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One of NZ’s best Headline Comedians

Simon is one of NZs most multi-talented professional comedians.

Simons unique skills have seen him become recognized as New Zealand's leading stand up impressionist and a much sought after comedian for both live, touring and corporate performances. His impressions of TV celebrities, the famous and infamous and of course his iconic kiwi characters, the "kiwi lady", "that drunk guy" are now so well recognised they themselves are mimicked by the NZ public.

At the 2011 NZ International Comedy Festival, Simon was nominated for the Festival's supreme award "The Fred" for his solo show "People".

He is also a past Billy T Award Nominee, 2007 winner of the NZ Comedy Guild "Best Male Comedian" and in 2010 received the "Reilly Comedy Award" from the Variety Artists of New Zealand.

Simon has also appeared on numerous television shows including "Pulp Comedy", many "Comedy Gala's, appearances on TV3's "AotearoHA" and TVNZ's "A Night At The Classic", "NZ Variety Show" and "Comedy Christmas Cracker". He has his own episdone of TV2's "The Year That Was".

In 2011 Simon was invited to open for UK comedy great Tommy Tiernan and USA's Greg Proops.

He is constant demand on the corporate circuit and as a featured Cruise Ship entertainer where his unique style of quirky comedy charms audiences the world over.


Review for Simon McKinney: A Bit Of A Yarn


Video 1: Simon on AotearoHa 2007
Video 2: Simon performs at the New Zealand Variety Show 2010
Video 3: Simon at the International Comedy Gala 2007


Follow Simon on Twitter: @SimonMcKinney


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2011 "The Fred Award", Nominee, NZ International Comedy Festival

2010 "Reilly Comedy Award", Variety Artists of New Zealand

2007 "Billy T Award" Nominee, NZ International Comedy Festival

2007 "Best Male Comedian", NZ Comedy Guild Awards