Nick Rado is a multi-award winning writer, MC and stand-up comedian.  Nick is a guest panellist and head writer of over 250 episodes for TV3's award-winning topical news comedy show 7 Days.  Nick is the only comedian to win the NZ Comedy Guild Award for 'Best Comedy MC' five times; he is also the winner of Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2019.  Rado was hand-selected to perform at the Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just for Laughs Sydney showcase. He has opened for Rob Brydon, Aziz Ansari and Russell Howard on their nationwide tours.  He was also featured in Rhys Darby's Sitcom Short Poppies on Netflix.  As seen on, The Comedy Channel Australia, the Nightwatchmen and Narrow World of Sports for Fox Sports Australia and as heard on The Rock's Sporting Rumble.


Winner Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2019)

Five-time Winner ‘Best Comedy MC’ NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2019)

Winner Best Live Performance Comedy Writer NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2017) 

Nominee Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2017)

Nominee Best Male Comedian NZ Comedy Guild Awards (2016)

Winner Dunedin Fringe Festival ‘Best Comedy Show’ (2015)

Winner NZ Comedy Guild Award ‘Best Show’ (2013)

Nominee NZ International Comedy Festival FRED Award (2013)

Nominee Dunedin Fringe Festival ‘Best Comedy Show’ (2013)

Nominee 2011 Billy T Award (Best Up and Coming NZ Comedian).

UK Sony Radio Awards – Nominated ‘Best Entertainment Show’ 2010

UK Sony Radio Awards – Bronze Winner ‘Best Competition’ 2010

UK Sony Radio Awards – Silver Winner ‘Best Promo’ 2009

UK Sony Radio Awards – Nominated ‘Best Breakfast Show’ 2007

UK Sony Radio Awards – Nominated ‘Best Entertainment Show’ 2005


Narrow World Of Sports - Comedian - Fox Sports Australia - 1 episode 

The Crowd Goes Wild - Prime TV - Guest presenter - 2 episodes 2020

The Nightwatchmen - Fox Sports Australia - 8 Episodes 2019/20

Have You Been Paying Attention? - TVNZ - 2 episodes

The Comedy Channel, Australia - Just For Laughs, Sydney Season 5 Ep 11

TV3 Comedy Gala - Stand Up Comedy

NETFLIX Rhys Darby’s sitcom ‘Short Poppies’ recurring character Jeff Mason

TV3’s ‘7 Days’ – Recurring Guest Panelist x 14 episodes

TV1 Word Up – Guest Panelist x 6 episodes

TV3 After Hours – Own Stand Up Comedy Special

TV3 NZ International Comedy Gala

TVNZ’s ‘Auckland Daze’ – Playing Character Nick Rado (Himself) in sitcom

TV3’s AotearoHA’s – Next Big Things, Stand Up Comedy

TVNZ’s ‘A Night at the Classic’ Playing character Nick Rado (himself)


The Nightwatchmen - Fox Sports Australia - 8 episodes 2019/20

Winner Best Live Performance Comedy Writer NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2017 

Script Consultant ABC Australia's - Hardball 

Head Writer TV3’s 7 Days for over 250 Episodes 

Head Comedy Writer for Sol3mio’s 2014 DVD Special

Head Writer TV1’s Word Up 13 Episodes

TVNZ’s ‘Best Bits’ Table Writer 

Stand In Comedy Writer for 'The Project NZ' 



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Fun Rado Facts

He was executive producer for the Heart radio breakfast show in London with Emma Bunton (Baby Spice)

Nick once farted in front of Mariah Carey.

Rado's wife is a Yoga teacher and was the face for Wanderlust, He does/attempts Yoga every week.

Nick set up a swim school with his mate Liam when he was 19 called the 'Titanic Swim School - It was closed down by the Porirua city council as it was deemed inappropriate.


Jerry Springer gave Rado the best advice he’s ever had.

Nick has played on the same piano as Prince (The artist formerly known as) just weeks before he passed away.​

Rado is a father of two human beings.

Nick met his wife whilst on stage doing comedy.

Rado's written over 150 episodes for TV3's 7 Days. 

Nick dropped out of his degree in Business Computing to pursue a career in Radio.  He’s now a full time stand up comedian.

Rado's performed stand up at the All Black vs Australia Bledisloe cup breakfast in front of 300 NZ and Wallaby legends, he made loads of jokes about Welsh referee Nigel Owens ... whilst not realising Nigel Owen’s was there.

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