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Jess Karamjeet

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Stand-up and screenwriter Jess Karamjeet is a rising star in the New Zealand comedy circuit and was selected for the NZ Comedy Trust’s ‘Ones To Watch’ showcase 2022. She’s a regular at No Homo Queer comedy, and founded PACSA (Laughs), the Pan-Asian Comedy School Aotearoa, which trains Asian women and non-binary creatives in the art of stand-up comedy.

Jess has performed alongside New Zealand’s best loved comedians, and she’s had solo shows at New Zealand International Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As a queer, disabled maker she is dedicated to crafting a world in which diverse creatives are able to thrive. 

Headshot: Andi Crown

Everything By: Jess Karamjeet

Performance22.01.24

Paving the Way for Pan-Asian Comedy

Jess Karamjeet, the founder of the Pan-Asian Comedy School Aotearoa, aka PACSA (Laughs), reflects on her journey into comedy, and her hopes of joy across diverse communities.

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