In his first year of comedy, after only a handful of performances, he was a national finalist in the New Zealand Raw Comedy Competition.
Since then, Brad has performed comedy all over his native New Zealand, including clubs throughout Wellington, The Classic Comedy Club in Auckland, the sprawling metropolis of Dannevirke, two sell-out shows at the Picton theatre, Dunedin, Invercargill, and many appearances at the Corn Stars Comedy Club in Palmerston North (among many others).
Brad has also performed all over the UK, including the world famous London Comedy Store, clubs in Brighton and Birmingham, and also the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
With mostly observational and story-based material, Brad has a reasonably clean act, never aiming to offend, but occasionally venturing into the slightly risqué.
His topics of choice come primarily from life experiences, and range as far as travel adventures and encounters, confusion towards the nature of his own existence, and his basic frustration with the absurd behaviour of the average human being.
Brad has received critical praise for his New Zealand International Comedy Festival shows, ‘Grown Up’ (2011) and ‘Skydiving With My Mum’ (2013).
“Brad Zimmerman, with his wit and shining charisma, is a comedian not to be missed” – Salient
“Zimmerman is a confident, engaging performer… a good storyteller, and quite the wordsmith” – Chortle
“Zimmerman’s timing and delivery elicit warm laughs and there is a relaxed charm about him” – Theatreview