Nic Sampson is a comedian, actor, improviser and writer from New Zealand currently living in London.
As an actor, Nic played the Yellow Ranger in Disney’s Power Rangers Mystic Force, and has worked extensively on New Zealand television in shows including Go Girls, Step Dave, Auckland Daze and Flat3. He currently plays ‘D.C. Sam Breen’ in popular New Zealand detective drama The Brokenwood Mysteries, which airs in 17 countries including the UK, where it is one of UKTV’s most successful programmes. Nic has also appeared in the films Emperor, The Warrior’s Way, The Breaker Upperers, and Baby, Done.
Nic was a writer and performer on the New Zealand sketch series Funny Girls for TV3 and worked as head writer for weekly topical comedy show Jono and Ben. Nic is a co-creator of the sitcom Golden Boy and co-wrote the season premiere of season 6 of The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Nic is a founding member of the Auckland improvised comedy collective SNORT, who have been selling out weekly live shows since 2013.
At the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Nic won Best Newcomer in 2014, then returned the following year earning a nomination for the Billy T Award which recognises New Zealand comedians with outstanding potential. The next year his show was nominated for Best New Zealand Show (Fred Award), the highest honour at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, making him one of the fastest rising stand-ups in New Zealand.
“Bitingly smart comedic talents and quick-witted improvisational skills… a force to be reckoned with” New Zealand Herald
“Sampson is at the peak of his game… a beautiful gem of comedic goodness” 3 News
“This is neck-jerking, knee-slapping, wiping-tears-from-your-eyes comedy that had my ears ringing because the audience was laughing so much” Tearaway.co.nz
“One of the top New Zealand comedians of his generation” Theatre Scenes
“Sampson is a pro, combining his own storytelling talents, which are really wonderful, with some flat-out gags and even a tug on the old heartstrings now and again” Stuff.co.nz
“One of New Zealand’s most talented performers, who always manages to provide audiences with a must-see experience” The Speakeasy
“Magnetic and easily watchable” The Spinoff
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