy Festival.  Like the years that have passed, this one is no different; there’s a plethora of great comedians to choose from.   To help you out, we’ve listed some of our top picks below.

For more information, tickets, and a bunch of other things, check out the Comedy Festival website.


El Jaguar: Tele Nova

A Tele Novela is a Mexican soap opera, and El Jaguar is bringing it to New Zealand, so get ready to weep on command, grow a thin moustache, and fall in love with cheesy accents.

Alexis Dubus: Alexis Dubus versus the World

Lyrical tales from the road mixed with iffy wordplay and first-rate bullsh*t. Alexis has been seen on Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Set List, The John Bishop Show, Ricky Gervais’ Derek and Red Dwarf.

Marcel Lucont: Marcel Lucont etc. – a chat show

France’s multi-award-deserving flâneur interviews different guests every night in his own unique style. Expect top Festival names, bawdy badinage, classy sex poetry and a house band. 

The Big Show: International Comedy Showcase

Looking to check out some international talent but don’t know where to start? May we introduce Edinburgh Fringe heros, Lauren Pattison, Fin Taylor, Phil Wang and Ian Smith from the UK, all packaged together as part of the Big (two hour) show.

Paul Chowdhry – Live Innit

After completing a phenomenal 100 date sell-out 2017/2018 tour and becoming the first Asian stand-up to play a sold-out show at London’s Wembley Arena, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry will be coming to New Zealand.  Hurry, this will sell out!

Luke Heggie – Tripat

No lowbreeds please.  You heard him.

He’s been here before – read our interview and show review.

David Correos: The Correos Effect

Love him or hate him, he’s back for another year. Billy T Award winner David Correos has developed a reputation for delivering a maelstrom of comedy that has seen him get five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. This is full noise, powerful, messy comedy; defying genre and labels. Sometimes it’s paint, sometimes cinnamon, could be a bread knife – it’s hysterical nonsense.

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose has kissed nearly 10 men in her life. So I guess you could say, this girl’s a horndog. Join Rose for another classic hour of stand-up and sketch.

Bridget Davies: Bridget Davies’ Diary

Can you pass up the chance to read someone’s diary? You can’t resist can you!

Bridget Davies is all set to take you through hers and the latest year of her life with material described as “fresh, relatable, poignant and most importantly VERY FUNNY!” – Backbeat Comedy.

Guy Williams: I wanna hear what I have to say

Guy wants to do a political show that doesn’t suck. While he can’t promise he’ll achieve this, he’s got to do something to fill in the time before he dies.

We’ve got a lot of love for Guy – read all about it here.


The NZ International Comedy Festival takes place 26 April – 20 May. Get your tickets for all shows here.

NZICF 15 | A Really Rough Ride with David Correos

Awkward from the start, and uncomfortable in parts, A Really Rough Ride with David Correos is an hour of self-deprecating, anecdotal, humour. Save for a couple of hit and missers, the hour ended on a high point that made you forget the few jokes that landed a bit flat.

Marketed as some kind of a ‘ethnic chameleon’ owing to his Polynesian body, Asian eyes and dirty Mexican mustache- his words not mine- Correos calls himself a Bounty Bar, brown on the outside, white on the inside (having been raised in Christchurch) and not many people like him.

With an almost too excitable presence, you’d know this if you’ve encountered his YouTube page, Correos took to the stage with an enthusiasm that was underpinned by his willingness to embrace the weird and commit to the persona. You’ll probably learn more about him than you ever wanted to.

However where he lacked in social graces he made up for in laughs. Relatively new to the comedy scene Correos made himself well at home on the stage and established a tentative rapport with the audience with insightful (?) life advice, dodgy but hilarious dance moves and a few funny stories.

‘Real fear lies in the unknown,’ is one such pearl of wisdom that you can wholly agree with come the end of the show. When you see Correos this Comedy Fest make sure you don’t sit too close to the stage. If you’re curious about what you’re in for, have a look at his YouTube vids- while it may not completely prepare you it’s still an indication of what to expect.

Dates: Sat 25 April & Wed 29 April – Sat 2 May, 10pm

Venue: Cellar at Q Theatre, Auckland