Bless the Child | Q

2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

2012 NZ International

Comedy Festival

This year we are super excited to be a part of the 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival. Nestled in the cleavage of the Comedy Chamber and The Classic, we’ll be right at the heart of the comedy buzz, with shows running in Rangatira, Loft and Vault every night throughout the Festival.

Shows include Festival favourites; Ben Hurley  & Steve Wrigley (NZ), Brendhan Lovegrove (NZ), David O’Doherty (IRE), Anil Desai (UK), Clayton-Carrick Leslie (NZ), Jamie Bowen (NZ), Urzila Carlson (NZ), alongside soon-to-be favourites; Jason Byrne (IRE), Barry Morgan (AUS), Dead Cat Bounce (IRE), Steve Hughes (AU) and many, many more! 

The super popular kids shows are back too; Stand Up For KidsMr. Boon’s Fairy Tales and new addition; Improv For Kids - a great excuse to get those little monsters out of the house on a Saturday!

With our lovely big bar just waiting for you to enjoy, come on down and Get Your Laugh On!

Join the comedy family. Sign up at www.comedyfestival.co.nz

BEN HURLEY and Guests in New Faces, NZ International Comedy Festival 2012

A rotating line up of the best new acts from New Zealand and abroad.

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

Chris Cox, Fatal Distraction, NZ International Comedy Festival 2012

The UK's award winning, 5 star masterful mind-reader who can't read minds!

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

Dead Cat Bounce, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Auckland

Ireland’s favourite comedy rock & roll supergroup makes their New Zealand debut.

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

Munfred Bernstein's Cabinet of Wonder, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Returning for your viewing pleasure with new stories from afar and all the ones you’ve loved before.

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

Lindsay Webb, Humanity, NZ International Comedy Festival 2012

A look at the way humans live in this world, through the eyes of Lindsay Webb.

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

Marcel Lucont, Gallic Symbol, NZ International Comedy Festival 2012

The internationally-renowned raconteur returns to la Nouvelle-Zélande with a brand new low-energy masterpiece.

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

True Stories Out Loud, The Apocalypse, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

A live, unscripted story telling event all about the apocalypse.

Apr 27 to May 18 2012

Urzila Carlson, Second Opinion, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

A look back at those scenarios where you just wish you had gotten a second opinion.

Apr 27 to May 4 2012

ason Byrne - People's Puppeteer, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

The definitive clown of comedy pushes his riotous show to the edge.

Apr 30 to May 4 2012

Improv for Kids, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Q, comedy, Auckland

The world champions of funny are putting on a special show for Mums and Dads to bring their kids to.

May 4 to May 18 2012

Mr Boon's Fairytale, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Q, theatre, Auckland

Let Mr. Boon and his usual gang of characters take you on a journey through the magical world of fairy tales.

May 4 to May 18 2012

Stand Up For Kids, Jarred Fell, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Q, theatr

EXTRA SHOW ADDED! SAT 19 MAY 4.30PM- BOOK NOW!

Giggles galore for your little monsters. Jokes, games and physical comedy that your mini-me will love. 

May 4 to May 18 2012

David O'Doherty, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner returns to New Zealand with small keyboards/talking.

May 5 2012

Barry Morgan's World of Organs, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

What New Zealand audiences have patiently been waiting for – to rediscover the joy of the organ.

May 6 to May 11 2012

NZ International Comedy Festival 2012, Terry Alderton, Q, theatre, Auckland

Direct from his sell out 2012 UK Tour, the man with the record for the most encores at London’s Comedystore is back.

May 6 to May 11 2012

Anil Desai, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Q, theatre, comedy

The UK's hottest impressionist returns to NZ with a brand new show featuring Hollywood stars, slick standup and hilarious stories.

May 7 to May 11 2012

A rare glimpse into the life, times and struggles of alcohol and sobriety, women and comedy through the bottom of a spirit glass.

May 7 to May 11 2012

James Keating, GSOH, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Exploring – through his own enigmatic brand of comedy – the puzzle of humour and what sensing it is all about.

May 7 to May 11 2012

Nick Rado, Comedy Bunker, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Join star of AotearoHA's - Next Big Things for an hour of awesome stand-up comedy, mirth and crowd pleasing buffoonery.

May 7 to May 11 2012

STEVE HUGHES, Heavy Metal, Comedy, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Q

One of Australia's most successful and important comedy performers. A hit at festivals worldwide.

May 7 to May 11 2012

Fasitua Amosa, Info Crack Whore, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Information is crack and Fasitua is so addicted, he'd do anything to get it! Get jacked on info crack!!

May 8 to May 11 2012

Raw Comedy Quest 2012, Grand Final, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Be in to win $2000, the title of 'The Funniest New Face in New Zealand' and your chance to become a pro.

May 12 2012

The Boy With Tape On His Face, More Tape, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

EXTRA SHOW ADDED! SAT MAY 19, 5PM- BOOK NOW!

The Boy is back with a brand new show. Don't miss this strictly limited season.

May 13 to May 18 2012

Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

The stars of TV3’s 7 Days bring you a huge hour of comedy.

May 14 to May 18 2012

Bombs Away! A Musical, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Auckland

When NZ’s tourism industry is threatened by a menacing bomb terrorist, there are only three men for the job.

May 14 to May 18 2012

Jan Maree, Hairy Today Gone Tomorrow, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Jan Maree fled NZ to avoid the RWC, this is the true-life story of what happened next.

May 14 to May 18 2012

Jarred Fell, Freak Show, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

2010 Billy T Nominee Jarred Fell's brand new show takes comedy and magic to new heights.

May 14 to May 18 2012

Tarun Mohanbhai, Tarun: Joke in a Box, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

The brilliant combination of stand-up and characters, this show is a must see in 2012.

May 14 to May 18 2012

Aaron Beard, Joke Of All Trades, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival

Aaron Beard squeezes 20 years and at least 16 different jobs into a one hour comedy show like no other.

May 15 to May 18 2012

Clayton Carrick-Leslie, 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival, Auckland

We don't have to look too far from our own day-to-day lives to find comedy. Life is funnier than fiction.

May 15 to May 18 2012

Eat & Drink at Citizen Q

Visit Q

So you’re coming to Q. You’ve even picked a show and bought your tickets. You’ll need to know how to get here. But that’s just the beginning. Arrive early and head to the cafe, you can have dinner or just a snack. You’re only missing one thing - a drink. It’s lucky we’ve got a great bar then... more

Support Us

Whether you’re an individual who loves the theatre, or a company who’s looking to forge a new creative partnership, we’d love to hear from you.

More about Supporting Q

  • The unstoppable Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan have been offered a season and residency at the prestigious Battersea Arts Centre in London, and because they're special members of our Q whānau we want to help them get there! We asked Julia to tell us about her inspiration for creating this work, and what it means in 2018 a year after it was first created.

  • Q Theatre and BRIEFS Factory are stoked to be partnering with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation as part of the Puāwai Festival to honour World AIDS Day on Friday December 1.