Nick Rado

Nick Rado is a multi-award winning, presenter, producer, writer, MC and stand-up comedian with national and international success in the radio and stand-up comedy industries. ​
Nick is currently guest comedian, panelist and head writer for TV3’s award winning topical news comedy panel show ‘7 Days’, he is four time winner of the NZ Comedy Guild Award for 'Best Comedy MC' and recently opened for Scottish comedy legend Danny Bhoy on his nationwide NZ tour.​ ​

Nominee Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Dunedin Fringe Festival ‘Best Comedy Show’ (2015)
Winner NZ Comedy Guild Award ‘Best MC’ (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014)
Winner NZ Comedy Guild Award ‘Best Show’ (2013)
Nominee NZ International Comedy Festival FRED Award (2013)
Nominee Dunedin Fringe Festival ‘Best Comedy Show’ (2013)
Nominee 2011 Billy T Award (Best Up and Coming NZ Comedian).
UK Sony Radio Awards – Nominated ‘Best Entertainment Show’ 2010
UK Sony Radio Awards – Bronze Winner ‘Best Competition’ 2010
UK Sony Radio Awards – Silver Winner ‘Best Promo’ 2009
UK Sony Radio Awards – Nominated ‘Best Breakfast Show’ 2007
UK Sony Radio Awards – Nominated ‘Best Entertainment Show’ 2005
NETFLIX Rhys Darby’s sitcom ‘Short Poppies’ recurring character Jeff Mason
TV3’s ‘7 Days’ – Guest Panelist x 12 episodes
TV1 Word Up – Guest Panelist x 6 episodes
TV3 After Hours – Own Stand Up Comedy Special
TV3 NZ International Comedy Gala
TVNZ’s ‘Auckland Daze’ – Playing Character Nick Rado (Himself) in sitcom
TV3’s AotearoHA’s – Next Big Things, Stand Up Comedy
TVNZ’s ‘A Night at the Classic’ Playing character Nick Rado (himself)
Head Writer TV3’s 7 Days for over 150 Episodes 
Head Comedy Writer for Sol3mio’s 2014 DVD Special
Head Writer TV1’s Word Up 13 Episodes
TVNZ’s ‘Best Bits’ Table Writer 
Stand In Comedy Writer for 'The Project NZ' 


"Nick was an unexpected sensation. Don’t be fooled by his quiet unassuming nature when you meet him. He has an amazing ability of being able to read his audience and know exactly how far to push them. Being a corporate business we did not want to embarrass anyone, and Nick over delivered in performance, arrived prepared on time, gave confidence to our staff and finished the evening with a hilarious set that had tears running down the face of the CFO. Legendary and we would definitely book him again in the future"  Green Cross Health Suppliers

Nick was AMAZING, the audience had tears streaming down their faces. He did his research and matched his performance perfectly to our audience. His performance was very relatable and without a doubt the funniest show I (and many of our guests) have ever seen. Our audience of 300 wouldn’t let Nick leave the stage. All evening I had guests asking for his name and commenting on how amazing he was. We now have a large group of staff waiting for Nick to tour through Tauranga so we can all get another fix. I would without a doubt use Nick again. Classic Builders & CBC Construction

A big THANK YOU to Nick for his flawless performance as MC at the Vero/Asteron Life Melbourne Cup event, November 1st. The client actually approached me at the end of the event and specifically mentioned that getting Nick in was a great call. He was so adaptable (which is every event managers dream), approachable and added so much humour and spark to components like the fashion show and prize giving. Vero & Asteron Life Insurance

"Nick showed great enthusiasm and really took the information provided in our brief to deliver a great performance. From control of the evenings procedures to engaging the audience (tailored to suit our guests, industry and achievements), Nick has received nothing but the best feedback from our staff." Miles Motor Group