Kimmie Lovegrove First Nations Comedian – Navigating The Comedy World

Episode 38

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Caroline Kell

Caroline Kell is a proud Mbarbrum women who was born and raised on Kulin Lands. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Blak Wattle Coaching and Consulting. Caroline is a Former Counsellor and Executive Director who is deeply passionate about the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In this week’s funny episode, Caroline is joined by the incredibly talented Kimmie Lovegrove, a proud Ngarrindjeri and Romanian woman who has been gracing the comedy scene since 2014. With accolades such as Deadly Funny finalist in both 2017 and 2018, and appearing as a special guest on the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival roadshow in 2021. Kimmie has taken her passion further by curating comedy shows and creating comedy workshops through her company Kungari Productions, to help support and make way for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians in Victoria.

Caroline and Kimmie engage in a lively discussion about navigating the comedy industry as a Blackfulla, delving into the art of crafting jokes and the delicate balance between humour and offence. Kimmie graciously opens up about her personal journey into the world of comedy. From a spontaneous school talent show comedy skit that secured her first-place victory, to the revelation of stand-up comedy as her calling, Kimmie shares the unique twists and turns that have shaped her path. We also get to hear Kimmie’s invaluable insights as she offers advice for aspiring comedians reflecting the lessons she has learned along her remarkable journey.

To keep up to date with Kimmie’s magic, you can follow Kungari Productions HERE.

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We would like to acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s First Peoples’ who have never ceded their sovereignty. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation where the podcast was recorded. We pay our deepest respects to Traditional Owners across Australia and Elders past and present. And our future young generations.

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