Michèle A’Court

Michèle A’Court is a highly respected and accomplished stand-up comedian, writer, and social commentator. She has been working as an after-dinner speaker, event host, and conference MC for over 20 years and is highly sought after for in-person, online, and hybrid events. Originally trained as a journalist, she has written two bestselling books: “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” (2015) and “How We Met” (2018), both published by Harper Collins. She has been an opinion writer since 2008 and currently writes a weekly column for the NZ Woman’s Weekly. Michèle is also a frequent voice on RNZ National’s “Nine to Noon” and “The Panel” and has been a guest host on Three’s primetime show, “The Project”. She has made regular appearances on the hit comedy show “7Days” since it began in 2009. Michèle has decades of onscreen experience, which has been extremely useful for handling the move to online events in response to Covid-19. Her international experience as a stand-up comedian includes work in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. In October 2015, 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 also an active member of the community, serving as patron of “The Aunties” Trust, a grassroots charity for women and children in need. She is also the patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which cares for carers in the health sector, and she is an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Cure. Michèle is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and a Life Member of the NZ Comedy Guild.

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