Bio

Jen Carnovale is an Australian comedian from Sydney who has travelled from quaint bookstores in Canberra to Latvian kind-of scary warehouses to perform stand up. She has toured across the UK, Australia, all the good looking parts of Europe and tasty parts of Asia.

Jen began her stand up career in a comedy duo; The Cloud Girls, who won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2010 and were selected as one of the‘Top Ten Next Big Things in Comedy’ in 2011 by Sydney Morning Herald/ The Age. The Cloud Girls went on to perform at numerous festivals including Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, TINA, Playground Weekender and Peats Ridge. They were radio presenters for ABC Triple J and received a four star review by Time Out Sydney before both performers decided it was time to go solo.

Jen relocated to London at the end of 2011, and by 2012 was a Semi-Finalist for both Funny Women Comedy Awards and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards. Performing for two years across the UK, rain, hail or minus five, prepared Jen for 2013 which saw her perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hong Kong International Comedy festival, and headline a comedy tour across the Baltics before returning to Sydney.

Since being home Jen has performed sold out shows at Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival as well as headlining great comedy rooms round Australia mate!

Jen has been described as ‘Brilliant’ by Comedy Estonia, ‘Outstanding razor-sharp slices of observational comedy” by Funny Women, and the New York Comedy Night in Paris said “She lights up the stage with her bubbling wit and sharp derision. The audience is left with no choice but to be charmed” 

You can hear Jen most weekends as a regular host on 2ser Radios The Vultures Nest or see her in her newest show ‘Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You’ at this years Newcastle Fringe, Sydney Comedy festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and see if all those guys and gals in the previous paragraph were telling the truth.

COMEDY PERFORMANCE

2017 Jen Carnovale Mess Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2016 Jen Carnovale Mess Sydney Fringe Comedy

2016 Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2015 Let’s See Jen Carnovale Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2015 Jen Carnovale Give Us A Smile Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2014 Showcase Showtime Show Offs On Show Show Sydney Fringe Comedy

2014 Jen Carnovale Didn’t Mean to Say What She’s About to Say Sydney Comedy Festival

2013 Jen Carnovale, Not a Person Person Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2013 Late Night Laughs at Lunch Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2013 The Only Time Ever Tour Hong Kong Comedy Festival, Baltic’s Comedy Tour

2012 Jen Carnovale, Scraping the Barrel Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2011 The Cloud Girls and Ryan Withers Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2011 The Pedigree Syndicate (Group Show) Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2011 Cloud Girls Smudge (Duo) Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Peats Ridge Festival

2010 Cloud Girls in World (Duo) Sydney Comedy Festival, This Is Not An Arts Festival (TINA), Playground Weekender

RADIO

2016 ABC Radio National, The Drawing Room, guest host

2016 Triple J Radio, The Hook Up, guest appearance

2015 702 ABC Radio, Dom Knight, The Grand Jury, guest appearances

2015 702 ABC Radio, James Valentine, The Comedy Club, guest appearance

2015 2Ser Radio, The Vultures’ Nest, regular host

2014 2Ser Radio, The Vultures’ Nest, regular host

2014 FBi Radio, Is This Thing On? Guest appearance

2013 Riga Radio 94.5,  RISE, guest appearance

2011 Triple J Radio, The Cloud Girls, presenter and panelist

2010 Triple J radio, The Cloud Girls, presenter and panelist

2009 Triple J radio, The Cloud Girls, presenter and panelist

2008 Triple J Radio,The Cloud Girls, presenter and panelist

2007 Triple J Radio, Sam Simmons Weekend Breakfast, regular guest

TELEVISION

2017 Outrageous Act of Science, Discovery Science, Guest

2017 Comedy Central Insert Venue at The Factory

2009 The Urban Monkey With Murray Foote, ABC TV, Actor ‘Human Women’

2008 Triple J TV, ABC TV,  Co-host

VOICE OVER

2016 RAC Batteries Radio

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

2012 Semi-Finalist The Leicester Square New Act of the Year Competition

2012 Semi-Finalist Funny Women UK Competition

2011  One of The Top 10 Next Big Things in Comedy’ – SMH & The Age

2010 Best Newcomer  Sydney Comedy Festival for Cloud Girls In World

2008 Bank SA Support Act Adelaide Fringe Festival for The Cloud Girls

OTHER NOTABLE WORK

2013 Selected to perform at GRIFFringe: This Is Who I Am at the Stables Theatre

2013 Selected as one of the ‘Top 10 Shows to See at The Free Sisters’ by the Edinburgh Fringe Review

2013 Funny Women UK, London and Edinburgh showcase

2012 Funny Women UK, London and Edinburgh showcase

2011 Contributed material to ‘Funny Buggers’ a book about Australian comedy published by Penguin

 

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