About Sarah

Originally from Dannevirke, Wellington comic, Sarah Harpur, began her career in stand up in 2008. Tackling pressing social issues like cannibalism and cat abortion, she quickly made her mark on the local comedy scene.

Sarah is also a budding rock god who will delight meat eaters and vegans alike with her musical numbers, and occasionally time-travels between various dimensions, particularly, the year 4542.

Sarah has performed her unique style of comedy at the Adelaide, NZ, Dunedin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

She is currently focusing on writing novels for children.  Yes.  That is correct.

Warning: May contain Dead Dads

2015 Maurice Gee Prize in Children’s Writing
2011 ‘Best Comedy’- Dunedin Fringe Festival
2011 ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series’ – LA Webfest
2011 AMP ‘Do Your Thing’ National Scholarship
2010 (Nominee) ‘Best Comedy’ and ‘Best Marketing’ – NZ Fringe Festival Awards
2010 (Nominee) ‘Best Newcomer’ – NZ International Comedy Festival Awards
2009 New Zealand RAW Comedy Quest winner
2009 ‘Best Newcomer’- NZ Comedy Guild Awards

“Every joke hits the mark, she is in control and she knows it.”
– Maryanne Cathro- Theatreview

“an indomitable bundle of enthusiasm”

“Sarah Harpur brings an infectious, slightly clownish glee to her roles.”
-John Smythe- Theatreview

“a delinquent sunbeam” – Kate Blackhurst- Lumiere Reader

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One response to “About Sarah

  1. Karen Greenslade

    Hi there Sarah,
    There is a Hawke’s Bay Fringe Festival being organised for Easter 2011. What would it take for you to be there?
    You can get hold of me on 0212279860, or karen@mojoinc.co.nz
    warm regards

    Karen Greenslade
    MOJO Inc, Events Collective
    “The power to make things happen”

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