IN 2004, Kendall became the first comedienne to be nominated for the Perrier Award in almost a decade. She played a major role in shattering the glass ceiling for women comics — and in her first full show in five years Sarah’s again pushing the boundaries with her most political show to date.
Inspired by the birth of her daughter, Kendall questions the kind of society in which we’re raising girls: a society where educated middle-class women are pole dancing for fitness, fairytales teaches young girls to value beauty above brains, and if you watched too much MTV, you’d think lesbians sole purpose is to dance with each other on yachts and get it on whilst rap artists pour champagne on their heads.
Political but not polemical, hilarious but not haranguing, Get Up, Stand-Up is intelligent, considered comedy delivered by one of the most acclaimed stand-ups in the industry.
Sarah Kendall has appeared on numerous Television and Radio shows. Her television credits include Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), The World Stands Up (Paramount) and Edinburgh & Beyond (Paramount), She has also written and performed on the sketch show Beehive (E4, Channel4). Her radio credits include Clare in the Community (BBC Radio 4), Alan Carr and Friends (BBC Radio 2), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and Parsons & Naylor (BBC Radio 2).
Sarah has performed at festivals in Singapore, Montreal, Kilkenny, Berlin, Hong Kong, Norway and Melbourne, and has also toured Europe with her show Attention Seeker.
Sarah Kendall is performing at Soho Theatre from 5 Tue – 9 Sat February at 9.15pm. Tickets are £10 Tue-Wed and £15 Thu – Sat. See www.sohotheatre.com for information and tickets.
‘Delivers with dastardly relish.’
‘Straight-talking, sardonic… Storming.’
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‘Tightly scripted, unashamedly righteous and beautifully performed.’
‘Kendall excels as a raconteur… Displaying a wonderful sense of comedic timing… Creative, lively, and perspicacious.’
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‘Fiercely funny.’ Observer
‘Everything stand-up should be.’ Shortlist