Prepare yourself for a homegrown spread of gourmet giggles at the Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala, coming to the gorgeous stage at The Opera House this November!
The hilarious Pax Assadi, a regular on our stage and screen and part of the Frickin Dangerous Bro trio, will be captaining the ship as your host for the evening.
Kiwis will be stoked to see both multiple comedy award-winning Ben Hurley and the razor-sharp Justine Smith on the bill. Ben’s coming in hot off his ‘Straight-Out-of-Lockdown’ nationwide tour, as well as being a regular guest on the likes of 7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention NZ and just about every other show on our screens! From out in West Auckland, Justine Smith is bringing her trademark quick wit to the Christmas Comedy Gala. A regular guest on the likes of The Project, Justine’s going viral at the moment as robe-clad Sandra in the Keep It Real Online ads. 2019’s NZICF Directors Choice winner, and head writer for Have You Been Paying Attention NZ, Eli Matthewson is back, and local powerhouse-pop-duo Two Hearts (Laura Daniel x Joseph Moore) bring their musical satire and irony to the stage. Last but not least, The Fan Brigade will treat audiences to their publicly and critically acclaimed musical comedy.
But that’s not all, many more acts to be announced! Get the gang together before the silly season kicks into high gear, and have a few good laughs with us - we reckon you deserve it!
Proceeds from the show will be invested by the NZ Comedy Trust into further development of the comedy industry.