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Famous Comedians from New Zealand

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List of notable or famous comedians from New Zealand, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in New Zealand and even some popular comedians who immigrated to New Zealand. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kiwi comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from New Zealand is included when available.

List is made up of many different New Zealanders of comedy, including Pamela Stephenson and Jemaine Clement.

This historic comedians from New Zealand list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kiwi comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from New Zealand?" These prominent comedians of New Zealand may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kiwi comedians.

Use this list of renowned Kiwi comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
Dai Henwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from New Zealand
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Dai Henwood

Dai Henwood (born 7 February 1978) is a New Zealand comedian. He is best known for his hosting of several television shows found on Three but also performs stand-up comedy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

David McPhail is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from New Zealand
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David Alexander McPhail (born 11 April 1945) is a New Zealand comedic actor and writer whose television career spans four decades. McPhail first won fame on sketch comedy show A Week of It, partly thanks to his impressions of New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon. He went on to appear in multiple series of sketch show McPhail and Gadsby, and hit comedy Letter to Blanchy. All three shows featured his longtime friend Jon Gadsby. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Jemaine Clement is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from New Zealand
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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 released several albums and created comedy series for both the BBC and HBO. He has had featured parts in films such as Men in Black 3 (2012), People Places Things (2015) and Humor Me (2017) and has done voice-work for Despicable Me (2010), Rio (2011), Moana (2016) and The Lego Batman Movie (2017). In 2014, he made his directorial debut with What We Do in the Shadows, which he also co-wrote and starred in with Taika Waititi. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Masterton, New Zealand

Mark Hadlow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from New Zealand
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Mark Selwyn Hadlow (born 1957) is a New Zealand-Australian actor and comedian. Hadlow is perhaps best known internationally for playing the roles of Harry in King Kong and Dori, a Dwarf, in The Hobbit series. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: New Zealand