Category: Rationale

This is our site & we decide at our absolute discretion what to list. We generally stick to these guidelines.

We list notices of upcoming live, in person, comedy and comedy adjacent shows in Auckland.

For the purposes of this site, comedy is anything intended to invoke laughter in the audience. Improv, stand-up, cabaret acts all count as does anything else matching this definition.

Auckland means the area for which Auckland Council is the local authority.

Category: Rationale

This is our site & we decide at our absolute discretion what to list. We generally stick to these guidelines.

Our target is to help connect potential audiences with live, in person comedy (and comedy adjacent) events in Auckland. We don’t list things that fall outside this definition.

The reason for this is that this is what we wish to promote and we had to set the limits somewhere to prevent the shows we wish to promote being lost in the crowd. Here’s why we won’t list things outside this definition.

  • Recorded Audio or Video: There are a huge number of recordings of video on the internet that sit there for years, if you want recorded video go to YouTube or its competitors. We only wish to promote shows here where the cast is doing the comedy in real time.
  • Live streams: Again there are a lot of these & in person shows would get lost. If an in-person event in Auckland is to be live streamed we would still consider the event on its merits as an in person event & if accepted we would have no objection to providing details of the simulcast.
  • Outside Auckland: This is one of the more difficult things. We don’t see much value in listing all New Zealand comedy events but even Auckland is a huge region. Is a listing of an event in Wellsford much use to a person in Pukekohe, 125 km away? Then consider it’s only 15 km from Pukekohe to an event we wouldn’t list in Pokeno or Mercer a mere 20 km away as they are in the Waikato. In the end we had to decide which areas we wish to cover. We might try introducing area based tags if there’s sufficient demand.

We also don’t list courses and similar aimed at comedians. The reason is that we are here to communicate to potential audiences and prefer not to dilute our message. There are other ways to reach comedians.

Finally, we may decide to “rate limit” individual shows or producers if we subjectively decide we are seeing too many posts. Some services are easier than others to share content so we will be more hardline on services that require more work.

Category: Rationale

We (Tessa & Julia Clement) noticed that it was very difficult to get a list of upcoming live, in person, comedy events in Auckland.

Most venues list their own events, almost all producers list their own events, each ticketing service lists their own but nobody was providing a place to list everything.

We are producers & performers of live comedy. We dabbled with Zoom during the first lockdown, but our true love is being there in the room, or on the lawn, with the performer.

We started in September 2019, with a Facebook page where we offer to add Facebook events for live, in person, comedy events in Auckland our original way of being notified. Other social media soon had accounts created which remained largely dormant until early 2024. We created this website in 2022.

With WordPress now having integration into the Fediverse, we can make posts here that propagate to Mastodon which gives it a second purpose.

Social Media

Category: Social Media
  • BlueSky
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Mastodon
  • Threads
  • X

Category: Social Media


We have created accounts on Tik Tok & Mastodon but haven’t yet fully worked out how to use them effectively.

Tik Tok: Repost seems to work when on a phone. Need to document & make sure we fully understand the process.

Mastodon (or more accurately ActivityPub): This website was enabled to send “News” to Mastodon on 22/12/23. We can send pointers to events through this with some text, we try to limit it to 500 characters to avoid limits in some Mastodon instances. There is a strong anti-commercial ethos in the Mastodon community so we may find we need to limit this to free events.


Effectively everything else. If something else looks like it should be useful we are probably willing to give it a try.