NZICF19 | 5 mins with Ivan Aristeguieta

Ivan Aristeguieta is a Venezuelan-born, Australian-based award-winning comedian who has performed sold-out shows across the world, including opening for Chopper right across Australia, and a sold-out run in his NZ

NZICF 19 | Two Hearts: The Winery Tour

Big bold and boisterous, The Winery Tour signals a high octane evening of songs and entertainment, featuring some boomer bashing, Skype sexting and a delightfully filthy rap about Dave […]

NZICF 19 | The Improv Bandits – No Scripts, No Gimmicks, No Safety Net!

The Improv Bandits first show of the 2019 New Zealand International Comedy Festival opened with plenty of enthusiasm and laughs to go around. As part of the Auckland comedy […]

seen | Poms Movie

Poms’ premise cheers loudly: There is NO such construct as age. Opening just in time for Mother’s Day, Poms, a feel-good comedy featuring a star-studded cast led by Diane Keaton

NZICF 19 | 5 mins with Tom Deacon

Award-winning British comedian, Tom Deacon has been performing live stand-up for over a decade. He has four Edinburgh solo shows under his belt, hosts his own TV, radio and […]

NZICF 19 | 5 mins with Alistair Barrie

As one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit, UK comedian Alistair Barrie has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai […] Continue Reading…

NZICF 19 | 5 mins with Ian Smith

Returning to New Zealand after a successful debut last year, award-winning comedian, Ian Smith will grace the stage in not one, but three shows this year. Catch him as […] Continue Reading…

been | Billie Eilish at Spark Arena

INSANITY. That is the only way to describe witnessing Billie Eilish perform at Auckland’s Spark Arena last night. I had little idea what to expect when I arrived for […] Continue Reading…

NZICF19 | 5 mins with Alan McElroy

After selling out shows in previous years, Auckland-based Irish Comedian, Alan McElroy is bringing a brand new hour of comedy to this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival. Alan McElroy […] Continue Reading…

NZICF 19 | 5 mins with Tom Deacon

Award-winning British comedian, Tom Deacon has been performing live stand-up for over a decade. He has four Edinburgh solo shows under his belt, hosts his own TV, radio and […] Continue Reading…

NZICF 19 | 5 mins with Kura Forrster

She danced the streets as an Eagle, considers our Prime Minister to be among her best friends (she’s watched her in a play – that counts, right?!), and has […] Continue Reading…

NZICF 19 | 5 mins with Alice Canton

Theatre-artist, performer, and perpetual eye-roller… With almost two decades of professional experience up her sleeve, Alice Canton knows how to deliver the comedy goods. Beginning her career as an […] Continue Reading…