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Nina Oyama


Nina Oyama is a 25-year-old stand-up comedian and writer. She is the co-creator and star of ABC’s The Angus Project. Based on the life of her friend Angus Thompson who has cerebral palsy, The Angus Project aims to subvert perceptions of what it means to a have a disability.

Nina’s comedy has been seen at various festivals across Australia, as well as televised appearances on SBS2’s Stand Up @ Bella Union, Channel IV’s About Tonight and In The Zone. As a writer, Nina has worked on Tonightly with Tom Ballard, You’re Skitting Me season two (ABC3) and The Chaser’s Election Desk.

Her debut play The Glass System won the Blair Milan Scholarship and toured Australia in 2017.

In 2018, Nina finished a stellar run as a reporter on Tonightly with Tom Ballard (ABC) and was featured in The Checkout (ABC). She hosted the TedX Sydney live-stream, as well as Big Flick Energy in collaboration with Pedestrian.TV.

In 2019, Nina will return to television screens as Courtney in the Logie Award winning show Utopia from Working Dog. Nina will also tour her stand-up show, Nina Oyama Needs A Lift, around Australia.

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