CLAIRE HOOPER

CLAIRE HOOPER

Claire hit the comedy festival circuit running, scoring a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2006 and a place in Scotland on Sunday’s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
CLAIRE HOOPER
STAND UP COMEDIAN / WRITER
Claire Hooper is best known for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN’s new series of
Good News Week.
 
Claire already has a glowing CV, with Rove Live appearances, regular segments on ABC TV’s
The Sideshow, several appearances on The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up! Australia under her belt, as well as being a member of the negating team with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet in the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate which aired on Network Ten.
 
Claire’s comedy career began in 2004 when she won the Western Australian finals of Triple J’s Raw Comedy. In 2005, she was selected to perform in ”The Comedy Zone”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s new acts line-up and won “Best and Fairest” at the National Improvisation Championships in Sydney.
 
Claire hit the comedy festival circuit running, scoring a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2006 and a place in Scotland on Sunday’s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then she has written and performed two brilliant solo shows, Showgirl and Storybook.
 
She has also written several comic plays and directed “Hamlet” in a co-production with Perth Theatre Company.
 
This is one star on the rise.
 
LIVE SHOWS
2008 Storybook – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival
2007 Showgirl – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 Oh – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2006 The Dead Set – with Xavier Micheledes and Andrew Horabin
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005 The Comedy Zone – Showcasing Up & Coming Comedians
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
 
TELEVISION
2008 Good News Week Network TEN
(Cast Member)
2008 Melbourne International Network TEN
Comedy Festival Gala
(Oxfam Presenter)
2007 The Sideshow ABC TV
(Cast Member)
2007 Melbourne International Network TEN
Comedy Festival Great Debate
(Team Member)
2007 The Mansion: Australia Day Special The Comedy Channel
(Cast Member)
2007 Stand Up! Australia The Comedy Channel
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Stand Up! Australia The Comedy Channel
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Live cross from Edinburgh)
2006 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Stand Up! Australia The Comedy Channel
(Stand Up Appearance)
2005 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2005 How the Quest was Won ABC TV
(Presenter)
 
RADIO
2006 Novanites Nova 937 Perth
(Presenter)
2005 “Hanging with Missy Hooper” RTRFM
(Presenter)
 
WRITING
2008 Contributing Writer Sunday Age
2007 Rove Network TEN
(Contributing Writer)
2007 rovedaily.com Roving Enterprises
(Contributing Writer)
2007 The Sideshow ABC TV
(Writer/Performer)
 
THEATRE
2006 A Moment on the Lips – Performer
Red Ryder Theatre Company
2005 Big Fun Sometimes – Lead Performer
Rechabites Hall
2005 Fairytales on Thin Ice – Writer & Director
WA Youth Theatre Company
2004 Hamlet – Director & Designer
Hoopla/Perth Theatre Company
2003 The Cat Who Ran – Performer
Barking Gecko Theatre Company
 
OTHER NOTABLE LIVE WORK
2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala – Oxfam Presenter
2008 Adelaide Fringe Festival – TalkFringe Host
2007 Canteen Comedy Gala
2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate
2006 & 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2007 Perth International Arts Festival Debate
2006 Support for Puppetry of the Penis
2005 & 2006 National Improv Championships
2003 - 2006 “The Big Hoo Haa” Improv Comedy Troupe
Claire has also made various stand up appearances on campus and in pubs and clubs across Australia, including The Comedy Store in Sydney, The Comedy Lounge in Perth and The Rhino Room in Adelaide, as well as several gigs in the UK.

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