Ben Hurley is a true success story of New Zealand stand up comedy. Ben can win over the toughest room with his charm wit and very likeable personality.
Ben has a sharp improvisational mind and with his unique and clever original material he is loved by audiences & critics alike.
Ben won the Billy T Award in 2004 and then moved to the UK where he perfected his craft on the notoriously difficult UK pro circuit, including a 3 month UK tour opening for superstar Irish comedian Ed Byrne. Ben was one of the few Kiwi acts to be invited to perform on the prestigious Comedy Store TV show shown on the Paramount Comedy channel. He was also one of the stars of the UK Festival Circuit playing to thousands in the Comedy Tents at Reading and Leeds Festival, Bestival and Latitude.
Since returning home, Ben has established himself as part of the upper echelon of New Zealand comedy, winning the prestigious Fred Award for comedic excellence and becoming a regular fixture on TV3’s 7Days as both panellist and head writer. Audiences will also recognise him from his many appearances on Comedy Galas and the AotearoHA series.
Ben has performed worldwide from Singapore to Bahrain and Ireland to Switzerland and still regularly tours New Zealand playing both theatres and local pubs. Ben has featured at the World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Dunedin and Wellington Fringes and at five NZ International Comedy Festivals.
Ben Hurley can entertain you through comedy, debating and as an MC for your event.