Famous Australian Comedians

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Eric Bana
(Actor and Comedian)
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Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eric Bana, better known as Nero from Star Trek, initially gained fame with the series Full Frontal. The Australian actor made a mark in Hollywood with movies such as Hulk, Troy, and Munich. He loves racing and donates to charities related to causes such as mental-illness awareness and animal welfare.

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Tim Minchin
(Comedian Best Known For His Musical Comedy)
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Birthdate: October 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Northampton, England

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, comedian, writer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for combining music and comedy in his shows, which have been received well by the audience. Tim Minchin is also known for writing lyrics and composing the critically acclaimed show, Matilda the Musical, which won several awards including Tony Award and an Olivier Award.

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Barry Humphries
(Comedian, Actor)
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Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kew, Australia
Australian comedian and satirist Barry Humphries is best known for his stage/TV alter egos Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage. He has also written plays for London's West End and also published an award-winning autobiography. Known for his Dadaist humor, he is also a skilled landscape painter.
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Adam Hills
(Television presenter, Comedian)
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Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Hannah Gadsby
(Comedian)
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Birthdate: January 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby soared to fame with the stand-up comedy contest Raw Comedy and the Netflix live comedy show Nanette. She has often spoken about her battle with ADHD and autism. She had also once worked odd jobs and been homeless. Openly lesbian, she is married to partner Jenney Shamash.
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Chris Lilley
(Comedian, Actor)
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Birthdate: November 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Magda Szubanski
(Comedy Actress Known for Her Role as 'Sharon Strzelecki' in the Situational Comedy 'Kath & Kim')
Magda Szubanski
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Birthdate: April 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England

Well-known Australian comedienne Magda Szubanski soared to fame with her performances in shows such as Kath and Kim, D-Generation, and Fast Forward. She has also been part of movies such as Happy Feet and penned a bestselling memoir. An open lesbian, she is also an LGBT activist.

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Josh Thomas
(actor, screenwriter, comedian)
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Birthdate: May 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackwater
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Sam Hammington
(Comedian)
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Birthdate: July 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Sam Hammington is a comedian known for hosting a radio show titled Drivetime from 2008 to 2012. He is also known for his appearance in the variety show Real Men, for which he received a couple of MBC Entertainment Awards. His work in The Return of Superman, a South-Korean reality-variety show, has earned him a couple of KBS Entertainment Awards. 

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Hamish Blake
(Writer, Actor)
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Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

Part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy, Hamish Blake has entertained audiences on various TV and radio shows, such as the Logie Award-winning Hamish and Andy's Gap Year. Not known to many, Hamish had dropped out of a double university degree in science and commerce, to step into comedy.

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Gina Riley
(Actress, writer, singer and comedian, known for portraying Kim Craig in the television series Kath & Kim)
Gina Riley
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Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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John Bluthal
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Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jezierzany, Galicia, Poland
Died: November 15, 2018
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Eddie Perfect
(Australian singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia
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Julia Morris
(Australian comedian)
Julia Morris
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Birthdate: April 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney
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Jane Turner
(Actor, Film actor)
Jane Turner
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Birthdate: December 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newcastle
Glenn Robbins
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Birthdate: December 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
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Andy Lee
(Comedian, musician)
Andy Lee
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Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne
Kitty Flanagan
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Birthplace: Australia
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Dave Hughes
(Radio personality, Television presenter)
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Birthdate: November 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warrnambool
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Santo Cilauro
(Comedian)
Santo Cilauro
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Birthdate: November 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Shaun Micallef
(Comedian who hosted the game show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation on Channel 10)
Shaun Micallef
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Birthdate: July 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Shaun Micallef first gained fame with Theatre Sports on ABC TV. A qualified lawyer who practiced for a decade too, he later stepped into films and TV. Although a teetotaler, he does consume alcohol for his shoots. He has also hosted programs such as the Dave & Denise with Shaun Micallef.

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Jordan Raskopoulos
(Writer and performer on the Network Ten sketch comedy show)
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Birthdate: January 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Steve Hughes
(comedian, musician, cabaret artist)
Steve Hughes
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Australia
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Cicely Courtneidge
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Birthdate: April 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 26, 1980
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Sammy J
(Writer)
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Birthdate: July 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Australia
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Jasmine Curtis-Smith
(Actress and Model)
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Birthdate: April 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Carl Barron
(Comedian)
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Birthdate: June 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Longreach
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Kate Langbroek
(Comedian, Television Presenter)
Kate Langbroek
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Birthdate: August 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Graham Kennedy
(Entertainer)
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Birthdate: February 15, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Balaclava, Australia
Died: May 25, 2005
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Stella Young
(Famous for her Melbourne International Comedy Festival award-winning show Tales from the Crip)
Stella Young
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Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stawell, Australia
Died: December 6, 2014
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Peter Kelamis
(Film actor)
Peter Kelamis
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Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia
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Ernie Sigley
(Television host, Radio personality)
Ernie Sigley
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Birthdate: September 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Died: August 15, 2021
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Stuart Wagstaff
(Entertainer)
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Birthdate: February 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wiltshire, England
Died: March 10, 2015
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