THE TOP 25 AUSTRALIAN COMEDIANS IN 2024 – LIST

The top 25 Australian comedians and comics in 2024. The most popular and most followed Aussie male comics and famous female comedians in 2024 as seen on Youtube, Netflix, TikTok and Instagram and most sold stand-up comedy shows across Australia.

THE MOST POPULAR 25 AUSTRALIAN COMEDIANS IN 2024

Taking into consideration the number of searchers in Google Australia, comedians’ social media fan count and the most sold stand-up comedy shows across Australia, below are the top 25 most popular comedians in Australia.

WHO IS THE BEST AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN?

For some, Carl Barron is considered the best Australian comedian. For others is Adam Hills. The choice is very personal. Check out our below ranking list and decide who the best Australian comedian is.

THE TOP 25 COMEDIANS AND COMICS IN AUSTRALIA IN 2024

25. Chris Franklin

Chris Franklin popular Australian comedian

Chris Franklin popular Australian comedian

In 2000, Australian comedian Chris Franklin had the biggest hit in Australia with ‘Bloke’, a song parody of Meredith Brooks’ classic feminist siren call ‘Bitch’, which took you into the life of the song’s bloke.

Bloke was a forgettable parody song about Aussie bogan cliches that accidentally broke through. It was also a strong candidate if Australians ever decide to replace their national anthem.

The song hit the ARIA chart number one, selling more than 120,000 copies. The song ended up being the third biggest single released by an Australian that year and put a platinum record on Franklin’s wall.

The idea was actually that of another comedian, Pommy Johnson,” Franklin confirmed. “He and I wrote songs and he said: “I’ve got this idea for a song. I either want to do ‘Bitchand do it about Pauline Hanson, or do the male response to the ‘Bitch’ song and call it ‘Bloke’.”

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24. John Doyle

John Patrick Doyle is an Australian actor, writer, radio presenter and comedian best known for his 1985 character “Rampaging” Roy Slaven appeared on Triple J’s breakfast show every Friday.

Doyle became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 for service to the media as a presenter and entertainer and as a supporter of a range of charitable organisations, particularly the United Nations Children’s Fund in Australia.

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23. Kevin Wilson

Kevin Bloody Wilson (real name: Dennis Bryant) is an Australian musical comedian who performs comical songs with his heavy Australian accent and often includes dirty sexual themes. He has won one ARIA Music Award.

Tip: Aussie marketers who want to create funny or humourous brand associations will find this list useful. A good practice when putting together the best social media brief when hiring a new marketing agency; will be to ask the new agency to present the top comedians or comics who may be relevant to be associated with your brand.

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22. Eddie Perfect

Eddie Perfect is an Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, comedian, writer and actor. Eddie is known for his role as Mick Holland in Channel Ten’s TV series Offspring in which he performs his own music. Perfect has recorded solo albums and written and performed numerous cabaret shows, including Songs from the Middle with the Brodsky Quartet. His biographical musical comedy Shane Warne: The Musical won the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award. Following his songwriting career on Broadway, where he composed Beetlejuice and King Kong.

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21. Sammy J

Samuel McMillan (Sammy J) is an Australian musical comedian, satirist, writer and radio presenter. Sammy embraces a variety of media in his comedy, including the use of video and self-composed music and frequently collaborates with Australian puppet comedian Randy Feltface. Sammy has released different CDs and DVDs of his comedy; for example, the album Symphony in J Minor which was nominated for Best Comedy Release at the 2019 ARIA Awards. Sammy has performed at comedy festivals in Australia, Edinburgh and Montreal, and has performed on various Australian television comedy shows, including sitcom “Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane”. Sammy produces a weekly political sketch for ABC Television, satirising the news through various characters and is one of ABC Radio Melbourne Breakfast presenters.

 

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THE TOP TRENDING AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN RIGHT NOW

MICHAEL SHAFAR

More than 1 million views of his funny video explaining the medical exemptions for the Novak Djokovic saga (Jan 2022).

Michael Shafar comedian Novak Djokovic detention TikTok video

Michael Shafar comedian Novak Djokovic detention TikTok video

26-50 COMEDIANS AND COMICS IN AUSTRALIA

Will Anderson. William Anderson is an Australian stand-up comedian, writer, presenter, and podcaster. You can see him on his Wilosophy show or on “Gruen”.
Dave Hughes
Barry Humphries – the Australian comedian behind the iconic Dame Edna Everage character.
Gina Riley
Steve Hughes
Tim Ross
Denise Scott
Kitty Flanagan
Celia Pacquola
Paul McDermott
Danny Bhoy
Tom Gleeson
Judith Lucy
tom Ballard
Tim Ferguson
Gerry Connolly
Ed Kavalee
Andrew Denton
Shane Jacobson
Anne Edmonds
Lano and Woodley
Lawrence Mooney
Frank Woodley
Shaun Micallef
Mick Molloy

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51-75 COMEDIANS AND COMICS IN AUSTRALIA

Charlie Pickering
Paul Livingston
Denise Drysdale
Colin Lane
Rove McManus
Steady eddy
Andrew Hansen
Glenn Robbins
Gretel Killeen
Adam Spencer
Magda Szubanski
John Safran
Rob Sitch
Nazeem Hussain
Merrick Watts
Jean Kittson
Craig Reucassel
Claire Hopper
Jason Gann
Karl chandler
Sam Simmonds
Shaun Micallef
Scott Brennan
Joel creasy
Steve Abbott

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76-100 COMEDIANS AND COMICS IN AUSTRALIA

Matt Okine
Peter Helliar
Meshel Laurie
Akmal Saleh
Greg Fleet
Peter Berner
Mary Coustas
David O’Neil
Zoe Coombs
Tom Gleisner
Claudia O’Doherty
Anthony Ackroyd
Brian Nankervis
Steve Vizard
Catherine Deveni
Shane Bourne
Scott Dooley
Chas Licciardello
Ross Daniels
Corinne Grant
Wendy Harmer
Richard Stubbs
Peter Rowsthorn
Nick Giannopoulos
Zlad

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101-125 COMEDIANS AND COMICS IN AUSTRALIA

Vince Sorrenti
Jonathan Biggins
Mark Trevorrow
Julian Morrow
Kym Gyngell
Lawrence Leung
Bryan Dawe
Lulu McClatchy
Marty Fields
Marg Downey
Mark Trenwith
Mikey Robins
Trevor Marmalade
Tracy Bartram
Justin Marcus Heazlewood
Xavier Susai
Tahir Bilgiç
Monty Franklin
Tim Matthews. TikTok: @timmatthewsss

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CONCLUSION

Some of these top 25 most popular Australian comedians have a remarkable talent for using humour to bring to light complex social issues and taboos in today’s Australian society.  These Popular Aussie comics and comedians have earned the right to inform and influence their Australian audiences and fans to think about and take action towards a particular cause or issue. By combining facts and humour, the impact of the message is amplified and increases its chances of being seen and grasped by the public. Onstage, some of these remarkable Aussie comedians turn their oppressors, agitations and abusers into the butt of the joke. Not only can they do that but in doing so you disempower that negativity. The fact that these Aussie comedians can share these emotions while keeping the audience in endless belly-clenching laughter is the sign of a master comedian.

Marketers who want to connect with humour and comedy themes have found partnering with comedians is a great way to bring refreshing and enjoyable storytelling to their customers. This can be done by finding fun ways to express how your brand can solve someone’s issues or challenges or by simply not taking your brand benefits too seriously and allowing some silliness in your storytelling. 

Comedy surely is not for all brands, but few have found comedy a fantastic way to engage their audiences. 

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