Kura Forrester

Show image for ‘Kura Shoulda Woulda’, Kura’s 2019 Billy T award winning show

Amongst her many credits, Kura Forrester was the first Māori woman to win the Billy T Award, an accomplishment she achieved in 2019 for her show Kura Shoulda Woulda.

Forrester made her Festival debut in 2015 with Tiki Tour, which enjoyed a sell-out season and won her the Best Newcomer Award. After that, she was hooked, saying “I fell in love with the Festival vibe, because there’s not just one person that inspired me, but basically every comedian.”

Show image for 2015’s ‘Tiki Tour’

As well as being a stellar comedian, Forrester is also a critically acclaimed actor for film, television and theatre. She is recognisable for her screen roles in What We Do in the Shadows, Golden Boy, The Adventures of Suzy Boon, and Shortland Street, and onstage in MINCING, When Sun and Moon Collide, and SNORT.

Kura Forrester on winning the Billy T, being Māori, and having sex with an All BlackArticle The Spinoff