Nic Sampson

Nic Sampson is a comedian, actor, improviser and writer originally from New Zealand.

As an actor, Nic played the Yellow Ranger in Disney’s Power Rangers: Mystic Force and is a regular face on New Zealand television. 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 films including Netflix’s The Breaker Upperers and Baby, Done, which was executive produced by Taika Waititi.

Nic was a core writer and performer on the New Zealand sketch series Funny Girls for TV3 and worked as head writer for the weekly topical comedy show Jono and Ben. Nic is a co-creator of the sitcom Golden Boy and is a writer on The Brokenwood Mysteries.

At the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Nic won Best Newcomer in 201, then returned the following year earning a nomination for the Billy T Award which recognises New Zealand comedians with oustanding potential. The next year his show was nominated for Best New Zealand Show (Fred Award), the highest honour at the festival, making him one of the fastest rising stand-ups in New Zealand.

Aside from his solo stand-up, Nic is a founding member of the acclaimed improvised comedy collective SNORT, who have been selling out weekly live shows since 2013.

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