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Famous Comedians from Australia

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List of notable or famous comedians from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Australia and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. You will also find these funny Aussies in popular film actors from Australia and the best stand up comics of all time. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Australia is included when available.

List ranges from Claire Hooper to Jim Jeffries and more. Featuring stand up comedians, bald comedians, and more, this list has the funniest Aussie comedians. 

This historic comedians from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Australia?" These prominent comedians of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian comedians.

Use this list of renowned Australian comedians to discover some new comedians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Geoff James Nugent (born 14 February 1977), known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian-American stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer. He created and starred in the...  more

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    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Adam Hills (born 10 July 1970) is an Australian comedian and radio and television presenter. In Australia, he hosted the music quiz show Spicks and Specks from 2005 until 2011 and the talk show Adam...  more
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    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Claire Hooper (born 5 September 1976) is an Australian stand-up comedian, television and radio presenter and writer living in Melbourne. She appeared as a team captain on the 2008 revival of Good...  more
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    BirthplaceGladesville, Australia

    Adam Barrington Spencer (born 29 January 1969) is an Australian comedian, media personality and former radio presenter. He first came to fame when he won his round of the comedic talent search Raw...  more
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    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Timothy David Minchin (born 7 October 1975) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, musician, composer, lyricist, and director. He was born in Northampton, England, to Australian parents, but...  more

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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Ajay Rochester (born 1969 in Sydney) is an Australian actress, author and producer. She was the host of the Australian version of reality weight-loss television series The Biggest Loser, for which...  more
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    Akmal Saleh (Arabic: أكمل صالح‎ Coptic: AKMAΛ CAΛΕϨ) (born 1964) is an Egyptian Australian comedian and actor. He was born in Egypt and arrived in Sydney with his family in 1975 at the age of 11. He...  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Andrew Christopher Denton is an Australian television producer, comedian, Gold Logie-nominated television presenter and former radio host, and was the host of the ABC's weekly television interview...  more
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    Andrew John Hansen (born 18 September 1974) is an Australian comedian, musician and author, best known for being a member of satirical team The Chaser. As a member of The Chaser, Hansen's television...  more
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    Age: 40

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Andrew Thomas Lee (born 24 May 1981) is an Australian comedian, musician and children's writer. He is known for working alongside Hamish Blake as part of the comedy duo Hamish & Andy....  more
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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Hamish Donald Blake (born 11 December 1981) is an Australian comedian, actor, and author from Melbourne. Since 2003, he has worked with Andy Lee as part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy. The pair...  more
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    Age: 55

    BirthplaceRoyal Leamington Spa, England

    Jimeoin is an English-born Irish stand-up comedian and actor. He rose to prominence in Australia in the early 1990s, and had his own TV show. He came to UK public attention between 2005 and 2008...  more
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    BirthplaceHeyfield, Australia

    William James Anderson (born 31 January 1974) is an Australian comedian, writer, presenter, and podcaster....  more
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    Age: 44


    Anh Do (born 2 June 1977) is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor, comedian, and artist. He has appeared on Australian TV shows such as Thank God You're Here and Good News Week, and was...  more
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    Anthony Michael Ackroyd (born 30 June 1958) is an Australian comedian, speaker and writer. He is a cast member of the ABC local radio comedy show Thank God It's Friday!. He is the CEO of the company...  more
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    BirthplaceKew Vic, Australia

    John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame...  more
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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Brian Nankervis (born 1956) is an Australian writer, actor, radio host, television producer and comedian....  more
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    BirthplaceLongreach, Australia

    Carl Barron is an Australian comedian. His style is based on observational humour. He was born in Longreach, Queensland, the son of a sheep shearer, and formerly worked as an apprentice roof tiler....  more
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    Catherine Deveny (born 1968) is an Australian comedy writer and stand-up comedian who was a regular columnist for The Age newspaper from 2001 to 2010. As well as comedy venues, she has performed on...  more
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    Charles Henry Burgmann Firth is an Australian comedian, best known as a member of The Chaser productions CNNNN and The Chaser's War on Everything....  more
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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Charlie Pickering (born 29 August 1977) is an Australian comedian, television and radio presenter, author and producer. He hosts The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, a weekly news satire television...  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Chas John Licciardello (born 10 May 1977) is an Australian comedian and member of satirical team The Chaser. Licciardello has appeared as a regular of CNNNN, The Chaser's War on Everything and The...  more
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    BirthplaceWarooka, South Australia, Australia

    Fiona O'Loughlin may refer to: Fiona O'Loughlin (comedian) (born 1963), Australian comedian Fiona O'Loughlin (politician), Irish politician...  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Vince Sorrenti (born 21 March 1961 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer from Punchbowl, New South Wales. He is of Italian descent. Sorrenti performs nationally...  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Christopher Daniel Lilley (born 10 November 1974) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, television producer, director, and musician. He is known for his creation and portrayal of several...  more