Nick Rado


MC/ Presenter/ Comedian/ Producer & Writer

Nick Rado is a multi-award winning writer, MC and stand-up comedian. Nick is a panelist and head writer (of over 250 episodes) for TV3’s acclaimed topical news comedy 7 Days. He is the only comedian to win the NZ Comedy Guild Award for ‘Best Comedy MC’ five times, along with being named ‘Best Male Comedian’ at the 2019 awards. Nick has performed at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just for Laughs Sydney as seen on The Comedy Channel Australia, and opened for comedians Rob Brydon, Danny Bhoy, Russel Howard and Aziz Ansari on their New Zealand legs of world tours.

2021 has already been a big year for Nick, having recorded his debut comedy album in January, which has been produced by the largest independent comedy production and distribution company in the US, featuring works by Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Bill Burr, and Maria Bamford; it will be the first comedy special in the world to be recorded in Tasman, NZ, which will be played later this year throughout America on SiriusXM on Laugh USA. Nick will also be joining Andrew Mulligan and John Day on The Rock FM’s The Sporting Rumble on Saturdays at midday. It doesn’t stop there - most recently, Nick supported British comedian Russel Howard on his NZ leg of his 2021 tour!


Auckland, New Zealand


Compere/MC, Professional Speaking, Stand-up Comedy


Family & Friends, Health & Fitness, Sport, Stand up comedy

Testimonials (14)

Wairarapa Business Awards Dinner Oct 2019

Prior to our event, very few people in Wairarapa had heard of Nick Rado, but now he is the talk of the town. Nick had a tough act to live up to following the success of last year's inaugural awards evening, but he quite simply smashed it out of the park. In front of a tough audience of local businesspeople, including a couple who regularly MC events themselves, Nick was just outstanding. His meticulous preparation paid off, and he won the crowd over in the first few minutes with a hilarious welcoming address, based on considerable local knowledge and research. He had the room buzzing from the start and they remained thoroughly engaged throughout a long night of award presentations. It is hard to put into words how successful the event was, but it's probably best summed up by one of the local Mayors in attendance, who said it was the most enjoyable evening she had been to during all her years in office. Nick is a naturally funny guy who also incredibly quick to react what's going on around him and to the mood of the room. Furthermore, his Nigel Owens story is something that nobody should go to their grave without hearing - I'm still laughing about it now! Having been privileged to spend most of the day with Nick, it was quickly apparent that he is one of the most genuine people you could ever wish to meet. He also prides himself on being one of the very few comedians who specialises in clean humour, which meant that nobody went home offended and he was appreciated fully by a diverse audience. He hung around for several hours after the end of the formal proceedings to chat to the award winners, guests and dignitaries which was an unexpected bonus. Please do not hesitate to give my number to anyone looking for a reference for Nick as I would be more than happy to recommend him to any event organiser. Having been involved in event management for more than 30 years, I can honestly say this was the funniest and most professional MC I have ever engaged. Thank you Nick - we would love to see you back in Wairarapa anytime. Go well - you are a true star!

Sam Rossiter-Stead

Business Wairarapa