Ben Hurley

Ben has conquered the toughest of crowds and reviewers alike and is adept at tailoring his material and persona to what the event requires. He consistently sells out shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and has toured to country many times, on his own as part of the Real NZ Comedy Tours and of course the 7 Days Live Tours.


Ben is widely recognised from his regular appearances on THREE’s 7Days, The Project, and is now a regular contributor on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp. He has had numerous other TV appearances with several Comedy Galas, AotearoHa, hosting After Hours, Funny Roots, @Seven, Ben & Steve World Famous In and most recently Patriot Brains.


2021 and 2022 also sees Ben finally fulfil a life goal of commentating cricket with the Alternative Commentary Collective, and chucking in a few thoughts about rugby league on the Mad Monday podcast. Of course, he’d rather be out in the middle, but this is a very close second. Like when they decide who wins by counting boundaries (never forget, never)