Wellington Mic Drop

Wellington Mic Drop - Season 2!

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Wellington Mic Drop is a web series made by local comedians Ben Powdrell and Brad Zimmerman, and is aimed at showcasing the best comedians in the capital.

The Wellington comedy scene is bursting with talented, hard-working men and women who deserve to be broadcast to a wider audience. Mic Drop allows them a chance to do just that.

We filmed season one of the series in November 2016, with the help of generous Boosted donors like you, and the final product is incredible!

The comedians who featured in season one (James Nokise, Patch Lambert, Li'i Alaimoana, Molly Sokhom, Jerome Chandrahasen, Nik Bruce-Smith, Lucy Roche, Jonny Potts, Adam Wright, and Rob Harris) have all been able to use their Mic Drop episodes to build their audience, and book more gigs with promoters and producers.

Right now we're looking forward to filming season 2, and we need your help to make it as good as we possibly can!

We've already got some top-shelf comedians onboard for season 2, including Cohen Holloway (What We Do In The Shadows, Boy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Benjamin Crellin (Pulp Comedy, TV Comedy Gala), Neil Thornton (TV3's After Hours), and A LOT more.

Wellington Mic Drop came about because of our passion for incredible local talent. We are not profiting from the series financially, but the potential benefits for the comedy scene are enormous.

Every donor no matter how large (or small) will be thanked and credited as an official sponsor of the show.

For more info about Mic Drop (and to check out season one), visit http://www.micdrop.co.nz/

Thank you very much :-)

Brad and Ben


  • You Did It!


    Wahoo! Target reached and project funded.

    Ooh yeah it's a great feeling when the community comes together to help a local group achieve something wonderful.

    We're going to use the donations to professionally film and record some incredibly comedians doing their best stuff, and make something the whole capital can be proud of.
    And I said "YOU did it" because you did. We are incredibly grateful for your support.

    Thank you so much!

    (And look out for your name on the Mic Drop website under Sponsors, and on the show credits at the end of every episode).

    Brad and Ben
    The Mic Drop Team

  • It's the final countdown!


    Hey Wellington comedy fans!

    The deadline is fast approaching and we're not quite there yet. We're just shy of half way there as I type this.

    Now's as good a time as any to tell you we've locked in our two great MCs for the live filming dates. First up, we've got Jerome Chandahasen on 17th September, and then Adam Wright on 24th. 

    Both Jerome and Adam are Mic Drop veterans, having appeared in Season 01. Check them out at micdrop.co.nz to see what they can do.

    And get your friends to DONATE TO THIS CAMPAIGN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. I know we can still get there, everybody.

    Love you all,


  • Our EPIC Comedy Lineup!


    Hey Boosted friends!

    Here is a confirmed list of the comics who will be filmed for the upcoming Mic Drop season:

    17th September

    Cohen Holloway
    Emma Wollum
    Enigma (Alexander Sparrow)
    Sarah Harpur
    Kris Beattie
    Advait Kirtikar
    Gerard Paapu
    Craig Savage
    Rhian Wood-Hill

    24th September

    Benjamin Crellin
    Neil Thornton
    Eamonn Marra
    Lucy Forrestal
    Yohan de Rose
    Frankie Vallis
    Aku Dalmia
    Julz Burgisser
    Ben Powdrell

    That's 18 top local comedians who are gonna smash out some great live comedy, and 18 episodes of fantastic kiwi content!

    Thanks heaps and heaps for your support :-)


    Our EPIC Comedy Lineup!