Cal Wilson

“Masterful…her audience dissolved in helpless puddles formed from their tears of mirth” ★★★★★
Edinburgh Evening News

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, Thank God You’re Here, and more recently Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own.

In 2018, Cal was invited by Netflix to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal to record a Netflix Original Comedy Special which was released in early 2019. Cal was also in the writers’ rooms for the first two seasons of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering . In 2016, she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers.

Cal  continues her national touring and is returning for her 5th year as the Melbourne live show host of the worldwide smash-hit storytelling podcast The Moth.

2019 also saw Cal become a very serious children’s author, penning two books called “George and the Great Bum Stampede,” and “George and the Great Brain Swappery.”

 

  • Television
  • Live Shows
  • Writing
  • Corporate
  • Other Notable Work
  • Awards

2019 – Netflix: Comedians Of The World (Stand Up Special)

2011-19 – TV3 NZ: 7 Days (Regular Guest)

2019 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Australia (Comedy Spot)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy Spot)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Upfront Gala (Comedy Spot)

2018-19 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest Panelist)

2019 – Network Ten: Celebrity Name Game (Guest Panelist)

2019 – Channel 7: The Chase Australia Celebrity Specials (Guest)

2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)

2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Upfront Gala (Comedy Spot)

2018 – ABC TV: Whovians (Guest Panelist)

2018 – Network Ten: Show Me The Movie (Guest Panelist)

2018 – TV3 (NZ): The Project NZ (Guest Panelist)

2018 – Channel 7: Kitty is Not A Cat (Animated Voice Over)

2017 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Australia (Comedy Spot)

2017 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)

2014-17 – Network Ten: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Regular guest)

2017 – ABC TV: Whovians (Guest Panelist)

2017 – Channel 7: Behave Yourself (Guest Panelist)

2017 – Channel Nine: Postcards (Guest)

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 (Panelist)

2015 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)

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: Then aired in 2013 on ABC TV

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)

2019 Gifted Underachiever – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Stirling Fringe Adelaide, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Festival

2018 Hindsight – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival.

2017 Things I’ve Never Said – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival.

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
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy
Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2013 Cal Wilson is Guilty – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy 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 Fringe Festival, 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)

2013-15 – The Age: Fortnightly Columnist

2014 – City of Melbourne: What’s On Blog – weekly during MICF

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

2019: Taranaki Arts Festival – Live Show – Cal Wilson, Sam Simmons & Ben Hurley

2019: Sutherland Entertainment Centre – Live Show – Cal Wilson & Luke McGregor

2018-19: The Guilty Feminist Podcast – Australian Live Shows – Co-Host with Deborah Frances-White

2010-19: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (stand up)

2018: World Buskers Festival, Wellington NZ (Performer)

2018: Belvoir HA HA, Belvoir Theatre Sydney – Live Show – Cal Wilson, Mel Buttle, Anne Edmonds

2010-19: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow (stand up)

2017: Just For Laughs Sydney (Comedy Spot)

2016-19: The Moth (Melbourne) – Host of monthly live story telling show

2017: Wagga Wagga Comedy Festival – Live Show – Cal Wilson, Claire Hooper, Anne Edmonds

2016: Just For Laughs Sydney (comedy spot)

2016: Support – Alan Carr (National Tour)

2015: Queenscliff Music Festival (comedy spot)

2013: Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal (stand up spots including one spot filmed for TV)

2013: Floriade Nightfest (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)