Courtney Dawson

Actor | Comedian | Presenter | Writer
Courtney (Ngāti Kurī, Waikato-Tainui) is an award-winning Auckland-based comedian, mother, and occasional, begrudging biography writer. She is the co-host of two seasons of Māori Television’s Rags are Riches, has appeared on TVNZ’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and has co-written a sitcom that is currently in development.

Courtney stumbled into her first comedy gig in 2018, and since then has been traveling round the motu, spinning yarns and breaking hearts. She was the winner of the NZ Raw Comedy Quest and Best Newcomer Award in 2019, before going on to debut a sold out duo-show in the 2021 International Comedy Festival, Half and Hawhe.

A rising star of the Aotearoa comedy scene, she hopes to continue rising until eventually exploding spectacularly in a giant ball of fire.
Ethnicity - Māori

Height - 165cm

Eye Colour - Brown

Hair Colour - Brown

Location - Auckland

Age Range - 25 - 35

Full Biography

Credits
Comedy
2022 - Shoes Off (at the door) also featuring , Kura Turuwhenua, Chardé Heremaia, Aunty Lianne and Janaye Henry (MC)
2022 - The Comedy Mixtape with Pax ASSADI - Vodafone Events Centre

Television
2022 - Have You Been Paying Attention? NZ - Panel Guest - TVNZ2
2022 - My Favourite Dead Person - Te Puea Hērangi - The DownLow Concept
2022 - Bouncers - Featured Extra - TV3

TVC
2022 - AAI Insurance

Web Series
2022 - Rags Are Riches - Presenter - Māori Television
Training
N/A
Awards
2022 - Outstanding Performance Comedy (Individual) - Shoes Off (at the door) Auckland Fringe Festival
2022 - Outstanding Comedy (Overall) Shoes Off (at the door) Auckland Fringe Festival
2022 - Unf**k The World - Shoes Off (at the door) Auckland Fringe Festival
2019 - Best Newcomer award, NZ Raw Comedy Quest
Skills
Roller Skating
Driver’s License - Full