Tips and Picks from Your Favourite Comedian

Ever wondered what comedians find funny themselves? Well we wondered as much ourselves, so we've asked your favourite 7Days regulars to tell us their Picks for this year's Comedy Festival and also a few tips on how to avoid being picked on, on the night.

Check back each week for new tips and picks from your 7Days comics.

Dai Henwood's Tips and Picks

Dai Henwood - Top Picks
  • In terms of heckling my advice would be - don't. Most comics have prepared shows and don't enjoy it. However, if you must prepare to be psychologically ripped apart.

  • Most of the venues are near each other so grab something to eat before or after the gig. Try Tanuki's Cave for Japanese or Q Theatre for amazing Tapas.

  • Don't drink too much before the show, you will find it hard to follow.

  • Try to see a show you have no idea about or support one of the younger NZ acts in the festival.

  • If you are going on a first date, a comedy show is a great idea.

  • Get involved! You won't regret it.

And Dai's Picks for the Comedy Festival are:

7 Days Live (of course!)

Jason John Whitehead "Letters From Mindy"

Jason Byrne "Peoples Puppeter"

Justine Smith and Irene Pink "The Pitch"

Ben Hurley and Steve Wrigley "Live & Unleashed"

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