Christchurch based comedian Taylor Ruddle is known for his friendly, relaxed delivery and performs a mix of storytelling, one liners and satire in his cheeky pop-culture and wordplay-laden style.He has been described as “Disarmingly laid back, with a twinkle in his eye disguising a sharply honed wit.”
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Comedian / MC
Taylor is available as a Stand-up Comedian, to MC a function, or to organize a comedy show at your venue. Visit Can Do Comedy's website for more infomation.
If you need a last minute quiz host to cover for sickness, or would like Taylor to organize a recurring quiz at your venue or for a fundraiser, please get in touch!
Taylor is a host for the popular Beats By Bingo franchise, if you would like to arrange a Beats show for a fundraiser, or any other function, please get in touch!
Awards & Testimonials
WINNER - NZ Comedy Guild Breakout Comedian of the South Island 2023
NOMINATED - NZ Comedy Guild Best Online Production 2023NOMINATED - Best Comic, Nelson Fringe Festival 2023NOMINATED - NZ Comedy Guild Breakout Comedian of the South Island 2021
“Taylor was our MC at the Overload NZ Anime & Manga Convention, which was held on 8th of October 2022 at The Cloud Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Throughout the stage event preparation period, Taylor actively contributed with an open minded attitude. His competent MCing of our stage event exceeded our expectations. We were very pleased with his work.”
- Seong Oh, Overload Committee Director
“Taylor performed a stand-up set for a corporate event I organised for my workplace. He performed an extremely entertaining set and my co-workers thoroughly enjoyed it. Before the event, he was very professional and eager to learn about his audience and created relevant and engaging material. I would highly recommend Taylor, I believe his comedy will provide fun entertainment for everyone.”
- Siobhan McCann, Social Club Organizer, THL Holdings
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I'd love to work with you on any shows you're currently developing. My strengths lie in helping figure out what your "Through Line" or "Arc" of the hour can be, as well as helping you with the wordsmithing (word choice and word economy) of your jokes, as well as potentially punching up existing material.
Testimonials From Comics I've Written With
“Taylor is very supportive of other comedians and a great comedy writer. I have previously been part of writing groups with Taylor and he is a great person to bounce ideas around with, to generate and improve jokes. Highly recommend working with Taylor.”
- Jo Prendergast (Ghastly), Comedian
“Every idea I come to him with an idea, I walk away with a better understanding of comedy. Always takes an idea to its fullest potential. Amazing at understanding your comedy style, and helps to craft ideas that suit you.”
- Henry Hickman, Comedian
“Taylor Ruddle has a unique style of comedy and coaching. He creates a space to bounce your ideas off of and adds a little zing to your joke. He is not intimidating and creates a relaxed atmosphere to just let the comic be themselves while adding a heap of space and encouragement. Taylor Ruddle is why I am still in comedy today.”
- Tina Dee, Comedian
Check out Taylor's YouTube Channel to see clips of his jokes as well as full specials which he posts here all for FREE!
If you've ever seen Taylor live you'll know he's always wearing his own merch, click below to check out the store!
Ruddle Me This! Is Taylor's podcast featuring creatives from the arts and beyond all over New Zealand in a long format conversation.