Palmy Comedy Festival 2019

Palmerston North Comedy Festival

A Comedy Festival by Comedians for Comedians

Palmerston North Comedy Festival is New Zealand's newest festival dedicated solely to stand-up, improv, and character comedy. It is unique in that it is fully organised and operated by a community of comedians based in and around Palmerston North. 


The festival runs from 15 - 23 November 2019 at The Globe Theatre on Main Street, Palmerston North. For this week the Globe will become home to comedians from across New Zealand - as well as a stable of local talent - for a not-to-be-missed week of humour and hilarity!


With Palmerston North Comedy Fest, we are aiming to bring you a great mix of well-established and up-and-coming comedians. We have specifically designed our programme to provide Palmerston North audiences with the opportunity to view main stream stand-up from some of their favourite performers as well as the ability to experience alternative or experimental comedy  from some of the fringes of New Zealand's comedy circuit. While every show will have a bit of a different flavour we know that they will all be bringing the laughs!


Palmerston North Comedy Festival is an event organised by Comedy Hub Palmerston North Incorporated in partnership with Globe Theatre Palmerston North.

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Comedy Fest's Partners

The Comedy Hub

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Palmerston North Comedy Festival is the brainchild of Comedy Hub Palmerston North Inc. The Comedy Hub have been organising regular stand-up shows and workshops for nearly 3 years in Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu.

To learn more about stand-up comedy events in Palmerston North click the link above and subscribe to The Comedy Hub Facebook page. We'll keep you up to date on all things comedy!

The Globe Theatre

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The Globe Theatre hosts year-round comedy shows at least once per month as well as providing an amazing platform for all kinds of performing artists. Check out their website to find out more about booking the venue or to see what they have on offer for the rest of the year.

Palmerston North City Council

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This Festival would not be possible without the generous funding we received from Palmerston North City Council through their Creative Communities scheme. If you are a local artists you can find more information on this scheme on their website.