Zoë Coombs Marr has performed extensively in Australia, the UK and the US, previously visiting JFL in 2019.
Her festival offering Trigger Warning was a must-see international comedy phenomenon. Zoe won the Melbourne Comedy Festival Most Outstanding Show Award and was also nominated for Best Show at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Turns out you can make intersectional feminism funny.
Here’s the thing though: until 2018 Zoë most frequently appeared in comedy circles (including in Trigger Warning) as Dave, a retrograde male comedian with a neck beard. That year she (re-)appeared as herself, sans Dave’s neck beard, with her hit festival offering Bossy Bottom. The show won her a prestigious Herald Angel Award in Edinburgh, and was released internationally on Amazon Prime Video in 2021.
Since filming her Amazon special, Zoë squeezed in a flying visit to support Hannah Gadsby in San Francisco and Los Angeles for her Douglas Netflix taping, performed Bossy Bottom in LA, co-hosted Sydney Mardi Gras for Australian TV, and debuted new live shows Agony! Misery! and The Opener.