Austen Tayshus 'Australia's Comedy Superstar' first came into being in 1981.
Since that time he has performed all over Australia, the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, New York and Asia.
In 1983 he released the highest selling Australian single of all time “AUSTRALIANA”, selling over 200,000 units and going double platinum.
In 1997, Austen wrote and starred in‘INTOLERANCE’ – film based on a true experience that developed into one of his stage routines. Intolerance won best film and Austen won the best actor award in tropfest.
Austen's recent appearance on Andrew Denton's Enough Rope on ABC TV was highly acclaimed and watched by over one million people around Australia.
The SBS "AUSTEN TAYSHUS AUSTRALIA DAY SPECIAL" went to air on January 26, 2006 and was watched by over 100, 000 people despite being aired at midnight.
Austen Tayshus has performed over 10,000 shows in nightclubs, universities, comedy clubs, pubs and theatres throughout Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Fiji and Bali.
Austen wrote and starred in the film “INTOLERANCE” which received the Best Film Award at the 1998 Tropicana Film Festival and and for which he won the Best Actor Award.
Austen Tayshus is a graduate of the Film and Television School, 1978. He Wrote and Directed the following films, "Eric and Alice" 1975, "Waves" 1976 and "The End" 1977.