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One of New Zealand's most awarded comedians.


Winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Michele A’Court is a fulltime professional stand-up comedian and freelance writer.

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Her work turns up everywhere - on stage, television, radio; in newspapers and magazines - and she is in demand as a comic, an event MC, and also as a social commentator across all media.

Michele’s solo comedy show, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter”, was a sold-out hit at the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival and the 2014 World Buskers Festival. Michele continues to the tour the show.

In 2015, the show became a bestselling book published by Harper Collins, debuting at number one on the Indie Top 20, and sitting cheerfully on the Booksellers Top Ten list for three months.

Michele is frequent voice on Radio NZ National’s “The Panel” with Jim Mora; and “9 to Noon” with Kathryn Ryan and Te Radar; she has a regular spot reviewing the world’s weirdest news on TVNZ’s “Good Morning”; and she was a regular guest in the early years of TV3’s award-winning comedy show “7 Days”.

Michele has been writing a weekly column for The Press since 2008 and relishes the opportunity to comment on current social issues. She is also a frequent freelance contributor to several national magazines.

Her international experience as a stand-up comedian includes work in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor; and she has performed at the Edinburgh, Melbourne, Adelaide and NZ Comedy Festivals. She has been working as an after-dinner speaker, event host and conference MC for more than 20 years.

Michele is the Patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which cares for carers in the health sector. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and a Life Member of the NZ Comedy Guild.


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Michele more than fulfilled our expectations as a keynote Speaker - she captured the audience, constructed her speech/performance around issues relevant to the Charitable Trust involved and to the audience that were present. Michele was hilarious, genuinely warm, and totally professional. Feedback has been all positive and I have been congratulated on the choice of guest speaker. Friends of True Colours
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