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Michèle A’Court

Winner of “Comedienne of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Awards, Michèle A’Court is a stand-up comedian and writer.


She has been on New Zealand TV screens since 1987 and still turns up all over the place. She talks a lot – sometimes on radio and TV, sometimes in pubs and clubs – and works the comedy circuit in places like San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland and Mangawhai.


Michèle writes a weekly column on social issues for the Press and the stuff.co.nz website and she is also in demand as a social commentator on television and radio. She likes to say she has a “portfolio career” which includes work as a corporate MC and entertainer, an actor, voice artist and freelance feature writer.

Michèle has one child – her daughter born in 1993 – and didn’t have any more because she was so spectacular, any subsequent children would have been a disappointment. Michèle lives on Auckland’s North Shore with her favourite husband.


Michèle’s current solo comedy show, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” deals with all the big (and small) issues we forget to tell our kids. The show is now also a book published by Harper Collins and it’s available in all good book stores and some of the shit ones from April 2015.


How to pronounce A’Court

Hot Tip: How to pronounce A’Court – bloody difficult, I know, and most people can’t get it right unless they are actually an A’Court. The ‘A’ is pronounced like the letter A (as in ABC) and the emphasis is heavy on that ‘A’. A-court. So it sounds a lot like ‘Acorn’. With a ‘t’ at the end, rather than an ‘n’. Obviously.


Latest posts

  • On Refugees, Poisoned Skittles and Sport

    From “Your Weekend” magazine 1.10.16 Wife-and-husband social commentators Michele A’Court & Jeremy Elwood write a weekly column. This week, Jeremy goes first…   Early ...

  • Too Many Chiefs (not enough women)

    First published in “Your Weekend” Saturday 17 September 2016 By Michele A’Court… After more than a month of the Chiefs making headlines, what have we learnt? On the one hand, this:...

  • New book – “How We Met”

    My big, delightful project right now is writing my second book – a collection of “How We Met” stories. Those lovely stories couples love to tell (and we all love to hear) about how t...