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Key Points for Michele A'Court

  • Michèle A’Court is a stand-up comedian, writer, social commentator and corporate MC.
  • She was the winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards.
  • Michele is the author of two bestselling books: Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter, and How We Met.
  • She has been an opinion writer since 2008 and currently writes a weekly column for the NZ Woman’s Weekly.
  • Michèle is a regular in the media including RNZ National’s Nine to Noon and The Panel, The Project and 7Days.
  • Her international experience as a stand-up comedian includes work in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.
  • She was presented with the Reilly Comedy Award by the Variety Artists Club of NZ for achieving excellence in the field of comedy.
  • Michèle is Patron of “The Aunties” Trust, Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) and Ambassador for Breast Cancer Cure. 

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Testimonials for Michele A'Court

Michele A'Court was invited to MC our launch of Maranga Mai, a new whole-of-union NZNO campaign. Although the event was held online, the purpose was to energise members and inspire them to become more active in our campaigns. Michele was lively and engaging throughout the entire 1.5 hours of the launch, working professionally with the limitations of zoom and online interactions. She was well-researched and compassionate to our struggles with understaffing and the systemic undervaluing of the nursing workforce. Best of all, she made our leaders look great! Michelle was a pleasure to work with, professional throughout the whole process and surpassed all expectations. Many thanks Michele for helping to inspire and mobilise our members for Maranga Mai!
NZNO Associate Industrial Services Manager

Michele A'Court was GREAT! She fitted in so wonderfully. Michele was so warm and positive with everyone involved in the event and really helped what at times was quite a high pressure situation. So Michele was great to have around in the same room for three days! Her MC-ing was also very high quality and her comments completely appropriate for the subject and audience. Michele had really great energy about her. We have had really positive feedback - she was incredibly popular with the audience. Thank you Michele!
Philanthropy NZ Summit

Firstly, I’d like to extend a massive and slightly belated thank you for your contribution to the Women in Leadership Summit 2019. Without your generosity, honesty and courage it simply would not have been the success that it was. The overall event feedback has been outstanding, and it seems the mix of personal insights, organisational accountability and business case studies were very well received by the audience. Well done! “"Breath of fresh air" - Loved her courage, her different approach to break convention. She is truly challenging the status quo.
The Leadership Institute

Very professional yet warm and engaging. We would not hesitate to recommend Michele or use her again as an MC in the future. Michele A'Court was the consummate professional - she listened to and delivered on the brief and was an engaging and humorous MC for our Awards. We would not hesitate to use her again and recommend her to colleagues.
Cherry PR & Events

The evening was wrapped up by Michele A'Court - a true comedy diva... In an international comedy competition she has my vote for NZ's representative. 
Sky City 

The show is hosted by Michele A'Court. She is an intelligent, engaged and observant stand-up comedian with some wry gags… You get the feeling she could pump out an amusing opinion on anything if you gave her five minutes and a microphone. That's no small talent.
Christchurch Press 

Michele A'Court is the one with the most to say social satire-wise... A lovely combination of ruthless and loving.
Bats Theatre 

French and Saunders all rolled into one… cajoling the audience along on a journey, combined with biting wit and sarcasm
Dominion Post

Our hostess Michele A'Court is an entertaining mixture of composure and nuttiness. In between acts, she gives a cross-section of her various dislikes, letting rip her spring-loaded, 'middle-aged' rancour without apology. Michele sets the tone for a warm, friendly atmosphere and plenty of audience involvement.
Hawkins Theatre 

Michele A’Court was the mistress of ceremony, a highly skilled and immensely talented comedienne. She also took a part in the monologues and showed her range as an actor of substance.
Hawkes Bay Opera House

['Heritage 101' is] a quasi-comedic dissertation-cum-survey on being a Pakeha New Zealander… It brings refreshing substance, as well as wit, to the festival.
National Business Review

Relaxed and articulate award-winning comedian Michele A'Court brings an earthy perceptiveness to Robyn [Mum's The Word]… Her wartime rural grandmother's story is as compelling as her insightful observations are funny.
National Business Review 

Right on the button… truly insightful… What more could you ask for? 
Capital Times 

Tight, taut, and very, very funny.
Bay of Plenty Times

Effortless style… 
Dominion Post

Sassy... confident... snide... outrageous and probably libellous...
NZ Herald

The humour is modern, urbane, intelligent, inventive and irreverent – reminiscent of the best television humour in the days before satire was turned into homogenised, disarmed filling for the gaps between commercials… the pace, the timing, the variety, the polish and cheerful iconoclasm that make an evening of good comedy.
Otago Daily Times

Comedy that packed a punch... One of the top shows of the Fringe.
Capital Times

Finally, a show that lives up to its publicity... Talented performer... perceptive student of the human condition.
Daily Telegraph 

Hits the ground running a comical gauntlet of innuendo and punchy improvising that quickly builds a rapport with the audience. 

Has personality to burn...
Capital Times

Masterful... Willingness to tackle controversial political issues with confidence and flair... Seasoned and talented professional... What a good stand-up show should do.