Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Thank God You’re Here. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience's stories to life alongside her own.
Cal earned herself a seat in one of Australia’s most sought after writers rooms at the ABC for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering where she returned for its first two seasons until she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in the upcoming, hotly anticipated Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers.
Cal will be touring the country in 2017 with a brand new hour of stand up.
Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Thank God You’re Here’
Her comedy career started back in New Zealand in 1990 where she was a founding member of the Court Jesters improv group, and was part of the NZ team that won the World Theatresports title in Los Angeles in 1994.
In 1997, she received the inaugural ‘Billy T Award’, New Zealand's most prestigious comedy award recognizing comedians with outstanding potential, and was judged Best Comedian 2000, by Metro Magazine. However, like all great New Zealand talent, Australia has claimed her as its own and Cal has made Melbourne her home for the past 10 years.
Her live performances demonstrate her enormous talent as a stand-up comedian. Her festival shows play to sold out houses, and garner rave reviews: In 2001 Cal won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has performed in line up shows and solo shows to every corner of the country since. Since then, Cal has appeared three times at the prestigious, invitation only, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and has performed twice in her own shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A much loved regular guest on television shows such as ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘Good News Week’, ‘Have You Been Paying Attention’ and ‘Thank God You’re Here’, Cal was also the host of ABC’s ‘Sleuth 101’.
A highlight for Cal was appearing on ‘QI Live’, the Australian live stage tour with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies which then resulted in her being invited to the UK to be a guest on two episodes of the BBC television series.
If television and live performance wasn’t enough, Cal is also an experienced radio host, co-hosting Nova's national Drive Show ‘The Wrong Way Home’, with Akmal in 2007 & 2008. In 2009 she joined Dylan Lewis co -hosting mornings on Nova 100. 2010 saw her filling in for 3 months on Vega Breakfast with Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, after he broke his co-host Dave O'Neil, and she’s consistently a regular guest on shows across the country.
In 2013, Cal was seen on Australian TV screens as a team captain each week on SlideShow, Channel Seven’s smash hit spontaneous entertainment show.
In 2016, Cal will star as an ensemble cast member of the new Australian version of world-wide hit show Whose Line Is It Anyway. She also performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 30th anniversary gala, supported Alan Carr on his national tour, was selected to perform at Just For Laughs Sydney and toured regional Australia as part of the MICF Roadshow.
Cal is also a sought after MC for corporate events, and is exceptionally handy with a glue gun.
"….. a work of art" The Age, Melbourne
"100% festival gem…." Inpress, Melbourne
"Frenetic, furious and crammed with laughs..." Emerald Hill Times
"An absolute joy to watch" Capital Times
|2016||Comedy Channel||Whose Line Is It Anyway Australia (Ensemble Cast Member)|
|2016||Comedy Channel||MICF Big Three Oh! (Comedy Spot)|
|2016||Channel 7||Good Friday Appeal (Panellist)|
|2014-16||Network Ten||Have You Been Paying Attention? (Regular Guest)|
|2015||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)|
|2011-15||TV3 NZ||7 Days (Regular Guest)|
|2014||ABC TV||Media Circus (Guest)|
|2014||ABC TV||Mental As - special broadcast for Mental Health Week (Vox Pops)|
|2014||ABC TV||Back Seat Drivers (Guest)|
|2014||ABC TV||Spicks and Specks (Guest)|
|2014||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Allstars Gala (Co-host)|
|2014||Network Ten||2014 MICF Great Debate (Team Captain)|
|2013||Channel Seven||Wil Does Montreal - Just For Laughs (stand up and featured artist)|
|2013||Channel Seven||SlideShow (Team Captain)|
|2013||ABC TV||Adam Hills Tonight (Guest)|
|2013||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)|
|2013||Network Ten||2013 MICF Great Debate (Team Captain)|
|2013||ABC TV||Tractor Monkeys (Guest)|
