She looks the way she looks, and these are the jokes she tells because of it. The funniest parts of the special are when she milks a story for all it’s worth, and then gets the last, hilarious drop out of it. Independent journalism takes time, money and hard work to produce. There’s a lot of comedy that does the latter, and it has its place. There’s a power in the kind of jokes she makes. If you’d like to log in you’ll need to set up a new members account. Urzila Carlson has not been previously engaged. It’s not surprising that Urzila Carlson is the first local to achieve this milestone. Now she’s the first New Zealander to get a full hour-long special on Netflix, fast becoming the go-to platform for international stand-up comedy. can log in to The Spinoff. Carlson is a lesbian. She grew up on the Ingwelala nature reserve, next to Kruger National Park and has a brother and a sister. There’s a confidence to Carlson that radiates throughout Overqualified Loser. We also have a custom editorial division which creates smart, shareable content for brands. You'll then be asked to choose a password so you She came ut as one when she was just 24. While the other comedians became a melange of blokes talking over each other, Carlson was the South African lesbian nailing punchline after punchline. And let’s be honest: many of them are fat jokes, pure and simple. You want to feel that someone is explaining a situation you know so well, whether you’re an ass walking the street (a flawless bit of hers) or trying and failing to successfully devour a recently purchased sausage sizzle snag. Pretty fast, she stopped being the only woman on the panel (a consistent problem on those shows) and started being the funniest person on the panel. "Today this little bruiser joined our family, our daughter is now big sister to a big boy #Happy #RainbowBaby #BirthdayBoy", she wrote in Instagram alongside a sweet photo of the little guy. She knows it, too. Urzila Carlson’s Boyfriend. She might not be as bracing or as groundbreaking as some of the generation that followed her, but nobody else can pull in audiences like she can, and keep them enthralled once they’re there. That’s why she involves us in the jokes, in the stories. Carlson is a lesbian and came out to her mother when she was 24. But when she’s not starring as a panellist on the hit reality TV show or making us cry-laugh in her Netflix special Unqualified Loser, Urzila lives a quiet life with her wife Julie and her two kids in New Zealand. deleted in the past. have any issues contact us on As she treats us to a tour, it's clear her West Auckland paradise … If not satisfied with the response, the complaint may be referred to the online complaint form at along with a link to the relevant story and all correspondence with the publication. It’s in the anti-vaxxer joke, it’s in a joke aimed at trolls, and it’s even in some of the fat jokes. A complaint must first be directed in writing, within one month of publication, to Carlson was born in 1976 at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Johannesburg. She commits one hundred percent to her jokes, physically and vocally. We leave laughing at what she’s said, not wondering what she’s revealed about the darkness of our souls. Carlson performs a similar kind of reclamation in Overqualified Loser. Urzila Carlson in her Netflix special Overqualified Loser. Audiences across New Zealand have known it for years, and turned out in droves in recognition of that. Urzila Carlson’s gender is female and she has a gay partner named Julie and they are having a healthy relationship. Now, it’s the world’s turn. Like many celebrities and famous people, Urzila keeps her personal and love life private. Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser is streaming on Netflix now. Urzila had at least 1 relationship in the past. The brilliance of Carlson is that while her comedy is joyful, it isn’t gentle. She has two children. for support, It looks like this account has been But when Carlson pushed the boundaries, it felt more tense, and the comedy hit harder. Another great comedian, Nicole Byer (who also has a half hour as part of Comedians of the World), has a bit saying that when a guy talks about being fat, it’s funny, but when a woman talks about being fat, the audience gets sad. The comedian does get to showcase her talent in various places and gets to travel a lot during her shows. According to our records, she has no children. We drink L'affare by day. We use Policy to help decide who to vote for. Her material grew to meet the space, and the broadening of her audience. (Photo: Netflix), Last year, Urzila Carlson became the first comedian from our shores to perform her own Netflix special, a half hour episode of the, There’s a power in the kind of jokes she makes. Another great comedian, Nicole Byer (who also has a half hour as part of, US election 2020: live count of the race to the White House, Trump may leave the scene, but the savagery of Trumpism will persist, The Bulletin: Trump claims fraud with Biden holding slight edge, Enough is enough: Why Ngāi Tahu is suing the Crown over its waterways, Emily Writes: Farewell to the fairy godmother of self-pleasure, What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in November, The breakout star of the new season of The Crown is… New Zealand. (Photo: Netflix). She didn’t look or sound like the rest of her comedy generation, aka a 7 Days panel of a decade ago: Corbett, Ego, Henwood and the rest. Her appeal has been clear from the moment she stepped onto our stages, and soon after, our screens. Urzila Carlson is single. Carlson is a great mix-it-up comic; throughout the hour, she moves between longer stories and quicker, off-the-cuff observational bits with ease. Kiwi comedian Urzila Carlson and her wife Julie have welcomed a baby boy. The couple has a son and a daughter. With every year Carlson has filled out bigger and bigger venues, delivering hours that are tighter and funnier. The Spinoff is a New Zealand online magazine covering politics, pop culture and social issues. It’s a hell of a gamble, and it pays off well; it sets up boundaries that she can spend the next hour playing in, and she clearly relishes those initial minutes of pushing against audience expectations. The Spinoff is subject to NZ Press Council procedures. Carlson pushed against that tension, simply by being the funniest person in pretty much every room she was in.