Comedians for Hire

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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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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

Wil Anderson is a well-renowned stand-up comedian, best known for his imaginative and high-speed comedic routines. Performing more than a hundred shows in Australia and throughout the world each year, Wil delivers enthusiasm and conviction with every performance, with topics ranging anywhere from politics to pop. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. A worldwide hit, Wil has spent the majority of his time in the last 6 years performing north of the equator, in Ireland, London, Edinburgh, Montreal and London, also appearing regularly as a guest on Chelsea Lately – the well known and extremely popular late night comedy talk show in the US.
  • 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
  • Gruen
  • TOFOP
  • The Gruen Transfer
  • The Glasshouse

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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. Merrick first came to Australia’s attention as one half of Merrick and Rosso, as part of the Triple J Drive show with Tim Ross. In 2000 they were the first voices on the NOVA network, launching a new radio brand and coming first in Australia’s toughest radio market – Sydney Breakfast.
  • ARIA Award Best Comedy Album "From Us to Youse" (2003)

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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. Since winning the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997, Arj has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit.
  • 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. 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. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Back home Dave is a hot ticket across the country, filling thousands of seats with a growing army of fans.
  • 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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   has video    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.
  • Hard Quiz (TV Program)
  • Hard Chat (TV Segment)
  • The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • This Week Live (TV Program)