The Funniest New Zealand Comedians Of 2022

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Vote up the funniest New Zealand comedians this year.

Kia Ora! Who are the funniest New Zealand comedians of 2022? Becoming a great stand-up comic is tough. Whether a comedian is observational, situational, dark, absurdist, blue collar, abstract, alternative, or a long form storyteller, all of the funniest NZ comedians are unique, hardworking, and hilarious. Who is the funniest New Zealand comedian in 2022? Which New Zealand stand up comedians do you love?

When it comes to the funniest New Zealanders right now, old school comedic voices like Taika Waititi and the Flight of the Conchords duo are atop the list, while also among some of the funniest comedians of all time. New Zealand-based stand ups like Tofiga Fepulea'i ,Rose Matafeo, and Eteuati Ete have their claims to the title as well. Lest we forget hilarious New Zealand comics like Rhys Darby, Madeleine Sami, and Laura Daniel.

Vote up the best New Zealand stand up comedians of 2022, and help decide who are the funniest New Zealander comedians this year!

  • Rhys Darby
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    12 votes
    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 as machinery and animals. He was nominated for the Billy T Award in 2001 and 2002. He also won the 2012 Fred (Dagg) award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, for Best NZ show.Darby is best known for playing Murray Hewitt, the band manager of Flight of the Conchords in the television series, a role he originally played in the BBC radio series under the name Brian Nesbit and for playing the boss of Jim Carrey's character in Yes Man, as well as roles in What We Do in the Shadows, The Boat That Rocked, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Tim Batt
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    9 votes

    Tim Batt

  • Jemaine Clement
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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.
  • Brendhan Lovegrove
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    11 votes

    Brendhan Lovegrove

  • Bret McKenzie
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    40 votes
    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 Jemaine Clement. In the 2000s, the duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an oft-lauded American television series, which aired for two seasons on HBO. Active since 1998, the duo released their most recent comedy special, Live in London, in 2019.
  • Alice Snedden
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    9 votes

    Alice Snedden