Tarun has been a warm up comic for TV shows such as The Vote, Whanau Factor, 2 Tube, Pop Goes the Weasel and the award winning 7 Days - where he also contributes as a writer.
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!
Brought up in white suburban Pakuranga, Tarun was a bit of a funny bloke in the playground which eventually evolved into stand-up comedy. He first hit the comedy stage in 1996 and since then has produced, written and stared in 4 sell-out New Zealand comedy festival shows including D'Arranged Marriage and his latest show Uber Funny.
His TV credits included featured 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.
Since 2012 – current day - along with Nick Rado Tarun runs Laugh Club NZ which runs comedy night around New Zealand from Kaitaia to Invercargill.
"Tarun was an exceptional MC / Comedian, he was very well received by the 100 plus attending the event. Very funny guy kept to our brief and he was generous with his time. From an organisational sense, Tarun made contact early with myself and remained in contact up to the event which gave reassurance we were onto an all-round professional who understands the complexity of organizing such an event. His performance was seamless and very funny, the feedback from the group was very complimentary and they enjoyed his company after his sets and appreciated the extra effort he went to engaging with his audience. I would not hesitate to have Tarun host or perform at our future events and wish to thank him for his time and effort he put into and leading up to the Gala Dinner" Henry Epskamp, Brake and Transmission NZ
Tarun was easily contactable prior to the event and on the day. We were impressed with his politeness and willingness to provide stand up comedy with the right amount of prudence and still appeal to the whole audience. Corinne Moore, Master Joiners Conference