As Seen on:
TV2 New Zealand International Comedy Gala
Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala
Christmas Comedy Gala
New Zealand's favourite Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic, James Nokise is the first Pacific Islander to work fulltime on the United Kingdom stand-up comedy circuit. After taking Pacific culture to the other side of the world, He's now bringing some culture back to New Zealand with him.
With over two years on the UK pro circuit under his belt, Nokise has most recently written and starred in The United Colours of Comedy Sketch Show, which featured in a showcase at London's esteemed Hackney Empire in early 2008. He followed that up with his acclaimed play, The Ministers Son in 2009.
Twice nominated for New Zealand's top comedy award, James Nokise is also a veteran of two Edinburgh Fringe festivals including hosting and headlining duties during the inaugural "Best of Kiwi Showcase" in 2004. Since then he has risen to be one of the top young comedians in New Zealand, performing hugely successful one hour solo shows in four New Zealand International Comedy festivals. His 2009 offering, The Adventures of Jimi Samoa, is sure to be another must-see from a Comedian who just keeps getting better.
�"Use this as an excuse to go and catch a comedian who could be the "next big thing". - The Lumiere
�"Had a great relationship with the audience****" - Fourthone.com-Edinburgh Fringe 2004
�"A natural, conversational style, and a great stage presence." - nznews UK
"Charming people out of their shoes...Go now, see him now, so you can say you saw him back when." - Salient Magazine (NZ)