There’s so much hot comedic talent right now! Get along to Billy T Jams, an event showcasing the sensationally talented and hilarious Billy T nominees for 2016.

Hosted by 2014 Billy T Award winner Guy Montgomery, this will be one hell of a comedy show featuring this year’s nominees Alice Brine, David Correos, James Malcolm, Laura Daniel and Matt Stellingwerf. Joining them is the energetic talents of last year’s Billy T Award winner Hamish Parkinson, headlining the night.

Billy T Jams is a great excuse to round up the people you enjoy having a laugh with and kick off your Waitangi weekend together with some good times!

“This was an evening to be proud of as these young comedians who have shown that the high quality of our up-and-coming comedy talent is not to be ignored!" (Keeping Up With NZ)

The annual Billy T Award is named in honour of Billy T James. The award is an initiative established by the New Zealand Comedy Trust to recognise, support and reward up-and-coming kiwi comedians who have outstanding potential and commitment to their comedy career.

Here’s more about the nominees:

Alice Brine: Comedian by night and Software Analyst at Xero by day, Alice Brine is a rapidly rising star on the comedy circuit. She was recently handpicked to be the support act for Anchorman’s David Koechner. This Wellingtonian’s captivating stage presence and quick-witted, high-energy style makes her a crowd favourite. Her show at the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival, How to Fold a Fitted Sheet with Daniel John Smith, had a sell-out season and together they were nominated for the Best Newcomer award.

David Correos: David Correos considers himself an ethnic chameleon. From a Filipino family, he grew up in Woolston, Christchurch. A graduate of Hagley Theatre Company, an international weightlifting champion, he can also down two litres of milk in less than two minutes. David’s now an almost-famous YouTube sensation known for his costume tutorials, trivial rantings and insightful life advice. His Miley Cyrus 2013 VMA Costume Tutorial on YouTube has had over 871,000 views. He was a RAW Comedy Finalist, a finalist in the 7 Days Apprentice and was then nominated for Best Newcomer with his first solo NZ International Comedy Festival show in 2015.

James Malcolm: James Malcolm's dream in life is to make it big enough to get on the Wellington High School 'Wall of Fame', which currently holds no one that he recognises. James took part in the New Zealand Comedy Trust Class Comedians high school programme when he was 17 years old; and won the national 2014 Raw Comedy Quest just a year later. His dream husband is Chris Warner from Shortland Street and he worships at The Church of Miley Cyrus.

Laura Daniel: Originally from Palmerston North, Laura moved to Auckland six years ago and now writes and stars in both TV3's Funny Girls and Jono and Ben. She brings to life a menagerie of fabulous comedy characters. Laura’s a core cast member of improv comedy group Snort and has been voicing cartoon character Riley in Mukpuddy’s new series The Barefoot Bandits. Over the last year she has performed in a range of theatre, stand-up, sketch and improvised shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival; and won Best Performance in Comedy at Auckland Fringe Festival.

Matt Stellingwerf: Hamilton-born and Wanganui-raised, a farmer’s son and trained criminologist, Matt Stellingwerf is a man of contradictions. He expertly brings these contradictions to the stage with his low-key style and confidence. He finds humour in topics as diverse as Norse mythology, history, sex, Shakespeare, and this crazy interview he once conducted with a serial killer on Death Row. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, was Best Newcomer nominee at the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival and was also a Billy T Award nominee in 2015.

Recommended for ages 16+

Please note: This show will be filmed for online use