Kura Turuwhenua

Comedian | Writer | Actor
Kura Turuwhenua is a 22-year-old crack up with a passion for dark and silly humour. In just over a year on the stand up comedy scene, Kura has won the NZ Raw Comedy Quest and been awarded Best Comedy Newcomer as well as being nominated for an award for comic originality.

Kura is also a credited writer for New Zealand’s legendary panel show 7 Days and has co-written a sitcom which is currently in development. She has produced and directed her own comedic short films and gone viral multiple times on TikTok and Instagram.

Ethnicity - Māori

Height - 166cm

Eye Colour - Brown

Hair Colour - Dark Brown

Location - Auckland

Age Range - 16 - 25

Full Biography

2023 - Hōhā Guy - Solo Show - New Zealand International Comedy Festival
2022 - Shoes Off (at the door) also featuring , Courtney Dawson, Chardé Heremaia, Aunty Lianne and Janaye Henry (MC)
2022 - The Comedy Mixtape with Pax ASSADI - Vodafone Events Centre
2022 - Raw Comedy Quest - The Classic Comedy Club
2022 - Sunday Comedy with Guy Montgomery
2022 - Pax Assadi, Jamaine Ross and Friends - The Tuning Fork Birthday Series

Short Film
2023 - Honey Kaha - Honey Kaha (lead) - Director - Te Waiarangi Ratana

2022 - Ongoing - Associate Producer / Director - M9 - A Janda Productions Event
2022 - Social Media Intern - Kid Sister - Greenstone
2021 - Ongoing - Social Media Co -ordinator - Ngā Aho Whakaari
2021 - Production Intern - SIS The Show

2022 - Ongoing - Spec Writer - 7 Days

2021 – Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Screen Production and Communications – The University of Auckland

2023 - Best New Comer - New Zealand Comedy Festival
2022 - Outstanding Newcomer - 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
2022 - Best Newcomer, Upper North Island, NZ Comedy Guild
2022 - Finalist - NZ Raw Comedy Quest
2021 - Awarded placement on the University of Auckland Dean’s Honours List for three years
2021 - First in Class in Documentary Making, University of Auckland
2020 - Awarded Summer Internship Scholarship by the University of Auckland
2020 - Invited by University of Auckland to apply for Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University

Guitar, Piano, Bassoon
Driver’s License - Full