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

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

Daniel Kitson, at the height of his comedy storytelling powers, returns to Auckland following a complete sell-out season in 2011. In his unique one-man performance style, Kitson brings an epic play with somewhere in the region of twenty characters. Not to be missed.

Apr 29 to May 2 2015

Canadian DeAnne Smith brings you a show that digs deep, then deeper. You’ll like it, if you like super fun things, laughing, and feeling less alone.

Apr 25 to May 2 2015

Multi-awarding winning comedian and host of Triple J’s breakfast show Matt Okine is coming to New Zealand for the first time, for one night only, bringing his new show, The Other Guy.

Apr 25 2015

Ronny Chieng has performed around the world and won too many awards to list here. Ronny is bringing his show to NZ for the first time, come see what the fuss is about.

Apr 25 to May 2 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

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

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

  • 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...

  • Wellington-based actor Andrew Paterson is part of Capital E's new show An Awfully Big Adventure. We catch up with him to discuss the joys of rehearsing a kid's show and the unique reactions that this show provokes-...

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