Best Newcomer 2017
Janaye Henry is a comedian, actor and content creator.
She started making waves in the Wellington comedy scene and won Best Newcomer in 2017. She disappeared for a few years to do theatre tours and study te reo Māori. She burst back onto the scene in 2020 and began making regular comedic Instagram videos. Janaye loves metaphors, faux fur, Christmas, the sound of rain, drinking water straight after chewing airwaves gum and making friends backstage.
It's always a little bit dramatic, a little bit political and a little bit flirty.