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Judith Lucy

Since 1995 Judith Lucy has been performing shows - all of them have been utterly, achingly, 'provide warnings to asthmatics' funny. Rivetingly honest, with a gatling gun gag rate - no one sees just one Judith Lucy show. She's the best-selling author of two devastatingly honest, hilarious books and created two of her own ABC series Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey and Judith Lucy Is All Woman both of which were nominated for Best Light Entertainment series at the AACTA awards.

After being nominated for a third time, Judith became the proud owner of the 2015 Best Comedy Performer Helpmann Award for Ask No Questions of the Moth.

This year, Judith teamed up with good friend Denise Scott and created the critically acclaimed, smash hit stage show Disappointments. Together they won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s People’s Choice Award, performed a run at London’s Soho Theatre and sold out shows all over Australia.

So basically she is really funny, anyone who sees or reads her agrees and they keep coming back. A simple but effective formula.

Judith Lucy

Comedian/Writer/Actor

 

Judith Lucy is one of Australia's most popular comedians. A best-selling author, her work in television and film and her sell-out national tours have made her a household name. 

 

A standup comedian for over 20 years, she sprang to national prominence in 1993 when she joined the cast of ABC TV's The Late Show. Her television appearances since have been many and varied, but amazingly 2011's Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey (ABC1) was her first solo TV project.

 

It is Judith's distinctive stage shows that set her apart - painfully honest, sharply observed and with a joke rate second to none. It is no surprise that Judith's live audiences have grown every year since her first solo show in 1995. She has sold out countless theatrical runs in Australia and has taken her shows to Montreal, Edinburgh and London's West End.

 

The release of her first book The Lucy Family Alphabet (Penguin, 2008) introduced a whole new set of fans to Judith's work. The book quickly became a best seller and cemented Judith as an author. She followed this up with the release of her second book, Drink, Smoke, Pass Out (Penguin, 2012).

 

Over the years Judith has also turned her hand to acting, having appeared in the feature films Crackerjack and Bad Eggs. Most recently she scored a role as a racist publican in the hit Aussie production The Sapphires, which made it to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

 

In 2015, Judith wrote, produced and starred in the series Judith Lucy Is All Woman. The show was a six part series for the ABC, where she looked at the role of women in modern Australia and whether they are better off than they were 50 years ago. The show was an incredible success, and has since been released as a DVD Box set.  

 

2015 also saw Judith return to the stage with her first new solo show since 2012: Ask No Questions of the Moth, which went on to win Judith the prestigious 2015 Helpmann Award for Comedy.

 

In 2016, Judith hosted the Just For Laughs All Star Gala at the Sydney Opera House, featuring international stars Margaret Cho, Julian Clary and Jim Norton, performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 30th Anniversary Gala and continued to tour her Helpmann Award winning show around the country, and the world. But we have some exciting announcements in the pipeline. Watch this space!

 

“Lucy’s delivery is martini dry, her perspective ironic and her honesty uncompromising; King of the Road is marvelous”

The Age, Melbourne

 

“The best stand up, sit down/lounge around comic I’ve seen”

Sunday Age, Melbourne

 

“It’s not laugh a minute, it is bucket loads of laughs per minute….

She is fast, she’s clever and most of all Lucy is very, very funny”

Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

 

“Very, very funny… Lucy rules supreme”

Herald Sun, Melbourne

 

“Has to be seen to be believed” Herald Sun, Melbourne

 

“This show is absolutely A-Grade; it would be a crime if there were any unsold seats this season.”

The Age, Melbourne

 

 

