Jean Kittson is a star of the Australian comedy circuit who earned national fame through ABC TV's The Big Gig. She has been at the forefront of some of this country’s most innovative comedy work. An astute observer of human behaviour, Jean Kittson's best-selling book, 'Tongue Lashing' is full of her brand of humour and wit. Jean Kittson's superbly-timed live performances are both insightful and irresistibly funny.
Jean Kittson is a performer and scriptwriter for stage, television, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Jean came to national attention on The Big Gig, followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, Media Dimensions, Strictly Speaking, Talking ’Bout Your Generation, Studio Ten, the Today Show and she is also well known for her comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel ten.
At the moment she is featuring in the pilot comedy programme Bleak, for ABC TV.
She has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, the Readers Digest Health Smart magazine and The Hoopla.
She is the author of Tongue Lashing, published by Penguin. Her film credits include Hating Alison Ashley and The Nugget. Jean's experience in theatre includes Mum’s the Word, Calendar Girls, Siren, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jean is a regular panellist on ABC 702 radio drive programme, Thank God It’s Friday.
She has conversed on Conversations with Richard Fidler twice.
Jean is an experienced MC, keynote speaker, panellist, debater and facilitator of conventions, conferences, award nights and other after dinner frolics, in corporate, government and community arena.
She was a founding Director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) and a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. She is currently an Ambassador for The Macular Disease Foundation, Northcott Disability Services, The Raise Foundation, Taldumande Youth Services and the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. She is the Patron of Junction Works and most recently she has been appointed the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.
As an advocate for women’s health issues, she was invited to speak about her experiences of menopause at the National Press Club.
This lead to her recently published book, You’re Still Hot To Me. The Joys of Menopause.
Jean was professional, engaging, and hilarious! Our delegates rated her very highly and she contributed to making our dinner a highlight of the event. I would hire her again.
AMP Financial Planners Association
Jean was the MC at our staff conference, feedback from the event evaluations are very positive with comments such as Jean was fabulous, fantastic very funny! Jean is awesome! Jean is very entertaining, a good choice for our conference. Jean is so easy to work with she is flexible, thorough and professional.
BlueCross Community & Residential Services
Excellent. THE BEST YET.
The Big Gig Event Company
Excellent. Jean’s preparation, presentation and content were spot on. She held the audience in the palm of her hand and on the edge of their seats. A true professional.
Wandjina Pty Ltd
Excellent. Jean was both professional and entertaining and a pleasure to work with.
Standards Australia International
Excellent. Jean was an absolute delight to have at our function. She made an outstanding contribution to the huge success of the night.
Ravenswood School for Girls
Jean was incredible! The audience absolutely loved her performance. She was truly professional and read the audience well.
Aged Care Queensland
Fantastic! Dynamic! Amazing! A real star.
Jean obviously puts a great deal of time and effort into her presentations - she was able to entertain an extremely varied group of people with her humour.
Bass Hotels and Resorts
Jean Kittson's presentation was a sensational performance and captivated the entire audience.
Jean Kittson was a terrific guest speaker and the audience thoroughly enjoyed her performance.
East Gippsland Institute of Tafe
Jean was well prepared and delivered a witty, engaging and entertaining performance.
One of the great debaters - superb delivery from extensively researched material. A lady and comedian of the highest order - witty, sensuous and clever.
Goldwell Cosmetics, Australia
Jean was fantastic - she really contributed to the debate and I appreciated the extra time and effort she kindly gave to ensure the event was a success.
Guardian Pharmacy, Guardian Members Conference
What a brilliant performance! Not only did you contribute a creative address but you did so with charm and good manner.
Housing Industry Association, Australia
Jean is just the best speaker - not only her expression but also her humour.
Law Office Management Group Inc. (NSW)
Jean was absolutely fabulous - well prepared, well researched, well presented. Oh and she stole the hearts of about 100 guys.
Very few comedians would take the time to research an organisation as thoroughly as Jean did. Her efforts were well rewarded by a very appreciative audience. That is when they could stop laughing to do so!
Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria
Jean was great. She prepared herself well and read the group well - very professional and very funny.
Jean's vibrant personality, affable nature and wonderful zest for life make her a fantastic speaker and personality. She has many 'fans' present and they couldn't get enough of her. She was willing to please and open to everything we suggested.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA & NT Inc.
Jean was absolutely outstanding. She researched the topic with great thoroughness and was really able to target her presentation to her audience. Intelligent, perceptive and witty and managed to put a light-hearted view but insightful spin on some difficult issues.
Young Irrigation Network