Tarun Mohanbhai

Tarun Mohanbhai

Tarun Mohanbhai has been performing comedy since he turned his back on his dad’s offer to run the family business which was a bustling convenience store in the suburbs of Auckland. He has been performing as a professional comedian for over 10 years with nominations in the Billy T Award and taking out best comedy show in 2004 at the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

Key Points

  • Tarun has been on the stand-up circuit for over 10 years, with performances in North America, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom and P&O Cruises around the Pacific
  • He was hailed as the best show in the 2004 New Zealand International Comedy Festival
  • Tarun sold out a two weeks run at the Sydney Opera House Studio
  • Presented to a range of high profile clients including Panasonic, STA Travel and Nandos


Tarun has extensive comedic experience having performed all over the globe and on the Jongleurs circuit in the UK, Yuk Yuk’s and Lafflines in Vancouver, The Improv, The Ice House In and The Comedy store in LA, multiple comedy rooms in Sydney and all over New Zealand. He a sought after comic on the New Zealand pro circuit and a seasoned corporate comic.

Tarun has also performed at the Jakarta Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Durban Comedy Festival and in Malaysia and Singapore.

His TV appearances include multiple seasons of Pulp Comedy, Stand up on Australia’s Comedy Channel in conjunction in Mollison’s Comedy show, various acting roles on TV shows and recently can be seen on Air New Zealand in Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan which screened on New Zealand television in 2015.


Thank you so much for coming and performing at our recent Bartercard NZ function. You had the whole room of 100 people engaged, and they were well entertained for the whole time you were on stage! Thank you also for making the planning of the entertainment so easy – you kept me informed of what you were up to, and the fact that you were willing to travel to New Plymouth for our function was just awesome!
Tim Olsen
Taranaki Brank Manager

Tarun was relaxed, yet professional to deal with from our preparation meetings right through until our final Roadshow evening and I know the team here loved his spirit and teamwork and have kept in touch with him since these events. Panasonic wouldn't hesitate to use Tarun again at any future events.
Travey Royal
Roadshow Coordinator

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