Comedians for Hire

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award winner event host and MC

Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughesy’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy.
  • TV Tonight Awards Winner: Best Sports Show - Before The Game 2013
  • TV Tonight Awards Winner: Best Light Entertainment - The Project 2013
  • ARIA Music Award: Best Comedy Release DVD (Dave Hughes Live) 2007
  • Network Ten
  • Hughesy We Have A Problem
  • The Masked Singer
  • Before the Game (TV Program)
  • Channel Nine
  • Opening of 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards
  • The Footy Show
  • Australia's Got TalentABC TV
  • The Yearly with Charlie PickeringThe Glass House (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • HIT NetworkDrive with Hughesy and Ed
  • Drive with Hughesy and Kate
  • Nova 100 (Radio)
  • Vega FM (Radio)
  • Triple M (Radio)

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Sammy J & Randy are without question two of the most sought after comics in Australia today. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Combining catchy songs with chaotic tomfoolery and outbursts of filth, the two have an uncanny knack of charming the pants off everyone they meet.

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award winner    author event host and MC

You might know Wil Anderson as the host and executive producer of ABC’s most popular show Gruen, or from his various podcasts, including Wilosophy, but it is on stage where Wil feels most at home. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Wil Anderson’s comedy is high energy, unpredictable and has a joke count that should carry a heart health warning. Astute and hilarious, Wil has won the People’s Choice Award for a record six times at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, selling more tickets than any other act and cementing himself as Australia’s comedian of choice.
  • GQ Man Of The Year: Media Performer of the Year 2011
  • GQ Man Of The Year: Media Performer of the Year 2010
  • AFI Award: The Gruen Transfer 2010
  • ABC TV
  • Gruen
  • The Gruen Transfer
  • The Glasshouse
  • Network Ten
  • Have You Been Paying Attention
  • The Project
  • Triple M
  • Hot Breakfast Melbourne with Eddie McGuire
  • Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy (Co-Host)

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award winner event host and MC

Based in Sydney but willing to travel, Merrick Watts is perfect for those gigs that Vince Sorrenti said no to, or Richard Wilkins was too expensive for. He’s also capable of not swearing at absolutely no additional cost! Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. As one half of Merrick and Rosso, Merrick Watts took Triple J drive to ratings highs, was the first voice on the NOVA network and built a cult TV fan base with shows on Nine, Ten and the Comedy Channel.
  • ACRA Awards - Winner Best Documentary Modern Warrior Triple M Network (2016)
  • ACRA Awards - Winner
  • Best Station Produced Comedy Segment (2009)
  • ARIA Award Best Comedy Album "From Us to Youse" (2003)
  • Network Ten
  • Hughesy We Have A Problem
  • Studio 10
  • The Project
  • Have You Been Paying Attention?
  • Triple M
  • Kennedy and Molloy
  • Triple M Sydney
  • Drive Merrickville
  • Triple M National
  • Drive Merrick and Australia
  • 2Day FM
  • Breakfast Jules
  • Merrick and Sophie

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event host and MC

Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, and a much loved television and radio personality. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Nazeem’s Netflix special ‘Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy’, filmed in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Festival, started streaming globally in 2019, introducing Nazeem to a legion of new fans, and critical acclaim. Funny Or Die, and Chortleboth listed Nazeem’s special amongst their favourites.

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event host and MC

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.
  • Full Frontal (TV Program)
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Delta Therapy Dogs

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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.
  • 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Moosehead Award
  • 2010 Time Out Sydney Comedy Festival Best Australian Act Award
  • 2010 Time Out Sydney Best Comedy Show
  • 2011 Time Out Sydney Best Comedy Show
Jordan Raskopoulos, Benny Davis, Lee Naimo

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Arj Barker is an American stand-up comedian with a worldwide following. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. As a stand­up he won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has performed regular sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He now tours Australia and New Zealand on a regular basis attracting sold out audiences at the largest theatres in the country. He has also performed in Holland, Sweden, Norway, USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.
  • Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
  • Arj and Poppy (Animated Online Series)

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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. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. 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.

Dave’s TV credentials include hosting a series Channel 9’s 20 to 1, appearances ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks and Agony Uncles, Network Ten’s Hughesy We Have a Problem and regular appearances as a co-host on The Project.

  • Fox Footy
  • The Project
  • Hughesy We Have a Problem
  • Upper Middle Bogan
  • Breakfast with Fifi and DaveHouse Husbands This Week Live 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.