At just 25 years of age, Rhys already has ten years of stand-up experience under his belt and he has already won both of New Zealand comedy’s most prestigious awards; the Billy T Award in 2010 and the Fred Award (named in honour of Jon Clarkes legendary characterFred Dagg) for Best Show at the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival.
After two years on the UK comedy circuit, in 2014 Rhys returned to New Zealand to be a series regular on TV One’s Best Bits, and has followed up with appearances on 7 Days, The 4:30 Show, The Adam and Eve Show and The Block NZ, he has recently joined The Project as a writer and on-screen panellist.
Rhys’ charm, self-deprecating humour, his wonderful story telling talents combined with his perfectly delivered one-liners and physical presence have now established him as a sought after comedian and writer in the New Zealand entertainment industry.
“…strong material, a winning charm and some vicious risque one liners – coupled with some very intelligent and genuinely funny stuff…” tvnz.co.nz, 2010 NZ International Comedy Festival.
“New Zealand’s Zac Efron” – NZ Herald
“If you see his name on a poster and don’t go, you’re a moron.” – Theatreview.co.nz