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James Nokise

Comedian / Writer, Freelance in Wellington New Zealand

James Nokise is a Stand-Up Comic, Playwright, Writer for TV and Radio, Social Commentator, and occasional Academic Speaker... In other words, he works in the Arts in Wellington.

Born of immigrant parents (Welsh Mother, Samoan Father) and raised in Wellington during the 80's and 90's, his humour has often focussed on the ridiculousness in bigotry and prejudice.

He has been nominated for the Billy T James Award twice, the Chapman Tripp Best New Writer Award, and New Zealand Comedy Festival's Best New Show for his political satire series Public Service Announcements.

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A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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Wellington @ Wellington Waterfront
Feb 17, 2013