Nick Rado is a multi-award winning writer, MC and clean stand-up comedian.
Nick is currently guest comedian, panellist and head writer for New Zealand TV3’s award winning topical news comedy show ‘7 Days’. He is the four-time winner of the NZ Comedy Guild Award for 'Best Comedy MC'. Nick also recently performed at a sold-out Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just for Laughs Sydney showcase for The Comedy Channel on Foxtel, Australia.
Nick is in constant demand as a corporate comedian and MC for business events, Rado’s comedy experience along with his clean and hilariously innovative stand-up is a massive hit on the corporate circuit.
Nick was recently commissioned to write, produce and star in his very own sitcom Sidelines for TV3’s Pilot Week initiative that was aired in October 2018. Nick’s Sidelines sitcom has had numerous production company’s fighting to get involved in Australia such as Princes Pictures (Summer Heights High), CJZ (The Gruen Transfer) and the idea is also currently being developed as a feature length film. Nick has also been a writer and script consultant for an ABC children’s show called ‘Hardball Heroes’ with Northern Pictures Australia.
Nick's one hour solo show Nailed It! was nominated for the Fred Dagg Award 2018 (Best Show @ NZ International Comedy Festival)
Nick has a background in radio where he worked for ten years in the UK. Highlights included on-air breakfast talent for Bristol GWR (now Heart), numerous SONY awards, and being the Executive Producer for Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton in London.
Nick stepped away from radio to learn his trade for over five years on the UK comedy circuit. Nick was a regular MC, Opener and Headliner for Jongleurs, The Comedy Cafe London, Headliners, Highlight and many more UK clubs.
As Seen on TV:
The Comedy Channel, Australia - Just For Laughs, Sydney Season 5 Ep 11
TV3 Comedy Gala - Stand Up Comedy
NETFLIX Rhys Darby’s sitcom ‘Short Poppies’ recurring character Jeff Mason
TV3’s ‘7 Days’ – Recurring Guest Panelist x 14 episodes
TV1 Word Up – Guest Panelist x 6 episodes
TV3 After Hours – Own Stand Up Comedy Special
TV3 NZ International Comedy Gala
TVNZ’s ‘Auckland Daze’ – Playing Character Nick Rado (Himself) in the sitcom
TV3’s AotearoHA’s – Next Big Things, Stand Up Comedy
TVNZ’s ‘A Night at the Classic’ Playing character Nick Rado (himself)
Winner - Best Live Performance Comedy Writer NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2017
Script Consultant ABC Australia's - Hardball Head Writer
TV3’s 7 Days for over 150 Episodes
Head Comedy Writer for Sol3mio’s 2014 DVD
Special Head Writer TV1’s Word Up 13 Episodes
TVNZ’s ‘Best Bits’ Table Writer
Stand In Comedy Writer for 'The Project NZ'
“Had me nearly rolling on the floor with Laughter” Theatreview NZ
“Charm, Timing and above all Funny, Rado has it all” Headliners, London
“On-Its-Toes crowd-pleasing buffoonery at its best” 4 Stars - Three Weeks, Edinburgh Festival
“One of New Zealand’s finest” Just For Laughs, Sydney
“The jokes maybe International but the Laughter is Universal” - 4 Stars - One4Review Edinburgh Festival.
Looking to hire this comedian?
This comedian is not available for birthday parties, anniversaries or weddings. Sorry.
Drop us a line with details of your corporate event and we'll pass it onto their management.Nick is managed by Creeping Charlie Ltd www.creepingcharlie.co.nz
Nominee - Best Comedy Writer For TV - NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2018)
Nominee - Best Live Show - NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2018)
Nominee - Best Comedy Show, Fred Dagg award - NZ international comedy festival (2018)
Winner - Best Live Performance Comedy Writer NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2017)
Nominee Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2017)
Nominee Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Dunedin Fringe Festival ‘Best Comedy Show’ (2015)
Winner NZ Comedy Guild Award 'Best MC' (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014!)
Winner NZ Comedy Guild Award 'Best Show' (2013)
Nominee NZ International Comedy Festival FRED Award for Best Show (2013)
Nominee Dunedin Fringe Festival 'Best Comedy Show' (2013)
Nominee 2011 NZ Comedy Guild Best Gag
Nominee 2011 Billy T Award (Best Up and Coming NZ Comedian).
UK Sony Radio Awards - Nominated 'Best Entertainment Show' 2010
UK Sony Radio Awards - Bronze Winner 'Best Competition' 2010
UK Sony Radio Awards - Silver Winner 'Best Promo' 2009
UK Sony Radio Awards - Nominated 'Best Breakfast Show' 2007
UK Sony Radio Awards - Nominated 'Best Entertainment Show' 2005