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Pop up Comedy Festival
Tauranga Comedy Club
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It's time for a damn good laugh, so join us this long-weekend for Tauranga's first ever pop-up comedy club!

Featuring some of NZ's leading comedians and the brightest up and comers, book your spot to see the star's full hour shows and then stick around for the Late Laughs lineup show. It's time to bring a big-city comedy club setup to Tauranga!

Turning a vacant space in the CBD into a purpose built comedy club, you will feel like you're in

the Comedy Cellar in New York or The Comedy Store in LA.

Featuring a bar with refreshments, a mix of cabaret and theatre-style seating and an intimate setting, this will be the perfect spot to enjoy your long-weekend with some much-needed shenanigans.

Also - tie in dinner at one of our partner restaurants ( see below ) before or after your show to get a great deal.

Simon McKinney Tauranga Comedy Pop up


The man of many voices, Simon McKinney, is bringing his full hour show to Tauranga! His characters and impressions continue to delight audiences around the globe. He has performed throughout the UK, in New York and all around the Pacific and Asia, opening for Irish comedy great Tommy Tiernan, USA's Greg Proops, UK's Stephen Merchant and many more.

Michele A'court Tauranga Comedy Pop up


One of New Zealand's most celebrated comics! Winner of Female Comedian of the Decade, Michele has performed in every corner of the globe, including Las Vegas, San Fran, Toronto, Edinburgh, Melbourne and East Timor! TV credits include 7 Days, Comedy Gala, AotearoHA and The Project. A NZ treasure and you can see her full hour show right here in Tauranga!

Jeremy Elwood Tauranga Comedy Pop up


A legend of New Zealand comedy since ages ago, Jeremy Elwood has been performing comedy for over 20 years, playing around the world and headlining gigs in NZ, Australia, Canada and the US. Jeremy continues to observe, question and dissect our society, and turn what he finds into comedy gold. Grab your chance to see his full hour show LIVE!

Performances Tauranga Comedy Pop up


Each night we'll have a mix of comedians featuring performances from...Brynley Stent, Nick Gibb, Advait Kirtikar, Hamish Webber, Jack Ansett, Ruby Esther Tim Batt, Eli Matthewson and Janaye Henry


Dine at one of our partner restaurants in Tauranga CBD  before or after your show to get a great deal.

Crown and Badger

$20 Comedy Special 2 hours before the show and 1 hour after. PLUS $10 craft beers and $12 espresso martinis

Miss Gee's Tauranga

Come into Miss Gee’s and show us your ticket to the Comedy Takeover and receive 10% off your meal before or after the show

CBK Tauranga

Show your ticket 10% off at CBK. Not valid with any other promotion, deal or voucher

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Free Lone Star Loaf or Dessert with your ticket. T&Cs one item per ticket, min spend $50 per ticket, free item is not included in the spend value

The Hop House Tauranga

Show your ticket to any of the comedy shows and we will give you a choice of gourmet burgers and a tap beer, house wine or soda for just $20!


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