Justine Smith

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Justine Smith
Top Skills
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Comedy Host
  • Compere/MC
  • Debator
  • Judge
Top Interests
  • Author
  • Broadcasting
  • Conservation / Environment
  • Current Affairs
  • Fashion


Comedian, MC

MC Justine Smith, Best MC NZ Comedy Guild Awards 2016 (twice). Justine is recognised for her appearances on everything from the Comedy Gala and AotearoHA to her recent appearance on TV3's After Hours and as a panelist on TV3's 7 Days and as a writer on Rhys Darby’s Short Poppies. A leading light of New Zealand comedy, Justine is just as comfortable in a theatre or a local bar.She is a natural improviser, after-dinner speaker and MC, often combining stand-up with musical comedy. She plays the ukulele, loves to travel and her interests vary from competition pool to conservation to theatre.

Testimonials (13)

  • TREASURY WINE ESTATES ANNUAL CONFERENCE - ENTERTAINMENT - DEC 2014 "Just wanted to say how great Jamie Bowen and Justine Smith were as entertainers at our annual conference last night. Both comedians were exactly on brief, engaged the audience and provided 40 minutes of very light hearted relief to set the night up. As a pair they were actually very good together – both very different with different angles, and I think this made for a great act, they both seemed to take from each other. Despite given the short notice they both managed to get some understanding of the business and related their act to suit. They were undoubtedly the catalyst for what ended up being a great night, way above our expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending them or using them again." Andrew Lawrence, National Business Manager, Treasury Wine Estates
  • “Justine is a fantastic comedy debater, she had the audience in stitches at the Speight’s Great Comedy Debate, her quick wit meant she included the audience and kept them engaged throughout her speech.”
  • – OUSA Event
  • “Justine Smith has been a regular performer at the annual Divas showcases during the NZ International Comedy Festival. Her honest yet bold style of comedy has ensured that she is always in high demand from the Divas audience. Justine's consummate professionalism always makes her a pleasure to deal with.”
  • –New Zealand International Comedy Festival
  • “I employed Justine as a debater in the American Express Great Comedy debate, as a stand up comedian in the Lindauer Laughs, both sell-out shows with a high audience expectation and also as one of two stand-up comedians to host in-flight entertainment on a themed flight from Sydney, Australia to Queenstown for the same Festival. On all occasions, Justine was outstanding, not only as a performer, but also as a professional: she is a pleasure to do business with.”
  • - Queenstown Winter Festival 2008
  • “With her rapid-fire delivery and inability to stay on track, resulting in hilarious asides and ad-libs, Justine Smith is at the top of her game. It’s grubby, it’s hedonistic and the crowd loves her.”
  • - Lindauer DIVAS
  • “Smith …. delivers a highly entertaining, slick night of comedy.”
  • - Lindauer DIVAS
  • “Smith’s trademark crazy eyes are still in the mix, but this show contains a lot of new material and a more seasoned view on life … If you’re heading out for one more festival show this week, head to The Return of the Jussi for a bloody good night out.”
  • - Solo Show review

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