James Nokise

SPADA Conference MC / Comedian

The wildly talented comedian, actor, playwright James Nokise will once again infuse the SPADA Conference with his comedic wit and charm, as well as wrangle this year's South Pacific Pictures' BIG PITCH finalists - not to mention bring some pizazz to the SPADA Screen Industry Awards.

James is a 2013 Fred Dagg Comedy Award Nominee and two-time Billy T Comedy Award Nominee, Welsh / Samoan comedian, James Nokise, has carved out a reputation in New Zealand going after everything from gangs, to politicians, to stereotypes within Pacific Culture. 

Over the last couple of years he's been to the Edinburgh and Adelaide Festivals; guest lectured at Universities; been a member of the award winning Puppet Fiction (Pulp Fiction with Puppets) crew; written Wellington's most popular political satire series (Public Service Announcements); all while continuing to be a regular host at Wellington and Auckland comedy clubs, as well as a commentator for Radio Live and 531 PI.

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