COMEDIAN / WRITER / BROADCASTER / PRESENTER
When Australians want a comedian that looks like Phillip Seymour-Hoffman they turn to Peter Helliar.
Pete first came to the nation’s attention in 1999 as a cast member of rove, Rove McManus’ ill-fated first series on the Nine Network. When the show went to Network TEN in 2000, Pete went with it, becoming an integral part of the Logie Award winning variety show.
In 2003, Pete took on Australian Rules football with After The Game, which went on to become
Before The Game in 2004. The following year Pete created Bryan Strauchan, Collingwood rookie and footy superstar in the making. Strauchanie created an AFL sensation picking up the codes’ Personality Of The Year Award, getting his own car in the Grand Final Parade, and even being immortalised on his own official AFL Footy Card.
In 2005 Pete returned to the stand up stage in earnest with a national tour of his show Frisky. He again took the show on tour in 2006, performing at the Adelaide Fringe, doing a return season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and heading across the Tasman for the NZ Comedy Festival.
2007 saw Pete touring a new show, Hellraiser, nationally as well as returning to the small screen.
In 2008, Pete was launched back on to the radio airwaves, hosting Triple M’s breakfast show with Myf Warhurst.
“Wonderful… a bizarre revelation” The Age, Melbourne
“Peter Helliar makesthe difficult business of being funny look dead easy.” Adelaide Advertiser