Comedians for Hire

Australians are renowned for their affable sense of humour. But it takes a special kind of talent to stand up on stage and captivate an audience for more than say, a minute!

With comedy being such an integral part of the Australian spirit, competition is tough to be regarded as one of the best. The good news is, that means there’s a huge range of comedians for hire to choose from. As Australia’s favourite corporate entertainment agency, we represent only Australia’s leading comedians, many whom we can also arrange to act as your Master of Ceremonies or event host.

If you’re looking for a comedian for your event or conference, take a look at the options below and call us on 1300 884 485 to speak with one of our expert consultants today.

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award winner event host and MC

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.
  • ARIA Music Award: Best Comedy Release DVD (Dave Hughes Live) 2007
  • Network Ten
  • Before the Game (TV Program)
  • ABC TV
  • The Glass House (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • Nova 100 (Radio)
  • Vega FM (Radio)
  • Triple M (Radio)

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event host and MC

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.
  • Fifi & Dave (Radio Program)
  • House Husbands (TV Program)
  • This Week Live (TV Program)
  • Comedy Chat Show
  • Fox FM Radio

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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.

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   author event host and MC

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.
  • Network Ten
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • This Week Live (TV Program)

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award winner    has video event host and MC

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.
  • Logie Award 2012: Most Popular Presenter
  • Spicks and Specks (TV Program)
  • Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (TV Program)
  • Adam Hills Tonight (TV Program)
  • The Last Leg (TV Program)
  • ABC TV
  • BBC TV

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   has video event host and MC

Alice is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, performer and comedian. She's also an ex academic, ex-corporate Lawyer and (sort of) banjo player. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Alice does reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, gut-punch comedy. She was awarded the 2016 AMP Tomorrow Fund grant for her podcast ‘Tea With Alice’ and has toured the world with her critically acclaimed solo shows The Resistance, and Savage. Both received four and five star reviews and packed out houses in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Zealand, London and the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Australia's "Acid Tongue Prince" Joel Creasey has just completed a stellar season of his sold out show The Hurricane across Australia in 2015. Having burst onto the scene at the tender age of 19, he is now one of the best known, hottest and most sought-after comedians in Australia - and he's still only 25 years old! Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Creating controversy yet winning legions of new fans wherever he goes, in only a short time Joel has built a huge following that is rapidly growing both nationally and internationally. People everywhere are falling in love with his intelligent observations, acerbic style, pop-culture expertise and unrivalled storytelling abilities.
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • New York International Fringe Festival
  • Raw Comedy

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   author event host and MC

Charlie spent ten years travelling the world as an award-winning stand-up comedian before settling into the closest thing he has had to a day job since he left his legal career behind. As host of The Project, Charlie has been at the centre of one of Australian television's most daring experiments - re-defining the way that hundreds of thousands of Australians see the news. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Despite the pressures of nightly TV Charlie hasn’t forgotten the stage, performing new shows nationally each year and frequently performing at the country’s best clubs.
  • The Project
  • ABC TV
  • Network Ten
  • Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation
  • The Weekly

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Josh is a comedian (hopefully.) He is surprisingly popular, if you take into account his face and personality. He has more than 200,000 twitter followers and 240,000 Facebook fans. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Josh was a regular favourite on Network Ten’s Good News Week, made a clumsy but OK appearance on ABC’s QandA, hosted the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala and was the Generation Y Team Captain on Network Ten’s Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation. In 2013 the show he wrote and starred in, Please Like Me, which premiered on ABC2. He will also make a long-awaited return to the stage when his Douchebag tour hits the road.
  • Please Like Me
  • Talkin' 'bout Your Generation
  • ABC TV

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   has video event host and MC

Eddie Perfect is one of Australia's most diverse, respected and prolific writer/composer/performers. At the age of 36, he has already made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition and bookwriting, playwrighting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Eddie has won multiple awards for his work both as a performer and a writer, and has worked with top creatives from Baz Lurhmann and Global Creatures (Strictly Ballroom), Simon Phillips and Neil Armfield (Shane Warne The Musical, Keating! The Musical), Richard Maltby and David Shire, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO Town Hall Proms), Opera Victoria (The Threepenny Opera), Opera Australia (South Pacific), the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Under The Stars), Malthouse Theatre Company (Babes In The Wood, Drink Pepsi Bitch, The Big Con) the Australian National Academy Of Music, Iain Grandage and UK’s Brodsky Quartet (Songs From The Middle).
  • Kath & Kim (TV Program)
  • Spicks and Specks (TV Program)
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • Stingers (TV Program)
  • Blue Heelers (TV Program)
  • MDA (TV Program)
  • The Sideshow (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Playschool (TV Series)
  • Adelaide Cabaret Festival