Urzila Carlson returns with her comedy show Studies Have Shown. Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Let’s get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed when you’ve tucked them in 20 f*cking times already!
“Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs” The Age, Melbourne
“Standout performance.. sidesplitting” - Rip it up, Adelaide
“Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian - an absolute must-see.” Appetite for the Arts, New Zealand
South African born New Zealand citizen, comic Urzila Carlson took to the stage for the first time in 2008 and has since racked up an impressive array of awards for her stand up including ‘Best Female Comedian’ at the New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016!
As well as the coveted TV3 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD at the 2013 and 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
She has made numerous TV appearances in New Zealand on shows such as `A Night at the Classic’, ` The Comedy Christmas Cracker’ with Rhys Darby, AotearoHA!, Jono and Ben at Ten and of course she tames the boys as a regular panellist for TV3’s hit show 7 Days, The Radio and New Zealand Comedy Gala.
She has had 6 sold out solo seasons (2010 - 2016) at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and 4 sold out seasons (2013 – 2016) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her Australian television appearances on Spicks and Specks, Dirty Laundry, Have You Been Paying Attention, The Great Debate with Barry Humphries, Comedy Up Late as a guest and a host, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.