Star of hit TV3 Show 7 Days - Ben Hurley is one of the standout success stories of New Zealand comedy.
Winner of all of the major comedy awards including the coveted Billy T Award, and the NZ Comedy Guild awards for Best Male Comedian and Best MC.
With a hugely likeable stage presence, Ben can win over even the toughest room. A sharp improvisational mind and well-honed original material make Ben a popular act with audiences and critics alike.
One of the few Kiwi acts to be invited to perform on the prestigious Comedy Store TV show. 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. Ben also starred alongside British comic, Andy Parsons, in a new BBC Radio for sitcom The Lost Blog of Scrooby Trevithick.
One of New Zealand’s best-travelled comedians, Ben has wowed audiences around the globe; including Switzerland, Dubai, Spain, Australia, Singapore and Bahrain.
Ben Hurley is in huge demand as a comedian, after dinner speaker, MC and debater.
2010 NZ Crunchie Comedy Gala- Ben Hurley
It could not have gone better. Ben certainly hit the right note for the evening and delivered a great performance. The feedback from guests was fantastic. ... keep reading Action Events - NetGuide Awards
Ben was great - a joy to work with, in fact. Professional and easy-going, so nothing we asked him to do ever appeared to be too much trouble. His talents as a comedian and a public speaker certainly helped to relax and enthuse the audience - he had them laughing from the outset, and quickly warmed them up.
Absolutely fantastic and lived up to expectation. Had the crowd in stitches and kept up some great banter with the audience. Ben also had no problems hanging around afterwards to chat with a crowd of punters from the dinner. Great job!
Ben was excellent - he was able to calm everyone down and make everyone feel so much more relaxed. There was a bit of heckling going on and we had a couple of issues with the microphone/sound quality which Ben was able to overcome - he was very supportive and adaptable to the situation. Also chatted and had a drink afterwards with everyone which was very much appreciated. Definitely a highlight of the conference.
Completely professional, great connection with the crowd. Client would not hesitate in using him again! 10 out of 10!
Ben was fantastic and definitely the highlight of the evening for everyone! The room was filled with many big belly laughs and overall we found Ben to be professional, warm and friendly. He will no doubt be the talk of the travel industry in Auckland.
Ben’s performance was excellent. He showed a diverse range of talent and experience, making suggestions for the night to run more smoothly. I was really impressed with his effort to socialise with our team at the end of the night. We have had nothing but good feedback on our speaker decision, well done Ben!
Ben did a fantastic job, everyone enjoyed his performance and he was very good at running the line without steeping over it. He measured the audience very well and delivered accordingly so thank you Ben.
Ben was unbelievably professional. His experience as a speaker in this environment resonated as he spent time with the group before and after his set. He tastefully approached the gig and had 100% positive reviews from a room most comedians would find intimidating. I am a comedy show regular and I have never seen a room completely respond to a comic. There is usually a few who have different taste or values. Ben got them all thigh slapping!!
Ben was great - he interacted very nicely with the audience.
Ben engaged really well with the audience. He tailored his performance to suit those in the room. Our members found him very funny and really enjoyed his performance.
Can you please pass on a massive thank you to Ben for the most spectacular and funny MC work I have likely seen in my whole career. He was an upmost professional, kept the audience 100% engaged, worked to the brief and did a really great job with the Q&A session with Graham Henry. Ben is definitely on my number 1 list for MC’s in this country…and I've worked with many!
Ben did an amazing job! We had so much great feedback from everyone who attended, they absolutely loved him. He had everyone in fits of laughter and when the sound on one of our winners videos didn’t work, he jumped in and freestyled the whole thing. Lots of people commented the following day that it was their highlight of the night! Thanks so much Ben for injecting your humour and style into our event!
Ben was an exceptional MC and after dinner speaker, to his credit he completely set the tone for the entire evening and put everyone into such a good mood for the night. He was extremely flexible about the ad-hoc structure of the awards part of the evening, Ben read the room perfectly and presented accordingly, he got the crowd involved, even when there was loud music from an event in the room above, he turned it into a positive with a bit of fun. Ben presented himself impeccably for the black tie theme and was overall a delight. Would love to have Ben back for future events.
We have so much feedback from our Conference attendees that he was the best MC they'd ever heard. He had them rolling in the aisles at the Awards banquet. If our guests are happy, we're happy.