Courtney Dawson

Actor | Comedian | Presenter | Writer
Courtney (Ngāti Kurī, Waikato-Tainui) is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor and mother. She is the co-host of Rags are Riches, has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention?, Celebrity Treasure Island, and more recently Paddy Gower Has Issues.

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 the Best Newcomer Award at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards in 2019, before going on to debut a sold out show in the 2021 International Comedy Festival. She was awarded Outstanding Comedy Performance in 2022 by the Auckland Fringe Festival, won Best Female Comedian at the 2023 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, and this year was recognized by the NZ Interanational Comedy Festival who awarded her Best Newcomer.

Ethnicity - Māori

Height - 165cm

Eye Colour - Brown

Hair Colour - Brown

Location - Auckland

Age Range - 25 - 35

Full Biography

Credits
Stand-up Comedy
2024 - Dreams Are Free - NZ International Comedy Festival
2023 - The Comedy Mixtape with Kura Forrester - Māngere Arts Centre
2023 - Becky and Courtney Do Business - Melbourne Comedy Festival
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
2023 - Paddy Gower Has Issues - News Desk Co-Host - Warner Bros. Discovery - TV3
2023 - 7 days - Panelist - Warner Bros. Discovery/TV3
2023 - The Great Comedy Debate - Panelist - Warner Brothers Discovery/TV3
2023 - Cubicle Confessions - Guest - TVNZ
2023 - Guy Montgomery's Guy Mont-Spelling Bee - Contestant -Kevin & Co
2022 - Have You Been Paying Attention? (NZ) - Panel Guest - TVNZ
2022 - My Favourite Dead Person - Te Puea Hērangi - The DownLow Concept
2022 - Bouncers - Featured - TV3

TVC
2022 - Long White - NZ only
2022 - AAI Insurance - NZ only

Web Series
2022 - Rags Are Riches: season 2 - Presenter - Māori Television
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

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