The Headliners Show: This is the big event of the festival, featuring 4 Headline acts in a big 2 hour show.
Wilson Dixon(USA): Hailing from Cripple Creek Colorado, country music legend, Wilson Dixon's melodic philosophies on life have seen him become one of the most loved characters on the Aust, UK and NZ circuit.
He has had sold out season's at The New Zealand International Comedy Festival and has won awards for "Best Show" and in 2010 he won the supreme Festival Award "The Fred" for outstanding artistic achievement. Wilson has played to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Directly after the Edinburgh Fringe Wilson went on to appear in his own 4 part radio series for the BBC - "The Wilson Dixon Line". Wilson's 1st album, "Wilson Dixon's Greatest Hits" received massive success with 3 singles from that album topping the NZ iTunes Top 100 Comedy Songs in 2010 - "Never" #1, "Philosophy" #1, "The Mirror" #2.
Josh Thomson(NZ/Tonga): Timaru born idiot from sturdy South Island and even sturdier Tongan Island stock, Josh has become one of the most beloved faces in New Zealand comedy. Star of 7 Days, The Project, Terry Teo and Netflix series The Legend of Monkey, Josh is also a great comedian having performed all over the country for the last 15 years.
Justine Smith: Loved so much in 2018, she is back in 2019! A leading light of New Zealand Comedy, Justine is, simply put, one of our best. Yeah, she's been on the TV with regular appearances on 7 Days and the Project but also The Comedy Gala, AotearoHA, A Night At The Classic, hosted TV3’s Divas and Rhys Darby’s show which screened on both TVNZ and Netflix, Short Poppies. However, what you get from Justine is a whirlwind of live comedy brilliance that you can only fully appreciate from seeing her in person.
MC Ben Hurley: Newly local BOP boy, Ben Hurley will be the host for the evening. Ben is widely recognized from his regular appearances on TV3’s 7Days, and The Project. He has had numerous other TV appearances with several Comedy Galas, AotearoHa, After Hours, Funny Roots and hosting the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards.