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Eteuati Ete

Actor, Comedian

Eteuati Ete was one of the first Samoans to attend drama school Toi Whakaari. After graduating he starred in Le Matau (1984), the earliest contemporary play in the Samoan language. He had also began doing screen work, including narrating Samoan-set film Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree. In 1997 Ete was part of comedy series The Semisis and McPhail and Gadsby; in 2003 he formed comedy duo The Laughing Samoans, with Tofiga Fepulea’i. Mainly a live act, they released multiple concert DVDs, and starred in 2010 series The Laughing Samoans At Large. In 2019 he played father to the hero in movie comedy Brown Boys

We went into the main auditorium [in Melbourne], the main theatre, and we both stood there and thought 'wow'. And then about three years later we were in that auditorium — we were amazed. Eteuati Ete on the rise of The Laughing Samoans, on TV show Fresh, 25 May 2016