Sarah Kendall

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Sarah Kendall is an Australian comedian from Newcastle, New South Wales, now based in London. She attained much success on the Australian comedy circuit since winning the Raw Comedy competition in 1998, regularly appearing on Australian television, before moving to the United Kingdom in 2000.

Kendall has performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe regularly since 2003 with her 2004 show being nominated for the prestigious Perrier award. She has also performed in the Melbourne Comedy Festival regularly since 2000.

Kendall has been a "special guest" on the BBC Radio 2 comedy show Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections.

She was part of an all-female sketch comedy show called Beehive also starring Alice Lowe, Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Clare Thomson, which was aired on E4.[1]

She also was a guest stand up comic on BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News.

From 2010 she took the role of Libby McKenzie, an Australian character introduced in Series 6 of the BBC Radio 4 series Clare in the Community.

On 23 November 2012 Kendall appeared on BBC Radio 4's satirical news show The Now Show.

Kendall talked about how she has reviewed her own comic response to a heckler who threatened her with sexual violence during a routine in an article in The Guardian on August 2 2014. She said, "I built a routine around it – but looking back, I betrayed the seriousness of the incident".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girls just wanna have funny... : News 2008 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". Chortle. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ Sarah Kendall (2014-07-31). "Sarah Kendall: the worst heckle I ever received – and what I did with it | Stage". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

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