2015 NZ International Comedy Festival
2015 Documentary Edge Festival


theatre. cafe. bar. 305 Queen Street, Auckland. 

This year is the 23rd NZ International Comedy Festival and you can expect to see some of the best international and local acts on offer. Check out the huge variety of comedians performing at Q, with 41 shows, 173 performances, presented over 3 weeks across 4 venues within Q.  

Apr 24 to May 17 2015

Located in the beating hub of the arts precinct, Q brings you a mixtape of free live performances in our buzzing Lounge bar with a variety of beats, eats and treats to enjoy every Saturday night.

Mar 1 to Apr 30 2015

Welcome to the 10th edition of the Documentary Edge Festival, celebrating a decade of documentaries! We are delighted to be back at the Q Theatre for the third time, with a programme that features the best local and international films. 

May 20 to Jun 1 2015

Ben Hurley will be taking on comics from around the world and defending New Zealand. It’s an off the cuff late-night show where Ben has to stick up for New Zealand against a revolving panel of international comics and a local traitor.

Apr 25 to May 16 2015

A self-confessed “miserable old git” since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him.

May 5 to May 10 2015

After an Amazingballs sell-out season in 2014, 7 Days star Paul Ego returns to the stage with Phenomenuts, another hour of stand-up from NZ’s funniest ‘make-it-all-up-as-he-goes-along’ comedian.


May 6 to May 9 2015

See Britain’s top psychic comedium Ian D. Montfort versus Ivan Brackenbury, the eternally insensitive hospital radio DJ. With support from stand-up heavyweight Tom Binns. Witness the ultimate comedy smackdown.

May 5 to May 9 2015

No holds barred and hilarious, Worst. German. Ever. is a show about travel, sex, drugs, mistakes, adventure, tears and just how much Paco Erhard sucks at being German in his New Zealand debut.

May 5 to May 9 2015

Returning especially for the Festival, this is a multi-media extravaganza that pits little old New Zealand and one of it’s best comics against the biggest country that ever was big. America.

May 5 to May 9 2015

  • We catch up with dancer-choreographer Mary-Jane O'Reilly to talk to her about what makes neo-burlesque special, the process of making In Flagrante and what inspirations she drew from in creating the show.

  • American Ingrid Hagan plays bassoon with the Koru Quintet, and is also Principal Bassoon of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. When Ingrid isn't performing or teaching, she spends her time riding her motorcycle, surfing, scuba diving,...

  • We catch up with actor Edward Newborn to talk about him about returning to the works of Samuel Beckett after 30 years, the challenges of performing in a solo show and what Beckett means to an audience in today's...

  • Stephanie Engelbtrecht is a composer, producer and a percussionist performing in Strike Percussion's hit show, 'Between Zero and One'. Stephanie loves it when the group gets together to smash out a song, at full...

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