INTRODUCING the newest member of the team - Karen From Finance!!
Karen From Finance is the premiere 'corporate' queen of Melbourne, Australia. She lives alone with her budgie 'Dantè' and enjoys tax time, office-based bonding activities, and invoice archiving.
After being made redundant from the accounts team at a small pie wholesaler in Geelong, Karen From Finance has since moved to the big smoke to become a real team player here in Melbourne. Make her feel welcome! CC her in on an email. Heck, BCC her if you must! Karen From Finance will always Reply To All. Specialising in BAS statements, Payroll Systems, and Accounts Payable, Karen From Finance takes her role in your office very seriously. She will not leave a Manilla folder unturned. Board meeting? No worries! Karen has your minutes taken! The office fridge will never run out of milk, not with Karen From Finance around. Karen celebrates her New Years on July 1st each year, and isn't shy of the odd Friday night after-work drink with the ladies. Her weaknesses include the ATO, Revolver, cute temps from the Agency and conjoined paper clips. So long as you don't pinch her stapler without asking, Karen From Finance really is a good time gal. Take your chats further than the water cooler and buy her a stiff drink. You never know - she could be the one to help you out with your next promotion!!
In 2017 Karen From Finance took off to the United States of America for her first ever international tour where she was featured at RuPaul’s Drag Con, and continued on to headline shows in New York City, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, as well as a feature spot on the Californian based web-series ‘Hey Qween’.
This ‘Queen of Corporate’ is a regular at hosting contestants from the smash hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race at special events by inthedark entertainment, as well as their exclusive DRAG FEST tours which have included season winners Alaska Thunderfuck, Violet Chachki, Jinkx Monsoon, Sharon Needles, Bob The Drag Queen and Raja, as well as fan favourites Max, Pearl, Ginger Minj, Detox, Trixie Mattel, Katya, Gia Gunn, Laganja Estranja, Michelle Visage, Alyssa Edwards, Willam, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Thorgy Thor and Tatianna.
Karen also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the full-length independent production ‘Karen & Olympia On Ice’ with Olympia Bukkakis in early 2015, and the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival hit ‘Les N Mis’ with Dean Arcuri. She is one of the original cast members of Melbourne based queer cabaret 'Yummy', and is a big fan of doing the rounds in the arts festival programs too:
2017 Midsumma Festival:
Summer Treats by Yummy
Drag A Thon
Queers of Comedy
Auto Bio Queen
2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival:
Mary’s Divas at Mary’s Poppin Bar
Seen & Heard at Henrietta’s
Club Briefs at The Royal Croquet Club
Fringe Club performances with Yummy
2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival:
Yummy at Melba Spiegeltent
2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival:
Yummy at Melba Spiegeltent
‘Les N Mis’ with Dean Arcuri
Haus Party at the Festival Hub Bar at Max Watt’s
2016 Midsumma Festival Main Stage solo performance
2016 Perth ‘Fringe World’ Festival: Award Nominated – ‘Machè’ with Ginava
2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival:
‘Seen and Heard’ with Becky Lou and company.
‘CULT’ by Geoffrey Masters
2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival:
North Side Story’ with Geoffrey Masters
‘Edge’ with Isabel Angus & Rachel Davis
2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival”
‘North Side Story’ with Geoffrey Masters