BLACK COMEDY: Karen Edwards has done an interview with NITV, days before jetting off to Melbourne.
BLACK COMEDY: Karen Edwards has done an interview with NITV, days before jetting off to Melbourne. Andrew Messenger

Karen Edwards’ comedy journey reaches new heights

KAREN Edwards has rarely been lost for words.

But she was outright nervous facing NITV’s cameras last week.

The Indigenous TV station has commissioned a documentary about our local girl, tracking her journey from kidney failure to the stage at the Deadly Funny Comedy festival in Brisbane.

From there she made it to Melbourne.

Last month a skit of hers premiered on the ABC’s Black Comedy, an Indigenous comedy show.

Now she’s off to Melbourne once again to continue her real passion: stand-up. She’s appearing with two other Indigenous acts in an upcoming show, Aborigi-LOL, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Catchline: “Over 40,000 years of laughs in under 50 minutes.”

All three acts, Dane Simpson, Karen Edwards and Josh Warrio, are Deadly Funny “grads”.

Karen will likely be back mid-April to continue as Charleville’s mild-mannered Skill Centred social worker.

Karen’s comedy bit for the ABC screened last month. It featured Deborah Mailman, whose mob hails from Augathella.

Karen raised some of the money for the trip selling donuts.


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