Em O'Loughlin - Award Winning Stand-Up
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(National Winner RAW Comedy 2001) as seen on McLeod’s Daughters and directed by Kath and Kim’s Ted Emery in the motion picture “ The Honorable Wally Norman”.

In 2001 Emily was the first ever 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.  One should never work with children, animals OR genitals!  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 inMacleod’s Daughters where she played Constance, a lovely rural woman with a penchant for a tipple and a bawdy eye.


Em performed in “Life After Dick” (as an ex-Puppetry of the Penis supporter)for the 2006 Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival, and then toured W.A. and regional Victoria. Emily launch her first solo show “LifeSpam” as part of the 2007 Melbourne Fringe.  “Brilliant storytelling” was one critics take on this show. Next saw her in “The Middle Ages” as part of the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the following year she trotted out hersell out show “HOW I MADE MY ARSE LOOK SMALLER SIMPLY BY PULLING MY HEAD OUT OF IT”. After Melbourne Comedy Festival and Perth’s Wild West Comedy Festival 2011 Em spent a big chunk of the year on tour to the US with her new show “Em O’Loughlin was a BIG FATTY BOOMBAH” in both Hollywood and New York.  And this is what they said:

“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.  With an impressive voice she belts out the parody songs.  The jokes come rapid-fire and until the end of the piece there isn’t a sentence uttered without at least one crack, and usually it’s more like two or three. Eventually, the darkness does indeed come. Towards the end of the piece Emily must face …a very frightening episode. She is wildly energetic throughout and it’s almost impossible not to be dazzled by her spunk.” NYTHEATRE, NEW YORK

O’Loughlin has great singing voice.”METAPHORICAL, NEW YORK

“Direct from Melbourne Australia is the one hour, one woman show starring Aussie Em O’Loughlin. …funny, and ultimately inspiring .  Not to be missed”.  LA THEATRE

"SOLD OUT" – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011

“…more layers than Sara Lee.”  THE HERALD SUN

“…brazen….funny” NEWSHIT

"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

“Emily O’Loughlin has proven that South Australian’s are funnier than the rest of the nation.”THE ADVERTISER

                   LIVE SHOWS

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



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”

2001   Three months fill in drive-time and breakfast Triple M Austero Adelaide.  



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 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

2001   Raw Comedy National Finals Winner

2001   Edinburgh Fringe – various performances.



2008   Cleanaway Corporate Meeting

2008   ANZ – fundraiser

2008   St Raphaels Primary School – fundraiser

2008   Brighton Primary School - fundraiser

2006-08  Various Trivia nights



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)


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