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
    1
    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
    2

    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
    3

    Karen O'Leary

    30 votes
  • Bret McKenzie
    4
    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
  • Rhys Darby
    5
    New Zealand
    32 votes
    • Nationality: New Zealand
    Rhys Montague Darby (born 21 March 1974) is a New Zealand actor and comedian, known for his energetic physical comedy routines, telling stories accompanied with mime and sound effects of things such ...more
  • Tim Batt
    6

    Tim Batt

    10 votes