Ben Hurley

Ben has conquered the toughest of crowds and reviewers and this year is back as our MC. Ben consistently sells out shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, he is widely recognized from his regular appearances on THREE’s 7Days, and The Project. He has had numerous other TV appearances, awards and continues as Head Writer for 7Days and is bringing a brand-new solo show throughout NZ.

The following incredibly talented and funny comedians will be under the watchful eye of the very humorous Ben Hurley


Alan McElroy

Alan is an award-winning comic, an actor and MC and was recently nominated for Best MC at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards. He has recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Electric Picnic & is fresh from performing to sell-out crowds in Australia with the Full Irish shows & a 5 STAR review.  His brand new 2019 show at NZ International Comedy Festival received rave reviews and more stars!


Jarred Fell

All the way from Auckland, New Zealand we introduce Jarred Fell. An adults Comedian Magician that has been making a name for himself worldwide for his extreme approach to Comedy and Magic. He has been classed as one of the most sought after late show comics for Perth , Adelaide and Auckland Fringe Festivals and also classed as one of the most popular acts on P&O Australia Cruise Line where he has been working consistently for over 3 years.


Fan Brigade – Livi Reihana and Amanda Kennedy 

The Fan Brigade is an award-winning musical stand up comedy duo they are brilliantly bawdy, fabulously facetious and exceedingly entertaining… riotous and wildly audacious.

As seen on TV3’s 7 Days, The Project, TVNZ’s The Cafe, and the 2018 and 2017 TV3 Comedy Galas and nationwide tours as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Their musical performances are creative and intellectual masterpieces.