Winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards,
Michèle A’Court is a stand-up comedian, writer and social commentator.
Michèle is a frequent voice on RNZ National’s “Nine to Noon” and “The Panel” and is a
regular guest host on Three’s primetime show, “The Project”. She has made regular
appearances on hit comedy show “7Days” since it began in 2009.
Michele co-hosts “On The Rag”, a monthly feminist audio podcast hosted by The
Spinoff, plus a monthly video series of the same name funded by NZ On Air. Her international experience as a stand-up comedian includes work in the United
States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. She won the
VAC Reilly Award for Excellence in Comedy in 2015. She has been working as an after-
dinner speaker, event host and conference MC for more than 20 years.
Michèle is the Patron of “The Aunties”, a grassroots charity for women and children in
need. She is also Patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which
cares for carers in the health sector. Michèle is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and a Life Member of the NZ Comedy Guild.