Comedian Jess Karamjeet had plans - ambitious ones and downright evil ones - but lately she’s been feeling redundant. Her dad died, and she’s in the queer dating-pool again after four years. There’s also the tiny issue of being a writer and performer with cuts on the horizon...
But Jess is fighting! ‘Redundant’ is a rally cry for creatives, misfits and contradictory humans: an hour of stand-up and songs navigating queer and bi-racial identity, grief, and the taboo powers of hidden disablities.
‘The refreshingly raw and unfiltered way Karamjeet shares her experiences as a bisexual woman creates a safe and intimate space for the audience…It feels like I am given a pep-talk by the older sister I never had, where anything goes and nothing is off-limits,’ — Jenni Chan, Rat World underground magazine.
‘The best comedy show I’ve ever seen’ - GRIEF-SEX-RACE audience member.
‘Authentic! I think it’s high time we see people of colour telling specific stories’ - GRIEF-SEX-RACE audience member.
WINNER: PANNZ Touring Prize, Auckland Fringe
Originally from the UK, stand-up and screenwriter Jess is a rising star in the New Zealand comedy circuit and was selected for the NZ Comedy Trust’s ‘Ones To Watch’ showcase 2022. She’s a regular at No Homo Queer comedy, and also founded PACSA Laughs, the Pan-Asian Comedy School Aotearoa, which trains Asian women and non-binary creatives in the art of stand-up comedy.
Jess has performed alongside New Zealand’s best loved comedians, and she’s had solo shows at New Zealand International Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Her writing credits include soap-operas around the world, and she was one of the brains behind #Chelly but there’s no make-believe here. Her truth-bomb sets will have you on the edge of your seat.