Television

2016 Comedy Channel MICF Big Three Oh! (Stand up spot)
2015 ABC-TV Judith Lucy Is All Woman (host)
2014 ABC-TV At The Movies (Guest reviewer with Jason Di Rosso)
2013 ABC-TV At The Movies (guest reviewer with Jason Di Rosso)
2013 Network Ten The Project (guest)
2013 ABC2 Warehouse Comedy Festival Series (performance of 'Nothing Fancy')
2013 ABC-TV The Agony of Life (guest)
2012 ABC-TV Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (guest)
2012 ABC-TV Agony Aunts (guest)
2011 ABC-TV Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey (presenter, cast, writer, producer)
2011 ABC-TV Spicks and Specks (Contestant)
2011 Network TEN The Circle (guest)
2011 Network TEN The 7PM Project (guest)
2010 ABC-TV Lowdown (Special guest role)
2009 SBS ADBC (Guest)
2009 Network TEN Rove (Cast member)
2009 ABC-TV Sunday Arts (Guest Interviewer)
2008 Network TEN Rove (Guest)
2008 ABC-TV First Tuesday Book Club (Panellist)
2008 ABC-TV Spicks and Specks (Contestant)
2007 ABC-TV First Tuesday Book Club (Panellist)
2007 ABC-TV Spicks and Specks (Contestant)
2006 ABC-TV My Favourite Album (Panellist)
2006 ABC-TV Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (Guest)
2006 Network TEN Rove [Live] (Desk spot)
2006 Network TEN Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2005 ABC-TV Da Kath & Kim Code – Special (Guest Role)
2005 ABC-TV Australia’s Favourite Film (Panellist)
2003 Nine Network World Comedy Tour (Stand Up Appearance) also for play on pay-tv in USA, UK & Canada
2002 Network TEN Just For Laughs (Host 2 x 1 Hour Specials)
2001 Network TEN Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 Network TEN Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate (Debater)
1999 Nine Network Super Debate Series (Debater x 2)
1999 Nine Network The Mick Molloy Show (Regular Guest)
1998 ABC-TV Upfront 4 (Stand Up Appearance)
1998 ABC-TV Hessie’s Shed (Stand Up Appearance)
1997 Nine Network Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Host)
1997 Nine Network Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate (Debater)
1996 Seven Network Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate (Debater)
1995 Seven Network Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
1994 ABC-TV Punchlines (Interview)
1993 ABC-TV The Late Show (Core Cast Member)
1993 Seven Network Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
1993 ABC-TV World Series Debate (Debater)

 

Television - Presenting

2002 AFI Awards Presenter

 

Radio

2005 Austereo Network The Arvo (Host with Peter Helliar & Kaz Cooke)
2004 2-Day FM (Sydney) Breakfast Show (Host with Peter Helliar & Kaz Cooke)
2003 Austereo Network Friday Shout (Weekly National Drive Program
1998 Austereo Network Foxy Ladies (Sundays with Kaz Cooke)
1998 Austereo Network Martin/Molloy (Regular Segment
1997 Triple J The Ladies Lounge (Host with Helen Razor)
1996 Austereo Network Martin/Molloy (Regular Segment)
1996 Triple J Sundays with Francis Leach
1992 Radio National Wendy Harmer (Regular Segment)
1992 Triple M (Melb) Richard Stubbs Breakfast Show (Writer)
1991 Triple M (Melb) The D-Generation (Regular Segment)

** Judith has also made various publicity appearances on a variety of radio networks.

 

Live Shows 

2015-2016 Ask No Questions of the Moth - Canberra, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2015 + 2016), Hobart, Brisbane, Sydney (Opera House, Enmore Theatre and Chatswood runs), Perth, Mackay, Port Macquarie, Taree, Newcastle, Darwin, Cairns, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Regional WA, Udderbelly Festival Hong Kong.
2013 The Spiral with Denise Scott and Judith Lucy Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Canberra Theatre, Chatswood Concourse Theatre, Enmore Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, Hobart Wrest Point Casino, Darwin Festival 
2012 Judith Lucy – Nothing Fancy Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Powerhouse, Octagon Theatre Perth, Newcastle Civic Theare, Canberra Theatre Centre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Princess Theatre Melbourne (return), Albury Entertainment Centre, Her Majestys Theatre Ballaratt, Warragul Civic Theatre.
2009 Judith Lucy’s Not Getting Any Younger – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Powerhouse, Octagon Theatre Perth, Newcastle Civic Theare, Canberra Theatre Centre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Princess Theatre Melbourne (return),Albury Entertainment Centre, Her Majestys Theatre Ballarat, Warragul Civic Theatre.
2006 I Failed – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe; Melbourne Comedy Festival; Perth – Octagon Theatre; Sydney – Seymour Centre; Canberra – Canberra Theatre; Brisbane – Powerhouse Theatre
2004 Judith Lucy and Peter Helliar Live Sydney Clubs Tour
2003 Comedy Is Still Not Pretty – with Lynda Gibson & Denise Scott Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2001 I’m Going To Learn How To Fly – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Sydney – Belvoir St Theatre, Brisbane – The Powerhouse, Adelaide Fringe 2002
2000 Colour Me Judith – Solo Show The Continental – Melbourne, Belvoir St Theatre – Sydney, The Powerhouse – Brisbane, Adelaide Festival Centre 2001
1999 The Show 2 – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Twelfth Night Theatre – Brisbane, The Octagon – Perth, AdelaideFringe Festival 2000
1999 Comedy Is Not Pretty – with Lynda Gibson & Denise Scott Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The Playhouse – Sydney Opera House 2003
1998 The Show – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Belvoir St Theatre – Sydney, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Twelfth Night Theatre – Brisbane, Adelaide Festival Centre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1999
1996 An Impossible Dream – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Forum - Melbourne, The Comedy Club – Melbourne, Belvoir St Theatre – Sydney, Octagon Theatre – Perth, Twelfth Night Theatre – Brisbane, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
1995 King Of The Road – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Belvoir St Theatre – Sydney, The Comedy Club – Melbourne, Salamanca Arts Centre – Hobart, The Watershed – Auckland, La Boite – Brisbane
1994 Bob Downe Show - Support Edinburgh Fringe Festival
1991 No Waiter I Ordered the Avocado – Solo Show La Mama – Melbourne

