Brynley Stent

Hair Blonde - Dark
Eyes Blue
Height 174cm
Age 35
Location New Zealand - Auckland

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Alto, Comedian (Stand-Up), Full Licence, MC, Mime, Physical Theatre, Presenter, Puppeteer, Singer, Soprano, Stage Combat Training, Swimming, Theatre Sports, Voice Artist, Writer


American (standard), Australian, British, Cockney, RP

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2019Baby, Done, 'Air Hostess'

Baby Piki Ltd Dir: Curtis Vowell


19-22Shortland Street, 'Kelle-Anne Johnson (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2020Creamerie, 'Lynley'

TVNZ Dir: Roseanne Liang
2020Golden Boy: season II, 'Teffany'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
2018Funny Girls (NZ Suffragette Special), 'Various (sketch show)'

17-18Jono and Ben, 'Providence Gratitude'

Mediaworks Dir: Various
15-17Funny Girls: season I, II & III, 'Brynley'

MediaWorks / TV3 Dir: Various
2015Jono and Ben, 'Various (sketch show)'

MediaWorks TV Ltd


14-21SNORT, 'Performer'

Basement Theatre
2019Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, 'Ophelia/Player'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Benjamin Henson
2019Six Degrees of Separation , 'Tess/Elizabeth'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2017Peer Gynt (Recycled), 'Huhu'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2017Best Comedy Show on Earth, 'Comedic Performer'

NZ Comedy Fest
2015Skin of Fire, 'Pyrotechnics Performer'

Auckland Arts Festival / Group F Dir: Christophe Berthonneau
2015Twelfth Night, 'Olivia'

Bright Orange Walls / Space Art Gallery Dir: Samuel Phillips
2014Ivy, Saviour of the Dinosaur, 'Ivy'

Capital E Dir: Kerryn Palmer
2014An Awfully Big Adventure, 'Core Ensemble Cast'

Capital E / national tour Dir: Gene Peters
2014Revelations, 'Lisa'

BATS Dir: Fiona Macnamara

Web Series

2022Chris & Eli's Porn Revolution, 'Herself'

Hex Work Productions, The Spinoff Dir: Hosted by Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson
2022Viva La Dirt League - Ep 'Bored', 'Manager'

Viva La Dirt League Productions Dir: Various

Television Commercials


2021Cadbury Twirl

NZ, Aus

NZ, 12 months

Online Commercials

2022Hello Fresh

6 months, Digital only

Television Appearances

2022Comedians Giving Lectures, 'Comedian'

ThreeNow, Discovery
19-22Have You Been Paying Attention, 'Panelist (regular)'

TVNZ Dir: Various
2021Celebrity Treasure Island, 'Contestant '

2020Taskmaster, season I, 'Contestant'

18-207 Days, 'Panelist (regular)'

Mediaworks Dir: Various


2021Billy T Award (Winner)

NZICF show 'Soft Carnage'


11-13Bachelor of Performing Arts

Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School

MC / Speaker


Actor, Comedian, Entertainer, Host, Improvisor, MC, TV Presenter, Writer
Photo credits: Caitlan Murray (1st photo), Jinki Cambronero (2nd, 3rd & 4th photo), Andi Crown (5th & 6th photo)


Brynley Stent is a Toi Whakaari trained actor, perhaps best known for her work as a comedian where she embraces her love of absurdist and sketch comedy.

She made her start in performance through improv, working with ‘The Court Jesters‘ in Christchurch, and has further honed her skills with popular Auckland-based improv company SNORT who were privileged to perform to sold out crowds every week up until it ended in 2023.

Her passion for theatre and comedy has led her to create a number of successful comedy shows, including her solo works: Escape From Gloriavale, Filthy Little Goblin and most recently, Soft Carnage which won her the ‘2021 Billy T Award for Comedy‘. She has contributed her skills as a writer to many comedy series, including Taskmaster NZ, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls and Golden Boy – and she regularly creates comedy content with production house ‘Kevin & Co’.

Brynley is a frequent voice on RNZ National’s Nine to Noon and is a regular panellist on popular comedy shows 7 Days and in the past TVNZ’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, all of these experiences contributing to her developing her voice as a vibrant and entertaining Host and MC.

Brynley quickly became a fan favourite Celebrity Treasure Island, and Taskmaster NZ, and during her turn playing Kelly-Anne on Shortland Street – which has solidified her as one of New Zealand’s brightest upcoming stars and a warm, quirky entertainer.


"Brynley’s impression of a home printer vs an office printer was definitely a highlight...The audience all looked like they were having a great time and the feedback heard on the floor was really great."

Ralph Corke, MOTAT, 2024

"a more twisted, bold Catherine Tate"

NZ Herald

"One of New Zealand's best character comedians"

NZ Herald

“A naughty, funny and energetic dynamo”



Voice Characteristics

Retail, Narrative, Character, Bubbly, Comedy, Energetic, Friendly, Impersonations, Light, Upbeat, Warm, Young Mum



Brynley Stent (she/her) is an award-winning, actor, comedian and screenwriter based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. She is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School and has worked professionally as an actor in theatre, television and film for the last 10 years.

Brynley was a performer and writer on TV3’s Jono & Ben and Funny Girls and appears regularly on popular comedy panel shows Have You Been Paying Attention? and 7 Days. She played Kelly-Anne Johnson on NZ soap Shortland Street and was a fan favorite on both Taskmaster NZ and popular reality show Celebrity Treasure Island.

Brynley is well known for her character, sketch and absurdist comedy, and won the Billy T Award in 2021 for her solo sketch show Soft Carnage.

Link to the Comedy Gala is here!

AWARDS: Billy T Award (2021)


"She (Brynley) has fast become a master at a unique blend of absurdist, character comedy, notable for pushing already bizarre concepts to their extremes."

NZ Herald

"One of New Zealand's best character comedians"

NZ Herald

“A naughty, funny and energetic dynamo”