"Charming people out of their shoes…Go now, see him now, so you can say you saw him back when." – Salient Magazine (NZ)
James Nokise "Had a great relationship with the audience****" - Fourthone.com-Edinburgh Fringe 2004 "A natural, conversational style, and a great stage presence." - nznews UK
"Use this as an excuse to go and catch a comedian who could be the "next big thing". - The Lumiere (NZ)
Samoan/Welsh stand-up comic James Nokise is the first Pacific Islander to work fulltime on the United Kingdom stand-up comedy circuit. With over two years on the UK pro circuit under his belt, Nokise has most recently written and starred in The United Colours of Comedy Sketch Show, which featured in a showcase at London"s esteemed Hackney Empire in early 2008.
Twice nominated for New Zealand"s top comedy award, James Nokise is also a veteran of two Edinburgh Fringe festivals including hosting and headlining duties during the inaugural "Best of Kiwi Showcase" in 2004. Since then he has risen to be one of the top young comedians in New Zealand, performing hugely successful one hour solo shows in four New Zealand International Comedy festivals. James has appeared on New Zealand television on the Pulp Comedy show and as part of the TV2 International Comedy Gala and Cadbury Crunchie Comedy Gala along side some of the best comics on the international circuit.