Justine Smith

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.

Location

Auckland , New Zealand

Skills

After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Celebrity, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Documentary, Improvisor, Judge, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist, Radio Host, Reality/Entertainment Host, Speech Writer, Television

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

Publicity

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