The Funniest New Zealand Comedians Of All Time

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Vote up the best Kiwi comedians ever.

Who are the funniest New Zealand comedians of all time? The best New Zealand  comedians come in many forms. Some famous comedians who are New Zealand started in Auckland or Christchurch while other New Zealand comedians began their stand-up careers in America. A few hilarious New Zealand  comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world. Who is the funniest New Zealand comedian ever? Which New Zealand stand up comedians do you love? 

When it comes to the funniest New Zealand people ever, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie have to be at the top. The comedy duo known as “Flight of the Conchords” has toured internationally for the past two decades. They have become a powerhouse in the world of comedy for their own hilarious stand-up special and TV show as well as for launching the careers of many other New Zealand comics. Rose Matafeo is another one of the all-time best New Zealand comedians. Other famous New Zealand  comedians list include Rhys Darby, Urzilla Carlson, and Dai Henwood.

Which New Zealand comedian do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up.

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  • Jemaine Clement
    Masterton, New Zealand
    35 votes
    • Nationality: New Zealand
    Jemaine Atea Mahana Clement (born 10 January 1974) is a New Zealand actor, musician, comedian, screenwriter and director. With Bret McKenzie, as the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, he has ...more
  • Jackie van Beek

    Jackie van Beek

    Wellington, New Zealand
    12 votes
    • Nationality: New Zealand
    Jackie van Beek (born 10 May 1976) is a New Zealand film and television director, writer and actress. Van Beek has won a number of filmmaking awards, including SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year in ...more
  • Karen O'Leary

    Karen O'Leary

    29 votes
  • Rima Te Wiata

    Rima Te Wiata

    London, England
    20 votes
    • Nationality: New Zealand
    Heather Rima Te Wiata MNZM (born 11 October 1963) is a British-born New Zealand singer, comedian and stage, film and television actress. She is of the Ngāti Raukawa tribe.
  • Bret McKenzie
    Wellington, New Zealand
    26 votes
    • Nationality: New Zealand
    Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie ONZM (born 29 June 1976) is a New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer. He is best known as one half of musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with ...more
  • Tim Batt

    Tim Batt

    10 votes