Comedy

Grief-Sex-Race

Comedian Jess Karamjeet navigates the loss of her dad alongside Sophie Gibson, a bereaved up-and-coming singer/songwriter. Because tragedy + time = comedy... and Grief-Sex-Race takes out the middle (wo)man.
 

$15 - $25 (Service fees may apply)
50 Minutes
Tue 30 Aug - Sat 3 Sep 2022
Tue 30 Aug, 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Wed 31 Aug, 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Thu 1 Sep, 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Fri 2 Sep, 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Sat 3 Sep, 8:30pm - 9:20pm

 

Guitar in hand, Jess Karamjeet - a thirty-something, mixed-race, bisexual immigrant - is navigating the awkward intersections of her identity while grieving the loss of her dear, departed dad.

Riding shotgun is Sophie Gibson, an NZ ON AIR funded singer/songwriter who lost her brother to suicide in 2015. With over 800K Spotify streams, Sophie 'breathes raw emotion into every note' and has made the ever so logical side-step into stand-up comedy. 

Because some say tragedy + time = comedy... and Grief-Sex-Race takes out the middle (wo)man. This taboo-busting, stereotype-subverting hour is a workout for your mind and your sides (you know, from all the laughter.)

A self-proclaimed ‘chicken tikka sandwich’, Jess’s punch-lines pack more punch than a kid’s packed-lunch and, as the cultural rainbow of yummy-mummys know, that’s a lot of flavour. 

Jess is a rising star in the comedy circuit, working with comedian/producers such as Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Tim Batt and No Homo Queer Comedy and was recognised for her stand-up comedy achievements in the 2022 RAW Comedy Quest semi-finals.

Her first comedy show LGBT...WHO?! was billed in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2022, and she made her debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. 
 

Producer & Performer: Jess Karamjeet 
Performer: Sophie Gibson 

Age Suitability: 18+
Audience Warnings: Contains references to death, suicide and euthanasia. This event will be filmed for archival purposes.

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