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Award-winning, internationally acclaimed comedian.


South African born Urzila Carlson is a multi award winning Stand Up comedian who appears regularly on television shows in New Zealand - 7 Days, Super City, Road Madness and Australia - Have You Been Paying Attention. She lives in Auckland, with her wife and two kids.

Urzila’s natural cheeky, straight up style will have you eating out of her hand* the moment she takes the stage and you’ll want to be her friend. Internationally and locally she is becoming a sought after act, both as a stand up headliner and as an MC.

Current work
Since taking the comedy stage in 2008 she has had 5 sold out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, television appearances on Spicks and Specks, Dirty Laundry, Have You Been Paying Attention, The Great Debate with Barry Humphries, Comedy Up Late as a guest and a host, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas. Urzila has also done sold out festival shows in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide Comedy Festivals, and performed for Just For Laughs at The Sydney Opera House. In New Zealand she has sold out every solo show she’s had since 2009.

Urzila is a very popular regular panelist on the hit show 7 Days and has appeared in TV shows such as `A Night at the Classic’, ` The Comedy Christmas Cracker’ with Rhys Darby, AotearoHA!, and The Jono Project.

She is a recognisable face not only on the comedy circuit in New Zealand and Australia, but is also a celebrated author, columnist, presenter, sports enthusiast and a DIY expert**.

* Please note there might not be anything in her hand to eat.
** Not a real expert.

Hilarious! I'm a big fan of Urzila's, but she really made the effort to customise her routine for our audience, drawing on her own experience in our industry. Fairfax Media
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