Em O’Loughlin is a multi-award winning comic, MC, actor/voiceover artists and writer who sings too! She could be just what the doctor ordered for your next event.
She has performed comedy throughout the US, in the UK and everywhere from Central Australia to Kangaroo Island.
But wait there's more!!!
As a motivational tour de force Emily has channelled a gob-smacking weight loss of 85kgs into her comedy and bought laughter and warmth to people across the world. She has stared the grim reaper in the face and come out laughing! She is inspirational to the inspirational. As an audience member once said, “You ROCK!”.
As an inspirational speaker let her take you on the rollercoaster that was her life. You will see how she took the bull by the horns and came out victorious. From being addicted to chocolate to her mad Irish Grandma, hers is a story that will resonate with every soul. How she ran from her problems, how she eventually faced them. We have all been there. Emily knows this and she wants to share the “love” that is being human. She just tells it with such candor and humour that there wont be a dry eye in the house! But fear not....you won’t be able to stop that big grin from spreading either.
Hear her talk about: Body Image, Relationship issues, Values and self-esteem, Overcoming huge adversity, Personal Development, Battling Prejudice, Making big change, Fighting Fear, and, of course, Winning!
From Hollywood to New York and back to Melbourne she has entranced and enthralled with her tale of overcoming huge odds:
“O’Loughlin is a talented comedian…is able to weave a delightful tale…. She has a gift for mimicry and flawless comic timing.” BACKSTAGE, NEW YORK
“O'Loughlin's a charmer…”THE VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK
“Em O’Loughlin is a charming comic…with a talent for character voices…timing, character impersonations and attentiveness to audience reactions demonstrate substantial comedic skills as a performer. Formidable.” HYREVIEWS, NEW YORK
“In sixty captivating minutes Australian actress and comedienne Emily O’Loughlin takes us on a journey. Towards the end of the piece Emily must face …a very frightening episode….it’s almost impossible not to be dazzled by her spunk.” NYTHEATRE, NEW YORK
"brilliant storytelling keeping the audience enthralled. Her warm stage presence made you feel as if you were listening to an old friend...hilarious and touching…a must see." THE GROGGY SQUIRREL
“…honest and insightful show; energetic, animated and whacky.”RIP IT UP
No wonder people are raving about her….after all Emily has an excellent pedigree.
In 2001 she was the first woman to win the National Raw Comedy Competition. In 2002 she came 2nd nationally in the Greenfaces comedy competition. Then, she went on to work as a support act for Puppetry of the Penis 2001 & 2003. Soon she was filling in for the breakfast crew on Adelaide’s MMM Radio. Then she took on the blousy role of Caprice Cerise in the Aussie feature movie The Honourable Wally Norman directed by Ted Emery of Kath and Kim fame. She showed up next in Macleod’s Daughters where she played Constance, a lovely rural woman with a penchant for a tipple and a bawdy eye. Emily launch her first solo show “LifeSpam” as part of the 2007 Melbourne Fringe and in 2010 she trotted out her sell out show “HOW I MADE MY ARSE LOOK SMALLER SIMPLY BY PULLING MY HEAD OUT OF IT”.
This intensely personal story of losing herself to find herself is warm and funny and hugely inspirational. It is both funny and sad but like all stories of growth it is uplifting and had the audience crying and cheering.
Em is currently finding herself in high demand with her latest offering “Em O’Loughlin is The Happiest Loser” a by-product of her Fringe shows whereby she speaks to people suffering with weight related issues including what it is like to have addictive behaviours that stem from her experience of being overweight. In addition to her fabulous motivational speaking Emily is a sought after MC and Host who is always fun, witty and warm. She will make your next event fun and effortlessly smooth making guests and speakers feel relaxed and ‘at home’.
