© 2019 The Comedy Hub, Palmerston North, New Zealand.


The Comedy Hub is an incorporated society that's been producing and promoting all forms of comedy in Palmerston North and the Manawatu since 2017!

We aim to support the growth and development of people with an interest or passion for comedic performance in Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu region. We're working to establish a small, vibrant and diverse comedy scene and we aim to achieve this by working towards the following goals:


  1. Provide local up and coming comedians with meaningful performance opportunities that allow them to hone their craft and develop material in front of audiences.

  2. Running regular workshops on that promote creativity, collaboration and critical thinking regarding comedic performance, as well as teaching fundamentals of comedy.

  3. The promotion of comedy to audiences and making it a viable live entertainment option for the people of Palmerston North and the Manawatu, in particular, with the student population.

Got a comedy related production that you want promoting? Are you keen on jumping up on stage yourself? Or, would you like to become a member? We can help you! So get in touch with us!



Palmy Comedy Festival 2019

November 14, 2019

The first of its kind, Palmy Comedy Festival 2019 presents more than 30 acts over eight days from all over NZ! See www.palycomedyfest.com for full details.

Chris Ingham is Available for Children's Parties

November 14, 2019

Political comedian Chris Ingham has decided to rebrand for a younger audience.

Nominated Best Male Performance Palmy Fringe 2018.


 'I don’t know anything about Pokemon but I’m sure this is awesome' - David Seymour 

What's The Deal? With Graham Reaper

November 15, 2019

Graham Reaper returns to explore "what's the deal" with the world at large, and perhaps even what the deal is with Graham himself. Joined by Annette Positive, who once more interviews

the reclusive, world-renowned Pop Artist - Baron Belvedere Von Iceman.


Winner: Comedy Hub "Golden Gag" award 2018

In Bad Taste

November 17, 2019

Hosted by Nathan Cross and Dylan Stewart, and featuring both local and visiting comedians for New Zealand's newest comedy panel show!  Be warned, the jokes will be - as the title says - in very bad taste!

113 Reasons Why Not

November 17, 2019

Mama Z  (2017's joint winner, Best Female Comedian, Manawatu Milkies) is a functional adult who somehow still failed at adultery: she's been celibate for over a decade!  But should that mean she fails at life? Join her as she debunks expectations, makes her own way and explores the pet excuses or theories some ironically call 'reasons'.  Singles, this one's for you! 

Grampy Joe

November 19, 2019

Other than having received a personal message from the Queen and being the most prolific Grandfather in the Universe except for the African Driver Ant, Grampy Joe has little to commend him. Brash, rude and utterly adoring (in a good way) of his many offspring, Grampy Joe presents a selection of stories from his memoirs, a tome that has not yet passed the scrutiny of any publishing house in the world. Come along to get his very different perspective on life.

Dylan Stewart: Conscious Ramblings

November 21, 2019

Watch Palmy comedian Dylan Stewart as his brain explodes on stage, exploring the world around him, delving into his pet hates and secret loves. Dylan Stewart is a 2x Comedy Male comedian of the year winner and was also nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the 2018 Palmy Fringe award.

Still Individuals: 80/20, Brother!

November 21, 2019

When taking the stage together, Morgan Hunter-Bell and Zac McCall are Still Individuals.


Winner: Comedy Hub Golden Gag 2018 (Morgan)

Winner: Comedy Hub Most Offensive 2018 (Zac)

"Had everyone in tears of laughter" - the Best Man at a bachelor party we gigged at that one time.

Best of Parbaked LOLs

November 22, 2019

A collection of the finest new talent Palmy Comedy has to offer, with special guest headliner Nick Rado!

Fresh & Funny

December 04, 2019

Hosted by Simon Kingsley-Holmes! Palmy's premiere comedy open mic night. $5 entry, students Koha. Contact comedyinpalmy@gmail.com to perform.

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