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Award winning comedian and leading headline act in NZ and Australia

Ex-pat South African and now NZ’s own, Urzila Carlson is one of New Zealand's most loved comedians.

Since taking the comedy stage in 2008 she has racked up an impressive array of awards and is now a regular on our TV screens.

Urzila's natural cheeky, straight up style will have you eating out of her hand* the moment she takes the stage and you’ll want to be her friend.

Internationally she is becoming a sort after act with 5 sold out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, television appearances on Spicks and Specks, Dirty Laundry, The Great Debate, Comedy Up Late and the Melbourne Comedy Gala’s. Urzila has also done sold out festival shows in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide Comedy Festivals, she has also performed for Just For Laughs at The Sydney Opera House.


* Please do not actually try this, she is also a very skilled ankle tapper.


What the reviewers have to say:

"Carlson's material is fantastic" - TV3

"Urzila Carlson is a unique sort of gem" - Dylan Moran TV3

"laugh-out-loud funny" - Chortle 2011

“...extremely witty comedy that will have you in stitches from start to end.” Appetite for the Arts

"standout performance, sidesplitting" - Rip it up magazine, Australia

"piling laugh on laugh in a quick fire presentation" - GlamAdelaide 2011

"Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian - an absolute must-see.” Appetite for the Arts

Video 1: Urzila performing at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013
Video 2: Urzila's Show Reel 2012 
Video 3: Urzila on AotearoHA - The Next Big Things 2011 


Follow Urzila on Twitter: @UrzilaCarlson 


Looking to hire this comedian? 
One of the busiest ladies in NZ's comedy scene, this tends to limit their availability.
This comedian is not available for birthday parties, anniversaries or weddings. Sorry. 
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Urzila is managed exclusively by Creeping Charlie Ltd



2013 TV3's People's Choice Award Winner

2013 Best Female Comedian - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2012 Best Female Comedian - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2011 Best Female Comedian - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2011 Billy T Award Nominee

2008 Andrew Kovacevich Memorial Cup

2008 Best Newcomer Award - NZ Comedy Guild Awards