What just happened, and what’s coming up next…
Saturday 6 May: Comedy Night at Apothecary, Howick – Michele A’Court headlines a show hosted by Brendhan Lovegrove. Details and tickets here: Apothecary Howick
Friday 12 May: A Night At The Rovers – one of the hot tickets of every NZ International Comedy Festival, Andrew Clay MCs a series of comedy nights on the North Shore. Catch Michele and a bunch of local and international comedians having the time of their lives at the Glenfield Football Club.
Tuesday 16 May: Love, Grief & Sweat – Michele A’Court has the honour of hosting the first event of the 2023 Auckland Writers’ Festival – an interview with writer Bill Hayes. In the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre at 7pm. AWF – Love, Grief & Sweat
Friday 19 May: The Great Comedy Debate – Armed with only their comedic genius, impeccable wit, and intellectual nous, two teams of comedians battle it out in the Great Comedy Debate for the 2023 NZ International Comedy Festival. Come prepared for good points and dirty tactics, hot takes and wild yarns, a fight to the debatable death over this year’s moot: Is it Time to Turn Off the Internet? With Moderator Josh Thomson, joined by Jesse Mulligan, Michele A’Court, Courtney Dawson, Dai Henwood, Perlina Lauand Eli Matthewson. Live show, filmed for TV THREE The Great Comedy Debate
Saturday 20 May: Comedy Fest In Kāpiti – This May, the NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo is coming to Kāpiti for a one-night-only comedy line-up show. Hosted by the hilarious Tony Lyall (The Project, 7 Days, Best Foods Comedy Gala), and featuring some of Aotearoa’s finest and most exciting comedians – comedy icon and 2023 ONZM recipient Michèle A’Court, 2023 Billy T Award nominee Gabby Anderson, 2020 Wellington RAW Quest finalist Orin Ruaine-Prattley and the Coast’s very own Sera Devcich (7 Days, The Project). Comedy Fest In Kaapiti
Sunday 28 May – Last Laughs – Farewell the Comedy Festival for another year in one glorious night out at SkyCity Theatre! Grab your comedy-loving mates and be a part of the magic as we announce the winners of the prestigious Billy T and Fred Awards, and celebrate the very best of the Fest – all in one show. Hosted by Chris Parker and featuring headliner Michèle A’Court. Last Laughs
Friday 16 June – Whanganui Comedy Gala – There will be laughs a-plenty when Hello Comedy presents Whanganui’s first ever Comedy Gala, hosted by Rhys Mathewson and featuring Dai Henwood, Michele A’Court and more. The event is partnering with Hospice Whanganui and $5 from each ticket sale will go to the charity. 7.30pm Royal Whanganui Opera House Whanganui Comedy Gala
Friday 23 June: “The Week That Was” – Michele joins Te Radar to talk about the week’s news (the stuff you might have missed and wish you hadn’t) with Kathryn Ryan from 11.45am. RNZ National 101.4FM
From May 2022: “Power, Money, Security” – Michele’s 5-episode podcast about women and money launches. Join host Michèle and guests to redefine PMS – a sponsored podcast series with Ensemble and Stuff to grow your financial confidence. Created in partnership with The Table sponsored by Mercer (N.Z.) Limited. Here’s how you can subscribe: Power Money Security – platforms
Thursday 28 October 2021: The Hits – with the fabulous Stace, Anika and Mike, talking lady-things. https://www.spreaker.com/user/nzme/october-29-featuring-michele-acourt
“On The Rag” Podcast
We’ve taken a hiatus for now, but you can hear all the archives here.
Also from the archives – way back in February 2016, I spent a week reading my book out loud on RNZ National. The links to each episode are here.
Thursday 25 May 2023: The Great Comedy Debate – The Great Comedy Debate returns for a night that is more laughs than facts, as comedians battle out their differences through jokes. Starring Jesse Mulligan, Perlina Lau, Dai Henwood, Michele A’Court, Courtney Dawson and Eli Matthewson, expertly moderated by Josh Thomson. TV3 at 8.30pm, Thursday 25 May. The Great Comedy Debate
Wednesday 19 October 2022: A Conversation with Jacinda Ardern & Julia Gillard – Michele hosts this online conversation with two extraordinary political leaders – 7pm NZT for 90 minutes (5pm AEDT) This is a fundraiser for the NZ Labour Party.
Sunday 9 May 2021: NZ Comedy Gala on TV2 at 8.30pm – Michele joins a star-studded lineup of Aotearoa’s best comedians in this celebration of the NZ Comedy Festival. Watch it here: Michele A’Court – NZ Comedy Gala 2021
“On The Rag” – Webseries 2020
Dust off your jade eggs and crank the salt lamp, feminist webseries On the Rag is back for a second season and where better to start than with the murky, exhausting world of wellness? Join hosts Michèle A’Court, Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden as they explore the tyranny of the morning routine, the myths and misinformation about what you should put inside your body and what “wellness” really means amongst the chaos and uncertainty of 2020.
On The Rag: The murky world of wellness and influencers
And right here is possibly my favourite episode for 2020 on Imposter Syndrome. It features extraordinary women who battle the idea that they are not good enough – people like Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Siouxsie Wiles and Dame Patsy Reddy. On The Rag: What is imposter syndrome and how do we destroy it?
And from the back catalogue…
“On The Rag” – Webseries 2019
Funded by NZ On Air, the Spinoff produced our “On The Rag” webseries in 2019. Production for 2020 is paused due to Covid-19 (back soon!) but you can catch up on previous episodes by diving in here.
Our feminist webseries On The Rag is here…
“Michele’s Musings”: Michele’s weekly column in The NZ Woman’s Weekly – available in all good bookstores and some of the shit ones, and also right there at the supermarket checkout.
“Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter”
Michele’s first bestselling book covering all the things you should remember to tell your daughter (and your son) before they leave home. Published by Harper Collins in 2015. Find out about it here.
“How We Met – the ways great love begins”
Michele’s critically acclaimed collection of true life love stories woven together with fascinating insights into brain science. Published by Harper Collins in 2018. Find out about it here.