Barnie Duncan

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Hair Brown - Dark
Eyes Green
Height 178cm
Age 47
Location New Zealand - Auckland

Photographs by Sarah Walker


Photographs by Sarah Walker

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Baritone, Bass Guitar, Comedian (Stand-Up), DJ, Full Licence, Guitar, Juggling, Mime, Physical Theatre, Puppeteer, Set Designer, Singer


American (standard), British, French, German, Spanish

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2013When the Man Went South, 'Alejandro'

Argus Productions Dir: Alex Bernstein
2012Great Maiden's Blush, 'Andrej'

First Bush Filmd Ltd Dir: Shane Loader
2011Good For Nothing, 'Mexican Tracker'

Mi Films Dir: Mike Wallis
2008Show of Hands, 'Car Thief'

Great Southern Films Dir: Antony McCarten
2008Labou, 'Lerouge (lead)'

MGM Dir: Greg Aronowitz


2024A Remarkable Place to Die, 'George Sterling'

Acorn TV Dir: Peter Burger
2022The Brokenwood Mysteries: season VIII, 'Vince Scully (episode lead)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2020Halifax: Retribution, 'Gagged Man'

Nine Network Dir: Daniel Nettheim
2019Five Bedrooms, 'Auctioneer'

Hoodlum Productions Dir: Peter Templeman
2014Terry Teo, 'Ray Vegas'

Semi-Professional Pictures Ltd Dir: Gerard Johnstone
2014Nothing Trivial: season II, 'Scotty (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2011Nothing Trivial: season I, 'Scotty (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2009The Jaquie Brown Diaries: season II, 'Wiremu'

Young, Gifted & Brown Dir: Gerard Johnstone
2009Outrageous Fortune: season V, 'Dane (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2008Legend of the Seeker: season I, 'Niles Braggindor'

The Walt Disney Company Dir: Various
2008Outrageous Fortune: season IV, 'Dane (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
05-06Power Rangers: Mystic Force, 'Toby (core cast)'

Disney / Village Roadshow USA Dir: Various
04-05Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta, 'Piggy (core cast)'

Village Roadshow USA Dir: Various


2020Ladies Night, 'Craig'

Centrepoint Theatre Dir: Kate Elliott
2017Different Party, 'Lead'

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dir: Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan
2017Different Party, 'Lead'

Don't Be Lonely / Australian Comedy Festival tour Dir: Trygve Wakenshaw & Barnie Duncan
2017Weekend at Barnies, 'Barnie'

Theatre Beating /Australian Comedy Festival tour

Television Commercials


NZ, 18 mths

2023World Rugby Sevens, 'Presenter'

2023, Worldwide


2024The Fred Award, 'Different Party - 'Denis''

NZ Comedy Fest Dir: Barnie Duncan and Trygve Wakenshaw
2019Nominated for Fred Award

NZ Comedy Fest
2018Winner, Best Comedy

Adelaide Fringe
2017Anywhere Theatre Award for 'Weekend At Barnie's'

Anywhere Theatre Festival, Brisbane
2014The Fringe Genius Award for Most Original Show 'Calypso Nights'

The Skinny Awards / Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2013Nominated Best Newcomer for 'Calypso Nights'

NZ International Comedy Festival Awards
2013The Fringe Award for '...him'

Auckland Fringe Festival Awards




Barnie has been making funny stuff since 2003, when he formed a theatre company with his best friend, (and legendary mime) Trygve Wakenshaw. These early days saw Barnie exploring the possibilities of physical comedy, which then morphed into an extended period mucking around with European clown and character comedy. In 2014 he moved to Melbourne, and spent 6 years there, embedding himself in the stand-up scene, honing a style of joke-telling that combines his physical abilities, absurdist tendencies and at times cutting social commentary. Above all he enjoys being playful onstage, so no two sets are ever the same.


Nominated – New Zealand Comedy Guild Award for Comic Originality, 2023

Winner – Best Performer, Whangārei Fringe Festival, 2022

Nominated – Fred Award for Best Show, NZ International Comedy Festival, 2019

Winner – Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2018

Nominated – Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2015

Winner – Skinny Magazine Fringe Genius Award, Edinburgh Fringe, 2014

Nominated – Best Newcomer, NZ International Comedy Festival, 2013


“a master of subverting expectations”


“Barnie Duncan exquisitely takes comedy to a whole other level.”

NZ Entertainment Podcast

"Hilarious... proves why Barnie is bound for future award glory. You’ll struggle to stop laughing...”

NZ Herald

“Deserving of comedy superstar status"

Broadway Baby