- Location: London
- Clip Details: Ben Hurley at the New Zealand Comedy Festival
- Clip Page URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n33sFCzACwM
- Gender: Male
- Gig Price in £ (30 mins): Band-3:1k-5k
- Act Content: Primetime-TV-compatible
- Build: Medium
- Playing Age: 26-35
- Appearance: Caucasian-Dark
- Nationality: Australasian
- Accents: New Zealand (native)
- Website: http://www.benhurley.com/
- For all enquiries phone: Get Comedy on +44 207 604 2944 (UK) or Notorious on +64 9 951 0290 (NZ)
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“COMEDIC LEGEND” – The New Zealand Herald (NZ)
One of the success stories of New Zealand stand up comedy. After winning the two biggest comedy awards in New Zealand (NZ Comedy Guild Best Male Comedian and The 2004 Oddfellows Billy T award in 2004), Hurley set sail for the UK and within a very short time has established himself, as a headline act. He has just nabbed his third award, in May 2008, the Fred Award.
“HE CAN EASILY BE CONSUMED AS PURE ENTERTAINMENT”- Metro (UK)
With a massive but hugely likeable stage presence, Hurley can win over even the toughest room. A sharp improvisational mind and well honed, original material make Hurley a versatile act who is quickly becoming a favourite with the major UK clubs both as a host and a Headliner.
“IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY HE’S BEEN GIVEN THAT ‘ONE TO WATCH’ TAG” – The Dominion Post (NZ)
Not only does the demand for Ben’s talent take him all over Britain but he has performed all over the world in the last 2 years in over 10 countries including Singapore, Dubai, Ireland, Australia, Bahrain, Spain and Switzerland.
“HE DELIVERS HIS SET WITH AN ACOMPLISHED, AWARD WINNING AIR” – The Capital Times (NZ)
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 has also branched out in to radio, having just completed a new series with fellow comedian Andy Parsons. Ben has also been one of the stars of the famous Reading and Leeds Festivals, Latitude and Bestival playing to a packed Comedy Tent. You can catch Ben spending Autumn touring with Ed Byrne.
“A LIKEABLE, RELAXED MANNER AND HE GIVES OFF ALL THE RIGHT SIGNALS TO REASSURE AUDIENCES THAT THEY’RE IN SAFE HANDS”- Chortle.co.uk
2008 Winner Fred Award for outstanding performance at NZ Comedy Festival
2005 Winner Best MC Wellington Comedy Awards
2004 Winner Best Male Comedian New Zealand Comedy Guild awards
2004 Winner Best Industry Friend New Zealand Comedy Guild awards
2004 Winner Billy T Award 2003 Winner Best Full Show Wellington Comedy Awards
2003 Nominated Best Male Comedian New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards
2002 Nominated Most inspiring performer New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards
2002 Winner Best Stand Up act Wellington Comedy Awards
2001 Nominated Best New Face New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards
2001 Winner Best New Face Pulp Comedy TV
T.V. The Comedy Store, Paramount Comedy Channel New Zealand Big Comedy Gala 2005, TV 2 New Zealand Big Comedy Gala 2004, TV2 Pulp Comedy Series #7 and series #8, TV2 The Strip Guest Cast TV3, Insiders Guide to Happiness Guest Cast, TV2 Target: Know Your Rights TV3,
Festivals to DateReading and Leeds Festivals 2006 &2007 Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2004 & 2006 New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2001-2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2003