Comedian / Writer / Owner of Hats

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He's a comedian

He’s Māori and he has a beard and he’s from Christchurch and this is his website and that’s pretty much everything you need to know about him.


New Zealand's funniest beard

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Jamaine Ross is a born and bred Christchurchian who is a well-known comedic face on the stand-up circuit as ‘The Māori guy with the beard and the hat‘, who has roots in Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu and probably somewhere in Scotland.

His comedy is a mixture of storytelling, observations and social commentary, all delivered from the perspective of a middle-class urban Māori who watches professional wrestling. 

He’s also a member of critically acclaimed sketch comedy trio ‘Frickin Dangerous Bro‘, who are well renowned for their unpredictable style of live comedy, where they mix social commentary with straight up goofyness. The trio also record a weekly podcast together creatively named, ‘The Frickin Dangerous Bro Show‘.

On top of that, he works in television as an editor, writer, director and on screen talent, with credits that include The Best Foods Comedy Gala, 7 Days, Golden Boy, Jono & Ben, Funny Girls, Only In Aotearoa and Brown Eye.

Basically, he’s a super busy and talented tāne who brings a whole lot to the table in any comedic environment.

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  • 2012 – Raw Comedy Quest Winner
  • 2013 – Tenacious D Opening Act
  • 2014 – Billy T Award Nominee
  • 2014 – NZ International Comedy Festival Best Facial Hair Winner
  • 2016 – Frickin Dangerous Bro – NZ Comedy Guild’s Best Online Presence Award Winner
  • 2018 – Frickin Dangerous Bro – Fred Dagg Award Nominee
  • 2019 – Demetri Martin Opening Act

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