Multi-award-winning South African-New Zealander, Urzila Carlson, has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit has seen her win fans the world over for her television appearances and live shows.
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.
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.
Melanie Bracewell has quickly carved out a path in the comedy scene with her impressive list of credits, showing she has a writing skill set well beyond her years. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Bracewell has worked as a writer on all three seasons of the smash hit show ‘Wellington Paranormal’ – from the minds of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
Lloyd Langford is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor from Wales, who has cemented himself as audience favourite here in Australia. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Since first coming to our shores in 2015 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lloyd has toured the country extensively and become a fan favourite and regular on hit Network Ten show Have You Been Paying Attention?
It’s been a brilliant couple of years for Geraldine Hickey. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Gez’ deceptively effortless knack for turning low-key yarns about agapanthuses and bouncy-castles into high-stakes, helplessly funny narrative rollercoasters has culminated in her Most Outstanding Show award at the 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival for What A Surprise.
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.
Marty Sheargold is a stand-up comedian, radio presenter and TV personality. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Marty has hosted Nova’s National Drive Show with Kate Ritchie and Tim Blackwell, and from 2021 is hosting Triple M’s Breakfast.
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.