Tuesday 18 February 2014 00:00.
One of the success stories of New Zealand stand up comedy. Winner of the two biggest comedy awards in New Zealand (The 2004 Oddfellows Billy T award and the 2008 Fred Dagg award), Hurley is a headline act in his Native NZ but also on the highly competitive UK circuit. In 2008 he supported Irish superstar Ed Byrne on a 70 date sell out tour of the UK and Irelend.
“A Kiwi Comedic Legend” The New Zealand Herald (NZ) 2006
With a massive but hugely likeable stage presence, Hurley can win over even the toughest room. A sharp improvisational mind and well honed original material make Hurley a popular act with audiences and critics alike.
“Impressively slick and yes, funny.” NZ News UK (UK) 2006
"He can be easily consumed as pure entertainment" Metro (UK) 2005
One of the few Kiwi acts to be invited to perform on the prestigious Comedy Store TV show shown on the Paramount Comedy channel. Also, one of the stars of the UK Festival Circuit playing to thousands in the Comedy tents at Reading and Leeds Festival, Bestival and Latitude. In 2008, Hurley starred along side British comic, Andy Parsons, in a new BBC Radio 4 Sit Com “The Lost Blog of Scrooby Trevithick”.
One of New Zealand’s best travelled comedians. Ben has wowed audiences in 10 countries including Switzerland, Dubai, Spain, Australia, Singapore and Bahrain.