Charlie Pickering

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Charlie Pickering

Charlie Pickering spent ten years travelling the world as an award winning stand-up comedian before settling into the closest thing he had to a day job since he left his legal studies behind. As host of The Project for 5 years, Charlie was at the centre of one of Australian television's most daring experiments - re-defining the way that hundreds of thousands of Australians see the news.

At the start of 2014, Charlie wrapped up on The Project with some big ideas within the next 12 months he found himself making the critically acclaimed The Weekly with Charlie Pickering with ABC TV. 'The Weekly’  returned for its third series in 2017 with no signs of slowing down.

 

Charlie Pickering

Stand Up Comedian / Writer / Broadcaster / Presenter

 

Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is one of the most exciting names in Australian comedy.

 

Charlie is a political junkie, law graduate and was the voice of his generation as a regular team captain for Generation X on Network Ten’s quiz show Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation.  He was also on your TV screen every weeknight for 5 years as co-host of The Project where the day’s news is dissected, digested and re-constituted by some of Australia’s funniest and smartest. 

 

Long before he scored gigs on two of TV’s biggest shows, Charlie was touring internationally, winning awards and playing to sold-out houses. He has performed solo seasons at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival, not to mention performing spots at comedy clubs throughout Australia and entertaining the troops over in Afghanistan.

 

Charlie has earned many an accolade for his live work over the years, including nominations for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in Edinburgh, the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as being named Best International Guest by the NZ Comedy Guild.  He’s even been nominated for a Logie and in 2011 picked up Media Personality of the Year in the GQ Men of the Year Awards.

 

In 2010, he released his first book “Impractical Jokes” based on his 2007 Comedy Festival show which has received rave reviews right across the country, and in 2011 his first DVD was released through Madman Entertainment “Live At The Time of the Recording”.

 

Charlie was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2016, guest hosted several episodes of ABC News 24’s Planet America, a political comedy show looking at the US Presidential race. He also performed a brand new solo show How To Tame A Wild Squirrel at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House.

 

In 2015 Charlie joined the team at ABC TV to premiere a news comedy show, a tonight show, a chat show and a panel show all in one - The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. The critically acclaimed show aired its third season in 2017 and features an annual end-of-year special The Yearly, which covers the highlights and lowlights in news and current affairs.

 

 

Charming company and a natural raconteur ★★★★

The Scotsman

 

“You won’t be disappointed ★★★★”

The Independent UK

 

“Dangerously funny”

Cape Town Argus

 

 “Masterful ★★★★”

New Zealand Herald

 

“Stuffs more material into an hour than other comics do in two” ­

Herald Sun

 

“Australia’s Best ★★★★

The Adelaide Advertiser

 

Live Shows

2017 Charlie Pickering - Solo Show Ten Days On The Island Hobart, Midlandia Festival Perth
2016 How To Tame A Wild Squirrel - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Ten Days On The Island Hobart, Sydney Opera House
2014 Charlie Pickering - Solo Show Canberra ComedyFestival, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2013 The World's Problems Solved by Charlie Pickering and Waleed Aly - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2012 One Giant Leap – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store
2012 Charlie Pickering Live – Solo Show Perth International Comedy Festival
2012 Rodeo, Burqa, Circumcision – Solo Show Brisbane Comedy Festival
2011 Rodeo, Burqa, Circumcision – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010 A Beginners Guide – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2009 Impractical Jokes – Solo Show New Zealand Comedy Festival
2009 The Audacity Of Frank – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 Charlie Pickering – Solo Show Brisbane Comedy Festival
2009 Charlie Pickering – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival
2008 Thirteen Ducks – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Impractical Jokes – Solo Show Griffin Theatre, Sydney
2007 Impractical Jokes – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Hothouse Comedy Festival
2007 Auto – Solo Show Castlemaine State Festival, Canberra Street Theatre
2007 Charlie Pickering Live – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival
2006 Auto – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Barry Award Nominee), NZ International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre - London
2005 Betterman - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival - Auckland & Wellington (Winner Best International Guest – NZ Comedy Guild Awards), Edinburgh Fringe (Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee) Adelaide Fringe Festival 2006, Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2006
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

