Since bursting onto the scene at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival, London-based Australian Sarah Kendall has performed at many of the world’s leading comedy festivals – including Montreal, Kilkenny, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Hong Kong.
She has been nominated for many of the industry’s most prestigious stand-up comedy awards, most recently for the ‘big one’ – receiving a nomination for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for A Day In October.
Sarah’s writing and performing credits include Beehive (Channel 4) and Comedy Cuts (ITV) and she is a regular cast member of Clare in the Community. She has made numerous appearances on television and Radio 4, including As Yet Untitled with Alan Davies, Russell Howard’s Good News, Best Behaviour, The Now Show, and Dilemma.
Sarah regularly returns to Australian shores. In 2014 she toured Touchdown to all the major comedy festivals in Australia, and was awarded the comedians’ choice “Piece of Wood Award” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her show, Shaken, also garnered glowing reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, and at the 2017 MICF.
Touchdown, A Day in October and Shaken were all recorded for a series on BBC Radio 4 called “Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy”. Her recording of A Day In October, won her the best scripted comedy prize at the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards. A second radio series recently dropped on BBC Radio 4.
Sarah recently wrapped filming on Frayed, a series she created and wrote, produced by Merman Television (Motherland/BBC, There She Goes/BBC, Women on the Verge/UKTV, Catastrophe C4/Amazon), the production company founded and run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, in association with Guesswork Television.
Frayed will air in 2019 on ABC in Australia and Sky and streaming service NOW TV in the UK. Sky Vision will distribute Frayed internationally.