Comedy fans who are feeling a little empty inside after the end of this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival are in for a pleasant surprise.

Some of the hot ticket shows people were gushing about during the Festival will be returning for a run at Auckland’s Basement Theatre this September for one week only.

Acts include: Alice Snedden, Eli Matthewson, Guy Williams, Mel Bracewell, Donna Brookbanks, Hamish Parkinson and Ryan Richards, and Snort.

With a selection of winners and finalists of Comedy Fest Awards, the return season has got all the hot comedy styles covered with the likes of observational, awkward, sketch, music, dry and improv.

If you are in front of a device that connects to the internet, then is the place to go for all the information you could ever want about the Comedy Fest Return Season. We will, of course, be sending our roving band of comedy-loving reviewers out to each of the shows as well as highlighting our must-see acts.


Tues 5 Sept – Sat 9 Sept
Basement Theatre


Alice Snedden – Self-Titled
Tue 5, Thu 7 & Sat 9 Sept at 7pm
Best Newcomer 2017 – Finalist

Eli Matthewson – The Year of Magical Fucking
Tue 5, Thu 7 & Sat 9 Sept at 8.15pm
Fred Award 2017 – Finalist

Guy Williams – Why Am I Like This?
Tue 5, Thu 7 & Sat 9 Sept at 9.30pm
Billy T Award 2012 – Winner

Mel Bracewell – Brace Yourself
Wed 6 & Fri 8 Sept at 7pm
Best Newcomer 2017- Winner

Donna Brookbanks – Cat-Lady-in-Waiting
Wed 6 & Fri 8 Sept at 8.15pm
Best Newcomer 2017 – Finalist

Hamish Parkinson and Ryan Richards – Fuq Boiz
Wed 6, Fri 8 Sept at 9.30pm
Fred Award 2017 – Finalist

Fri 8 Sept at 11pm

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Shawn Moodie
Managing Director & Entertainment Editor

Shawn has pretty diverse interests and enjoys writing on about whatever happens to take his fancy at the time. A seasoned entertainment reviewer and interviewer, Shawn has also seen every band on his 'Musicians to see before I die' list.

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