BIOGRAPHY

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Jonny Brugh is an actor, comedian, writer, artist, and producer from New Zealand.

 

Having made a big splash on screen as sexy vampire Deacon in the largely improvised cult hit What We Do In The Shadows Jonny has gone on to develop a brand as an improvised screen actor/comedian. Although you’ll also find him learning his lines for BBC's new drama Mystic screening in UK in 2021.

 

Jonny cut his comedy teeth thru the 90’s with innovative Billy-T Award winning duet Sugar&Spice touring the Australasian comedy club circuit for over a decade. The 2000's saw him join forces with Jackie van Beek to tour internationally with their darkly comic live shows My Brother And I Are Pornstars and Flashdunce then creating Educators, an improvised comedy soap opera currently playing on TVNZ On Demand. 

 

While Jonny often spends time in USA performing and appearing at pop culture conventions, this year you’ll find him back on the comedy club circuit in New Zealand and developing concepts for both podcast and screen.

 

Jonny is Taurus born in the year of the dog and enjoys sleeping and marauding the New Zealand coastline in his Pengiun ocean kayak.

MOON LIGHTING

FILM

CONTEST

2007

The Gondola, written and performed

by Jonny Brugh and Jackie van Beek

BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR

48hrs  

FILM 

CONTEST

2004

BEST FILM, BEST ACTOR

Jesse Mcloud, The Final Phase

by The Classic Comedy Club Team

BILLY T 

AWARD

1998

BEST COMEDIAN

Sugar & Spice

New Zealand Comedy Festival

MOON LIGHTING

FILM

CONTEST

1997

BEST COMEDIAN

Sugar & Spice, Best Comedians,

NZ Comedy Festival

CHAPMAN TRIPP

AWARD

1996

BEST COMIC PERFORMANCE

Sugar & Spice Live

New Zealand Comedy Festival

NZ FILM AWARDS

1998

BEST FILM

Beautiful, Best Film

New Zealand Film Awards, 2014

OTAGO THEATRE

AWARDS

2011

BEST TOURING PRODUCTION

Nominated

The Second Test

written and performed

by Jonny Brugh

NZ

THEATRE AWARD

2011

Nominated

The Second Test

written and performed

by Jonny Brugh

BEST NEW PLAY

MOA

NZ FILM AWARDS

2014

BEST INDEPENDENTLY-
FUNDED FILM

What We Do In The Shadows

by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi