New Zealand Sensation Jarred Christmas is one of the most innovative and exciting stand-ups on the UK circuit. A sought-after headliner famed for his quick-witted spontaneity, masterful skills of improvisation and energetic storytelling; Jarred is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival, and at comedy clubs and International festivals around the globe. A skilled improviser Jarred is a regular team member at The Comedy Store’s weekly topical show The Cutting Edge and was recently named Best Compere at the 2016 Chortle Awards; scooping the title for the second time.
Since arriving in the UK, Jarred has amassed extensive TV experience, appearing on Mock The Week (BBC2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) 8 out of 10 Cats, (Channel 4), and Argumental (Dave). He hosted BBC NI’s series Monumental, taking the reins from Adam Hills in the hit panel show. As a stand-up, he has appeared on The Comedy Store, Edinburgh & Beyond, Comedy Blue and The World Stands-Up (Comedy Central), as well as One Night Stand (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three). He has appeared on CBBC’s The Joke Machine playing The Joke Master, and twice as a panel guest in CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework.
He has written and performed in countless shows at the Edinburgh Festival and has toured the UK in his own right with his solo shows. He has just played to packed theatres across the UK hosting the ‘All Star Stand Up Tour’ for the second year running.
A highly versatile performer, with tremendous energy and exuberance, Jarred is a seasoned Panto performer and has appeared alongside Priscilla Presley in Snow White, and most recently alongside Torvill and Dean in Cinderella.
Hobbit has been beatboxing since 2003 and has performed in stadium tours across the globe.
In a single decade, he has accomplished much, not only for himself but for the art form as well. Hobbit has judged the UK Beatbox Championships and hosted the International Beatbox Convention in London and NYC for several years running; an honour no other beatboxer has shared and in no small part due to his impressive battle record.
He is the official 2 x UK Loopstation Champion, 3 x UK Team Champion with ‘2rBeat’and is part of the World Champion Beatboxers ‘The Beatbox Collective’ and also a member of legendary UK A Capella group’ The Magnets’. A seasoned stage and festival Artiste, his shows have taken him from Glastonbury to New York’s Times Square. A true creative force and one of the finest Beatboxers the world has to offer.