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Pax Assadi

Comedian, Actor

Pax Assadi started his career as a stand-up comic in 2012 — utilising skills he'd honed selling vacuum cleaners as a teen. Nominated for the Billy T Award for stand-up comedy only a year later, he began writing for TV series Brown Eye in 2015. He was a writer and host on sketch comedy series Only In Aotearoa, along with Jamaine Ross and James Roque, his colleagues in comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro. Assadi has also written for and appeared on 7 Days and The Project, and had acting turns on TV shows Mean Mums, Tongue Tied and animated series Jandal Burn. Since 2019 he has been a regular guest host on The Project.

When I was 18 I told my parents that I was going to be a stand-up comedian. I'd decided that's what I wanted to do. And they cried. Pax Assadi, in a TV Guide interview, 9 August 2018