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Nick
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International award-winning Comedian and Head Writer for TV3's 7 Days

Profile

New Zealand’s Premiere clean stand up comedian. International award-winning, critically acclaimed Comedian, radio presenter, TV writer and five-time winner of Best Comedy MC at the New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards.
Nick is guest comedian, panellist and head writer of over 250 episodes for TV3’s topical news comedy show ‘7 Days’, Nick was invited to perform at the sold-out Sydney Opera House for the prestigious Just for Laughs Sydney showcase for The Comedy Channel on Foxtel, Australia and has opened for Danny Bhoy, Aziz Ansari and Rob Brydon on their nationwide New Zealand tours.

Current work
Nick is currently the head writer and guest panellist for 7 Days, has appeared on TVNZ’s Have you Been Paying Attention and ‘Socrates Walks Into A Bar’ a comedy web series about philosophy, Nick is currently in hot demand internationally on the corporate circuit and regularly MC’s and performs after dinner comedy sets in Australia, Hong Kong, Fiji and Masterton. Nick performed at the 2019 New Zealand International Comedy Festival with his brilliant new hour of clean stand up comedy, you can also catch Nick on Fox Sports Australia over the summer on Foxtel’s hit show ‘The Night-watchmen’ as guest comedian covering the New Zealand Black Caps tour of Australia. In 2019, Nick was awarded Best MC and Best Male Comedian at the 2019 NZ Comedy Guild Awards.

Previous work
Nick has been commissioned to write, produce and star in not one, but two sitcom pilots (Sidelines & Mangere 10/7) for TV3’s pilot initiative, Sidelines has also been made into a movie script which is currently being optioned in the UK as a co-production. Nick’s Sidelines sitcom has had numerous production company’s fighting to get involved in Australia such as Princes Pictures (Summer Heights High), CJZ (The Gruen Transfer) and also written confirmation from Rick Kowalksi head of content at ABC to co-fund the project. Nick has also been a writer and script consultant for an ABC children’s show called ‘Hardball Heroes’ with Northern Pictures Australia.

He has written 5 hour stand up shows, two of which ‘The Funniest Joke in the World’ and ‘Nailed It!’ were nominated for the prestigious Fred Dagg Award (Best Show @ NZ International Comedy Festival) Nick is looking to bring this show to Australian festivals Including full runs in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide

Nick has a background in radio where he worked for ten years in the UK. Highlights included on-air breakfast talent for Bristol GWR (now Heart), numerous SONY awards, and being the Executive Producer for Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton in London. Nick stepped away from radio to learn his trade on the UK comedy circuit. Nick was a regular MC, Opener and Headliner for Jongleurs, The Comedy Cafe London, Headliners, Highlight and many more UK clubs.

Feedback
Nick showed great enthusiasm and really took the information provided in our brief to deliver a great performance. From control of the evenings procedures to engaging the audience (tailored to suit our guests, industry and achievements), Nick has received nothing but the best feedback from our staff and for that I thank Celebrity Speakers for their advice and listening to our initial requests in choosing the right man for the job. Miles Motor Group
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