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Jeremy Elwood
Stand up comedian / Musician / Actor / Director

WINNER: BEST MALE COMEDIAN, BEST MC, MOST INSPIRING PERFORMER, BEST FESTIVAL SHOW – 2002 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, BEST MC, 2001 NZ Comedy Guild Awards Jeremy Elwood was born in Canada, raised in the UK and has been resident in New Zealand for ten years. In that time he has firmly established himself as one of the rising stars of the New Zealand Stand up comedy circuit.
Combining biting social commentary with music, song and devastating delivery, Jeremy’s unique blend of audience rapport and rock and roll showmanship has earned him praise around New Zealand and the world. Jeremy was a nominee for the 2001 Billy T Comedy Awards, performed in the 2001 TV2 Laugh! International Comedy Festival Gala, and his first solo show, “Live From The Shadows” was performed in Auckland and Wellington to critical acclaim.

He has toured the country twice as a member of the 4-man comedy show, “The Brat Pack”, which in 2001 presented the most successful season of any New Zealand stand up act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at that time. Jeremy’s second solo show, “Come to Edinburgh They Said...”, based on these experiences, played nationally during October 2001. Outside of Jeremy’s comedy career, he has hosted “The Bits In Between with Jeremy Elwood”, an eight part series for TV3, and his first play “Remorse” received a public reading as part of the Silo Theatre New Works Programme, under the direction of David Geary.

In 2002, he toured "If You Want Me, I'll be in The Bar" , written and performed with Michele A'Court to the Wellington Fringe, Auckland LAUGH! Festival and a season at Dunedin's Fortune Theatre. This show was acclaimed as "The Best Show in NZ's LAUGH! Festival" by BBC Radio in the U.K., and won "Best Festival Show" at the 2002 NZ Comedy Guild Awards.
The follow up show “The Horror...The Horror.” again received critical and commercial success in 2003.

Internationally, Jeremy has featured at comedy clubs in Canada, Australia and Scotland, including appearances at the Becks Glasgow Comedy Festival (supporting Phil Kay), Melbourne’s Crown Casino, the legendary Prince Patrick Hotel, Toronto’s Yuk Yuk’s Superclub, and a showcase appearance at Comedyworks in Montreal. In 2000 he toured East Timor, performing for United Nations peacekeepers stationed in the region. Within New Zealand he has appeared on three televised series of Pulp Comedy, and acted as musical director and songwriter for “At Least Ya Havin’ A Go” a sketch comedy pilot for TVNZ. He also books and administers highly successful comedy nights around Auckland. Most recently he has toured with John Rowles (yes, that John Rowles) and in October 2003 was an international guest acts at the Palandri Comedy Festival, Western Australia.

Whether performing for pub crowds, comedy club audiences, corporate clients or packed theatres, Jeremy’s stage presence cannot be ignored. He also works extensively as a musician, actor and director, building up an astonishing C .V. boasting theatrical work (Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, Much Ado About Nothing, Arcadia), Television credits (La Femme Nikita, Shortland Street, Traders, PSI Factor) and film work (Detroit Rock City, Road to Jerusalem).

“Irreverent Genius” - Critic Magazine, NZ

“...rocked the room...inspired stuff.“ - nzoom.com, NZ

“Has a fine voice and plays a mean guitar” - Edinburgh Evening News, Scotland

“Slick as hell, a true professional” - Comedyworks, Montreal, Canada.

“...excellent, mixing original and genuinely funny comedy with music. His popular music routine was a scream.“ - Palmerston North Times, NZ

“...indefinable comedic magic...” - nzoom.com, NZ

“Jeremy Elwood stole the show...had us in stitches from the word go” - NZDF Bugle, East Timor

"The humour of If You Want Me I'll be in the bar is modern, urbane, intelligent, inventive and irreverent – reminiscent of the best television humour in the days before satire was turned into homogenised, disarmed filling for the gaps between commercials." – Otago Daily Times

"Dynamic and damn funny" – Otago Daily Times