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Michèle A'Court

Presenter

Stand-up comedian Michèle A'Court is no stranger to the screen. The daughter of an actor, A'Court worked as a TVNZ publicist in the mid 1980s. Her journalism training and degree in English Literature and Drama proved useful when she moved in front of the camera: she was a writer/presenter on What Now?, and presented youth news show The Video Dispatch. Since then A'Court has acted (Shortland Street, Go Girls), narrated documentaries, and written books and columns. Her many awards include the NZ Comedy Guild Female Comedian of the Decade in 2010. A'Court has also appeared on 7 Days and The Project.

Journalism and stand-up are similar in some ways, because you have to learn to say the thing with the least number of words .... also, I often think that the way you construct a news story is really similar to the way that you construct a comedy set. Michèle A'Court, in her extended interview for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

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Interview

Michèle A'Court - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Interview

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

Interview, 2015

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On the Rag - Wellness

2020, Presenter - Web

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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On the Rag

2019 - 2022, Presenter - Web

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The Project

2018 - ongoing, Presenter - Television

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The Project - First Episode

2017, Guest - Television

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Ewen Gilmour - Westie Legend

2015, Subject - Television

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Good Morning - Final Episode

2015, Guest - Television

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Staines Down Drains - Fool's Gold

2011, Writer, As: Mary-Jane Staines, Herk and Beanz - Television

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A Night at the Classic

2012, As: Michele - Television

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7 Days

2009 - ongoing, Subject - Television

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Go Girls

2013, As: Miriam Hirsch - Television

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Here to Stay

2008, Presenter - Television

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Staines Down Drains

2006 - 2011, As: Stains - Television

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Murder on the Blade?

2003, As: Witness - Television

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A Kiwi Christmas

1998, Narrator - Television

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Tamatoa the Brave Warrior - The Great River Race

1998, Story - Television

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Tamatoa the Brave Warrior - The Haunted Island

1998, Story - Television

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Tamatoa the Brave Warrior - The Taniwha

1998, Story - Television

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Breakfast

2006 - 2008, Presenter - Television

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Good Morning

2012, Newsreader, Commentator - Television

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Pulp Comedy

1995 - 2003, Subject - Television

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A Bit After Ten - Series One, Episode 11

1993, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street

2008 - 2009, Writer, As: Helen Carson - Television

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What Now? - 1992 Christmas Special

1992, Subject - Television

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L&P Top Town - 1986 Final

1986, Publicity - Television

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What Now?

1987 - 1988, Presenter, Writer - Television

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The Video Dispatch

1989, Presenter, As: Eva Brick - Television