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Charlie Pickering

Comedian - Perrier Nominee - Best Newcomer 2005

Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is possibly the most exciting new name in Australian comedy.

2005 was certainly a massive year. In addition to a steady stream of gigs and another stint on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, Charlie has also performed solo seasons at the Adelaide Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival in Sydney and the NZ International Comedy Festival. The second half of this year saw Charlie make his UK debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his show Betterman. A run of full houses and four star reviews was topped off with a Perrier Best Newcomer Nomination. Within a week he was headlining on the London circuit. He finished off the year by winning Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Guild awards.

IN 2004, Charlie performed at the Hobart Comedy Festival & Adelaide Fringe and presented his first solo show Revolver at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the NZ International Comedy Festival - earning himself a nomination for Best International Show.

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 host. Stagetime made a storming return to the Melbourne comedy landscape at Bar Open in August 2004. Charlie also spent two years co-hosting Triple J's Drive Show and was a regular on ABC-TV's stand-up comedy show Stand Up!

You may also have spotted him in 2004 most Friday morning's with Michael Chamberlin dissecting the news of the week on Nine's Today program and most recently performing stand up on Rove [Live] or hosting shows for the Comedy Channel.

Charlie has already had a busy 2006. He began the year by performing Betterman at the Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Cracker Comedy Festival. He then premiered his new show Auto at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, selling out the entire run and earning a nomination for the prestigious Barry Award for most outstanding show. Auto then gained great reviews on it's sold out run at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. He is now working in the UK and performing Auto at the Edinburgh Fringe. And that was just his first six months!

"Damn Good…****" - The Scotsman
"Stuffs more material into an hour than other comics do in two" - Herald-Sun

Live Shows
2006 Auto- Solo Show
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Nominated for Barry Award)
New Zealand International Comedy Festival
Betterman- Solo Show
Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival
2005 Betterman - Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival - Auckland & Wellington, Edinburgh Fringe (Perrier Nominee - Best Newcomer)
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'

Television
2006 Network Ten Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2006 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Comedy Channel Thank Comedy It's Friday (Host)
2006 Comedy Channel Melbourne Comedy Experience (Host)
2006 Comedy Channel How to make a short Film (Host)
2005 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 TV3-NZ Sports Tonight (Guest Panellist)
2004 Nine Network Today (Weekly Comedy Segment)
2004 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Guest Spot)
2004 ABC-TV Stand Up! (Regular Writer/Performer)
2004 Phat Planet Films Mashed! - Pilot (Comedy Writer/Performer)
2004 TV2-NZ NZ Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up
Appearance)
2004 ABC Broadband Comedy Kitchen (Guest Writer/Presenter x 2)
2001 & 2002 ABC-TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

Short Film
2004 Curvaceous Films Two Minutes to Midnight (Vince)
Directed by Charlotte George

Writing
2005 & 2006 Metropolis Media City Weekly (Weekly Column)
2005 Herald Sun Sunday Magazine (Guest Columnist)
2005 The Scotsman How to tell a joke (Guest column)
2004 Network Ten Skithouse (Contributing Writer)
2004 ABC-TV Stand Up! (Writer)

Radio
2005 2Day FM Pete's Show (Guest Host)
2005 Radio NZ Off The Wire (Guest Panellist)
2004 Radio NZ Off The Wire (Guest Panellist)
2002 & 2003 Triple J Drive (Co-host)
2001/02 Triple J Triple J Weekends (Host)
2001 Triple J Breakfast (Weekly Spot)

Corporate & Voice Over
Various clients including Worldwide Entertainment, 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.

Other Notable Live Work
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2006
Late & Live - Edinburgh 2005
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2004 & 2005
NZ International Comedy Festival Gala 2004 & 2005
Adelaide Comedy Festival (Festival Director) 2005
Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival 2005
Stagetime @ Bar Open (Co-host & Co-producer) 2004 & 2005
Raw Comedy State Final - MC 2003
Stand Up For Your Rights - Amnesty International Gala Benefit 2003
The Falls 2002
Support for Jeff Green in Sydney 2002
Raw Comedy State Finalist 2001
The Falls 2001
Stagetime (Co-host & Co-poducer) 2000 - 2002

Awards

2006 Barry Award Nominee: Most Outstanding Show-Melbourne Comedy Festival
2005 Nominated for Perrier Award - Best Newcomer - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2005 Winner - Best International Act - New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards
(Other nominees included Steven K Amos, Phil Nichol, Gamrajobat and Stewart Lee)
2004 Nominated for 'Best International Show' for Revolver at the NZ International Comedy Festival
2002 Winner of the "Piece of Wood Award" (an award chosen by fellow comedians) with Michael Chamberlin in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Boiling Point (Previous winners include Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery and Tony Law).
2002 Winner of the Maurie Awards New Comic of the Year