Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

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Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is one of the most exciting names in Australian comedy.
2008 has been a big year for Charlie, as he spent the first 4 months hosting The Mansion, a new fictional news TV Show on The Comedy Channel. Combined with developing a new Weekend Breakfast Show on Triple M, Toast with Terri Psiakis and Justin Hamilton, Charlie sure has been busy.
Keeping his stand up skills firing, Charlie has also performed solo seasons at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney, the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Also, as if he wasn’t busy enough, Charlie has recently had a book commissioned and will be writing “Impractical Jokes”, based on his 2007 Comedy Festival show, for release in late 2009.
And we haven’t even finished the year!
2007 was also a busy one, with Charlie’s live performances including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he was nominated for Best Established Comedy, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as popping up at the Castlemaine State Festival, The Canberra Street Theatre and comedy clubs throughout Australia. Keeping his international jetsetting lifestyle alive, Charlie spent 2 weeks in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of the UN Comedy Roadshow and a month in New Zealand supporting Danny Bhoy on his National Tour.
Charlie has earned many an accolade for his live work over the years, including nominations for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in Edinburgh and the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as being named Best International Guest by the NZ Comedy Guild.
Charlie began to perform solo stand up in the pubs and clubs of Melbourne in 2000. He started the cult comedy room Stagetime with fellow comic Michael Chamberlin, each taking turns as compere. Since then he has built a reputation as a quality performer, a talented host and a natural storyteller.
But his talents don’t end with live work. Charlie spent two years co-hosting Triple J’s Drive Show and was a regular on ABC TV’s comedy show Stand Up! You may also have spotted him in 2004 most Friday mornings with Michael Chamberlin dissecting the news of the week on Nine’s Today program. Most recently he has been a regular host on The Comedy Channel and also performed stand up on Rove [Live].
“Charming company and a natural raconteur ????The Scotsman
“You won’t be disappointed ?????The Independent UK
“Dangerously funny” Cape Town Argus
“Masterful ????New Zealand Herald
“Stuffs more material into an hour than other comics do in two” Herald-Sun
“Australia’s Best ????The Adelaide Advertiser
2008 Thirteen Ducks – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Impractical Jokes – Solo Show - Griffin Theatre, Sydeny
2007 Impractical Jokes – Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse,
HotHouse Comedy Festival
2007 Auto – Solo Show
Castlemaine State Festival, Canberra Street Theatre
2007 Charlie Pickering Live – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival
2006 Auto – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Barry Award Nominee), NZ International
Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre - London
2005 Betterman – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival - Auckland
and Wellington (Winner Best International Guest – NZ Comedy Guild Awards), Edinburgh Fringe (Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee) Adelaide Fringe Festival 2006, Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2006
2005 Charlie Pickering – Solo Show
Adelaide Comedy Festival
2004 Revolver – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival
(Nominated for Best International Show), Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2005
2004 Charlie Pickering Live! – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe
2004 Slick – Solo Show
Hobart Comedy Festival
2003 Boiling Point 2 – with Michael Chamberlin
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2003 Equal Third – with Terri Psiakis & Michael Chamberlin
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2002 Boiling Point – with Michael Chamberlin
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1997 - 2001 Various Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows with sketch comedy group
‘Enter The Datsun’
