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Sully O'Sullivan

Multi award winning exponent of interactive standup Sully O’Sullivan’s performed professionally in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, the UK and Mainland Europe.

First stepping onto a standup stage in June 1998, his talent gained instant recognition as he won his first national standup award less than 12 months later. 9 years on he’s featured in four seasons of New Zealand’s award winning TV standup showcase ‘Pulp Comedy’, been nominated for the NZ Comedy Industry's supreme award by the NZ Comedy Trust, nominated by his fellow performers for the title of NZ's Best MC, and labeled by ‘The NZ Herald’ as one of the highlights of the New Zealand Comedy Festival’s televised international gala.

2003 - Nominee - TV2 Billy T Award - New Zealand International Comedy Festival
2003 - Nominee - Best MC - NZ Comedy Guild
2003 - Nominee - Spirit of the Festival - New Zealand International Comedy Festival
2003 - Nominee - Andrew Kovacevich Memorial - NZ Comedy Guild
1999 - Winner - National RAW Comedy Quest – Comedyfest Ltd

He’s been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, won Canada’s Master’s of the Universe Improv Competition, and featured on Australian TV’s The Comedy Channel.

“wicked sense of humour, gets the audience involved from the kick off”

“a blast of hilarity”
Manchester Evening News (UK)

“I gasp with laughter and a small amount of beer tries to escape through my nose.”
Manchester Evening News (UK)

“unforgettable comedy”
Three Weeks Edinburgh Festival (UK)

“easy control of an audience, who hang on his every word”
Chortle (UK)

“wonderfully witty…..clever yet childish”
Three Weeks Brighton Festival (UK)

"slickly combines quintessentially Kiwi comedy with vocal and physical audience participation"
The Press (NZ)

“a vitriol which makes Richard Dawkins look like the Archbishop of Canterbury.”
The Scotsman (UK)

“Sully's booming self confidence and no-nonsense delivery refreshed the whole genre.”
Huddersfield Daily Examiner (UK)

“booming stage presence”
The Comedy Digest (UK)

“highlights...the guitar-toting duo Flight of the Conchords…..and the punk-ish Sully O'Sullivan”
The New Zealand Herald (NZ)

“rising star”
The Evening Post (NZ)

“Hilarious Standup”
The Evening Post (NZ)

“had most of us doubled up with laughter……the future.”
one4review (UK)

“like a man ablaze”
The Press (UK)

“an act full of audience interaction…..many shrewd social observations”
Epigram (UK)

“appropriate inappropriateness.”
The Skinny (UK)

“hilarious host”
Threeweeks Edinburgh Festival (UK)