JARRED CHRISTMAS

Late ‘n’ Live: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, 2010
BBC Comedy Presents: BBC @ Potterow, Edinburgh, 2012
Best of the Fest: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, 2015
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Just The Tonic Working From Home – Good Riddance 2020 New Year’s Eve Special: Online: 2020
The Best of The Comedy Store: The Comedy Store, London, 2021
Krater Comedy: The Warren on The Beach, Brighton, 2021 

I have seen Fringe regular and New Zealand powerhouse comedian Jarred Christmas perform a few times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Every time, the comic either compered or performed a twenty- minute no-nonsense, high energy, lightning quick set that was extremely funny.

Christmas stormed Always Be Comedy at an Edinburgh fringe preview I saw in June 2018.  I have seen Christmas perform before and he was a comedy stalwart who charged onto the stage wanting to make the audience laugh. Armed with his booming delivery, he proved his worth by delivering an hour of side-splitting belly laugh routines and banter.  What I found particularly exciting was his frank, no-nonsense, sit up and listen, but very warm attitude. It was a pleasure being entertained by this very funny man.

The comedian also compared sections of the Just The Tonic New Year’s Eve Special online that I watched in December 2020. The comedian was fearless and talked about any subject always enticing the online laughs at just the right moment to a very satisfied audience.

Christmas compered The Best of The Comedy Store and delivered a half-hour routine for the Krater Comedy at The Warren on The Beach that I saw in August 2021.  Extremely confident, full on and superb with the audience, he took total command of the crowd with hilarious comebacks and audience banter and wonderful stories, particularly involving accents and family life.

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