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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

  • “Here, let me help. Start by imagining your penis is bleeding…”

    Published by the Spinoff, 27 April 2017 Following that Waikato Times column about blokes suffering from women’s periods (comprehensively rebutted here) Michele A’Court generously proffers some ...

  • On Grief…

    First published in “Your Weekend” 11.2.17   Last summer, I heard a man walking in our local bush reserve having a chat with himself. Not in a “railing against an invisible enemy” ...

  • John Key & A Rampaging Goat

    Written in the hours after John Key resigns on Monday 5 December 2016, and in honour of a rampaging goat. (First published in YourWeekend 10.12.16) There’s the odd news story that makes you pull ove...