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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.

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Jim Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 42
Geoff James Nugent, known professionally as Jim Jefferies, is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor and writer.
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Adam Hills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 48
Adam Hills is a television producer.
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Claire Hooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 42
Claire Hooper is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer. She appeared as a team captain on the 2008 revival of Good News Week on Network Ten and previously was a regular on The Sideshow, ...more
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Adam Spencer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 50
Adam Barrington Spencer is an Australian radio presenter, comedian, and media personality. He first came to fame when he won his round of the comedic talent search Raw Comedy in the mid-1990s. ...more
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Tim Minchin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 43
Timothy David "Tim" Minchin is a British-born Australian comedian, actor, and musician. Minchin is best known for his musical comedy, including six CDs, three DVDs, and live comedy ...more
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Ajay Rochester is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 49
Ajay Rochester is an Australian actress and author. She was the host of the Australian version of reality weight-loss television series The Biggest Loser, for which she hosted a total of four ...more
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Akmal Saleh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 54
Akmal Saleh 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 has been performing comedy since the early 1990s ...more
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Andrew Denton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 58
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 ...more
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Andrew Hansen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 44
Andrew John Hansen is an Australian comedian and musician, best known for being a member of satirical team The Chaser. As a member of The Chaser, Hansen's television work includes co-writing and ...more
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Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 37
Andrew Thomas Lee is an Australian comedian and musician. He usually works alongside Hamish Blake as part of the comedy duo Hamish & Andy.
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Hamish Blake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 37
Hamish Donald Blake is an Australian Gold Logie Award winning comedian, actor, and author from Melbourne. Since 2003, he has worked with Andy Lee as part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy. The ...more
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Jimeoin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 53
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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Wil Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 45
William James "Wil" Anderson is an Australian comedian, writer, stand-up performer, television and radio presenter, and media personality.
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Anh Do is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 41
Anh Do is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor and comedian. He has appeared on many Australian TV shows such as Thank God You're Here and Good News Week, and was runner-up on Dancing With ...more
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Anthony Ackroyd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
Anthony Ackroyd age 60
Anthony Ackroyd is an Australian comedian, speaker and writer. He is a cast member of the ABC radio comedy show "Thank God It's Friday!". He is the creator and director of the ...more
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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 85
Barry Humphries was the nominee from 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
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Brian Nankervis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 63
Brian Nankervis is an Australian writer, film and television producer, and comedian.
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Carl Barron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 54
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 ...more
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Catherine Deveny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 51
Catherine Deveny is an Australian comedy writer and stand-up comedian who was a regular columnist in The Age newspaper between 2001 and 2010. She has performed on Australian television networks, ...more
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Charles Firth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
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. He is the brother of Verity Firth who was a ...more
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Charlie Pickering is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 41
Charlie Pickering is an Australian television presenter and comedian. He is best known as a former co-host on the comedic current affairs program The Project, previously known as The 7PM ...more
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Chas Licciardello is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 41
Chas John Licciardello 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 Hamster Wheel.
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Fiona O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 56
Fiona O'Loughlin is an Australian comedian, known primarily for her stand-up comedy; for her television performances, on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks, and Channel Ten's Rove Live and GNW; and a ...more
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Vince Sorrenti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
Vince Sorrenti age 57
Vince Sorrenti is one of Australia’s best known and leading comic entertainers, a respected and successful Australian stand-up comedian from Punchbowl, New South Wales. He is of Italian ...more
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Chris Lilley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Comedians from Australia
age 44
Christopher Daniel "Chris" Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer. A two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, he is known ...more