New Zealand's #1 producer of live comedy is back at the Bruce Mason Centre with a Festival full of world class laughs kicking off with the Comedy All-Star Showcase providing a taste of things to come in the 3 week annual fest. The 2019 SHowcase features some brand new faces at the festival including; Paul Sinha a.k.a. 'The Sinnerman' from TVNZ's The Chase - a comedian with all the answers. Alistair Barrie - "A no frills master of his craft - The comedy craftmanship is exquisite" ***** The Scotsman Tom Houghton - "A crafty idiot" **** DAILY MAIL Brennan Reece - "Hilarious and tender -beautiful and raucous" **** 1/2 Chortle UK Chris Henry - "One man hurricane of humour" - Broadway Baby **** Plus the return of Edinburgh Fringe legend, and a favourite at the NZ Fest, Phil Nichol (Scot/Canada). 6 world class comedians in 1 huge 2 hour show, the ideal show to kick off your Festival with family, friends, workmates and the social network.