Now based in the UK, Rhys is one of New Zealand’s youngest professional comedian. At the 2010 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Rhys was written into NZ comedy history when he was awarded the coveted Billy T Award with his show RHYSPECT, making him the youngest ever recipient at only 19 years old. Rhys now sits amongst the NZ greats.
Rhys’ energy and youthful take on complex issues has seen him recognized and acknowledged as a comedic force among his local and international peers.
Rhys’ charm, self deprecating humour, his wonderful story telling talents combined with his perfectly delivered one-liners and physical presence have established him as a sought after comedian and writer in the entertainment industry.
TV2’s Christmas Gala 2009
TV3’s AoteoroHa and 7 Days
C4’s Jono Project and WannaBEN
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
2012 Best New Show nominee Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival
2010 Billy T Award Winner, NZ International Comedy Festival
2010 Best Male Comedian Nominee, NZ Comedy Guild Awards
2009 Best Newcomer Award, NZ International Comedy Festival
2009 Best Newcomer Award, NZ Comedy Guild Awards