About Me

Jerome Chandrahasen began stand up comedy in 2003 at the Wellington Comedy Club, Indigo Bar (now San Fran) on Cuba St. He has gone on to perform around the country as an MC, headliner, actor, debater, corporate trainer, and workshop facilitator. He has also appeared on NZ tv screens with Rhys Darby in 2010’s Christmas Comedy Cracker, as well as ‘Amar’ – that Indian looking guy on the Fatso ads.

In 2014 he hit the London comedy circuit and took his solo show Same Same Different to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He has also performed for clients including: NZ Army, NZ Air Force, NZ Playcentre Association, Deloitte, The Warehouse Group, Wellington City Council, Baldwins law firm, Victoria University Debating Society, Oxford Union, and at venues including the Classic Comedy Bar in Auckland and Wellington’s San Fran.


May 2015 The Third Pint, New Zealand International Comedy Festival

February 2015 Same Same Different, NZ Fringe Festival

2014 speaker, Oxford Union comedy debate, Oxford University

2014 Same Same Different solo show – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2014 Four Kiwis Walk into a Bar – comedy showcase with Jarred Christmas, The George IV, London

2011-2013 trainer and facilitator with The Improvisors, delivering customer service workshops to major NZ retail organizations.

2011 – The Motivational Conversationalists with TJ McDonald, Sarah Harpur and Jim Stanton – NZ Fringe Festival

2010 – stand up spot, The Christmas Comedy Cracker, TV2

2009 Jerome’s Variety Hour solo show NZICF

2008  Freedom solo show NZICF; The Clean Comedy Show with Dave Wiggins NZICF

2006 Billy T Award nominee for Backpackers Guide

2005 Civilized NZ Comedy Festival show with Matiaha Paku, winner Best Newcomer at the NZICF awards.

2004 winner – NZ National Raw Comedy Quest


2011-present producer Wellington Raw Comedy Quest, Wellington’s premier open mic comedy competition

2010-present Founder – The Humorous Arts Trust, charitable trust dedicated to stand up comedy in the capital www.humorous.co.nz

2010-2012 venue manager, Fringe Bar, NZ International Comedy Festival

2014-present producer, Live Laughs comedy showcase, Petone Club, Lower Hutt

2008-2013 producer, Live Laughs comedy showcase Mayfair Cafe, Upper Hutt

2006-2009 producer Buzz Comedy Club, monthly comedy showcase at Buzz Bar Lower Hutt


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