Famous New Zealander Comedians

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Taika Waititi
(Filmmaker Best Known for His Films: 'Boy', 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' and 'What We Do in the Shadows')
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Birthdate: August 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand

Taika Waititi is an actor, filmmaker, and comedian. One of the most popular New Zealand film personalities of all time, Waititi is renowned for directing films like Thor: Ragnarok and Boy. He has won prestigious awards including a BAFTA Award, an Academy Award, and a Grammy Award. In 2022, Waititi was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

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Jemaine Clement
(New Zealand Comedian)
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Birthdate: January 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Masterton

Jemaine Clement is a New Zealand actor, director, musician, and comedian. One half of the Grammy Award-winning and popular comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, Clement has created many comedy series for HBO and BBC. Also known for his good looks, Jemaine Clement was named in Who magazine's 100 Sexiest People list in 2008.

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Rhys Darby
(Actor, Comedian)
Rhys Darby
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Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Zealand

Rhys Darby is a New Zealand comedian and actor. He is known for his portrayal of Murray Hewitt in the TV series Flight of the Conchords. As a comedian, Darby is renowned for his physical comedy routines accompanied with sound effects and mime. In 2012, Darby was honored at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival with the Fred (Dagg) Award.

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Bret McKenzie
(Comedian)
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Birthdate: June 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Bret McKenzie is a New Zealand actor, comedian, musician, and producer. Along with Jemaine Clement, he is one-half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He is a former member of the musical group The Black Seeds. As an actor, he appeared in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. 

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Pamela Stephenson
(Actress best known for her work during the 1980s, particularly in Not the Nine O'Clock News; History of the World, Part I; and Superman III)
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Birthdate: December 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Pamela Stephenson is a New Zealand-born writer, psychologist, and performer. Stephenson is best known as a comedienne who achieved immense popularity during the 1980s when she appeared in comedy films and shows like History of the World, Part I and Not the Nine O'Clock News. As a writer, Pamela Stephenson has been contributing to publications like Psychologies and The Guardian.  

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Sam Wills
(Comedian)
Sam Wills
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Birthdate: August 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Zealand

Better known as Tape Face, New Zealand-based comedian and mime Sam Wills had begun his career at 13, as an apprentice clown. He boasts of a diploma in New Circus and doesn’t give interviews. He was once accused of fraud for using a stand-in instead of performing at a show.

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Rose Matafeo
(Writer and performer on the NZ late-night comedy sketch show Funny Girls)
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Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
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Sam Hammington
(Comedian)
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Birthdate: July 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Sam Hammington is a comedian known for hosting a radio show titled Drivetime from 2008 to 2012. He is also known for his appearance in the variety show Real Men, for which he received a couple of MBC Entertainment Awards. His work in The Return of Superman, a South-Korean reality-variety show, has earned him a couple of KBS Entertainment Awards. 

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John Clarke
(Former Comedian known predominantly for his long-running collaboration with fellow satirist, Bryan Dawe)
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Birthdate: July 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Died: April 9, 2017

John Clarke was a New Zealand writer, comedian, and satirist. A highly regarded writer, Clarke's work appeared on ABC in both television and radio. The recipient of three ARIA Music Awards, Clarke is best remembered for his collaboration with Bryan Dawe; the two released several comedy albums. In 2008, Clarke was made an inductee of the Logies Hall of Fame.     

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Urzila Carlson
(Comedian who has appeared on the television shows Have You Been Paying Attention and 7 Days)
Urzila Carlson
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Birthdate: February 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Oscar Kightley
(Acted in and co-wrote the successful 2006 film Sione's Wedding)
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Birthdate: September 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Apia, Samoa

Oscar Kightley is a Samoan-born New Zealand television presenter, actor, director, comedian, writer, and journalist. He is best known for his portrayal of Albert in the popular comedy film Sione's Wedding, which he co-wrote with James Griffin. Kightley's contribution to New Zealand entertainment was honored by the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand with a Scroll of Honour in 2019.      

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Wizard of New Zealand
(Comedian and Magician)
Wizard of New Zealand
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Birthdate: December 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

Ian Brackenbury Channell, who is popularly known as The Wizard of New Zealand, is an illusionist, comedian, educator, and politician. He is best known for his public speeches, especially in front of the famous Christchurch Cathedral. His life and career have inspired a couple of documentaries.  

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David Correos
(Comedian who won the Billy T Award in 2016)
David Correos
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Birthdate: December 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Zealand
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Stephanie Paul
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Birthplace: New Zealand