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Urzila 2018


Award winning comedian and leading headline act in NZ and world wide!

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 Urzila is a sort after act with several out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and multiple television appearances on Australia's ABC network. Urzila has also sold out festival shows in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide Comedy Festivals and even performed at The Sydney Opera House. 
Not to mention have taken the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London Soho Theatre by storm!! 


An international sensation, it's a rare treat when Urzila is home to perform at The Classic.


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 2017
Video 2: Urzila interview on The Project (Australia) 2017  
Video 3: Urzila Carlson No Regrets Tedx Talk 2014
Video 4: Urzila on Jono and Ben - Next Actor @ The Classic 2014 
Video 5: Urzila on Jono and Ben - Next Actor @ Resene Paint Shop 2013
Video 6: Urzila's Show Reel 2012  (old skool)


Follow Urzila on Twitter: @UrzilaCarlson 
Like Urzila on Facebook: Urzila Carlson Comedian
For more information on Urzila visit her website:


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. 
Drop us a line with details of your corporate event and we'll pass it onto their management. 


(this hasn't been updated since Jan 2014 .. it's just too hard to keep up with all the awards!!)

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