Things I've done
Directed "Rhys Nicholson: Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!"
I directed Rhys Nicholson's 2022 touring Stand Up Show "Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!"
We spent two weeks in Adelaide working it up into very good little show. It has received 5 stars from TimeOut, 4.5 stars from The Age and 4 stars from Chortle. Pretty good.
How would you go on a trivia table with a Jerry Springer-wannabe, Hugh Jackman’s French Bulldog, or even the devil himself? Kyran Wheatley’s podcast Wax Quizzical puts this to the test, with some of the Festival's best improvising as their own wild character creations to help a special guest contestant with the Saturday Paper’s weekly quiz.
Past live contestants include Celia Pacquola, Michael Hing and Zan Rowe, with comedians in character Luke McGregor, Randy Feltface, Nikki Britton, Zachary Ruane and many more.
Good friends Rhys Nicholson, Georgia Mooney and Kyran Wheatley watch in full* and discuss in detail** every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man to whatever the latest film is***.
*cannot guarantee every movie has been watched in full by every member of the cast at time of recording
**cannot guarantee details will be at all accurate or educated, some information may be presented as fact but in actuality is incorrect or indeed entirely made up.
***this is the sort of un-googled knowledge you should expect.
See the best live comedy all year round. Comedy Republic is a unique theatre and bar in the heart of Melbourne - created for comedy, by comedians.
From the biggest names on the scene to break-through talent - our stage is home to stand up, sketch, improv, live podcasts, plays, storytelling and so much more.
Sometimes I have some thoughts that I will say. But only if it really strikes me. Not sure how many white middle aged male stand ups we need in the world. Yes - I'm a hero - for not doing the slightly terrifying thing.
Seek Alternate Route
Want to hear me muddle through the big wide world of making a career change? I made a podcast called Seek Alternate Route - with my friends over at Seek, hence the clever name - and it's all about career change. It’s also in the business section, so if Dad asks I can say I’m in business now.
I produced and helped write this funny little show with Ray Badran and Susie Youssef. It features Hamish Blake, Ronny Chieng, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Benjamin Law, Gen Fricker and Matt Okine.
Save The Date
In the lead to marriage equality, my partner Rhys Nicholson and I started a podcast to just chat about where we were at. Try and bring some humanity back to a debate that was increasingly treating LGBT citizens as a political football.
There is a difference between radio and podcasting. And I helped Zan Rowe and Myf Warhurst find that out when we launched their hugely successful culture podcast Bang On.
Yeah there was that time I was on triple j. Started at mid-dawns, did some Weekend Afternoons, bit of The Breakfast Show. There's was only one show I didn't present during those 7 years - Home and Hosed - and that will remain my greatest regret.
Rhys Nicholson: Bona Fide
I direct Rhys Nicholson's shows. Adding a bit of pathos and story. And in 2016 Bona Fide was nominated for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Awards. Pretty cool.
Since 2015 I've run Comedyish, where the best comics in the country come together and try out their new material ahead of the comedy festival season. It is a hugely successful club show, considering the jokes can be a little... fresh.
I created and co-directed a little web series about a marriage celebrant who happened to be gay. He kept having to work on other people's weddings instead of his own. And perhaps these other people shouldn't have been getting married. It stars Brendan Maclean, Tom Ballard, Veronica Milsom and a bevy of others.
Hosting & Panels
I've hosted a bunch of panels and been other heaps of others. ABC's Oz Pod Podcast conference, Vivid Youth panels for youth in music, TedX Sydney hosting. Heaps.