Justin Hamilton

Justin Hamilton has carved out an incredibly successful career as a stand up comedian and writer while maintaining his unique voice within the Australian Comedy scene.

This year, Justin not only continued his live stand up career, but appeared in the Librarians as the recurring character Biscuit. A regular guest on television and radio has seen Justin expand his popularity and following.  Whether it is as co-host of Triple M’s weekend breakfast team Toast alongside Charlie Pickering and Terri Psiakis which Justin did up until 2009, or regular movie reviewer for Perth’s number one rated Mix FM, he has brandished a unique voice in the radio landscape.

Not content with standing still, Justin has allowed his desire to push the boundaries take their full flight at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and beyond.  In 2009 year he wrote and starred in “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday” a play that Aussie Theatre Review stated was “…intelligent and surprising storytelling” while the UK based site Chortle claimed it was a “…touching story as warm as it is witty, building delicately to a satisfyingly uplifting conclusion.”

2010 saw Justin return to what he does best with his stand up show “Idiot Man Child” touring all over Australia in the first half of the year. Justin has not only sold out numerous solo seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival but also won awards and nominations to go along with them.  He won the 2007 Melbourne Comedy Festival Director’s Award for his show “Three Colours Hammo”, a show that also won the Adelaide Advertiser’s best show award at the 2008 Adelaide Fringe.  His 2008 stand up comedy show “The Killing Joke” was nominated for best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival that year.

He has toured Australia as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow from 2002 to 2010, taking the last year off to concentrate on radio.  He has also supported Wil Anderson on his national tours from 2006-2010.

✰✰✰✰✰ An unforgettable performance… his jokes are intelligent, witty and very entertaining. You should not miss this. Absolute stand out.Adelaide Advertiser 2008

✰✰✰✰Hamilton’s style is easygoing, conversational and he is genuinely funny. Adelaide Advertiser, 2006

Frankly, it’s a mystery that this local fella isn’t stalking bigger stages and commanding a more monumental wage. He’s filthy but sensitive – the kind of delicate lout with whom one would love to knock about. See this reconstructed yob before his tickets cost a whole lot more.The Age, 2006

A fluent and unique delivery coupled with delicate material makes this a special hour.The Age 2005

Live Shows

2010 Idiot Man Child – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2009 Bullets Over Fitzroy; Three Colours Hammo Coda – Solo Show
One off performance, Willow Bar
2009 Alive and Well But Only In Theory – Solo Show
Sydney Comedy Festival, QPAC ‘In Stitches’ Comedy Festival
2009 Goodbye Ruby Tuesday – with Hannah Norris
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 The Killing Joke – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Three Colours Hammo – Solo Show
Hong Kong Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival (Sydney)
2007 Three Colours Hammo – Solo Show
Melbourne Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse
2007 Justin Hamilton – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival
2006 Justin Hamilton: Smash! – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe; Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival
2005 Oh Father, Where, Art Thou?
Adelaide Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival
2004 Purple Cows
Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Dunedin Fringe Festival (NZ)
2004 Late Night with Lehmo and J
Adelaide Fringe
2003 Justin Sane
Melbourne Comedy Festival
2002 Father, Can You Spare a Dime?
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe
2001 The Indescribables (with Mikey D)
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2000 Screw You Misery, I’m the Karaoke Guy
Adelaide Fringe

Television

2008-2010 Network Ten Good News Week (Guest Panellist)
2008 Comedy Channel Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Festival Club Special (Stand Up Spot)
2007 Network Ten Rove (Stand Up Appearance)
2007 ABC TV The Sideshow (Stand Up Appearance)
2007 Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)
2007 ABC TV Spicks & Specks (Guest Panellist)
2006 ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)
2005 ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)
2006 Comedy Channel Stand Up Australia (x2 Stand Up Appearances)
2004 ABC TV Stand Up (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 Network Ten Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)
2004 Network Ten Before The Game (Writer)
2003 Comedy Channel Hit and Run (Guest)
2003 Comedy Channel Takeshi’s Castle (Guest)
2002 ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

Television- Acting

2010 ABC TV The Librarians Season 3, Regular

Radio

2008-2010 Mix 94.5fm (Perth) The Breakfast Show (regular movie reviewer)
2007-2009 Triple M Toast, Weekend Breakfast Show (with Charlie Pickering & Terri Psiakis)
2009 Radio Five Live (UK) Yes It’s The Ashes Topical comedy show with Andy Zaltzman (guest)
2007-2008 Triple M Drive with Wil & Lehmo (Weekly segment)
2008 Triple M Two weeks Drive Show fill in, Toast (with Charlie Pickering & Terri Psiakis)
2008 Triple M The Shebang (Regular guest co-host)
2008 Triple M Toast, Weekend Breakfast Show (with Charlie Pickering & Terri Psiakis)
2006 Austereo Network Get This! (Guest co-host with Tony Martin)
2003 Triple J Breakfast Show (Guest co-host with Wil Anderson)
2003 Triple J Breakfast Show (Guest co-host with Terry Psiakis)
2003 Triple J Five Hours of Flavour (Host)
2003 Triple J Drive (Weekly segment ‘If I Ruled The World’ with Justin Hamilton

Directing

2010 Tommy Dassalo An Explosion of Colours Melbourne International Comedy Festival (****)
2010 Nelly Thomas I Coulda Been A Sailor Melbourne International Comedy Festival (****)
2010 Halley Metcalf Five Stars Melbourne International Comedy Festival (‘…the delivery of a young Julia Morris…’ The Age)
2009 Tommy Dassalo Out At The Pictures Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Including Hannah Gadsby and Celia Pacquola)
2007 The Comedy Zone The Breakfast Show “An Explosion of Colours”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (****)
2006 The Comedy Zone The Breakfast Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Including Josh Thomas and Mat Kenneally)

Other Notable Live Work

2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Singapore
2009 Regular guest Watercooler Segment 9am with David & Kim
2009 Wil Anderson Wilosophy Support Act
2007 Wil Anderson Wil of God Support Act, Sydney Opera House
2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2006 Wil Anderson Wil Communication National Support Act
2005 Wil Anderson Kil Wil National Tour Support Act
2005 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow MC
2005 Rove Stands Up Adelaide Support Act Rove McManus’ National Tour, Thebarton Theatre
2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2004 Tom Rhodes Sydney Support Act Tom Rhodes National Tour
2003 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2003 Falls Festival Comedy Stage
2001 Falls Festival Comedy Stage

Awards

2008 Nomination Barry Award Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for The Killing Joke
2008 Winner Advertiser Overall Fringe Award for Three Colours Hammo
2007 Festival Director’s Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Three Colours Hammo
2007 Brian McCarthy Moosehead Memorial Award Three Colours Hammo
2003 Winner, ‘Piece of Wood’ Award (peer selected) Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Justin Sane


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