Kehau Jackson is the funniest Hawaiian stand up comic in Australia. Ok, so she's the only Hawaiian stand up comic in Australia. But she's still funny.
Always a closet comic, Kehau dared herself to try stand up comedy at an "open mic night" at the Lizard Loft in Honolulu and has worked as a comedian ever since. She cut her comic teeth at the Honolulu Comedy Club and the Comedy Cow in Waikiki, working with and learning from some of America's funniest comics.
Since moving to Adelaide in 2002, Kehau Jackson has carved a distinct niche in the local and national comedy circuit. In addition to appearances at comedy clubs around Australia, on the Comedy Channel’s “Stand Up Australia” and as a recurring guest on ABC Adelaide as one of “Goers’ Gals”, Kehau has performed in every Adelaide Fringe Festival since 2003 as either performer or producer.
In 2007 she was a founding cast member of “Titters!” which won the coveted People’s Choice award at the Adelaide Fringe. Teaming with two of her “Titters!” cast mates, she co-starred and co-produced the sell out season of “Three Stuffed Mums” at the 2011 Adelaide Fringe, and the show was nominated for the 2011 People’s Choice Award. In addition, “Three Stuffed Mums” has been nominated for a Curtain Call award for Best Comedy by the Adelaide Theatre Guide.
Kehau continues to perform at charity events, corporate functions, sports clubs, and for a wide variety of community groups both as comedian and mistress of ceremonies. Kehau is currently developing a comedy course that can be used by both community groups and corporate bodies and preparing for the 2012 Adelaide Fringe as both performer and venue manager at the Maid in Stepney. The show “Three Stuffed Mums” is touring country SA in the coming season.
“Her experience and expertise stand out. Kehau Jackson can really make a person laugh.”
“Side splitting gags.”
Rip It Up
“A fantastic presence on the South Australian scene - as much presence as a stadium full of people but without the personality conflicts.”