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Cal Wilson

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 SpecksGood 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

Comedian/Broadcaster/Actor

 

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

 

 

TELEVISION

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)

 

Radio

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

 

Acting

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)

 

Live Shows

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

  

Writing

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

 

Corporate

Various corporate clients including The Commonwealth Bank, Subway, P&O, Coca Cola, Optus, Air NZ, Bank of Queensland, Australia Post, RSPCA and Mars.

 

Other Notable Work

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)

 

Awards

2001 Winner, Best Newcomer Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1996 Winner, Billy T Award (New Zealand)

 

 

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Last updated: June 2016