Urzila Carlson

Multi-award-winning South African-New Zealander, Urzila Carlson, has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand.
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Multi-award-winning South African-New Zealander, Urzila Carlson, has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2019, Urzila became the highest-selling comedian in the 33-year long history of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world.

She also took home the coveted People’s Choice Award  the same year and made her Netflix debut as part of the streaming service’s unprecedented world-wide comedy series, Comedians Around the World which saw Urzila handpicked as was one of 47 comedians to perform a half-hour special filmed at Just For Laughs in Montreal.

Originally published in 2016, 2019 also saw the re-release of Urzila’s fascinating autobiography Rolling With the Punchlines, which added best-selling author to her ever-growing list of achievements.

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Carlson’s a master of the form. Audiences across New Zealand have known it for years, and turned out in droves in recognition of that. Now, it’s the world’s turn.

The SpinOff NZ

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There’s no doubt Carlson is a slick act – she debuted on the Netflix stand-up comedy event series Comedians of the World – but it’s her everyday-ness that makes her so good at her craft.

Stuff NZ

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