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Michèle A’Court: From kids TV to primetime comedy...

Interview – 2015

Michèle A’Court's comedy skills have been seen on everything from Pulp Comedy to 7 Days, but she began her screen career as a presenter on kids show What Now?. The multi award-winning comedian and columnist has also been a reporter on youth news show The Video Dispatch and has acted and written for Shortland Street.

In this ScreenTalk, A’Court talks about:

  • Having a blast making up stories and skits for What Now?
  • Making news stories for kids and politicians on The Video Dispatch
  • The challenge of trying stand-up for the first time on A Bit After Ten
  • How Pulp Comedy changed the perception of comedy in New Zealand
  • Exploring her French heritage in documentary Here to Stay 
  • How acting in Shortland Street proved very helpful in Rarotonga
  • Loving the exhausting challenge that is comedy show 7 Days
  • Playing a version of herself for mockumentary series A Night at the Classic
  • Being terrified while acting on TV drama Go Girls

This video was first uploaded on 14 September 2015, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside