Justine Smith MC/Entertainer Profile

Profile

Comedian, MC, Speaker, Entertainer

Justine Smith is one of New Zealand's most in-demand comedians and MCs, whose many and varied solo shows have garnered critical acclaim. Justine’s trophy shelf is overflowing – she has won the NZ Comedy Guild Award for Best MC three times and Best Female Comedian now four times receiving both at the recent 2020 Guild Awards!

She’s a regular on television, often appearing on the comedy series 7 Days and on the panel of The Project. Justine also spreads her humour across the country by travelling to comedy festivals, local pubs and corporate events. Those who know her, or have seen her live, will know her jokes always hit the mark and the crowds lap it up! Her charming and expressive performances take her audience on the journey with her, while never far away from a punch line or a subtle gag with a raised eyebrow. She’s been around for blimmin’ ages and is recognised for her appearances from the Comedy Gala and Aotearoha to being a writer for Rhys Darby’s mockumentary Short Poppies. A leading light in NZ comedy, Justine is just as comfortable in front of an audience of thousands as she is in an intimate bar.

Pronoun

She/Her

Ethnicity

European

Location

Auckland , New Zealand

Skills

After Dinner Speaker, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Judge, Live Performance Host, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist

Interests

Author, Broadcasting, Conservation / Environment, Current Affairs, Fashion, Film & Television, Food & Wine, Intrepid Travel, Literature / Books, Music, Research, Satire, Social Services, Stand up comedy, Theatre, Theatresports, Travel

Speaking Topics

Women Empowerment

Event Highlights

2022Pride in Print Awards, PrintNZ - co MC
2021Women in Business Conference 2021, Queenstown Chamber of Commerce - Speaker

Testimonials (14)

Pride in Print Awards 2022

I just wanted to pass on our rave review of Justine and Jason. If I thought they were great before I’m now out of complimentary words to sum up just how fantastic they were. Our crowd was somewhat subdued to begin with (which is quite unusual for that bunch) but Justine and Jason ended up having them in fits of laughter with such a great rapport and crowd interaction.

I would without hesitation recommend them to anybody wanting lively, fun, professional MCs (and seriously, could they both be any nicer in person? Such lovely people).

Tania McDougall | Event Manager

PrintNZ