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Award-winning comedian, primetime TV actor and writer


Award-winning comedian, actor and writer, Kura Forrester (Ngati Porou) is someone you are bound to have seen on your TV screens, with roles and appearances across Aotearoa’s prime time TV shows.

Kura was born and raised in Wellington and graduated from studying Performing Arts at UNITEC, since then she has been busy after bursting into the scene as an actor (on stage & screen), writer and comedian.

In 2019, Kura won the Billy T Award with her show ‘Kura Shoulda Woulda’ and is currently writing a new hour of stand up for the 2023 Comedy Festival. Stay tuned!

Kura's most recent television credits include Golden Boy, Educators, Shortland Street and Taskmaster.

A highlight of her MC career so far has been hosting the 2022 New Zealand Television Awards and the Auckland Theatre Awards. Kura’s fun and dynamic personality with classic Kiwi humour makes her the perfect host/MC to keep your audience engaged and event flowing smoothly.

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Kura's professionalism, adaptability, and ability to handle on the spot changes during our event was exemplary. highly recommended. Auckland Unlimited
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