NAME: Tofiga Fepulea’i
BIRTH DATE: February 5, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wellington, New Zealand
KNOWN FOR: An MC, Actor, Comedian and Radio DJ at NiuFM. He is one-half of the stand up comedy duo ‘The Laughing Samoans’ with Eteuati Ete.
VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Fusi, Savai’i
SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Tofiga had worked in other areas of entertainment before working full-time in comedy which include appearing in Television Ads, Music Videos and also Tagata Pasifika
- 2011/12 – Joined NiuFM as a co-host on the Nic & Tofiga Breakfast Show
- 2011 – Joined New Zealand Pacific television show ‘FreshTV’ as ‘Aunty Tala’ and ‘Uncle Sam’ character’s from his Laughing Samoan stand-up comedy
- 2003 – At the Fringe Festival, Fepulea’i was invited to be the opening act for Eteuati Ete. The show instantly became a huge success and it was there that the duo created a unique comedic relationship that is now the two-man stand up comedy group ‘Laughing Samoans’.
- Tofiga is known to work with at-risk Pacific youth in the community in hopes of making a difference to their lives