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International award-winning Comedian and Head Writer for TV3's 7 Days


Nick Rado has been conjuring audiences into hysterics across the globe for years, from the prestigious Just for Laughs festivals to opening for Rob Brydon, Aziz Ansari and Russell Howard on their world tours.

His comedy album On-Trend is across America on Sirius XM's Laugh USA and UK's number-one comedy streaming site Next Up. 'On-Trend' made it to number four on all albums sold on iTunes.

Rado is the first kiwi comedian to record an American comedy special for Drybar Comedy (Over 7.7 Million followers). His Special 'Unstoppable' will be released later this year. Nick is also the only NZ comedian to be a Six-time Winner of 'Best Comedy MC' at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019 & 2022)

Nick has been described as:

"A superb comedian. Crisp Jokes, great observations, absolutely brilliant" - Russell Howard

“World-class comic with brilliant observational gags and priceless stories. A wonderful, hilarious comedian. He must be stopped!" - Rob Brydon.

"Like a kiwi Nate Bargatze" - Brian Bates, Nateland Podcast USA

"Have you thought about working in Real Estate?" - Nick's Auntie

Rado also starred in Rhys Darby's Sitcom Short Poppies on Netflix.

As seen countless times on, The Comedy Channel Australia, TV3 & TVNZ Comedy Galas, SKY1's Russell Howard's World Tour, As heard on: The Rock's Sporting Rumble, Socrates Walks Into a Bar and Laugh USA. Nick has over 17 years of experience and has performed Stand-up comedy to critical acclaim in the UK, Netherlands, the United States, China, Australia and NZ. Including the Edinburgh, Leicester, Sydney, Melbourne, Brighton, Bath, New Zealand and Hong Kong Comedy Festivals.

Before our event, very few people in Wairarapa had heard of Nick Rado, but now he is the talk of the town. Nick had a tough act to live up to following the success of last year's inaugural awards evening, but he quite simply smashed it out of the park. In front of a tough audience of local business people, including a couple who regularly MC events themselves, Nick was just outstanding. His meticulous preparation paid off, and he won the crowd over in the first few minutes with a hilarious welcoming address, based on considerable local knowledge and research. He had the room buzzing from the start and they remained thoroughly engaged throughout a long night of award presentations. It is hard to put into words how successful the event was, but it's probably best summed up by one of the local Mayors in attendance, who said it was the most enjoyable evening she had been to during all her years in office. Nick is a naturally funny guy who also incredibly quick to react to what's going on around him and to the mood of the room. Furthermore, his Nigel Owens story is something that nobody should go to their grave without hearing - I'm still laughing about it now! Having been privileged to spend most of the day with Nick, it was quickly apparent that he is one of the most genuine people you could ever wish to meet. He also prides himself on being one of the very few comedians who specialise in clean humour, which meant that nobody went home offended and he was appreciated fully by a diverse audience. He hung around for several hours after the end of the formal proceedings to chat to the award winners, guests and dignitaries which was an unexpected bonus. Please do not hesitate to give my number to anyone looking for a reference for Nick as I would be more than happy to recommend him to any event organiser. Having been involved in event management for more than 30 years, I can honestly say this was the funniest and most professional MC I have ever engaged. Thank you, Nick - we would love to see you back in Wairarapa anytime. Go well - you are a true star! Wairarapa Business Assoc.

Nick was great, it is not easy to engage our crowd especially when the venue is a bar. But Nick handled the crowd well. He even suggested changing the format of the presentation slightly to make the flow of the evening better, that was a great call and much appreciated.

Retail Meat New Zealand

Always a moment of trepidation when you engage with a new dinner guest speaker that you have never heard nor have heard by direct referrals but knowing Nick writes for 7 days, there had to be an element of entertainment and comedy to end the night on a high, and that is exactly what Nick did, thanks so much the lumberjacks were grateful and understood your Ecoya candle joke!

Forest Industry Contractors Assoc.

Last night went so well which was largely due to Nick! He is so very approachable and friendly and easy-going. You tell him what you would like and he makes it his own and really has fun with it which in turn created a fun, light-hearted night that all our delegates loved and are still talking about this morning. Thanks so much Nick! Another job well done


We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your time and entertainment on Thursday night. The room didn't stop laughing all night and the feedback since then has been fantastic with most saying it was the best Awards Evening we have had yet “ backed by the best MC.

BEL Group

Nick was an unexpected sensation. Don't be fooled by his quiet unassuming nature when you meet him. He has an amazing ability to be able to read his audience and know exactly how far to push them. Being a corporate business we did not want to embarrass anyone, and Nick over delivered in performance, arrived prepared on time, gave confidence to our staff and finished the evening with a hilarious set that had tears running down the face of the CFO. Legendary and we would definitely book him again in the future

Green Cross Health

Our Conference went amazingly well and Nick did an outstanding job. We feel like he brilliantly hit his stride with us this year, and read the presentations and audience extremely well and injected humour into the right places. He was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely recommend his services. Looking forward to working with him again in the future.

Aon New Zealand

Nick showed great enthusiasm and really took the information provided in our brief to deliver a great performance. From control of the evenings procedures to engaging the audience (tailored to suit our guests, industry and achievements), Nick has received nothing but the best feedback from our staff and for that I thank Celebrity Speakers for their advice and listening to our initial requests in choosing the right man for the job.

Miles Motor Group
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