** Judith has also made over 1000 stand up appearances in numerous venues across the Australia & in London since 1989. These shows have included seasons and tours with performers such as Tony Martin, Mick Molloy and Julian Clary.

 

Other Notable Live Work

2016 Just For Laughs Sydney - All Star Gala (Host), Stand Up Series (Comedy Spot)
2014-16 Action Aid Gala, Melbourne and Sydney (Stand Up Appearance)
2013 Byron Bay Writers Festival 
2013 Action Aid Gala, Sydney Comedy Festival (Stand up appearance)
2012 JFL Sydney Drew Carey Gala (stand up appearance)
2010 Festival of Dangerous Ideas (host) Sydney Opera House
2010 Jason Alexander and Friends (stand up appearance)
2007 One Book Debate (Perth - Circus Oz Big Top, Esplanade)
2007 The Big Finale – Hobart Comedy Festival Gala (Headline Stand Up Spot)
2007 Big Laugh Comedy Festival – Riverside
2007 MISS (you) MELBOURNE - Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall
1999 + 2002 Just for Laughs Festival (Montreal)
1993 Chris Lynam Support - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

Film

2012 Matchbox Pictures The Sapphires (Featured Role)
2003 Double Yolker Films Bad Eggs (Featured Role)
2002 Molloy Boy Productions Crackerjack (Featured Role)

 

Awards

2015 Winner Helpmann Award - Best Comedy Performer
2015 Nominee AACTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Television Award - Judith Lucy Is All Woman (ABC)
2012 Nominee Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer
2011 Nominee for AACTA Award for “Best Light Entertainment Series” for Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey (ABC)
2009 Australian Book Industry Awards – Biography of The Year for “The Lucy Family Alphabet
2006 Winner The Age Critics Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival - I Failed solo show
2006 Nominee Helpmann Award for “Best Live Comedy” - I Failed solo show
2004 Green Room Award (Cabaret) – Most Innovative Use of Form and Most Outstanding Cabaret Show for Comedy Is Still Not Prett
2003 Age Critics Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival for Comedy Is Still Not Pretty
1999 Nominated for the Stella Award for Best Show in Melbourne Comedy Festival for Comedy Is Not Pretty
1999 Nominated for the ARIA Best Comedy Album Award for King of the Road
1990 Recipient of a Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award grant to stage No Waiter I Ordered The Avocado at the 1991 Melbourne Comedy Festiva

 

Recordings

2015

DVD release of Judith Lucy Is All Woman through Universal

2012 DVD release of Judith Lucy, Nothing Fancy  Warehouse Comedy Festival Series, Madman Entertainment
2001 Release of the Melbourne Comedy Festival CD compilation through Rubber Music, distributed by BMG Australia
1999 Release of the King of the Road live CD through Universal Music

 

Writing

2012 “Drink Smoke Pass Out” Penguin Publishing
2008 “The Lucy Family Alphabet” Penguin Publishing

 

Corporate

Various clients including Arthur Anderson Consulting, Australia Post, Liberty Financial, Mortgage Ezy, Family Planning Qld, GIO Insurance, Mackintosh Securities, Ord Minnett Securities, News Limited and Telstra.

 

 

Exclusively represented by Token Artists.

Contact: Dioni Andis - 02 9690 5922 or dioni.andis@token.com.au 

Last updated: September 2016