Michele A'Court

Winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Michèle A’Court is a stand-up comedian, writer, social commentator and corporate MC.
Michèle is a frequent voice on RNZ National’s “9 to Noon” and “The Panel”; and she has been writing a weekly newspaper column on social issues since 2008 which is published in “Your Weekend” magazine with the Press, the DomPost and Waikato Times, and also on the Stuff website.

She has written two bestselling books: “How We Met” (2018) and “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” (2015) both published by Harper Collins. 

Her international experience as a stand-up comedian includes work in the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. She has been working as an after-dinner speaker, event host and conference MC for more than 20 years.

Michèle is Chair of “The Aunties” Trust, a grassroots charity for women and children in need. She is also Patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which cares for carers in the health sector. Michèle is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and a Life Member of the NZ Comedy Guild.

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Testimonials: 

“Michele did a fabulous job of holding the audience and creating a fantastic evening” Federated Farmers

“Hits the ground running a comical gaunt of innuendo and punchy improvising that quickly builds a rapport with the audience. – Dominion

“Michele was fabulous. The evening ran very smoothly and she was professional and very funny. I would definitely recommend her” NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants Wellington.

“Michele was an excellent choice to finish our conference with” Industry Management Systems

“Really enjoyed working with Michele. Very easy to work with and required little attention, very professional” AMP Financial Services

“Well received very professional and funny” NZ Retailers Association

An enthusiastic reaction with most commenting on this being an entertaining, light hearted yet appropriately motivational session, and a lighter note being a great way to conclude the conference. One endorsed the session by saying that non-professional topics were equally of value. Most found Michele to be very funny, thought provoking and entertaining, with commenting it was ‘an innovative way to handle a motivational session’. Dale Cowie Communications

“A pleasure to work with. Feedback from delegates has been overwhelming positive. Will definitely try to use again” Franchise Association

“Michelle was a joy to work with, very enjoyable and completely professional. Excellent”  IFA Conference