Jacques BARRETT (Aust) - comedian




Tuesday 26th Mar 2019

But there are plenty of great shows coming up.

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Acaster is HOT!

Due to public demand the boss is adding an Extra Show for James Acaster at Q Theatre on Fri May 3rd. He has sold out the other 6 currently on sale! Tickets available from 9am on Fri 22 March.

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NZ International Comedy Festival

 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo
The annual NZ International Comedy Fest is NOW ON SALE

Kick off the Comedy Fest with a PREVIEW – a taste of things to come.
5 STAR COMEDY PREVIEW at SKYCITY Theatre on Friday 03 May

Always a hot ticket this will be the first taste of our international guest line up this year. Featuring: Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha, Phil Nichol, Lauren Pattison, Ian Smith, Alistair Barrie, Brennan Reece, Tom Houghton, and Chris Henry.

Some people love to be in first - get more bang for your comedy buck.
Preview shows are a great way to familiarise yourself with our international guest comedians.
We offer a series of previews to kick off the Comedy Fest.

Wed 01 May - BiG Wednesday - 8pm The Classic - Adult $15 
A mystery line-up of international and local comedians sharpening their wits pre-Festival

Fri 03 May - Festival Preview - 7pm & 10pm The Classic - Adult $25-32
2 shows packed with local & international guest comedians. Always sells out!

Fri 03 May - 5 Star Preview - 8pm SKYCITY Theatre - Book Here 
Always a hot ticket this will be the first taste of our international guest line up this year.

Sat 04 May - Comedy Allstars at BMC - 8pm Bruce Mason Center - Book Here 
It’s a Shore thing! At Takapuna featuring 6 international guest acts.

Comedy Fest Programmes are available for free from The Classic Comedy Club. 
Pop-by after 6.30pm to grab your copy. 
Also available at www.comedyfestival.co.nz 
All shows are on sale from midday Thursday 28 February 

You obviously have good taste, so you should definitely check out some more live comedy in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo from 02 – 26 May. Discover the other shows on offer at comedyfestival.co.nz



Always a hot ticket and the first and only chance to catch 8 headline international acts from this years fest packed in to 1 huge show.

The Classic Comedy Fest Preview

Hot ticket - always sells out in advance.

Comedy Allstar Showcase at The BMC - Sat 4 May

One Night Only on the Shore - 6 Comedy Fest stars in 1 big show

The BiG Show 2019 – An International Comedy Showcase at Q

5 world class comedians from England & Ireland in 1 Big Show - 9 nights only - at Q Theatre

Comedy All-Stars at The BMC Comedy Club - Thursday to Saturday

The pop-up comedy club on the Shore - Thu/Fri/Sat during Comedy Fest

James Acaster : Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

A brand new show by latest Netflix sensation and an NZ Comedy Fest favourite

Ed Byrne - Live at Q Theatre

Irish comedy fest headliner returns to Auckland with his brand new show - SPOILER ALERT

Paul Sinha: A Stand-up Comedy NZ Premiere

The Comedy Fest welcomes the comedian with all the answers, for the first time in NZ

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows Lauren is BACK with her new show

Brennan Reece: Evermore

A beautiful story of a working class wanderer, of love, and how fragile it can be.

Ian Smith: Craft

A multi-media show about indecision and, at long last, origami!

The Crack-Up Late Show with Alan McElroy

The ultimate fun-packed late show

Chris Henry: Around The World In 80 Dates

It is a hysterical account of putting yourself out there on, quite literally, a global scale.

Phil Nichol: Your Wrong

An international comedy legend returns to The Classic - the critics rave!

Alistair Barrie: The Internation-AL

An ambitious attempt to solve all the world's problems in 60 minutes through the medium of comedy.

Jimmy McGhie: Need(y)

Our Jimmy is back with a brand new show!! A Festival Favourite.

Tom Deacon: Rapture

A slick, solid hour of observational comedy from UK headliner

Hannah, Natalie & Ed: I am Screaming

These emerging kiwi comedians have extremely bright futures

Alan McElroy is S#it @Twitter

Twitter's 280 character limit are hindering Alan's attempt to spin a good yarn or are they?

BiG WEDNESDAY - Late & Live Festival Edition

Fresh, late and live with 10+ local and international acts

No Holds Barred Comedy Battles

The late-night stitch up comes to The Classic!

Comedy Fest Late & Live at The Classic

An allstar comedy selection.


The final battle! Who will stand-up and stake their claim as the funniest new face of 2019??

Ed Byrne - Live in Christchurch

Irish favourite is back headlining the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival

Ed Byrne - Live in Tauranga

Irish favourite is back headlining the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival

Ed Byrne - Live on the North Shore

It's a Shore Thing ... Irishman Ed Byrne is back at the BMC in Takapuna headlining the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival

Eleanor Tiernan in Success Without a Sex Tape (Ire)

Highly rated rising Irish star makes her NZ debut at the 2019 Fest