Frank Woodley

"Five stars is simply not enough"
- ★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser

Frank Woodley is built from funny – it’s in his bones. Whether he’s being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat, he is constantly creating characters and worlds to engage audiences of all ages. He is Australia’s most-loved professional show-off, and his special brand of nonsense-genius has seen him create numerous stage shows – Possessed, Inside, and Extra Ordinary, amongst others – as well as his own ABC TV series, Woodley.

Since emerging from the Perrier Award-winning duo Lano and Woodley in 2006, Frank has toured around Australia and every major comedy festival. He also starred against type as the Dog Catcher in family film Oddball, stretched his musical legs in his collaboration with Harvest Rain (playing Sir Robin in Monty Python’s Spamalot at QPAC) and as the Inspector in Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead at the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Recital Centre, and the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Frank has recently performed his children’s show Noodlenut around Australia, including a season at the Sydney Opera House, and written three hilarious books for kids about a girl detective called Kizmet. 

Frank reunited with Colin Lane as part of the MICF 30th Birthday Bash at the Regent Theatre in 2016, for a surprise performance that brought the house down. It naturally led to a serious “Waddya reckon?” chat. “Waddya reckon?” soon turned into “Yeah, why not?” and Lano & Woodley will be back on stage in an all-new show FLY in 2018.