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Pio Terei: A versatile man...

Interview – 2011

Pio Terei is an actor, singer and comedian, who has been involved in a wide range of TV shows such as Issues, Pete and Pio, Big Night In and Tangaroa with Pio. He had a small role in the feature film No. 2 and a dramatic role in Mataku. Terei has also hosted iconic quiz show It’s in the Bag for Māori Television.

In this ScreenTalk, Terei talks about:

  • Being a little scared joining legends of comedy on Issues
  • Adopting an arrogant persona to impersonate Winston Peters on the show
  • Working with mentor Peter Rowley on the comedy show Pete and Pio
  • How ‘taking the piss’ out of Pākehā in The Life and Times of Te Tutu raised hackles
  • Being inspired by his co-stars in the feature film No. 2
  • Loving the unique sense of New Zealand in game show It’s in the Bag
  • How winning a booby prize meant so much to one contestant

This video was first uploaded on 15 February 2011, 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