One of Australia's brightest comedic stars, Dave Hughes is often described as "a typical Aussie bloke" and it is this trait, along with his honesty, that has made him such a relatable personality and household name. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Born in Warnambool in 1970, Dave comes from a typical working class family. His dad Des was a painter by trade and his mum Carmel worked as a midwife and nurse. The youngest of four kids, Dave has an older brother and twin sisters, all born within five years of one another. It is this foundation that has paved the way for the strong family values that Dave holds today.
Wil Anderson is a well-renowned stand-up comedian, best known for his imaginative and high-speed comedic routines. Performing more than a hundred shows in Australia and throughout the world each year, Wil delivers enthusiasm and conviction with every performance, with topics ranging anywhere from politics to pop. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. A worldwide hit, Wil has spent the majority of his time in the last 6 years performing north of the equator, in Ireland, London, Edinburgh, Montreal and London, also appearing regularly as a guest on Chelsea Lately – the well known and extremely popular late night comedy talk show in the US.
At school Kitty was a tiny, stick like child with very large front teeth and fuzzy hair. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. An acutely shy teenager, she spent her adolescent years staying in on Saturday nights watching Eight is Enough and Magnum P.I. She also played tennis, a sport well known for retarding social development. There’s a reason tennis players are rarely involved in scandals, they are essentially rather dull and for the most part, they don’t even know how to talk to the opposite sex.
Astounding. Incredible. Mind-blowing. All of these words are used by the Axis of Awesome on frequent occasions. Throughout their mind-blowing career, the Axis of Awesome have done some astounding things. Incredible! Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. They are The World’s Most Awesomest Comedy Band. In the short yet incredible time they have been a band, they have done literally so much stuff. Their 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show “The Axis of Awesome Comeback Spectacular” won them a Moosehead award, and played to packed houses and rave reviews.
Arj Barker who won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997, has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. For years, he has been honing his craft at comedy festivals and clubs all around the world.
Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. He's stormed the world's three major comedy festivals – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and the invitation-only Just For Laughs in Montréal. Back home Dave is a hot ticket across the country, filling thousands of seats with a growing army of fans. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Dave hosted ABC1’s RAW Comedy Competition final, landed a role in Channel Nine’s hot new drama House Husbands and became the co-host of the Mamamia Today show with Em Rusciano, heard nationally across the Today Network.
After 20 years as half of Australia’s favourite musical comedy duo, The Scared Weird Little Guys, Rusty Berther (the little one) continues the musical hijinks and slick silliness that established The Scaredies as one of the most sought after corporate acts in the country. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Rusty now joins with the fabulous Mike McLeish, an accomplished musical theatre performer and improviser who famously played Paul Keating in Keating the Musical for three years.
Tom is in every Aussie comedian's Top 5. A true master of the craft, he remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. He’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world, been twice nominated for a Helpmann and the biggest stand up on the planet Louis CK chose Tom to be his support act for his Australian tour. A sure fire, killer stand up at the top of his game.
Comedian. Writer. Craft Enthusiast. Razor sharp, daring and downright lascivious, Rhys Nicholson is a wit quickly gaining international acclaim. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. After winning Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2012, Rhys has gone on to perform all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival and London’s prestigious SOHO Theatre, garnering audience and critical praise. They also quite liked his nice jackets.
Comedy's nice guy has managed to pull off a real coup - hosting his own talk shows in two different countries. Already a gold-plated star in Australia, Adam has hit the big time in the UK with his own talk show on Channel Four - The Last Leg. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. When he is not conquering the small screen he is treading the boards as one of our finest stand up comedians, selling out rooms around the country and around the world.