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Professional Bio

Jenny Wynter

“(I)…am not exaggerating when I say that she possesses a rare quality – a combination of stage presence, wit, intelligence, honesty – that I don’t come across too often.”
Michael Pollock, Musical Director of Second City LA.

“A very funny, very talented lady. I hope Brisbane appreciates what a treasure it has.”
Steve Kaplan, comedy coach and creator of HBO Workspace.

Jenny is a unique comedic talent with a particular passion for musical, character and improvised comedy. She has recently returned from a 2-year stint in North America, where she toured her stand-up act throughout Canada with Yuk Yuk’s, completed a residency at the world-renowned Banff Centre for the Arts and performed as a mainstage cast member with improv company Loose Moose Theatre.

In 2006 she was granted a $15,500 Lord Mayor’s New and Emerging Artists Fellowship to travel to New York, Boston, Las Vegas and Los Angeles to train in comedy and improvisation with Second City and more.

She has entertained audiences locally, nationally and internationally. She was Queensland’s Runner Up in the 2006 Triple J Raw Comedy Competition, her first solo full-length show Jenny Wynter is: SELF INDULGENT helped to launch BrizImprovFest in 2007, while her latest solo show (developed at the Banff Centre and combining stand-up, cabaret, character, improvised and musical comedy with very personal storytelling) debuted at Calgary Fringe Festival in 2009 just prior to her return to Oz. Retitled Jenny Wynter’s UNEXPECTED! Variety Show, there are plans to take it on tour in Australia and beyond in 2010.

Jenny wrote for the final episode of ABCTV’s The GlassHouse, co-hosted The Frog and Peach radio show on 4ZZZ for two years and has appeared at a number of festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Bangalow Big Joke.

She has three children, chronic sleep deprivation and is anticipating the comedy that will derive from her inevitable breakdown.

“…a genuinely funny lady, very warm and a natural improviser…with a cheeky smile and a guitar.”