Ed Caruthers Ed delivers a fast paced series of excellent one liners. Most tend towards the darker side of humour. Great joke writer with an excellent delivery. Regular co-host of the International Comedy Festival Show The Bad Taste Hour and The Very Worst Of The Bad Taste Hour. New Zealand's answer to Jimmy Carr.
El Jaguar "El Jaguar" is a Canadian, Christchurch based comic whose persona is a Mexican luchador (pro wrestler). He is an event that needs to be experienced to be understood. Very much an audience interactive comedian who loves to involve the crowd in his show. Not to be missed.
Eli Mathewson Christchurch born Wellington raised Auckland based comedian Eli seems to have gotten around. Twice nominated for the Billy T Award. Has been a "rising star" for a while now but is breaking through to the top ranks with great gags and fantastic stage presence. 
Fan Brigade Two very talented ladies who share their unique view of the world through hilarious songs interspersed with clever banter. Voted NZ Comedy Guild Best Newcomers in 2014 and Finalists in The Raw Comedy Quest in 2015 and featured in AotearoHa Rising Stars 2015. 2016 NZICF Best newcomer. They have moved very quickly through the ranks to become a featured headline act and the only act I know of in a line up show to to be bought back on stage for an encore by overwhelming crowd demand. 

Finn Nicolas Young Auckland comic, Raw Comedy Quest Finalist 2017. Finn doesn't do well with talking to people whcih makes his choice as a stand up comic interesting. A very funny young man who is becoming a go to comic when filling a young comic line up.
Fooz Alhilli Auckland based Bahrainian comic who proves that arabs are funny. Part of the Pot Brownies pod cast trio.
Fooz adds a contrast to the usual kiwi stand up. 
Freya Desmarais A very funny stand up who sometimes performs as herself and sometimes introduces hilarious awkward characters. A talented actress who comes from a theatre background this adds another dimension to her stage presence. 
Frickin Dangerous Bro This is a sketch comedy trio consisting of stand-up comedians Jamaine Ross, James Roque & Pax Assadi. These guys are all top stand up comics and experienced writers contributing to shows on TV3 and Maori TV. They have a great rapport on stage with great banter amongst themselves between clever and very funny sketches.

Gabriel Kearns Auckland based Irish comedian. Has mostly shorter jokes, some which borderline on mildly offensive to the more sensitive audience member. Doesn't shy away from the darker side of humour or subjects.

Graeme Clarke An Auckland based Canadian comic. Graeme made the final of the 2015 Raw Comedy Quest in his first year performing. Has progressed well. No topic is off limits. A sterotypical Candaian nice guy he likes to behave badly and tell people he is American to make Canada look better.  
Guy Montgomery 2014 Billy T Award winner. Has performed in USA and UK. While he has some very funny jokes there is something about his style that puts me off. In saying that he normally gets a good response from most audiences so maybe it is just me. He is a very talented at improv and a talented all round comic with a huge future. Part of the new wave of NZ comedy. 
Gish  Entertains with some very clever song parodies mixed with some short stand up jokes. In high demand around NZ and also very popular on YouTube . A top headline performer.