Nick Rado

Nick Rado is a multi-award winning, presenter, producer, writer, MC and stand-up comedian with national and international success in the TV, radio and stand-up comedy industries. ​

Nick is currently the Head Writer for TV3’s Award winning panel show 7 Days, Head Writer and Associate Producer for 7 Days of Sport and has recently just finished a nationwide NZ tour opening for Danny Bhoy. 4 x winner of NZ Comedy Guild Best MC, Nick is the perfect comedy MC for your next event!

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

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 - - Wairarapa Business Awards Dinner Oct 2019

Always a moment of intrepidation when you engage with a new dinner guest speaker that you have never heard nor have heard by direct referrals but knowing Nick writes for 7 days, there had to be an element of entertainment and comedy to end the night on a high, and that is exactly what Nick did, thanks so much the lumber jacks were grateful and understood your Ecoya candle joke - cheers  Prue Younger, CEO, Forest Industry Contractors Assoc. - Safetree Conference Dinner - March 2019

Our Conference went really well and Nick did an outstanding job.  We feel like he really hit his stride with us this year, and read the presentations and audience extremely well and injected humour into the right places.  He was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely recommend his services.  Looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Carla Childs - Aon New Zealand  - Aon Conference 2019

Nick MC'd our annual awards night as well as entertained us with a half hour comedy act. Both were done professionally but his comedy gig was fantastic. He had the whole room laughing and thinking how much his act resonated with their actual life. He hit just the right spot with a room full of females and males. The feedback I have had was far better than any other entertainer I have booked before. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. TradeZone New Zealand