Ben Hurley

Genre: Comedy

Country of Origin: New Zealand

After winning the Billy T Award in 2004, Ben set off for the UK where he honed his craft on the notoriously competitive comedy circuit there. Three years of gigging six nights a week, and often multiple shows in a night, saw Ben return home to New Zealand a seasoned performer with more experience than a lot of senior comedians. His time there also had him record a radio series with UK comic Andy Parsons and support Irish superstar Ed Byrne on a three month tour of the UK and Ireland.

Ben is widely recognized from his regular appearances on TV3’s 7Days, for which he is also Head Writer. He has had numerous other TV appearances with several Comedy Galas, AotearoHa, The Tiki Tour Edition, Dai’s X-Mass Special, @Seven and hosting the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards.