AKL Ashton Brown

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TELEVISION
2016 Funny Girls: series II, 'IT Guy'
MediaWorks
2012 Power Ranger: Mega Force, 'Man'
Power Rangers Productions Ltd, Various directors
2010 Shortland Street, 'Joel Salinger'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

WEB SERIES

2015 Showgirls, 'Weird Guy'
Dir. Ben Legg
2015 Sides, 'Odell Fearghas Schroder'
Dir. Grae Burton

THEATRE

2015 Only in Body, 'Sam J'
Maidment Theatre, Dir. Peter Hibberdine
2015 My Sketchen Rules, 'Ensemble'
NZ International Comedy Festival / Wellington Fringe Festival
2015 Days Like Today, 'Gary'
Dir. Lucy Noonan
2015 35 Year Old Whiskey, 'Scruff'
Short+Sweet Auckland, Dir. Ben Moore
2014 The Emperor's New Clothes, 'The Emperor'
Dir. Sarah Somerville
2013 The Great Christmas Caper, 'Constable Candy Cane / Santa Claus'
Dir. Sarah Somerville
2013 A Glorious Act, 'Train Fireman'
Herald Theatre / Short+Sweet Auckland, Dir. Patricia Phelan
2013 Sisterly Love (solo show), 'Lead'
Q Theatre, Dir. Jesse Hillford
2012 Theatre Macabre: Meat, 'Samuel'
Q Theatre, Dir. Ben Moore
2012 Bucket Boy, 'Noah Situla' (lead)
Basement Theatre, Dir. Luke Thornborough
2012 All My Clients are Lonely, 'Tom'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Tom Kane
2012 A Number Sacrificed, A Name Saved, 'Isaac Hartigan'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Ashton Brown & Tom Kane
2011 All My Clients are Lonely, 'Tom'
Herald Theatre / Short+Sweet Auckland, Dir. Tom Kane
2011 Three by 3, 'Various'
Pull Bar, Dir. Tony Forster
2010 Pentecost, 'Leo Katz'
UNITEC, Dir, John Davies

2010Much Ado About Nothing, 'Benedick'
UNITEC, Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2009Chicken or Fish, 'Various'
UNITEC, Dir. Ben Crowder
2009Sleeping Around, 'Greg'
UNITEC, Dir. Heath Jones
2008A Taste of Honey, 'Boy'
UNITEC, Dir. Heath Jones
2007South Sea Bubble, 'Christopher'
Ellerslie Theatrical Society, Dir. Jocelyn McQuaid
2005Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, 'Joseph'
St. Kentigern College, Dir. Ross Gerritson
2005Alice in Wonderland, 'The Mad Hatter'
Howick Children's & Youth Theatre, Dir. Fiona Frankun
2004Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, 'Willy Wonka'
Howick Children's & Youth Theatre, Dir. Belinda Williams
2003Children of the Poor, 'Various'
Howick Children's & Youth Theatre, Dir. Anton Bentley
2002Undermilk Wood, 'Captain Cat'
Howick Chidren's & Youth Theatre, Dir. Gair McRae
2001A Midsummer Nights Dream, 'Egeus'
Howick Children's & Youth Theatre, Dir. Fiona Frankum
2000101 Dalmations, 'Pongo'
Howick Children's & Youth Theatre, Dir. Annamarie Connors

STAND-UP COMEDY

2016 Fools Suffering Gladly, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2015 Dark Side of the Afternoon, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2014 Raw Comedy Quest, 'Comedian'
Raw Comedy Quest Semi Finals
2014 Stories Our Mums never Told Us, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2013 Raw Comedy Quest, 'Comedian'
Raw Comedy Quest Semi Finals

SHORT FILM

2013 Search for Zog, 'Lead'
Goon in Space / 48 Hour Film Festival, Dir. Christian Nicolson

2009Rubber Man
353 Productions / 48 Hour Film Festival, Dirs. Simon Morrow & Brenda Morrow
2008Bringing Disco Back to the Future, 'Lead'
353 Productions / 48 Hour Film Festival, Dir. Simon Morrow

AWARDS

2015 Best New Zealand Script for '35 Year Old Whiskey'
Short+Sweet Auckland Theatre Awards
2015 Special Award
The Wallace Foundation
2015 Judges Choice for '35 Year Old Whiskey'
Short+Sweet Auckland Theatre Awards

MUSIC VIDEO

2011 Leo, 'Dog'
BARB, Dir. Joseph Harper

2011 The Switch, 'Liar' (lead)
Crash-test for Favourite Things, Dirs. Mikey Brown & Ashton Brown

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2016 The Warehouse
NZ
2015 Hammer Hardware
NZ
2013 Phoenix Energy Drink
NZ Internet only, 4 weeks
2012 Quickflix
NZ

2011 Hammer Hardware (f/e)
NZ

TRAINING

08-10Bachelor of Performing Arts, Majoring in Acting for Screen & Stage
UNITEC Performing & Screen Arts
2005NCEA Level 3 Drama, English & Media Studies
St. Kentigern College

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Biography

Comedian, actor and comedy writer Ashton Brown is a professional, witty and reliable MC.

He has MC'd in many venues including The Classic Comedy Bar, The Dogs Bollix, The Kingslander, The Kings Arms & at Armageddon Sci-Fi Convention. In 2017 he wrote and performed his first hour of comedy as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. The show sold out and received rave reviews.

Ashton has a Bachelor of Performing & Screen Arts and currently trains other performers in Speech & Drama, Public Speaking & Communication Skills as well as Improvisation and Acting Skills.

As a comedian and writer, Ashton has the ability and experience to bring both humour and experience to a myriad of events ranging from corporate events to weddings, variety shows and comedy gigs. He has hosted his fair share of charity and fundraising events too – from Quiz Nights to Fundraising Auctions – Ashton has the proven ability to run any event and to specifically cater to your audience demographic. He is a warm, friendly and confident MC who will make sure your event runs to schedule whislt keeping the audience happy and entertained.

Testimonials

Ashton Brown has volunteered his time and expertise over the past two years to MC our School Community Fundraiser Quiz. Ashton contributes hugely to the success of the event due to his relaxed and entertaining nature. He has the gift of being able to raise the energy of the group with his amusing one-liners and alternatively has the ability to calm an individual who may be over excited. Ashton has a charming persona with a positive and energetic vibe. He has the skill and competence to make all participants feel involved in the event. Now that we have had the privilege of Ashton’s skills as an MC , we will definitely be requesting that he return next year.
Kim Wilkinson, Deputy Headmaster, Avondale Primary School
Ashton's comic timing and impeccable improvisation skills make him a formidable MC. Ashton has MC'ed many large scale events for us including Auckland Zoo's Christmas at the Zoo, MOTAT's Olde Hallows Eve and Auckland Council's Snow in the Park. Bringing the perfect balance of comedy and organisation to the role, Ashton is our first choice to MC any Auckland event.
Aimee Gestro, Act One Productions Ltd

Skills

  • Actor
  • Comedian
  • Debater
  • Entertainer
  • Host
  • Improvisor
  • Live Performance Host
  • MC
  • Panelist
  • Satirist
  • Writer

Skills

  • Badminton
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Full Licence
  • MC
  • Guitar
  • Petanque
  • Presenter
  • Singer
  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Theatre Sports
  • Water Skiing
  • Writer

Notes:

Basic guitar only. Can drive automatic only.