Jarred Christmas has a unique style that deftly mixes gags with storytelling. He has a dynamic onstage persona and the ability to improvise and roll with anything that’s thrown his way, making his comedy sizzle with originality.
Full of passion and charisma, Jarred takes the audience on a hilarious thrill ride of laughs and gasps with an edge of anger that manifests itself in his incredible rants against the small things in our lives.
His confidence leaves the audience secure in the knowledge that they are in capable hands. His material is strong and distinctive, drawn from life experience and random happenings.
Television and film
Christmas has appeared on radio, film, television and stage.
On television, he has appeared as a performer and guest panellist on shows such as BBC Two‘s Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, BBC Three‘s Russell Howard’s Good News, Channel 4‘s 8 Out of 10 Cats and Dave’s One Night Stand
Christmas appeared in two films in 2012: The Wedding Vide alongside Matt Berry, Miriam Margolyes and Robert Webb, and Is This a Joke? with Russell Tovey. He contributed to the feature-length documentary The People vs. George Lucas.
He appeared in the YouTube comedy web series Dwarves Assemble, which also featured Warwick Davis, Raymond Griffith, Peter Bonner and Simon Lane. He hosted the 2014 season of Monumental. Since 2014 he has been the Joke Master in the CBBC show The Joke Machine.
Theatre and live performance
Christmas has been performing live since the late 1990s.He had his debut in the Green Room above the Honeypot Cafe in Christchurch’s Lichfield Street aged 18, noting that he thinks that he “got one laugh in five minutes”.He was also a member of The Court Jesters as an improviser. He has performed at several festivals including Reading/Leeds, Liverpool Comedy Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2010 he toured the UK with his show Jarred Christmas Stands Up and in 2012 showcased his show Let’s Go Mofo.
Later in 2013, Christmas appeared at the Cardiff Comedy Festival,which featured comedians such as Alan Davies and Matt Rees, and also at the Green Man Festival, in which the comedy was headlined by Josh Widdicombe.
Whether performing sets, compering, acting, or improvising, Jarred has bundles of talent and will always shine no matter what performance situation he is put in.
“Best of the crop… A fabulously boisterous kiwi with a definite future” Evening Standard
“Impressive stuff… A comedic high five” Chortle
“One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone” Time Out, London
“Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy” The Scotsman
“Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed” The List, Edinburgh