Jarred Christmas

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Jarred Christmas
Born Christchurch, New Zealand[1]
Occupation Comedian
Years active Late 1990s-present

Jarred Christmas is a comedian from New Zealand[2] who now lives and works in the United Kingdom. He won the Chortle Comedy Award for Best Compere.[3] He has also appeared in Pot Noodle television advertisements.


Television and film[edit]

Christmas has appeared on radio, film, television and stage.

On television, he has appeared as a performer and guest panellist on shows such as BBC Two's Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News, Channel 4's 8 out of 10 Cats and Dave's One Night Stand.

In 2011, Christmas took part in Let's Dance for Comic Relief.[4] He's also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind alongside fellow comedians Imran Yusuf, Karen Taylor and Russell Kane.

Christmas appeared in two films in 2012: The Wedding Video[5] alongside Matt Berry, Miriam Margolyes and Robert Webb, and Is This a Joke?[6] with Russell Tovey. He contributed to the feature length documentary The People vs. George Lucas.

He appeared in the YouTube comedy web series Dwarves Assemble, which also featured Warwick Davis, Raymond Griffith, Peter Bonner and Simon Lane.

Currently hosts the 2014 season of Monumental_(TV_series)

Theatre and live performance[edit]

Christmas has been performing live since the late 1990s.[7] He has performed at several festivals including Reading/Leeds, Liverpool Comedy Festival,[8] Glasgow Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2010 he toured the UK with his show Jarred Christmas Stands Up[9] and in 2012 showcased his show Let's Go Mofo.[10]

He has supported such acts as Ross Noble and Tommy Tiernan.

Later in 2013, Christmas is set to appear at the Cardiff Comedy Festival,[11][12] which will feature comedians such as Alan Davies and Matt Rees, and also at the Green Man Festival,[13] in which the comedy is headlined by Josh Widdicombe.[14]


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