From NZ television to National Radio, pubs to theatres, corporate functions to live television, Michèle A’Court has forged a thoroughly deserved reputation as one of New Zealand’s funniest women. Her unmatchable audience rapport, cut-throat honesty and razor sharp delivery have reduced audiences to uncontrollable laughter, even when the subject of the joke is themselves.
Michele's solo show, 'Heritage 101', was awarded Best Show Concept at the Oddfellows NZ International Comedy Festival in 2005, during which time she also hosted the Comedy Convoy throughout NZ.
Other recent festivals include the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe and the 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and every NZ International Comedy Festival since it's inception 12 years ago. Michele was the winner of the NZ Comedy Guild Awards as Best Female Comedian from 2002 to 2006 and was a regular on television’s Pulp Comedy for the past nine years.
With a degree in English Literature and Drama (1983), Michèle was for two years the Auckland Correspondent for the highbrow 'Sunday' radio programme, and is a regular book reviewer on National Radio's Nine till Noon programme, and social commentator on the Panel with Jim Mora. With a NZ Certificate in Journalism (1979) she’s a freelance journalist for a number of national magazines and newspapers including Next, OnHoliday, She, Pet, Bride&Groom, and a columnist for NZ Political Review.
She has several years’ experience of performing at corporate functions as a host and entertainer. Michèle has several times presented the NZ Chamber Music Awards, and the NZ Tourism Awards where her “professionalism, expertise and wit” as MC were acknowledged as “major factors in the success” of the events. Other clients have included finance brokers, publishers, travel companies, secondary school teachers, truck drivers, pharmaceutical companies and produce growers.
Michèle visited East Timor in March 2001 where she entertained NZ and United Nations troops - an experience she described as “life-changing and world-expanding”.
Michèle is also the President of the NZ Comedy Guild, the union for professional stand-up comedians. She also has numerous television credits to her name, including ‘What Now?’, the Video Dispatch, and Comedy Central.
She is the princess of New Zealand comedy, and will leave any audience rolling in the aisles.
Michèle A'Court travels from New Zealand