Fiona O’Loughlin – Comic, Writer, Presenter
“My stomach muscles are still aching … this woman is really, really, really funny” Sunday Age, Melbourne
A veteran of the Australian Entertainment Industry with a massive following both here and overseas, Fiona O’Loughlin is one of the most in demand comedians in this country.
A late starter; but with an award winning career of almost 15 years, Fiona plays to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) Best Newcomer Award in 2001 – her career has gone from strength to strength ever since. In 2006 she took home the coveted MICF Piece of Wood, an award for funniest show as voted for by other comedians. In 2007 and 2008 she was nominated for the MICF’s Barry Award for Best Show. And in 2013, Fiona was awarded Adelaide Comedy’s Best Visiting Comedian award.
Fiona has also taken her unique story-based comedy to LA headlining the world-renowned Improv Comedy Club. In addition to repeat seasons in Hong Kong, performing at Edinburgh Fringe (the world’s largest Arts Festival) Montreal’s prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the UK’s oldest, Leicester Comedy Festival.
As well as a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Fiona O’Loughlin is an accomplished writer and TV presenter. Having appeared on shows like Sunrise (Network 7), Good News Week (Network Ten), Spicks and Specks (ABC), Dirty Laundry (ABC), Celebrity Apprentice (Nine) as well as Network 10’s inaugural Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Stars Gala countless times.
Most recently, the award-winning national documentary series Australian Story filmed an episode on Fiona, which rated over 1.3 million viewers (an epic achievement for Australian Television).
In recent years Fiona has overcome a well-documented ‘battle with the bottle’. This, like the other aspects of her life, has become ‘material’ for her stand-up. And Fiona is even funnier sober.
“O’Loughlin has a gorgeous presence… Radioactively funny.” The Age, Melbourne
“Don’t Miss Her!” The Sunday Mail
“My stomach muscles are still aching … this woman is really, really, really funny” The Sunday Age
“You’d have to have a heart of stone not to enjoy it. ★★★★” Herald Sun
With Bruce Griffiths, in less than eighteen months, Bruce went from first time ‘Open Miker’ to 1996 Comic Of The Year.
He initially ventured onstage in 1995 “just to do something with the leftover material”. (At the time, he was writing for the Seven network’s Denton.) Six months later he won the NSW Final of the Funny Business/Triple J “Make Me Laugh” Award (the forerunner to Raw Comedy), and in a fortnight was performing at the 1996 Adelaide Fringe Festival on invitation.
The Widely acclaimed Mr Griffiths is a must see, his credits are astonishing – “The Glass House”, “Good News Week”, “Enough Rope – Andrew Denton”, And For Jason Alexander (SEINFELD) he co-wrote the sell-out “Comedy Christmas” tour. Probably isn’t a comedian in the world with more laughs per minute. Don’t miss him.
with Nick Cody At only 29 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over the globe, made his US late night television debut on CONAN, performed at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and played to packed houses around the world on his solo stand-up tours. “Hilarious” ★★★★★ – Arts Award (2015) “Supremely good stand-up” ★★★★ – The Scotsman (UK) (2015) “The most hilarious at this year’s Fringe.” ★★★★ – The List (UK) (2015) “Consistently funny…Strong beard, strong stand-up.” ★★★★ – TimeOut (2015) “Comedy game strong? Most definitely.” ★★★★ – Chortle (UK) (2015) “Nick Cody is a revelation.” ★★★★ Herald Sun (2014)
AND Cam Knight This year saw Cam co host the very successful Unreal Estate alongside Kate Langbroek on Ch 9. A highly entertaining show that allowed him to snoop through people’s houses without getting arrested.
2016 was a big year for Cam following up a huge 2015. Receiving a 4.5 star review of his Comedy Solo – Almost Bulletproof, (backing up a highly coveted 5 star review of Show 100 Percenter). The show gained a national Comedy Festival Run of sold out shows, nominated for best comedy show at Perth Fringe 2015 and 2016, he performed an encore performance at the Sydney Comedy Store also selling out.
Cam featured at The Televised Montreal Just for Laughs Festival at the Sydney Opera House as well as the Televised Sydney Comedy Festival Gala on the Comedy Channel, Perth Comedy Festival Gala and appeared on ABC TV’s Back Seat Drivers being called back for multiple episodes. He featured on ‘Soul Mates’ 2015 and 2016 series. Cam was also cast in the ABC series – How Not to Behave, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am and regularly appears on the Today show, he also co-hosts Studio 10 on Channel 10.
“★★★★ 1/2 – For an easy win at this year’s comedy festival, don’t miss Cam’s charming yet irreverent take on fatherhood, which will leave an indelible impression that may affect your own parenting for the better, but possibly for the worse. ” Herald Sun
“★★★★★When it comes to working a room their isn’t a single comic that even comes remotely close to his ability. In that respect Knight stands alone as the master of all masters”
The Last Laugh
★★★★★ “Cam Knight’s show has it all…Knight will have you in stitches from the first minute till the last…this show will be one of the best at this year’s Fringe and is a must see.” – Amelia Broadstock, The Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★. “Mastered his art…..Brutally funny.” – HERALD SUN
Pure chemistry…a great raconteur; relaxed and in control knows how to relate to the audience”- The Melbourne Age
“Amiably hilarious” – The Daily Telegraph
“his ability to work a room is a true gift… Looking like a pre-trauma Andrew Lincoln from ‘The Walking Dead’, his physical segues coloured his captivating storytelling and gave him a natural charm that warmed the audience to him from the offset……. a hilarious, engaging 60-minute show “ – SCENESTR QLD
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