These may still be ‘unprecedented times’, but a bit of laughter is the best medicine!* Prepare yourself for a homegrown spread of gourmet giggles at the Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala, hosted by the hilarious Pax Assadi, on Monday 9 November at The Opera House.
A superstar of the Kiwi comedy scene - Urzila Carlson joins the line up! Since starting her comedy career 12 years ago, Urzila has shot to superstardom, with her own Netflix special Overqualified Loser, a slew of awards and last year she became the highest selling comedian ever at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (one of the biggest festivals in the world!). Her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit have won her fans around the globe. You don't want to miss this world-class act, live on stage this November.
He's a star of Mean Mums and a 7 Days regular - Cori Gonzalez-Macuer joins the line-up! Insightful, sardonic and very, very clever, we can't wait to see what Cori brings. In 2020 Cori has reunited with his What We Do in the Shadows co-stars Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement to develop a new original series called Ass set to go into production next year - but while we wait for that to hit our screens, catch Cori at the Gala this November!
Tim Batt has got to be one of the busiest comics in Aotearoa! Not only is he an accomplished stand-up comedian, he's also a producer, executive producer, writer, host and podcast mogul - he's one half of The Worst Idea of All Time, NZ's most successful podcast with over 14 million downloads and counting! Known for his quick wit, energetic performance and clever comedy, Tim Batt is one of NZ's brightest comics - make sure you don't miss him live on stage at The Opera House!
We’re stoked to have one of Pōneke’s superstars, Sera Devcich join the bill! Sera’s won acclaim from some of our nation’s best comics, most recently joining Ben Hurley playing to sellout crowds. She’s appeared on the likes of The Project and 7 Days. Her sharp jokes and dry humour have won her fans up and down the country.
Plus we’ve got appearances from The Topp Twins, Ben Hurley, Justine Smith, Hayley Sproull, Two Hearts (Laura Daniel x Joseph Moore), Melanie Bracewell, James Nokise, Eli Matthewson, The Fan Brigade, James Roque, Donna Brookbanks, Paul Douglas and our fabulous host Pax Assadi!
And there it all is, 17 of Aotearoa’s best comedians, all in one stunning night at The Opera House – it’s set to be NZ’s comedy’s biggest night of the year! We’ve still got some great seats availible so get the gang together and kick off the silly season in style – we reckon you deserve it!
*Not actual medical fact. Please stay home if you’re sick, wash your hands, wear a mask where you need to and stay kind.
Best Foods Christmas Comedy Gala Wellington line-up:
• Pax Assadi - host
• The Topp Twins
• Urzila Carlson
• Ben Hurley
• Justine Smith
• Hayley Sproull
• Two Hearts
• Melanie Bracewell
• James Nokise
• Eli Matthewson
• The Fan Brigade
• James Roque
• Donna Brookbanks
• Paul Douglas
• Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
• Tim Batt
• Sera Devcich
Lineup subject to change