Karen – real name Richard Chadwick, is a regular fixture on club stages in Melbourne and around Australia. She was out one day with her friends shopping for clothes for a costume party, when she was told her chosen dress looked like something “Karen from Finance” would wear – and thus Australia’s premiere ‘corporate’ queen was born.
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Having appeared at RuPaul’s Drag Con in LA in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Karen presented headlining performances on the main stage and has also been booked on panels alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 Winner Bebe Zahara Benet and the hosts of Drag Race Thailand, Art Arya and Pangina Heals.
2017 also saw Karen From Finance headlining the Austin International Drag Festival in Texas alongside the likes of Milk, Latrice Royale and the UK’s Cheddar Gorgeous.
Karen From Finance is also one of the original cast members of Melbourne based cult queer cabaret ‘YUMMY’, a show which has garnered international acclaim for its subversive glamour and gone on to tour across Australia and the world.
In 2019 Karen debuted her first ever full length one-woman-show ‘Out Of Office’ in which toured sold-out shows throughout Australia & New Zealand and returned once more to Melbourne in 2021, as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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