Profile

Pronoun

She/Her

Ethnicity

Cook Island Maori, European

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

168 cm

Age Range

27–37

Career Highlights

The hilarious and talented Laura Daniel has worked as an actress, presenter and host. She is best known for being a core cast member and writer on comedy variety series Jono and Ben and the sketch show Funny Girls which she co-created and starred in alongside Rose Matafeo.
Laura is an original cast member of New Zealand’s cult hit improv group Snort, competed and placed runner up on Dancing with the stars and spent 2020 as a correspondent on New Zealand’s highest rating current affairs show Seven Sharp.
Laura Performs live as one half of the musical comedy duo Two Hearts alongside her writing partner (and in real life partner) Joseph Moore having sold out shows in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Awards.

2021NZ Comedy Festival: Fred Award nomination (Best Show) - Two Hearts: We're Pregnant and The Baby is Music
2021Taskmaster NZ Season 2 Champion
2018NZ Comedy Festival: Billy T Nomination - Two Hearts
2017Dunedin Fringe: Best Comedy Show
2016NZ Comedy Festival: Billy T Nomination
2016NZ Comedy Festival: Breakthrough Comedian of the year
2015NZ Comedy Festival: Best Performance Comedy - Prehistoria

Feature Film.

2017A Kiwi ChristmasCarltonDir. Various
2017The Breaker UpperersWoman in ParkDir. Madeleine Sami & Jackie van Beek

Television.

202260 SecondsScout/Judge
2022Have You Been Paying AttentionPanel Guest
2022The Brokenwood Mysteries RomilyDir. Mike Smith
2022The Masked SingerRuru Chick
20217 daysPanel GuestDiscovery
2021Comedy GalaTwo Hearts
2021Have You Been Paying Attention Panel GuestTVNZ
2021My Life Is Murder S2Isla (Guest)Greenstone TV
Dir. Kiel McNaughton
2021Taskmaster Season 2Comedian/Contestant
2021The Great Kiwi Bake-Off Season 3ContestantWarner Bros. International Television Production
2020Channel HoppingHerself (Guest)
2020Dai's House PartyLaura (Guest)
2020Have You Been Paying AttentionPanel GuestDir. Various
2020Seven Sharp Herself (Presenter)
2020Snort Live Host/Improvisor Dir. James Anderson
2019Dancing with the StarsHerself
2019Zombody Help UsHost
2018Funny Girls Season 3Laura (Lead)Mediaworks
Dir. Various
2018Funny Girls: Suffragette SpecialVarious (Lead)Mediaworks
Dir. Various
2018Just For LaughsLaura (Guest)
20177 DaysPanel GuestDir. Various
2016Barefoot Bandits Season 1-3 Riley (Lead)
2016Funny Girls Season 2Laura (Lead)Mediaworks
Dir. Various
2015Funny Girls Season 1Laura (Lead)Mediaworks
Dir. Various
2015Jono & BenLauraMediaworks
Dir. Various

Presenter.

20227 Days Team Captain/Panelist
2022Have You Been Paying Attention Panelist
2021The WeeklyNZ Correspondent
2020Best Foods Christmas Comedy GalaHostTVNZ
2020Seven SharpReporter / Comedy Correspondant
2019Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards LiveHost

Theatre.

20227 Days Live TourHerselfVarious Theatres Nation Wide Tour
2022Snort (Weekly Improv Comedy) Core CastAuckland Basement Theatre
2022Snort With Friends (Weekly Improv Comedy) Core Cast Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2022Two Hearts: We're Pregnant & The Baby is MusicLaura Assembly Blue Room | Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2022Two Hearts: We're Pregnant & the Baby is MusicLauraSolo Theatre London
2022Wellington Comedy Gala Two Hearts Michael Fowler Centre
2021Rock Follies LiveLaura/Singer Auckland Civic Theatre | NZ Cabaret Festival
2021Snort(Weekly Improv Comedy)Core CastThe Basement Theatre Auckland
2021Two Hearts: We're Pregnant and the Baby is Music LauraNZ Int. Comedy Fest | Q Rangatira Theatre
2020Two Hearts World Tour: Taranaki, Hawke's BayLaura (Lead)Dir. Laura Daniel & Joseph Moore
2019Two Hearts Comeback Tour: Edinburgh Fringe FestivalLaura (Lead)Dir. Laura Daniel & Joseph Moore
2018Two Hearts, Restart the Heart: Edinburgh Fringe FestivalLaura (Lead)
2018Two Hearts, Restart the Heart: NZ Comedy FestivalLaura (Lead)
2017Two Hearts (Auckland World Tour): NZ Comedy FestivalLaura (Lead)
2016White Rabbit Red RabbitLaura DanielDir. Various
2015Fitness ClubVariousDir. Various
2015PrehistoriaCavewomanDir. Hamish Parkinson
2015Snap, Crackle, PopVariousDir. Various
2015Snort with Friends: Basement Theatre, NZ/ Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe FestivalImprover (Core)
2015Wash Your Mouth Out: Q Theatre/ NZ Comedy FestivalLauraDir. Various

Voice.

2017VloggingtonsVarious
2015 to 2020The Barefoot BanditsRileyDir. Various

Web Series.

2021The Eggplant
2019Alice Snedden's Bad News S2Herself (Guest)