Powerhouse Polynesian Women Bring A Local Voice To Comedy

Powerhouse Polynesian Women Bring A Local Voice To Comedy

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Comedy Central And Sky Greenlight ‘SIS’ For A Six-Part Series With The Support Of NZ On Air

Comedy Central and Sky today announced the commissioning of a new six-part series from New Zealand creators Culture Factory following the remarkable success of the one-hour comedy special, SIS.

Slated to premiere in 2021, the sketch format series will continue where the one-hour special left off and will follow the hilariously relatable millennial misadventures of cousins Malia, Gee Gee and Miki as they learn about life, love and sisterhood.

Made with the support of NZ On Air, the series is set to continue to break fresh ground for content in New Zealand. The original comedy special was praised for its unapologetic depiction of a generation of Polynesian women under a unique comedic lens.

Creator Hanelle Harris said: “We are so grateful to our people and communities for their love and support for the SIS special which premiered earlier this year in July. Originally SIS was meant to be a one-off! But because of our audience, we now have the incredible opportunity to make a full season.

SIS is more than a television series – it’s a movement. This is a show for us and by us. We stand on the shoulders of our tupuna [ancestors] as we strive to carve out space for the dreams of our future generations, especially our Polynesian women.”

Premiering on Sky, the six-part series will also be available to view online at comedycentral.co.nz, followed by a free-to-air broadcast on Prime.

SIS is produced by Culture Factory creators Hanelle Harris, Karin Williams, Jadin Leslie, Maiya Thompson & Ruby Reihana Wilson.


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