Jeremy Elwood

MC and Stand Up Comedian

Jeremy was born in Canada, raised in the UK and has lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has become one of New Zealand’s favourite stand up comics with his unique brand of insightful, intelligent and irreverent comedy. Having been performing for more than 15 years, he has the ability to get any crowd laughing be it a corporate hosting or a pub in Timaru.

A regular guest on TV3’s award winning 7Days, Jeremy has also appeared on our screens on several Comedy Galas, Aotearohas, A Night at the Classic, Funny Roots and Pulp Comedy among others.

Having performed eight solo shows at the NZ International Comedy Festival and regularly touring around New Zealand, Jeremy has also performed around the world including Australia, Scotland, England, his native Canada and America.

As well as being an outstanding comedic MC and stand up comedian, Jeremy is also a talented writer, musician, director and actor having appeared on stage both in classical and contemporary roles and was head writer on TV3’s The Project for over 3 years.  He continues to write for TV and print media.


2008 - Gag of the Year - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2007 - Best MC - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2006 - Gag of the Year - NZ Comedy Guild Awards       

2005 - Winner: Best MC, Best Industry Friend - NZ Comedy Guild Awards, So U Think UR Funny, Best Male Actor - Listener Dunedin Theatre Awards. Nominee - Best Male Comedian - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2004 - Winner: Windsor Castle Productions Comedy Script Competition, Nominee: Best Male Comedian, Best MC - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2003 - Nominee: Best Male Comedian, Best MC - NZ Comedy Guild Awards

2002 - Winner: Best Male Comedian, Best MC, Most Inspiring Performer, Best Festival Show - NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2001 - Winner: Best MC - NZ Comedy Guild Awards. Nominee - Best Male Comedian, Billy T Award


• Stand Up Comedy
• Master of Ceremonies
• Musician
• Actor
• Director


"I just wanted to let you know how much our group enjoyed Jeremy Elwood.   All our staff thought he was excellent and they were also impressed with how quick he was when he made up an impromptu love song about our CEO and his wife. Very witty!!" New Zealand Pork Industry Board

"Jeremy did an excellent job confirming everything beforehand - the venue, function, timings and other possible changes. Jeremy has a wealth of talent and was the highlight of our evening". NZ Airports Assoc. Inc.

"Jeremy was brilliant, not only did he present a perfectly targeted and humourous guest speaker slot, he was also a fantastic MC and interviewer of the GM and CEO". Auckland Airport Airline Awards   

"Jeremy was great! He was very clever and funny and wasn't too rude and very entertaining. He did a great job, and was great to work with. Highly recommended!" 31st Tertiary ICT Conference