Pinky (MNZM) is a Wellington comedian, radio columnist, MC Actor and motivational speaker. Working as a full-time performer and entertainer since 1990, the key to Pinky’s success is her versatility. Much of her comedy work is done privately for corporate clients and large organizations at conferences, seminars and team building days.
She specialised in tailoring material for the client, spending time researching the organization, industry and particular themes of the conference. Pinky has developed a public profile through here own shows (Pinky Pops In, The Truth About Love), radio (as a weekly columnist on Wellington’s Newstalk ZB), and television (as Jenny Shipley on McPhail & Gadsby). Along with Lorae Parry, Pinky Agnew wrote and appeared in the musical comedy, The Truth About Love, which ran for a sell-out season at Circa Studio in Wellington in December 2003, and was the hit of the Nelson Arts Festival at the Boat House the following year. This show is touring festivals throughout New Zealand in 2005.
Marriage celebrancy is also part of Pinky’s ‘portfolio’, and she brings the same skills to this that she does to her performing work – warmth and humour, a well-written ceremony delivered with style and ease and a day that runs smoothly, relaxing even the most nervous couples. Her first book, Heartsongs, a collection of readings for weddings, was published by Random House in September 2004, and made the top 10 best sellers’ list shortly afterwards. North and South magazine named her one of New Zealand’s top comedians for 1998. Pinky believes in empowering others by encouraging, advising and mentoring. Being a performer isn't everyone's dream. But the important thing is to have a dream, and to make it real. In the 2004 New Year’s Honours list, Pinky was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to entertainment.
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