2011 “Girls Night Out” – Cath Styles – Melbourne Fringe 2011 2011 Em O’Loughlin was a BIG FATTY BOOMBAH! – PERTH, HOLLYWOOD, NEW YORK 2011 Em O’Loughlin confesses: “I dropped 9 Dress Sizes” Melb Com Fest 2011 2010 “Girls Night Out” – Cath Styles – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011 2010 “How I Made My Arse Look Smaller Simply By Pulling My Head Out Of It”, Adelaide Fringe 2009 “The Middle Ages”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2008 “LifeSpam” Melbourne Fringe Festival 2006 "Life After Dick", Comedy Knockout Touring Show 2005 "Life After Dick" Melbourne International Comedy Festival / Touring 2004 "Snatches of Comedy" Adelaide Fringe Festival – All female cast. 2004 "Sydney’s Best Comics" Adelaide Fringe Festival 2004 "Comedy Alive" Thebarton Theatre Showcase Adelaide 2003 "Puppetry of the Penis" Her Majesty’s Adelaide 2003 “Dial Em and M for Murder” Melbourne Fringe 2002 "Greenfaces National Comedy Final" The Irish Club, Canberra 2001 "Puppetry of the Penis" Her Majesty’s Adelaide 2001 "Raw Comedy National Finals" Melbourne International Comedy Festival
RADIO / PODCASTS / VOICE OVER
2009-10 Podcast with Wendy Little – “The Powder Room” – On I Tunes. 2008-9 Saturdays 5pm-6pm on Southern FM 88.3 “The Chardy Ladies” 2007 IVR Recordings for business: CallStream, AU Bill. 2001 Three months fill in drive-time and breakfast Triple M Austero Adelaide.
FILM / TELEVISION
2005 Champagne Comedy, Channel 31 2002 “The Honorable Wally Norman” – Starring HG Nelson, Shaun Micaleff. SAFC 2002 Mc Leod’s Daughters – Channel 9 2001 The Weakest Link 2001 The Channel Ten News 2001 Raw Comedy Final ABC 2001 Channel 7 - AM Adelaide – Stand up spots. 2001 Sale of the Century 2000 Channel 7 – AM Adelaide
2011 Guest Eastern Surgery – Motivational – EM O’LOUGHLIN IS THE HAPPIEST LOSER! 2011 Guest at Comedy Club – Sunset Strip – LA 2011 Guest at Laughing Buddah – New York 2008 Chair – Body Image Day – Fitzroy High School 2008 Wollongong Comedy Festival – Inaugural act. 2007 Article published in “Ha” Magazine 2005 Interview with Yen Magazine 2005 Theatresports Celebrity Competitor – Adelaide Fringe 2003 Comedy Fundraiser for Refugees with Rod Quantock 2003 Animal Liberation Fundraisher Adelaide 2003 Theatresports Celebrity Competitior – Adelaide Fringe 2002 Theatresports Celebrity Competitor – Adelaide Fringe 2002 Runner up Greenfaces National Comedy Award 2002 Flinders University International Women’s Day - MC 2001 Raw Comedy National Finals Winner 2001 Edinburgh Fringe – various performances. CORPORATE 2008 Cleanaway Corporate Meeting 2008 ANZ – fundraiser 2008 St Raphaels Primary School – fundraiser MC 2008 Brighton Primary School – fundraiser MC 2006-10 Various Trivia nights -
MC STAND-UP COMEDY/ IMPROV/ MC
Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Fringe Festival Club, Boltz (Adelaide), The Bridge Hotel, Bunbury Theatre (Western Australia) Club Evolution, Comic’s Comedy Cellars (Adelaide),Comedy Knockout, Comedy Lair, Comics Lounge, Irish Club (Canberra) Last Laugh at the Comedy Club, Elephant and Wheelbarrow, Frankston Theatre, Fox Studios (Sydney), Geraldton Civic Centre (Western Australia), The Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide Fringe) The Greyhound, Gunn Island Hotel, Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide), Hi-Fi Bar, Karratha High School (Western Australia), Kingscote Arms (Kangaroo Island), Laughing Gas (Adelaide), Local Laughs, King of Tonga, MICF Festival Club, Melbourne Town Hall, Mount Gambier Rec Hall (South Australia), Muse Bar, Norwood Town Hall (Adelaide), Odeon at Crown Casino, Old Fire Station Cafe, Pakenham Community Centre, Prince Patrick Hotel (The Planet), P J O’Briens (Adelaide), Port Dock Brewery (Port Adelaide), The Promethean (Adelaide), Queen’s Head (Port Adelaide) Revellers Bar, Rhino Room (Adelaide), The Riversdale Hotel, Sit Down Comedy Club (Brisbane), Sofitel on Collins, Spargos, Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide)Toorak Lion, Three quarter Sports Bar (Edinburgh), The Tron (Edinburgh), Wollongong Worker’s Club (Wollongong Comedy Festival)Young and Jacksons, Comedy Club – Sunset Strip, LA, The New York Comedy Club – Laughing Buddah, (NEW YORK)