It’s a Shore-thing – ‘Pop-Up’ Comedy Club returns to the BMC

Following the Comedy All-Star Showcase on Sat April 28th, a host of international and local comedians will return for a 3 week run in the BMC Comedy Club, a fully seated, licensed ‘pop-up’ comedy cabaret in the BMC 1st Floor Hauraki function room, modelled on the successful format at The Classic Comedy Club on Queen St.

First launched in 2014 and returning each year, this venue and the line-up of shows has been a huge success with local audiences with almost the entire season selling out each year.

The selection in 2018 includes a number of Festival headline acts;

  • COMEDY ALLSTARS # 1 – Thu 3, Fri 4 and Sat 5 May at 8pm

Featuring the return of UK headliner, Jimmy McGhie (England) plus a very exciting new face spotted at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Phil Wang (England)  with local headliner,  Brendhan Lovegrove (NZ) hosting.


  • COMEDY ALLSTARS # 2 – Thu 10, Fri 11 and Sat 12 May at 8pm

Featuring local legend and star of TV3’s ‘7 DAYS’ Paul Ego (NZ), plus the debut of the fiery new face from the UK  Lauren Pattison and a local favourite Alan McElroy (NZ/IRE) will MC.


  • COMEDY ALLSTARS #3 – Thu 17, Fri 18 and Sat 19 May at 8pm

A very international flavour to our final week of Comedy All-Stars featuring a popular festival regular, Marcel Lucont (‘Fra’) , with additional spice from El Jaguar (‘Mex’) considered one of the finest comic improvisers in the world. The show will be hosted by our own globetrotting headliner, James Nokise.

Purchase your tickets HERE.

Source: Press Release - Comedy All Stars at the BMC Comedy Club. 07 March 2018. Image Credit: 2018 NZ International Comedy Festival.