|2013||SBS 2||Spontaneous Saturday (Regular Cast)|
|2013||TVNZ||The Year That Was (Writer and Performer)|
|2012||Network Ten||Can of Worms (Guest)|
|2012||Seven Network||The Unbelievable Truth (Guest)|
|2012||BBC, UK||QI (Guest two episodes) NOTE: Aired on ABC in 2013|
|2011||Network Ten||Good News World (Cast member)|
|2011||Network Ten||7PM Project (Guest)|
|2011||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)|
|2011||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great debate (Debater)|
|2011||Network Ten||The Circle (Guest)|
|2010||ABC TV||Sleuth 101 (Host)|
|2010||Channel Nine||Homecooked (Guest)|
|2010||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great debate (Leader of the Negative)|
|2010||TV3 NZ||7 Days (Regular Guest)|
|2010||Network Ten||The Circle (Guest)|
|2008 - 2011||Network Ten||Good News Week (Regular Guest)|
|2008||Channel Seven||Dancing With The Stars (Competitor)|
|2007||Network Ten||Thank God You’re Here (Regular Guest)|
|2006||ABC TV||Glasshouse (guest)|
|2006||Channel Nine||Big Questions|
|2006||Network Ten||Australia’s Brainiest Comedian (Contestant)|
|2006||Network Ten||Thank God You’re Here (Guest)|
|2006||Network Ten||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand up spot)|
|2006||Network Ten||ROVE LIVE (Guest)|
|2005||Channel Seven||Last Man Standing (Nurse Vandervert)|
|2005 - 2011||ABC TV||Spicks and Specks (Regular Guest)|
|2004||ABC TV||The Glass House (Guest)|
|2004 - 2005||Network Ten||ROVE LIVE (Roving Reporter)|
|2003 – 2004||Network ten||SkitHOUSE (Cast member)|
|2002||TV2||Street Legal (Yalena)|
|2001||TV3||Cal Wilson and Co Comedy Special. (with Flight of the Conchords)|
|1997-2001||TV3||Pulp Comedy (Comedy Spot)|
|2010||Vega 91.5fm||Vega Breakfast with Ian Dickinson|
|2009||NOVA 100||Mornings with Dylan Lewis, co-host|
|2007 – 08||NOVA National||'The Wrong Way Home with Akmal and Cal’|
|2006||Triple M||‘Get This’ with Tony Martin|
|2006||Triple M||‘The Shebang’ with Marty Sheargold and Fifi Box|
|2013||Positive View Films||Love Hurts (Emma)|
|2013||Mashup Pictures||First Date|
|2013||ABC TV||It's A Date (Narelle)|
|2003||Karmik Productions||Orphans And Angels (Kim)|
|2015||Undercurrents - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival.|
|2014||It Could Have Been Me - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe|
|2013||Cal Wilson is Guilty - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival|
|2012||I’m All Ears – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store, New Zealand Comedy Festival|
|2011||Cal Wilson –The Great Intender - Solo show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2010||Lively Melbourne Fringe Festival|
|2006||Up There, Cal Wilson Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival|
|2005||Mitzi and Hammond Wurlitzer's Triumphe De Force (with Scott Brennan) Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2004||Jekyll and Bride (aka Bride and Prejudice) Solo show Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy festival|
|2001||Hell Kitty Solo show Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|2000||Hell Kitty Solo show Laugh! Festival, New Zealand|
|1999||Cal Wilson is the Auntichrist Solo show Laugh! Festival, New Zealand.|
|1998||TeleBimbo Solo show Laugh! Festival, New Zealand|
|1997||Dirty Bitch Solo show Laugh! Festival, New Zealand|
|2015-16||The Weekly with Charlie Pickering||Full time writer (ABC, TV)|
|2015||The Yearly||Full time writer (ABC, TV)|
|2013-16||The Age||Fortnightly Columnist|
|2014||City Of Melbourne||What's On Blog - weekly during Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
Various corporate clients including The Commonwealth Bank, Subway, P&O, Coca Cola, Optus, Air NZ, Bank of Queensland, Australia Post, RSPCA and Mars.
|2016||Just For Laughs Sydney (Comedy Spot)|
|2016||Support - Alan Carr (National Tour)|
|2015||Queenscliff Music Festival (stand up)|
|2010-14||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (stand up)|
|2013||Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal (stand up spots including one spot filmed for TV)|
|2013||Floriade Nightfest, Canberra (stand up)|
|2012||Melbourne International Comedy Festival INDIA Roadshow (stand up)|
|2008||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (stand up)|
|2002-06||Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (stand up)|
|2001||Winner, Best Newcomer Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festival|
|1996||Winner, Billy T Award (New Zealand)|
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