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Jean Kittson

Comedian & Keynote Speaker

Jean Kittson is a performer, author 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 and Strictly Speaking, Talking ’Bout Your Generation, Studio Ten and is a regular guest on the Today Show.

Jean 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, YOU’RE STILL HOT TO ME, published by Pan Macmillan Publishers Australia in 2014 and in 2020 Pan Macmillan published Jean’s latest book WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT MUM (AND DAD).

Her film credits include SERIOUSLY RED starring alongside Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale; Hating Alison Ashley and The Nugget. Theatre credits include Mum’s the Word, Calendar Girls, Siren, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jean guest starred in the pilot comedy ABCTV series BLEAK with Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney and guest starred in their new TV series for the ABC GET CRACK!N’.

She is a regular guest on ABC 702 radio drive programme, THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY.

IN 2022 Jean joined the cast of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE AUSTRALIA where she competed against the likes of actor Vince Colosimo, Married at First Sight’s Beck Zemek and Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Gamble Breaux.

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 arenas.

Jean was a founding Director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gynecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) and a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia. She is currently an Ambassador for The Macular Disease Foundation, The Raise Foundation, Taldumande Youth Services. Jean is the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.

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