2015-17 ABC TV The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (Writer, Executive Producer, Host)
2015-16 ABC TV The Yearly with Charlie Pickering (Writer, Executive Producer, Host)
2016 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs Stand Up Series (Comedy Spot)
2016 ABC TV Planet America (Guest Co-Host)
2014 ABC TV Q & A (Guest)
2011-14 Network Ten The Project (Co-Host)
2013 Network Ten The Election Project (Co-Host)
2013 Network Ten A League Of Their Own (Guest)
2013 Network Ten This Week Live (Guest Host)
2013 Network Ten Formula 1 Grand Prix coverage - Qantas Lounge host with Carrie Bickmore
2012 Disney Channel Take Two with Phineas and Ferb (Guest)
2012 ABC TV Q & A (Guest)
2012 Network Ten The Circle (Regular Guest)
2012 Network Ten The Living Room (Guest)
2009-11 Network Ten The 7PM Project (Co-Host)
2009-11 Network Ten Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation (Team Captain)
2010-11 Network Ten The Circle (Regular Guest)
2010 TV3 @SEVEN (Correspondent)
2010 Network Ten Ready Steady Cook (Contestant)
2009 Network Ten The Shaun Micallef New Years Eve Rave (Guest)
2009 Network Ten Rove (Guest Segment Presenter)
2008 Channel [V] CashCab (Host)
2008 Comedy Channel The Mansion (Creator & Presenter)
2008 Network Ten Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2007 Network Ten Rove (Stand up Appearance)
2007 ABC TV The SideShow (Stand Up Appearance)
2007 Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (StandUp Appearance)
2007 Comedy Channel The Mansion: Australia Day Special (Creator & Presenter)
2007 Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (StandUp Appearance)
2006 Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (StandUp Appearance)
2006 Paramount UK The Comedy Store (StandUp Appearance)
2006 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Live cross from Edinburgh)
2006 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Network Ten Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Comedy Channel Cam & Charlie’s Melbourne Comedy Experience (Presenter)
2006 Comedy Channel Thank Comedy It’s Friday (Presenter)
2005 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 Comedy Channel Short Film Festival How to Guide (Presenter)
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)
2001 & 2002 ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

 

Radio

2016 Gold FM Election Chats with Jo & Lehmo - Run up to Election 2016, Breakfast
2011 Nova National Breakfast – Two Weeks (Co-Host)
2010 Fox FM (National) The FiFi Box Show (Regular Guest Co-Host)
2009 Triple M 2009 Triple M Weekend Breakfast show Toast (with Terri Psiakis and Justin Hamilton)
2008 Triple M 2 weeks Drive Show fill in, Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Justin Hamilton)
2008 Triple M The Shebang (regular guest co-host)
2008 Triple M Weekend Breakfast Show Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Justin Hamilton)
2007 Triple M Saturday Morning Show Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Justin Hamilton)
2006-7 The Edge 96.One Breakfast (Regular guest co-host)
2006 BBC 2 Fighting Talk – Guest Panellist
2006 BBC Scotland The Fred McCauley Show Live from the Speigel Tent
2006 Forth Edinburgh Co-Host Edinburgh Wrap Special
2005 Today Network Pete’s Show – Guest Host with Peter
2004 & 2005 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)

 

Recordings

2011 Madman Entertainment Live At The Time of The Recording (Stand-up DVD)
2011   Impractical Jokes (Audio Book)

 

Writing

2015-16 GQ Australia Columnist
2013 The Age Regular Contributor
2010 Allen & Unwin Impractical Jokes –Book- (Author)
2010 Bigpond News Online Twice weekly blog on the Australian Election
2009 – 2010 News Limited Sunday Magazine (Fortnightly Column)
2007- 2009 Network Ten Rove (Contributing Writer)
2007 Roving Enterprises rovedaily.com.au (Weekly Contributor)
2006 HA Magazine Guest Columnist
2005 – 2009 Metropolis Media City Weekly (Weekly Column)
2005 Herald Sun Sunday Life Magazine (Guest Columnist)
2005 The Scotsman Guest Columnist
2005 The Age ‘How to…tell a joke’ (Guest Columnist)
2005 FHM The Mass Debate (Column Contributor)
2004 Network Ten Skithouse (Contributing Writer)
2004 ABC TV Stand Up! (Writer)

 

Short Film

2007 Launch Pictures Directed by Steve Baker Top 5 Ways to have Fun at Work (Lead)
2004 Curvaceous Films Directed by Charlotte George Two Minutes to Midnight (Vince)

 

Corporate & Voice Over

Various clients including 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, Worldwide Entertainment, Scotch College & Tourism Victoria

 

Awards

2017 TV Week Logie Awards – Nominee - Most Outstanding Entertainment Program – The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
2016 TV Week Logie Awards – Nominee - Most Outstanding Entertainment Program – The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
2016 49th Australian Writers Guild Awards – Winner – Comedy, Sketch or Light Entertainment – The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, ‘Halal Certification’ and ‘Stadium Naming Rights’ segments
2016 16th Screen Producers Australia Awards – Finalist – Light Entertainment Series Production – The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Guesswork Television
2015 5th AACTA Awards, Winner - Best Light Entertainment Television Series: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
2015 Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Awards, Winner - Media Award: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, story on budget cuts to the Australian Aid Program
2013 TV Tonight Awards, Winner - Best Light Entertainment: The Project
2013 TV Week Logies Awards, Nominee - Most Popular Light Entertainment Program - The Project
2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards, Media Personality of the Year - Winner
2010 TV Week Logies Awards – Winner - Most Popular Light Entertainment Program, Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation
2010 TV Week Logies Awards – Winner - Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program, Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation
2010 TV Week Logies Awards, Nominee – Most Popular New Male Talent
2007 Best Established Comedy Nominee – Adelaide Fringe Festival
2006 Barry Award Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005 Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee – Edinburgh Fringe Best International Guest – NZ Comedy Guild Awards
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 at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Boiling Point
2002 Winner of the Maurie Awards New Comic of the Year

 

 

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Last Updated: July 2017