Claire Hooper

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Claire Hooper

Claire Hooper started on the stage - crafting engaging, innovative live shows that blended stand-up, theatre and some hammer dancing. Her 2006 show, 'Oh', earned her both critical acclaim and a nomination for the Melbourne Comedy Festival's Best Newcomer award. A born storyteller with a sharp wit, Claire has gone on to regularly perform at festivals and comedy rooms all over the country – most recently with her brand new solo show Familiar.

For four years Claire shared a set with Paul McDermott and Mikey Robbins on the iconic comedy show Good News Week as a team captain. She has also appeared on Rove and The Melbourne Comedy Festival's Great Debate and Opening Night Gala.

In 2015 Claire scored her dream job as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside seriously funny Mel Buttle as well as judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Series three of Bake Off is set to air in 2017.

Claire Hooper

Stand up Comedian / Writer / Presenter

 

Claire Hooper is set apart by her wonderfully inventive, skilful and completely engaging stage shows.

 

Claire was a Team Captain on Network TEN’s Good News Week for four years which brought her in to the homes of Australians nationally.  She has also appeared on Rove Live, ABC TV’s The Sideshow, The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up! Australia and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet.

 

Claire began her comedy career in Perth in 2004 when she won her state finals of triple j’s Raw Comedy.  In 2005 she was selected to perform in ‘The Comedy Zone’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won ‘Best and Fairest’ at the National Improv Championships.  Claire still regularly performs in comedy rooms across the country.

 

In 2006 she scored a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her first solo show, which went on to earn a place in Scotland on Sunday’s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe. 

 

She has also written, directed and performed in a number of theatre shows, though not necessarily all at the same time.

 

Over the last decade, Claire has been captivating audiences and touring brilliant solo shows across the country to critical acclaim, continuing with her latest show Familiar at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Perth Fringe Festival in 2017.

 

In 2015, Claire landed her dream job as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off alongside seriously funny Mel Buttle as well as judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Bake Off aired in 2015 and was been warmly received right across the country. The third season is set to go to air in 2017.

 

“The spritely Hooper shines…  her animated expressions and dynamic movement sequences are precision quality.” 

- Inpress

 

“marvellously entertaining… ★★★★

- Chortle

 

★★★★

- The List

 

 

Live Shows

2017 Familiar - Solo Show, Perth Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2016 Being Claire Hooper - Immersive theatre show in conjunction wit Pop-up Playground, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2015 School Camp - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Comedy Festival
2015 Claire Hooper & Cal Wilson Live - Double Headline Shows, Regional Western Australia
2014 School Camp - Solo Show Melbourne Fringe Festival
2014 Claire Hooper Live - Clink Theatre, Port Douglas
2013 Claire Hooper's Fables - Solo Show Melbourne Fringe Festival
2013 Plums - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2012 The Work – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2010 One Small Thing – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival
2009 Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Hoopsy – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Storybook – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival
2007 Showgirl – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 Oh – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2006 The Dead Set – with Xavier Micheledes and Andrew Horabin Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005 The Comedy Zone – Showcasing Up & Coming Comedians Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

 

Television

2015-17 Foxtel Lifestyle  The Great Australian Bake Off (Host - season 1 -3)
2013-17 TV3, New Zealand 7 Days (Regular Guest)
2017 Channel 7 Behave Yourself (Regular Guest)
2016 Channel 7 Best Bits (Regular Guest)
2015 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)
2015 TV One, NZ Word Up (Guest)
2014 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Guest)
2013 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (Stand Up)
2013 ABC TV Tractor Monkeys (Guest)
2013 Channel Nine Mornings (Guest)
2012 Network Ten The Project (Whip)
2011 Network Ten Good News World (Regular)
2008 -2011 Network Ten Good News Week (Team Captain)
2010 Network Ten The Circle (Regular Guest)
2010 Network Ten Ready, Steady, Cook (Contestant)
2010 The Comedy Channel The Breast Darn Show in Town (Stand-up spot)
2009 ABC TV Sleuth 101 (Guest Detective)
2009 Network Ten Ready, Steady, Cook (Contestant)
2009 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand-up)
2008 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Oxfam Presenter)
2007 ABC TV The Sideshow (Cast Member)
2007 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate (Team member)
2007 Comedy Channel The Mansion: Australia Day Special (Cast Member)
2007 Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Live cross from Edinburgh)
2006 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 Network Ten Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 ABC TV How the Quest was Won (Presenter)

 

Radio

2011-12 Mix 106.5 Sydney Breakfast (Co-host)
2010 & 11 Q-Radio Qantas Inflight Radio, Smile High Club (Guest Host)
2006 Nova 937 Perth Novanites (Presenter)
2005 RTRFM “Hanging with Missy Hooper” (Presenter)

 

Writing

2017 Foxtel Lifestyle Great Australian Bake Off (Writer of own scripts and other contributions)
2012 & 2015 Fernwood Magazine Guest columnist
2010-11 Gold Coast Bulletin Weekly Columnist
2010 Harper Collins Aust ABC Books Love Bites (Published 2010)
2010 Smart Health Guest Columnist
2008 Sunday Age Contributing Writer
2007 Ten Network Rove (Contributing Writer)
2007 Roving Enterprises rovedaily.com (Contributing Writer)
2007 ABC TV The Sideshow (Writer/Performer)

 

Theatre

2006   A Moment on the Lips – Performer Red Ryder Theatre Company
2005   Big Fun Sometimes – Lead Performer Rechabites Hall
2005   Fairytales on Thin Ice – Writer & Director WA Youth Theatre Company
2004   Hamlet – Director & Designer Hoopla/Perth Theatre Company
2003   The Cat Who Ran – Performer Barking Gecko Theatre Company

 

Other Notable Live Work

Wagga Wagga Comedy Festival - Claire Hooper, Cal Wilson and Anne Edmonds - Live Show - 2017

Voice Over - Melbourne International Comedy Festival televised performances - 2015 & 2016

The face of Optus DRTV Commercials - TV and Online - 2015

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Campaign - 2014

Storybox Library - 2014

Splendour In The Grass Festival - 2014

Queenscliff Music Festival - 2014

Rottofest - 2014

Red Earth Arts Festival 2013 - Double Headliner with Peter Helliar

Kia Rondo Web Series - 2013

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2006, 2007, 2013

Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Stars Gala – 2009 & 2010

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2008 – Oxfam Presenter

TalkFringe Host – Adelaide Fringe Festival 2008

Canteen Comedy Gala 2007

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate 2007

Perth International Arts Festival Debate 2007

Support for Puppetry of the Penis 2006

National Improv Championships 2005 & 2006

“The Big Hoo Haa” Improv Comedy Troupe 2003 to 2006

 

Claire has also made various stand up appearances on campus and in pubs and clubs across Australia, including The Comedy Store in Sydney, The Comedy Lounge in Perth and The Rhino Room in Adelaide, as well as several gigs in the UK.

 

Claire is sought after for MC roles and comedy spots at corporate events and has done appearances for companies such as Telstra, The City of Melbourne, The Professionals, The Australian Womens Leadership Symposium and many more, not to mention charity organisations such as the Lost Dogs Home, Free The Bears Fund and Dymmocks Childrens Charities.

 

Awards

2006 Best Newcomer Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005 Best & Fairest Winner – National Improv Championships
2004 WA State Winner in the RAW Comedy Competition

 

 

 

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Updated: August 2017