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’re looking for a comedian for your event or conference, take a look at the options below and call us on 1300 884 485 to speak with one of our expert consultants today.

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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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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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award winner    has video

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 who won the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997, has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. For years, he has been honing his craft at comedy festivals and clubs all around the world.
  • Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
  • Arj and Poppy (Animated Online Series)

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Comedian. Writer. Craft Enthusiast. Razor sharp, daring and downright lascivious, Rhys Nicholson is a wit quickly gaining international acclaim. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. After winning Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2012, Rhys has gone on to perform all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival and London’s prestigious SOHO Theatre, garnering audience and critical praise. They also quite liked his nice jackets.

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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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Australian stand-up Sarah Kendall has established herself as one of the hottest talents on the international comedy circuit. Since bursting onto the scene at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival, the London-based Aussie has performed at many of the world's leading comedy festivals, including Montreal, Kilkenny, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Hong Kong. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. During the 2002 Edinburgh Festival, Sarah was the only stand-up comedian to win the prestigious Herald Angel Award, and the following year she performed sell-out seasons at both the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Sarah was one of only five acts selected by NBC to perform in their ‘Edinburgh Nights’ season in New York City, followed by a run at The Berlin Comedy Festival and the Stavanger Comedy Festival in Norway.
  • BBC Radio
  • BBC Three

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event host and MC

Craig Reucassel is a writer and comedian best known for his work on ABC's TV program War on Waste and with The Chaser. Craig formed The Chaser while studying law with colleagues Julian Morrow, Dominic Knight and Chas Licciardello. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. While producing their satirical newspaper, The Chaser team also created and starred in several programs on ABC TV, including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra and The Hamster Wheel. Craig has also appeared on ABC in The Chaser’s Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk, The Checkout and more recently War on Waste.
  • War on Waste (TV Program)
  • The Chaser (TV Program)
  • CNNNN (TV Program)
  • The Checkout (TV Program)
  • The Chaser's War on Everything (TV Program)

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event host and MC

No comic is in more in demand for everything from after dinner speaking to product launches, sports hospitality, awards ceremonies and any manner of corporate, fundraising, sporting or public event. Vince performs at over 200 events a year in Australia and overseas. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. In 2011 Vince Sorrenti won the coveted Mo Award for Australia’s Best Stand-Up Comic for the fourth time. Vince has a long performance history, cutting his teeth in Architecture Revues in the early 1980s and in the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene that he helped create. Graduating as an Architect in 1985 he threw full weight behind his real talent and has performed to ecstatic crowds on thousands of stages all over the world.