janty blair
"Janty Blair had the audience and judges in stitches"
The Age

Janty is a deadly, proud Butchulla, Mununjali and Woppaburra woman based in Narrm /Melbourne. After nearly three decades in the workforce as a nurse and midwife, Janty has taken her life experience of understanding diverse people, improvising and rolling with the punches; pairing it with her infectious and uplifting energy to be a powerhouse on the stage.

In 2022, Janty won the Deadly Funny Grand Final at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She then started performing at festivals across Australia and the world, including Blakout, as part of the Brisbane Comedy festival and with the Aboriginal Comedy All Stars at the Edinburgh Fringe festival that same year.

Janty has many years’ experience organising forums and workshops, facilitating education sessions, hosting and participating in NAIDOC and reconciliation week events. With a love for creative industries and a passion for social justice, Janty uses her stage presence and platform in comedy and keynote speaking to bring joy as well as empower individuals and communities to action.

Janty is also a burgeoning playwright who loves poetry and singing, and aims to create and develop stories that celebrate and showcase First Nations people through media and art.


For all booking enquiries please contact Kylie Sparrow at First Nations Talent Agency
info@fnta.au Ph: 02 9560 8982

Oct 2023 – Janty was chosen by production company Typecast as one of the few successful participants for its inaugural Inspirit Lab initiative, which will see Indigenous filmmakers assemble for a simulated writers room.

The project is a series of masterclasses and hands-on experience in IP and screenwriting.

The lab is facilitated by Trudy Hellier, with guest mentors including Birch, Tony Briggs, Elise McCredie andJan Sardi. The lab is supported by VicScreen and Screen Australia.

ABC Interview April 2023 – Janty Blair has found a new calling in her third act

SBS / NITV – 2022 – Former midwife takes out national comedy title six weeks after first gig