Comedians for Hire

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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.

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   author    stars in movies event host and MC

Dave O’Neil has been in the business of comedy for over 30 years and is one of Australia’s most recognisable stand-up comics, having performed at 20 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Dave has appeared on numerous Australian television shows including Hughesy, We Have A Problem, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Project, The Yearly, Agony, Utopia, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, The Panel and The Fat.

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award winner    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. Tom Gleeson is one of Australia’s favourite comedians.
  • Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television (2019)
  • Piece Of Wood Awards Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2008)
  • The Project
  • Hard Quiz (TV Program)
  • Hard Chat (TV Segment)
  • The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (TV Program)
  • Good News Week (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • This Week Live (TV Program)
  • Triple M - Drive with Merrick Watts

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Christian Elderfield is a witty Brit who has become very popular on the festival scene, having taken 4 one-hour solo shows to Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. His engaging stage presence combined with sharp, relatable material make this award-winning UK comedian a juggernaut of stand-up comedy.

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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.
  • Network TEN: The Project
  • Network TEN: Hughesy We Have a Problem
  • Channel 9: Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation
  • ABC TV: GayCrashers
  • ABC TV: Dirty Laundry Live
  • Channel 7: Morning Show Style Squad
  • Channel 7; Orange in the New Brown
  • ABC2; Comedy Up Late

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event host and MC

Lehmo is one of Australia’s most experienced and well-travelled comedians. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. His live work has seen him headline at comedy clubs for well over ten years and work all corners of the globe – USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Lehmo has also become Australia’s number one ‘combat comic’, having completed seven ‘tours of duty’ performing for our troops abroad. These tours have seen Lehmo perform in army bases in East Timor, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Afghanistan, Egypt, Qatar and on a number of naval ships around the world.

  • GOLD 104.3 (Radio)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Utopia (TV Series)
  • The Project
  • Have You Been Paying Attention?
  • It's a Date Please Like Me
  • Neighbours

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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Adam Hills is one of Australia’s best-known comedians, mainly as the five-time Gold Logie nominated host of his two hit ABC TV series – the music quiz show Spicks and Specks and his unique take on the late night talk show, Adam Hills Tonight. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Already a gold-plated star in Australia, Adam has now taken the UK by storm with his own talk show on Channel Four, The Last Leg. Originally a one-off series for the 2012 London Paralympics, the Poms loved him so much it has been on air ever since!
  • Logie Award 2012: Most Popular Presenter
  • Spicks and Specks (TV Program)
  • Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (TV Program)
  • Adam Hills Tonight (TV Program)
  • The Last Leg (TV Program)
  • ABC TV
  • BBC TV

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Joel Creasey is one of Australia’s most-popular, acclaimed and charmingly controversial stand-up comedians and television presenters. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. A self-described shameless “fame whore”, Joel has become a television staple in Australia. Last year started with a bang, with the release of Joel’s Netflix stand up special, ‘Thirsty’.

In 2018 alone, as Australia’s newest and frankly loosest cupid, Joel hosted the worldwide phenomenon, shiny floor dating show, ‘Take Me Out’ on Network Seven. Joel captained his team to (rare) victory on the first season of Channel Ten’s studio-based comedy series, ‘Show Me The Movie!’, along with host Rove McManus, and was recommissioned for a second series that also aired in early 2019. In addition to his frequent role of comedic host on The Project, Joel is currently host and master matchmaker in Network Seven’s new Facebook web series, ‘Date Keepers’, alongside Miss World Australia, Erin Holland.

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • New York International Fringe Festival
  • Raw Comedy

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award winner    author event host and MC

Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is a political junkie and law graduate who chose to pay his HECS debt by squandering his degree. Areas of speciality include Comedians for Hire. Charlie spent ten years travelling the world as an award-winning stand-up comedian before settling into the closest thing he has had to a day job since he left his legal career behind. As host of The Project, Charlie was at the centre of one of Australian television’s most daring experiments – re-defining the way that hundreds of thousands of Australians see the news.
  • 8th AACTA Awards - Winner - Best Entertainment Program (2018)
  • TV Week Logie Awards - Nominee - Most Outstanding Entertainment Program (2016 and 2017)
  • 49th Australian Writers Guild Awards - Winner - comedy Sketch or Light Entertainment - The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
  • 5th AACTA Awards – Winner – Best Light Entertainment Television Series: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (2015)
  • Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Awards – Winner – Media Award: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (2015)
  • The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC TV)
  • The Yearly with Charlie Pickering (ABC TV)
  • ABC Countdown Live NYE
  • The Project (Network Ten)
  • Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation
  • Triple M: Kennedy Molloy - National Drive