Nick Rado is a multi-award winning writer, MC and stand-up comedian, hailed as one of the funniest comedians in New Zealand. With a career spanning over 17 years, He can also be heard every Saturday morning on his Nationwide breakfast show ‘The Sporting Rumble’ on The Rock, Nick has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry, with an impressive list of accolades and achievements.
Nick achieved a significant milestone in his career as the first kiwi comic to record a US comedy special for Drybar, which has over 7.7 million followers. His debut album, On-Trend, made it to number 4 on all albums sold on iTunes, and can be heard across America on SiriusXM’s Laugh USA.
Nick’s stand-up comedy skills are exceptional, as demonstrated by his performances at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just for Laughs Sydney showcase, and opening for renowned comedians such as Rob Brydon, Aziz Ansari, and Russell Howard on their nationwide tours. Nick is also the only comedian to win the NZ Comedy Guild Award for ‘Best Comedy MC’ six times, and in 2019, he was named the ‘Best Male Comedian’ at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards.
Nick is the host of two award-winning podcasts, ‘Socrates Walks into a Bar’ and ‘Sporting Rumble,’ both were Gold Winners for Best Comedy and Best Sports Podcast respectively at the NZ Podcast Awards 2022.
He has also numerous TV comedy appearances, including The Comedy Channel Australia, The Nightwatchmen, Narrow World of Sports for Fox Sports Australia, TVNZ and TV3 Comedy Galas as well as acting on Rhys Darby’s sitcom Short Poppies on Netflix.
Nick is also an established TV writer from 2014 – 2021, Rado was head writer for over 300 episodes (as well as recurring guest panellist) for TV3’s award-winning topical news comedy show, 7 Days.
Nick’s unique brand of humour has earned him rave reviews from audiences and fellow comedians alike.
“Had me nearly rolling on the floor with laughter”– Theatreview NZ
“His comedy maybe international but the laughter is Universal”– Edinburgh Fringe
“One of NZ’s Finest”– Just 4 Laughs
“Like a kiwi Nate Bargatze”– Brian Bates, Nateland Podcast
“A wonderful, hilarious comedian. He must be stopped!”– Rob Brydon
“A superb comedian. Crisp jokes, great observations, absolutely brilliant”– Russell Howard
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 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
Nick was quite outstanding. He was fun and funny – so funny! Very respectful of the occasion and yet expertly weaved humour and light into the evening. An absolute professional to work with. At one point I looked around the room and saw everyone in tears of laughter including the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board. Nailed it Nick!!– FMG Insurance
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