About Sam

Sam is an accomplished writer, comedian, and musician.

Sam was a national finalist in the 2011 Raw Comedy Quest. His first solo show Samantics won Best Wellington Newcomer at the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival. He currently writes for TV3′s Jono and Ben at Ten, 7 Days, and Best Bits on TV One.

“Sam Smith is God’s favourite NZ comedian – and mine” – Michael Palin

“Geuninely hilarious plethora of talent” – Theatreview

“Outstanding” – Johnsonville Library

Upcoming Shows

  • Thursday PRO Night

    Date: 23rd October 2014
    Time: 8:00pm
    Venue: Classic Comedy and Bar , Auckland
  • New Pros Night

    Date: 24th October 2014
    Time: 8:00pm
    Venue: Classic Comedy and Bar , Auckland
  • New Pros Night

    Date: 25th October 2014
    Time: 8:00pm
    Venue: Classic Comedy and Bar , Auckland
  • 2UP – Late and Live

    Date: 25th October 2014
    Time: 10:30pm
    Venue: Classic Comedy and Bar , Auckland
  • My Sketchen Rules

    Date: 5th March 2015 – 7th March 2015
    Time: 10:00pm
    Venue: Fringe Bar , Wellington
    A brand spanking new sketch show from comedy troupe Fool House.

Contact Sam


Latest News

Comedy Time

I’ve been getting back into stand-up after being a bit slack over the first half of the year. I also now have a profile page on The Classic website.

We’ve also been working hard on a sketch show for next year. We’ve written heaps of funny sketches and we’re looking forward to staging them.

And Jono and Ben at Ten is back next week with its election special, as is 7 Days, and I’ve written some jokes for a new show on TV One called Happy Hour.

Posted September 12th, 2014

Comedy Festival 2014

The Comedy Festival is over for another year, and Robbie and I had a great time bringing Augmented Fourth to Auckland and Wellington. Thank you to all the people who came out to see it, and especially big thanks to all those who donated to our PledgeMe campaign.

I also performed in Next Big Things with a whole heap of great comedians, hosted by Ben Hurley.

Jono and Ben at Ten is back in a few weeks. During the time off we’ve been putting together a sketch group with the goal of having a sketch show in the comedy festival next year. I’m joining with fellow ex-Capping Show pals Louise Beuvink and Ben Blakely, and working with my new pals Ashton Brown and Kat Glass. I’m really looking forward to it – love me a bit o’ sketch, I do.

Posted May 28th, 2014

We moved to Auckland

As of December 2013 I’m living in Auckland, and with that comes many things that I’m excited about.

I’m working at Jono and Ben at Ten, which I’m super excited about.

For the comedy festival this year, in Auckland and Wellington, I’m doing a show with Robbie Ellis. It’s called Augmented Fourth, about a band called Augmented Fourth and will be a musical-comedy rock extravaganza. I’m pretty excited about it too.

There are another couple of potential projects that I’m excited about. More on those as I find out more about them.

Posted January 10th, 2014

We’re Writing A Radio Play

Death Never Blinks

For the past few months I, along with Steven Youngblood, Jennifer O’Sullivan and Kate Schrader have been writing a radio play. It is called Death Never Blinks and is designed to be a three-part series following the life of private Detective Dick Mason and the many strange occurrences that occur around the Queen’s visit to Wellington in 1953.

We’ve recently finished part 1, and are planning to get the remaining two episodes all wrapped-up by the end of the year.

I am the entertainment at a business awards dinner in the next few weeks, as well as performing out at the great room at Mayfair on November 9th. I’m also working on filming some sketch comedy with the very funny Brad Zimmerman and Adam Wright over the next few months.

Posted October 25th, 2013

Comedy Festival 2013 is over!


Well, the NZ International Comedy Festival has finished for 2013. It’s been a great festival; I’ve seen some great shows, met some great people, and caught up with some people I haven’t seen in a while.

Samantics went well. We sold out the season, which is awesome.

And I won an award for it! Best Wellington Newcomer. I’m pretty stoked about it, despite having done the comedy festival in 2003, 2010, 2011 and 2012. But it’s mine now – you can’t do anything about it.

Posted May 21st, 2013
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