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 would like to book a comedian for your corporate event or conference, take a look at our extensive list below, or call us on 1300 884 485 to speak with one of our expert consultants today.

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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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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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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

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At the age of 26, Amos Gill is fast becoming one of the hottest young comedians in the country. After a sensational appearance as finalist in the national RAW Comedy competition, Amos went on to earn a nomination for the 'Best Emerging Comedian' and 'People's Choice' awards at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe for his solo show-You've Changed. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. At the 2013 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Amos was hand-selected by one of the Festival directors to host the prestigious ‘Comedy Zone’ showcasing four of Australia’s best new comedians. And in 2014 he was once again honoured by MICF with a ‘Best Newcomer’ nomination.

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award winner    has video    author    documentary

Comic, Author, Playwright, Director, Keynote Speaker. Ben Elton is a hugely successful and influential stand-up comedian, scriptwriter, playwright, librettist and novelist whose work includes some of the funniest and most successful comedy of our time. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Ben’s sitcom credits include The Young Ones, Happy Families, Thin Blue Line and The Blackadder, collectively winning five BAFTAs, an EMMY, a British Comedy Award and Jury Awards at Reims. His own hit television shows include Saturday Live, The Man From Auntie (winner of the 1991 Royal Television Society Writers Award) and The Ben Elton Show. In 2007 Ben Elton was awarded the Special Golden Rose D’Or at The International Television festival in Lucerne Switzerland for his lifetime contribution to the Television Arts.
  • Rose d'Or Festival: Honorary Rose for lifetime achievement
  • an honorary doctorate from The University of Manchester. BAFTA Best Comedy Series - The Young Ones
  • BAFTA Best Comedy Series - Blackadder the Third
  • BAFTA Best Comedy Series - Blackadder Goes Forth
  • Olivier Award - PopcornOlivier Award - We Will Rock YouRoyal Television Society Writer's Award - The Man From Auntie
  • Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award for Crime Fiction - Popcorn
  • Swedish Kaliber Award - Popcorn
  • WH Smiths People's Choice Fiction Award - High Society
  • Prix Polar International Crime Writer Award - Amitiès Mortelles for Past Mortem (French edition)
  • The Young Ones (TV Series)
  • Alfresco (TV Series)
  • Happy Families (TV Series)
  • Filthy Rich and Catflap (TV Series)
  • Blackadder II (TV Series)
  • Blackadder the Third (TV Series)
  • Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series)
  • The Man From Auntie (TV Series)
  • The Ben Elton Show (TV Program)
  • Stark (TV Series)
  • Andrew Llyod Webber

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Movies, Sketch, Stand-Up, TV appearances, radio DJ and talk show host, improvisation and a published author, Akmal is out of Australia's most respected, successful and accomplished comics. He displays an incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and non-offensive way. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Akmal has a fascinating past. Originally immigrating to Australia from Egypt with his family nearly 30 years ago. He sums it up in his own inimitable style – “My parents didn’t tell us where we were going. We thought it was two hours away. Twenty hours later, we got off a plane. We were on another planet”. This and many other bizarre incidents dot Akmal’s life – suggesting a career in stand-up comedy was pre-ordained, either that or he should have been committed early on.

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Adam Rozenbachs – stand-up comedian, writer, broadcaster, actor, voice over artist - has steadily risen to become one of Australia's funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Adam has performed eight successful Melbourne International Comedy Festival Shows: Wrong Way – Keep Going, Traces of Nut, the sell-out Singledumb, Repressed Memory Lane, the critically acclaimed Singledumber, the sold out seasons of 2012’s The Good Stuff and 2013’s Eurodad , and the 2014 success about his alcohol free [read: boring] year, Breaking Booze.

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Rove McManus started his entertainment career as a stand-up comedian but has gone on to become Australia's most successful talk show host and one of its biggest producers of entertainment television. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Rove got his first TV gig on community television, hosting his own tonight show. Rove hit the prime time schedule in 2000 with Rove Live on Network Ten after a brief late night stint on the Nine Network in 1999. The show played host to some of the planet’s biggest names with the likes of Cameron Diaz, John Travolta, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, The Duchess of York and U2 taking time out to chat with Rove.
  • Gold Logie 2003: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • Gold Logie 2004: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • Gold Logie 2005: Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • Logie Award 2003: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Logie Award 2004: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Logie Award 2005: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Logie Award 2006: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Logie Award 2007: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Logie Award 2008: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Logie Award 2009: Most Popular TV Presenter
  • Austereo Network
  • Newtork Ten
  • Rove Live (TV Program)
  • Triple J (Radio)
  • ABC Radio
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • SkitHOUSE (TV Series)
  • Nine Network
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (TV Program)Fox Network
  • Riot (TV Program)Roving Enterprises