Tributes Paid To Well Known Local Comedian
Sunna Jarman, who has died aged forty, was a Chiswick resident
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Chiswick resident Sunna Jarman, the stand-up comedian who has died after an illness, aged forty.
Sunna was a regular compere and ran a number of London clubs, including Mixed Nutz in Chiswick and Comedy Rocket in Acton. She was a mother of two children and had lived in Chiswick for several years.
One friend said: "She was a wonderful vibrant person with a heart of gold. It is so sad that she finally lost her battle with cancer. She was such a character she was even to able to make us all laugh about what she was going through. She will be missed terribly by everyone who knew her."
A stand-up, actress and member of the Mixt Nutz sketch group, she performed as part of the AAA line-up show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. She was formerly a model, including being a body double for Sharon Stone on posters for the film The Muse. She was also a regular guest on LBC’s News Panel and Saturday night’s Round Table.
Sunna’s agent, Delphine Manley of Beyond Compere, paid tribute, saying: ‘One of the circuit’s most loved comedians, Sunna was expert at playing the room, fearlessly challenging the most reluctant punter and winning the laughs whatever the crowd.
"Always smiling and laughing, Sunna was adored by everyone who came into contact with her. Her tributes reflect the way she effortlessly brought joy to any gig and the overwhelming sense of love she shared for everyone.’
Andy Davies who worked on many projects with Sunna said; "The world of comedy has lost a wonderful talented performer but for myself and many others we have lost a dear friend. Unfortunately Sunna has pulled out of the gig forever and the line up will never be as good again."
Rachel Parris said: ‘What a kind, generous, lovely lady she was, always full of energy and warmth… she has always been a really delightful presence at any comedy night, for her fellow comedians, and for the audience. Far, far too young. So sad.’
David Mulholland posted: ‘She was a constant beacon of joy and warmth in the years that I'd known her. I will always remember her for being one of those rare people you'd see at a gig or other occasion where you'd think, "Ah, Sunna's here. This is going to be fun!" I will miss her mischievous smile. Her unwavering zest for life in the face of her illness is a truly humbling lesson in how to seize life.’