2008 The Mansion The Comedy Channel
(Creator and Presenter)
2008 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2007 Rove Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2007 The Sideshow ABC TV
(Stand Up Appearance)
2007 The Mansion: Australia Day Special The Comedy Channel
(Creator and Presenter)
2007 Stand Up! Australia The Comedy Channel
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Stand Up! Australia The Comedy Channel
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 The Comedy Store Paramount UK
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Live cross from Edinburgh)
2006 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Cam & Charlie’s Melbourne The Comedy Channel
Comedy Experience (Presenter)
2006 Thank Comedy It’s Friday The Comedy Channel
2005 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Stand Up Appearance)
2005 Short Film Festival The Comedy Channel
How to Guide (Presenter)
2005 Sports Tonight TV3-NZ
(Guest Panellist)
2004 Today Nine Network
(Weekly Comedy Segment)
2004 Rove [Live] Network TEN
(Guest Spot)
2004 Stand Up ABC TV
(Regular Writer/Performer)
2004 Mashed! - Pilot Phat Planet Films
(Comedy Writer/Performer)
2004 NZ Comedy Festival Gala TV2-NZ
(Stand Up Appearance)
2004 Comedy Kitchen ABC Broadband
(Guest Writer/Presenter x 2)
2001 - 2002 The Glass House ABC TV
(Guest Panellist)
2008 Toast Triple M
(2 weeks Drive Show fill in with Terri Psiakis and Justin Hamilton)
2008 The Shebang Triple M
(Regular Guest Co-host)
2008 Weekend Breakfast Show Toast Triple M
(with Terri Psiakis and Justin Hamilton)
2007 Saturday Morning Show Toast Triple M
(with Terri Psiakis and Justin Hamilton)
2006 - 2007 Breakfast The Edge 96.One
(Regular Guest Co-host)
2006 Fighting Talk BBC 2
(Guest Panellist)
2006 The Fred McCauley Show BBC Scotland
(Live from the Speigeltent)
2006 Edinburgh Wrap Special Forth Edinburgh
2005 Pete’s Show Today Network
(Guest Host with Peter Helliar)
2004 - 2005 Off the Wire Radio NZ
(Guest Panellist)
2002 - 2003 Drive Triple J
2001 - 2002 Triple J Weekends Triple J
2001 Breakfast Triple J
(Weekly Spot)
2007 - 2008 Rove Network TEN
(Contributing Writer)
2007 Roving Enterprises
(Weekly Contributor)
2006 Guest Columnist HA Magazine
2005 - 2008 City Weekly Metropolis Media
(Weekly Column)
2005 Sunday Life Magazine Herald Sun
(Guest Columnist)
2005 Guest Columnist The Scotsman
2005 ‘How to…tell a joke’ The Age
(Guest Columnist)
2005 The Mass Debate FHM
(Column Contributor)
2004 Skithouse Network TEN
(Contributing Writer)
2004 Stand Up! ABC TV
2007 Top 5 Ways to have Fun at Work (Lead) Launch Pictures
Directed by Steve Baker
2004 Two Minutes to Midnight (Vince) Curvaceous Films
Directed by Charlotte George
Various clients including Activision, National Australia Bank, Peters & Browne, Mary White College,
Melbourne City Mission, Metroscreen, FM-TV, Tucker Seabrook, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
(ACMI), Amnesty International, the Law Society of NSW, Rotary, Phillip Morris, Risky Business – Comedy
Quest (Mentoring Scheme),Rockhampton City Council, Worldwide Entertainment, Scotch College and
Tourism Victoria.
2008 TalkFringe Host – Adelaide Fringe Festival 2008
2007 The UN Comedy Roadshow – Johannesburgh, South Africa
2007 Support for Danny Bhoy National New Zealand Tour
2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala
2006 Cape Town Comedy Festival – South Africa
2006 Best of the Fest: Assembly Rooms – Edinburgh Fringe
2006 Support for Danny Bhoy – Wellington Opera House
2006 Canteen Charity Gala – Hordern Pavillion Sydney
2005 - 2006 Late & Live: Gilded Balloon – Edinburgh Fringe
2004, 2005 & 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2004 - 2006 New Zealand International Comedy Festival Gala
2005 Adelaide Comedy Festival (Co-producer)
2005 Stand Up for The Smith Family – Gala Benefit
2003 Raw Comedy State Final – MC
2003 & 2005 Stand Up For Your Rights – Amnesty International Gala Benefit
2002 Support for Jeff Green in Sydney
2001, 2002 & 2006 The Falls Festival
2000 - 2005 Stagetime (Co-host and Co-poducer)
** Charlie has also made numerous stand up appearances on campus and in pubs & clubs around the
world including The London Comedy Store, The International Bar in Dublin, Sydney’s Comedy Store,
Prince Patrick Hotel, The Espy, Rhino Room, Sit Down Comedy Club and heaps of other great and not so great venues.
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