Actor, writer, and director Madeleine Sami has been honing her skills in theatre, television and film since she was a teen. She talks in this Funny As interview about Kiwi humour, performing, and other subjects, including:
- Coming from a large, close extended family, where "everyone's got a good singing voice and everyone's a comedian"
- Travelling around the world to perform in Toa Fraser plays Bare and No. 2, soon after leaving high school
- Learning to write on drama/comedy TV series Super City, and playing all five lead characters in the first season
- Worries over whether Americans would get the humour in her and Jackie van Beek's film The Breaker Upperers
- Feeling excited that New Zealand comedy is respected overseas — "It feels really nice, it feels like we can be ourselves and laugh at ourselves and the rest of the world get it"
- Wanting to try stand-up comedy next
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series
Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy.
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