Another Frickin' Festival

Wrap your laughing gear around this mini comedy festival before the full version lands in May.
Stephen Heard
Published on February 05, 2018


The laughs will kick-off early this month as a brand new comedy festival lands ahead of the month-long International Comedy Festival. Presented by Comedy Central, Another Frickin' Festival will hit Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown in February.

The festival will get rolling with a gala showcase in Auckland at ASB Theatre on February 8, where audiences will be treated to sets from ten local and international comedians.

Flying across international waters for the event will be master of the absurd, Paul Foot, who comes via British comedy panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Ronny Chieng, a senior correspondent known for his "vexed, cranky, shouty, outraged" approach on US news satire, The Daily Show.

Further talent onboard includes Rose Matafeo with her unique blend of goofy narrative and insightful undertones, and Two Hearts, the music parody group of 2018 Billy T Award nominees Laura Daniels and Joseph Moore. See the full lineup below.

The festival will head to Queenstown venues from February 9-10 before wrapping up in Wellington at the Opera House on February 11. For more information and tickets, visit Comedy Central.


Alice Snedden
Angella Dravid
Guy Montgomery
Guy Williams
Mel Bracewell
Paul Foot (UK) 
Ray Badran (AUS) 
Ronny Chieng (MAL/US) 
Rose Matafeo 
Sam Campbell (AUS) 
Two Hearts (Laura Daniels and Joseph Moore) 


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