|Born||15 February 1970|
|Medium||Stand-up, panel shows|
Urzila Carlson, is a South African-New Zealand comedian, known for her stand-up performances as well as her appearances on television programs in both New Zealand and Australia. Carlson is a regular panellist on 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention?. Her memoir is called Rolling With The Punchlines. She refers to herself as a "lesbytarian", a portmanteau of lesbian and Presbyterian.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Carlson was born on February 15, 1970 at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Johannesburg. Carlson grew up in South Africa and has a brother and a sister. Her parents separated when she was 6 or 7 years old. Carlson is a lesbian and came out her mother when she was 24.
She emigrated to New Zealand from South Africa in 2006 after her house was burgled, and became a New Zealand citizen in 2012. As of 2019 lives in Auckland. She married to her partner Julie in 2014, and they have two children together, a boy and a girl.
Career[edit | edit source]
Carlson's first job was as a typesetter for a newspaper which she did for 12 years. By the age of 24 she was production manager for the largest newspaper in Africa, and has won awards for graphic design and photo re-touching. She didn't start comedy until 2008, when she was 32.
She has appeared on the Australian shows Have You Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, Orange is the New Brown and Hughesy, We Have a Problem. She has also appeared on New Zealand shows 7 Days and Super City Carlson has appeared Have You Been Paying Attention? 23 times, and won 11 of those times. She works 6 days a week doing comedy. Stand-up routines include The Long Flight To Freedom.
She performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala from 2016 to 2018 and  and received ‘Best Female Comedian’ at the New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards. She won the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer in 2018.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Learn about Urzila Carlson". Famous Birthdays. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- Du Chateau, Carroll (24 July 2012) Urzila Carlson: The comedian standing up for herself, The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- Kanowski, Sarah (23 March 2018) Urzila Carlson: a life without regrets, Conversations, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Accessed 27 April 2018.
- Quinn, Karl (2018-03-08). "Urzila Carlson treats stand-up 'like I'm at a barbecue with mates talking s---'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- "'Rolling With The Punchlines' Is Urzila Carlson's Fascinating Memoir". www.lotl.com. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- Urzila., Carlson, (2016). Rolling with the punchlines. Sydney: A & U New Zealand. ISBN 9781877505638. OCLC 1057621440.
- Steve Bennett (2 Jan 2019). "Comedians Of The World - Urzila Carlson". Chortle. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- "URZILA CARLSON: THE LONG FLIGHT TO FREEDOM". Theatre Review. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
- Dann, Jennifer (2016-11-29). "Twelve questions with Urzila Carlson". ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- Weaser, Laura. "Urzila's Kiwi love story". Now To Love. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- "Urzila Carlson goes global with Netflix comedy special Comedians Of The World". Newshub. 2018-04-12. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- "7 Days comedian Urzila Carlson welcomes baby boy". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
- "Who Is Urzila Carlson? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix". YourTango. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
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