Sarah Kendall

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Australian stand-up Sarah Kendall has established herself as one of the hottest talents on the international comedy circuit. Since bursting onto the scene at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival, the London-based Aussie has performed at many of the world’s leading comedy festivals, including Montreal, Kilkenny, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Hong Kong.

During the 2002 Edinburgh Festival, Sarah was the only stand-up comedian to win the prestigious Herald Angel Award, and the following year she performed sell-out seasons at both the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Sarah was one of only five acts selected by NBC to perform in their ‘Edinburgh Nights’ season in New York City, followed by a run at The Berlin Comedy Festival and the Stavanger Comedy Festival in Norway.

Her timing is split-second perfect and her content the kind of intelligent humour you only dream of encountering.The Herald UK

In 2004, Sarah cemented her reputation as one of the top comics in the industry by becoming the first woman in nine years to receive a prestigious Perrier Award Nomination. Following her completely sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she performed in the Perrier season at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.

Elegantly sarcastic in its argument, underpinned by fury, Kendall’s show is nevertheless delivered with sufficient verve and lightness of touch not to browbeat the listener. She delivers with dastardly relish. ****The Scotsman

Sarah’s 2006 Edinburgh Festival show Attention Seeker was nominated for a Time Out London Comedy Award, and in early 2007 Sarah toured the show throughout the UK and Europe- including Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Rome, Luxembourg, Brussels and Paris, Helsinki and Copenhagen. She returned to the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 with My Very First Kidnapping. The show won the Three Weeks Editor’s Award for Theatrical Innovation, presenting a darkly comic and true story of college initiation that went horribly wrong.

Following the success of My Very First Kidnapping, Sarah landed a starring role in the gloriously silly all-female sketch TV show, Beehive. This E4 series showcased four of the UK’s most exciting new comedy writer/performers and their idiotic world.

After a hiatus following the birth of her children, Sarah returned to stand-up in 2012 with her show Get Up, Stand Up. The show was a jolly romp through the creeping sexualisation of mainstream culture and the erosion of feminism, and it garnered nine 4 and 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In addition to her appearances on BBC radio comedy shows The Now Show, Dilemma, and The Stephen K Amos Show, Sarah also stars alongside Sally Phillips and Nina Conti in one of British radio’s best-loved and longest-running sitcoms, Clare in the Community.

2014 saw Sarah return to Australian shores, where she toured her brand new show Touchdown. Sarah toured the show to all the major comedy festivals in Australia, and was awarded the comedians’ choice “Piece of Wood Award” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

She then took Touchdown to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she has received rave reviews for her performance. Sarah also returned to Australia in October, where she was invited to perform at the Just For Laughs Sydney Festival at the Sydney Opera House.

This year Sarah returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – to perform her new solo show A Day In October.

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