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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.