Brad Zimmerman is an award-winning comedian from Wellington, New Zealand.
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 New Zealand, including The Classic Comedy Club in Auckland, the sprawling metropolises (metropoli?) of Dannevirke and Palmerston North, three sell-out shows at the Picton theatre, Dunedin, Invercargill, and the Wellington Opera House.
Brad has also performed all over the UK, including the world famous London Comedy Store, clubs in Brighton and Birmingham, and the 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; ranging from travel adventures, to his marriage and fatherhood, and his basic frustration with the absurd behaviour of himself (a.k.a. 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
“A breath of fresh air… unpredictable flow and vivid personality” – Positively Wellington Venues
Winner “Best Show Concept” (for Tag Team Comedy) – 2014 Wellington Comedy Awards
Nominee “Best Show Concept” (for Tag Team Comedy) – 2014 NZ Comedy Guild Awards