Tarun Mohanbhai has been doing stand up for well over ten years, performing in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Canada and the UK at various comedy venues and festivals. His endearing yet hilarious stand up runs the gambit from astute and insightful material about being Indian and living outside of India, to Bollywood style song and dance routines and Michael Jackson as you have never heard him before!
Tarun was born in 1972 to a grocer in a migrant Indian family who migrated to NZ in the 1940's. Brought up in white suburban Pakuranga, Tarun was a bit of a funny bloke in the playground which eventually evolved into standup comedy. Tarun first hit the comedy stage in 1996 and since then has produced, written and stared in 4 sellout New Zealand comedy festival shows.
His current TV credits include performances on the top rating Billy T Awards, PULP Comedy, Last Laugh, New Zealand’s award winning drama Mercy Peak and the feature Tyrannical Love. Tarun can also been seen on the upcoming shows A Thousand Apologies and The Millen Baird show.
Tarun is an established MC and is often called on to MC the annual Dewali festival for the Auckland and Wellington Councils along with the annual Auckland Cultural festival. He has performed in most centers throughout New Zealand as a solo artist and also with Those Indian Guys.