Australian born, New York based, former Banking and Finance Lawyer, James Smith was first introduced to US comedy audiences when he was invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival. Since then, he has appeared on numerous TV shows on Comedy Central, ABC, TBS and HBO’s Flight Of The Conchords, to name a few.
He has appeared on Conan O’Brian, been featured in Time Magazine and recently gave a TED talk. He has also had the pleasure of performing at the New York Comedy Festival and the legendary Radio City Music Hall.
When at home in NY, he performs nightly at the world famous Comedy Cellar, where he shares the stage with such greats as Chris Rock, Louis CK, and Jerry Seinfeld.
with Jen Carnovale is an Australian comedian from Sydney who has travelled from quaint bookstores in Canberra to Latvian kind-of scary warehouses to perform stand up. She has toured across the UK, Australia, all the good looking parts of Europe and tasty parts of Asia.
Jen began her stand up career in a comedy duo; The Cloud Girls, who won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2010 and were selected as one of the‘Top Ten Next Big Things in Comedy’ in 2011 by Sydney Morning Herald/ The Age. The Cloud Girls went on to perform at numerous festivals including Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, TINA, Playground Weekender and Peats Ridge. They were radio presenters for ABC Triple J and received a four star review by Time Out Sydney before both performers decided it was time to go solo.
Jen relocated to London at the end of 2011, and by 2012 was a Semi-Finalist for both Funny Women Comedy Awards and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards. Performing for two years across the UK, rain, hail or minus five, prepared Jen for 2013 which saw her perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hong Kong International Comedy festival, and headline a comedy tour across the Baltics before returning to Sydney.
Since being home Jen has performed sold out shows at Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival as well as headlining great comedy rooms round Australia mate!
Jen has been described as ‘Brilliant’ by Comedy Estonia, ‘Outstanding razor-sharp slices of observational comedy” by Funny Women, and the New York Comedy Night in Paris said “She lights up the stage with her bubbling wit and sharp derision. The audience is left with no choice but to be charmed”
You can hear Jen most weekends as a regular host on 2ser Radios The Vultures Nest or see her in her newest show ‘Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You’ at this years Newcastle Fringe, Sydney Comedy festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and see if all those guys and gals in the previous paragraph were telling the truth.
And UK based Aussie Ro Campbell’s relentlessly entertaining and award winnning brand of cheeky slightly dark humour has wowed audiences everywhere from Adelaide to Bangalore, Helsinki to Singapore and many places in between.
He has performed at the last 8 Edinburgh Fringe festival’s and made The Scotsman’s pick of Best Jokes of The Fringe in 2009. In 2010 he was crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year (slighty controversial being Australian and all).
He has also written for British TV and Radio, featured regularly on BBC Radio Scotland and Kevin Bridges and Friends Live at The Stand, and has performed at the NZ Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, performed all over Europe, toured South East Asia 4 times, performed 6 shows in India, done gruelling tours of Outback Mining Towns in Western Australia (Click Youtube link to see Outback Comedy Tour videos and other comedy tour clips), played to captive audiences in several Maximum Security Prisons and supported Live At The Apollo Star Tom Stade on all 47 dates of his 2011 UK Theatre tour and Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Russell Kane on a number of his 2010 and 2011 tour dates.
In 2013 and 2014 Ro co-produced 5 Star hit show Comedian Rap Battle at the Edinburgh Fringe. ‘ ***** – The most exciting late-night format since Set List’ – Bernard O’Leary – The Skinny
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2010 Scottish Comedian Of The Year
2009 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Final
2005 So You Think You’re Funny Semi-Finalist
2005 Winner Big Tickle Comedy Festival Competition, Northern Ireland
PLUS FOUR SPECIAL GUEST COMEDIANS