Despite there being an array of talent that had audiences laughing and toe-tapping to all extremes, the night belonged to songbird and improvisation queen, Jenny Wynter. She presented her cabaret invention that was completely made up on the spot – as per audience input. With the simple draw of a card from a basket, Jenny created a rhythmical story that had the crowd crying in hysterics. Definitely an act that cannot be missed. Scenestr Mag
“…a whirlwind performance that Wynter masters with absorbing charisma. She is an entrancing presence.” Theatre is Easy, NYC
The crowd couldn’t get enough of Brisbane-based comedian Jenny Wynter’s tremendous tour de force…She burst onto the stage, completely owned her songs and ran with them. We went on a whirlwind ride on the Jenny Express and boy, what fun that was! Her hysterical German interpretation of “Land Down Under” has to be seen to be believed.
Lena Nobuhara, Cabaret Confessional
‘The Unexpected Variety Show” of Jen Wynter was amazing. Cabaret is normally not my kind of thing, but Jen amazed with her wide ranging voice and remarkable impersonations. I thought I had become a bit used to the element of surprise at this early part of Woodford, but this was bringing it to another level.
Phillipe Perez, The AU Review
“Audiences were treated to a clever, funny and moving show…Wynter’s energy and passion were captivating…her honest and clever delivery moved the audience from laughter to tears. If you get a chance to see The Unexpected Variety Show you have to do it. You’ll laugh and you’ll be inspired.”
“Don’t see Jenny Wynter’s show without a packet of tissues and three coats of waterproof mascara – I laughed and cried (often simultaneously), at this fabulous fusion of wit, musical talent, great physical comedy and poignant storytelling. Jenny is a hugely likeable talent whose take on motherhood is as funny as you could wish for and more thought provoking than you’d expect.”
Jane Scott, Brisbane News Magazine.
“…a very funny, talented lady. I hope Brisbane realises what a treasure it has.”
Steve Kaplan, Los Angeles comedy coach (has represented Jack Black, Nia Varadalos and more.)
“There was an uproar of tears of laughter from the crowd as they were entertained by Brisbane comedian, Jenny Wynter, the Queensland JJJ Raw Comedy Runner Up for 2006. She was absolutely hilarious, quite the genius using ‘off the cuff’ improvisation, musical and conversation…” Jackie Hinrichsen, Paradise FM, 2007.
“I am not exaggerating when I say that she possesses a rare quality, a combination of wit, honesty, intelligence and stage presence that I do not come across too often.” Michael Pollock, Musical Director Second City Los Angeles.
“…put The Unexpected Variety Show at the top of your must-see list…this sharing of self—nothing less than a life-story writ large on the stage—elevates The Unexpected Variety Show beyond simple comic entertainment and into the realm of the truly unforgettable, eliciting wildly enthusiastic responses from every kind of audience. With generosity, courage and skill, Jenny Wynter tells a tale which transports us beyond the laughs—and there are plenty—to the place within us where laughter itself originates; a place where delight and anguish are more closely-entwined than we usually realise. Here, with Jenny, we find causes both for consolation and for celebration, and return to the unexpected variety shows of our own lives feeling lighter of heart and less alone.” Rob Rimmer, Weekend Notes.
***** “This is a wonderfully sparkling gem, with Ms. Wynter wowing her audience …this is one show not to miss. There is one problem: the hour long show flows so well that it seems like half an hour – let this variety show go on and on and on.” New Adelaide Theatre Guide.
“Jenny Wynter is a fabulous performer, who could easily grace the stage of a 5,000 seat auditorium or match the star qualities of Bette Midler or Caroline O’Connor. Her journey through childhood, early adulthood and motherhood is told through very funny songs and stories in a truly unique and highly enjoyable fashion. She is a star.” TalkFringe.