Comedy is the most loved genre in every media and entertainment industry. No wonder, even if we are watching a horror movie or a romantic drama, we would still like a crackling scene that can leave us in laughs and giggles. Comedy isn’t a skill to learn but is an art one can develop.
Australian movies, by large, have many comedy scenes here and there, which makes comedians the most favoured in their industry. Do you have any favourite picks? Check out the top ones ahead and find out how many you know about!
Best stand-up comedians of all time!
Stand-up comedy is a great attraction in Australia, where you can find more than 500 comedians known for their quirky skills. They usually perform in the open-air theatre shows, restaurants, grand ceremonies, or film awards conducted in the country.
Here are some top and the best paid Australian stand-up comedians who host their own tours and shows for fixed tickets. You can check their websites and Instagram to keep yourself updated.
Considering the dragging pandemic everywhere, where people are still afraid to travel, many comedians have also launched their virtual shows and channels that you can search for remote entertainment.
• Wil Anderson (recipient of several Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards since 2010)
• Gretel Killeen (won Logie Award for co-writing the series Big Brother)
• Tom Ballard (also works as a TV host, presenter, and radio presenter)
• King Billy Coke Bottle, aka Louis Beers
• Kate McLennan (won Melbourne Fringe Festival’s awards 2006)
• Hannah Gadsby (won The Raw Comedy Competition 2006)
Actor comedians belonging to Australia
Comedians are also great actors since the comedy genre is an inevitable part of Australian media. Let’s check out the best comedy actors and their super hit movies that shouldn’t miss your list.
• Adam Hills- Began comedy on-screen in 1989 and has worked in many Television series, movies, and reality shows. You can check out his The Last Leg reality show and Spicks and Specks of 2005.
• Jim Jefferies- Also known as Geoff James Nugent, he is a great comedian actor with numerous TV shows that also stream on Netflix. You can easily get more than ten The Jim Jefferies Show on any movie or serials platform.
• Andy Lee- A well-known children’s author and television comedian, his shows, along with Hamish Blake in Hamish and Andy, are worth watching. You can find other shows like 2021’s The Cube, 2008’s Kinta 1881, or 2017’s Your Call Is Important to Us.
• David Quirk- This Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s award recipient is one of the emerging Australian comedian actors who has worked in many movies like 2016’s A comedian and 2020’s System Error.
Foreign actor comedians in Australia
Actors in the Australian media and film industry aren’t all Australia born, as many have migrated and settled in the country. Check out these English and American comedian actors who have worked prominently in the Australian film industry, ensuring their record just like any native actor.
• Tim Minchin (from England)
• Jimeoin (from England)
• Craig Reucassel (from South Africa)