James Nokise is a stand up comedian, writer, theatre maker, and poet based out of Wellington, New Zealand. Having been nominated for Best Comedy Show at Perth Fringe World Festival, his reception from Australian audiences has been nothing short of enthusiastic.
Known for his intelligent yet accessible political material, James performs as headliner in the UK and New Zealand comedy club circuits, and is often in high demand for high profile special events.
James has made regular appearances on the television in the UK and NZ, as well as being published in The New Zealand Herald, Fishhead Magazine, and pop news websites The Wireless and The Spinoff. James is an expert at weaving in his trademark political and social commentary, while talking about his obsessions and yours.
2017 WINNER Creative Arts Award, Christchurch Buskers Festival
2016 WINNER Production of the Year, Wellington Theatre Awards
2014 WINNER Best Comedy, Dunedin Fringe Festival
2013 WINNER Best Male Comedian, NZ Comedy Guild Awards
“the brilliance is not only in the jokes”
– The Spinoff
“It’s intelligent, thought-provoking, Nokise nails his delivery ★★★★”
– The Advertiser