"Jenny Wynter may be the funniest lady in cabaret." Adelaide Now.
***** "A sparkling gem." New Adelaide Theatre Guide.
WINNER: Award for Excellence in Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2011
SOLD OUT: Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012
SOLD OUT: Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012
Lord Mayor's Fellowship for New and Emerging Artists 2006
Jenny is an Australian stand-up comedian and cabaret performer with a particular passion for musical, character and improvised comedy.
She has trained and performed with some of the USA and Canada's greatest teachers, including Second City, Loose Moose Theatre and more.
She has entertained audiences locally, nationally and internationally, including appearances at:
Brisbane Comedy Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Calgary Fringe Festival
Bangalow Big Joke Festival
Cabaret Fringe Festival
Brisbane Cabaret Festival
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
...and many more.
Her first full-length solo piece "An Unexpected Variety Show" was developed at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, and was directed by Gary Austin (founder of The Groundlings Theatre, Los Angeles) and was bestowed the Award for Excellence in Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe 2011. Her follow-up show "Jenny Wynter's Wonderland featuring Betty and the Betties" debuted at Adelaide Fringe and Brisbane Comedy Festival in 2013 and she looks forward to touring it at home and abroad.
She has three children, chronic sleep deprivation and is anticipating the comedy that will derive from her inevitable breakdown.
“(I)…am not exaggerating when I say that she possesses a rare quality – a combination of stage presence, wit, intelligence and honesty – that I don’t come across too often.” Michael Pollock, musical director of Second City LA, credits include The Drew Carey Show, The Tonight Show.
"...a highlight of Melbourne's Fringe Festival. Wynter ...captivates her audience, both male and female, from start to finish." Beat Magazine.
"Taking the cake is Jenny’s improv skills, getting audience members on stage, finding out some of their personal details and improvising a song featuring them with some surprisingly good rhymes and lines; very impressive and highly entertaining…when a performer takes great enjoyment in delighting their audience, you know the show is going to be good." Rip It Up Mag
“..a very funny, talented lady… I hope that Brisbane appreciates what a treasure it has.” Steve Kaplan, USA comedy coach and creator of HBO Workspace (produced Jack Black, Nathan Lane and Nia Vardalos)