Since arriving from Canada Rob Harris has quickly become a stalwart of the Wellington comedy scene. As well as being a popular MC and comic, he also co-runs the weekly comedy night The Medicine at VKs and has been a judge during the recent Raw Comedy Competition.  One thing is certain, this man knows about comedy – there wouldn’t be many performers he hasn’t seen recently and so he seemed like the perfect person to ask for a few hints about who to see each week during the festival:

Week One:
1 – Young Guns at Fringe Bar – I have to promote this one, because I am in this one as the host. Great lineup of up and coming acts!!
2 – Daniel John Smith – Children and Other Mistakes – He is one of my personal favourites and winning best comedian Wellington 2015 is trust testament to his brilliant wordcraft.
3 – Alice Brine – Brinestorm – An interesting look into a scatterbrain’s ideas and everyday thoughts. Always worth checking out the Billy T nominees.
4 – Lloyd Langford – he’s a funny Welshman making his second appearance (that I know of) at the Comedy Festival, and had a great set at First Laughs.
5 – Matt Stellingwerf – Another Billy T Nominee, this is one of The Medicine’s favourite acts from Wellington and we love having him down here any chance we can get.

Head along to to book tickets and find out more!

Originally published at on 26/04/2016.