Ben Hurley is the youngest ever Winner of New Zealand's most prestigious Stand-up comedy award, The Billy T award.
Political, irreverent, stupid, dirty.
Headliner or MC
Here's what the Critics have said…..
"He can be easily consumed as pure entertainment" Salient Magazine (NZ)
"It's easy to see why he's been given that 'one to watch' tag" The Dominion Post (Wellington, NZ)
"He delivers his set with an accomplished, award winning air" The Capital Times (Wellington, NZ)
New Zealand based comic, Ben Hurley, is quite a good comedian. Headlining shows in over 25 towns in New Zealand last year Hurley has cemented himself as one of the most prolific touring acts in the country. One of the most sought after new acts on the Kiwi circuit, in 2004 he will work as a headliner on the Australian pro circuit as well as performing at the Edinburgh fringe festival.
In the New Zealand International Comedy Festival (www.comedyfestival.co.nz) , Hurley has performed 2 different 1 hour solo shows "Bigger than Ben Hurley"(2003) and "Political and Stuff" (2004), to critical and audience acclaim. Ben is also a regular MC and performer at New Zealand's premiere Stand up clubs, The Classic (www.comedy.co.nz ) and the Wellington Comedy club (www.wellingtoncomedy.co.nz )
After only 4 gigs ever, Hurley was let onto New Zealand TV screens on the award winning stand up show, Pulp Comedy, winning the Best New Face award. Since then he has headlined 3 National tours of New Zealand, performed to huge crowds on the University circuit and been in development for his own TV Sketch show with Channel one and Wellington Based production company The Gibson Group. www.gibson.co.nz