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One of New Zealand's best-known comics.


Star of hit TV3 Show 7 Days - Ben Hurley is 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, Ben is a headline act in New Zealand 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 Ireland.

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With a massive but 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 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 Ben starred along side British comic, Andy Parsons, in a new BBC Radio 4 sitcom 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.

Ben Hurley can entertain you through comedy, debating and as an MC for your event.


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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. Action Events - NetGuide Awards
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