Celia Pacquola

“One of our most gifted stand-ups at the top of her game."
- The Age
WINNER, Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer, 2018

Celia Pacquola is a chameleon – a stand up comedian, writer and actor who springs between stage and screen and has become one of our best-loved and most in-demand performers in any genre.

Celia first picked up a mic as a Raw Comedy contestant in 2006 and since then has gone on to be nominated twice for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award and won the Amused Moose Award in Edinburgh and the 2018 Helpmann Award. Her engaging and hilarious stand up weaves intricate stories with her compelling physicality to create shows that have packed out rooms from the Soho Theatre in London to the Sydney Opera House.

She was the youngest woman to host the Melbourne Comedy Festival gala and has appeared on Live At the Apollo and the Just For Laughs Montreal Gala. Two of her shows have been recorded as specials: the Looking Glass for Stan in 2018; and All Talk which will be released on Amazon Prime globally in 2020.

Celia is also a talented actor, winning the Best Supporting Actress AACTA for her role as Dolly Faraday in the acclaimed ABC1 drama The Beautiful Lie. She also starred in the AACTA award-winning Laid, Logie Award winning drama Offspring and in all four seasons of Working Dog’s Utopia, for which she won an AACTA Award in 2015.

Comedy audiences would also know her from her appearances on Spicks and Specks, The Project and most frequently Have You Been Paying Attention? (where she is the program’s most regular ) and more. Internationally, Celia has been a guest on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Chelsea Lately and The Rob Brydon Show.

In 2016 Celia also co-created, co-wrote and starred in the smash hit comedy Rosehaven with Luke McGregor for ABC-TV, for which she won the 2017 Best Performance in a Television Comedy at the AACTAs, has been nominated twice for Most Popular Actress at the Logies, as well as two noms for her writing at the AWGIEs. Season four of Rosehaven is being produced at the end of 2019 for broadcast in 2020.

Celia made her feature film debut in 2019 with the smash hit NZ film The Breaker Upperers, created by Madeline Sami and Jackie van Beek and produced by Taika Waititi. In 2019 Celia made her theatrical debut, starring in Black Swan State Theatre/Sydney Theatre Companies’ production of the seldom-seen Australian feminist classic – Oriel Gray’s The Torrents.

In addition to the launch of both her Amazon special All Talk and a new series of Rosehaven, Celia is the 2020 winner of Dancing With The Stars on Network Ten, taking home $50K for her chosen Charity Safe Steps Victoria. 2020 is already shaping up to be a banner year for C-Pack.

 

  • Television Stand Up Comedy
  • Acting
  • Radio
  • Writing
  • Live Shows
  • Awards
  • DVD Recordings

2020 – Network Ten: Dancing With The Stars (Contestant – winner)

2019 – ABC TV: Hard Quiz: Celebrity Special (Contestant)

2013-20 – Network Ten:  Have You Been Paying Attention? (regular guest panellist)

2018-20 – Network Ten: The Project (Guest panellist)

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

2017 – STAN: One Night Stan: Celia Pacquola, stand up special.

2017 – ABC: Whovians (Guest panellist)

2016 – BBC: Live At The Apollo (Stand Up Spot)

2016 – Network Ten: HOST, MICF Oxfam Gala

2015 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)

2015 – ABC TV: Agony (interviewee)

2015 – ABC TV: Dirty Laundry Live (guest panellist)

2014 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (stand up spot)

2014 – ABC TV: Spicks and Specks (guest panellist)

2014 – ABC2: Dirty Laundry Live (guest panellist)

2013 – ABC TV: Tractor Monkeys (guest panellist)

2013 – ABC2: Dirty Laundry Live (guest panellist)

2013 – Network Ten: This Week Live (guest panellist)

2013 – Network Ten:  A League Of Their Own (panellist)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

2019 – ABC TV: Utopia Season 4 (Actor, Nat)

2018 – ABC TV: Rosehaven Season 3 (Co-creator/writer/lead actor)

2018 – Feature Film: The Breaker Uppers (Dirs. Jackie van Beek & Madeleine Sami) Piki/Miss Conception Films, NZ (Actor)

2017 – ABC1: Rosehaven Season 2 (Co-creator/writer/lead actor)

2017 – ABC1: Get Krack!n’ (Guest Actor)

2017 – ABC1: Utopia Season 3 (Actor, Nat)

2017-20 – ABC ME: Mustangs FC (Narrator)

2016 – ABC1: Rosehaven Season 1 (Co-creator/writer/lead actor)

2015 – ABC TV: The Beautiful Lie (Actor, Dolly)

2015 – ABC TV: Utopia Season 2 (Actor, Nat)

2015 – 7 Mate: Kinne (Actor)

2014 – ABC TV: It’s A Date (Actor and Co-Writer Series 2, episode 1)

2014 – ABC TV: Utopia (Actor, Nat)

2013-2014 – Network Ten: Offspring (Actor, Ange)

2014 – 7 Mate: Kinne (Actor)

2013 – BSkyB (UK): Rupert (Actor)

 

You can download a full list of Acting credits below

2015-19 – Various: Guest co-host/guest appearances on all major radio networks

2014 – Nova 100: National Drive with Tom Gleeson (guest co-host)

2014 – Nova 100: Meshel & Tommy (guest)

2013 – Nova 100: Saturday Breakfast (regular guest Co-host)

2009-2013 – Nova 100: Hughesy & Kate (guest appearances)

2012 – BBC Radio 4: Extra The Unbelievable Truth (panellist)

2011 – BBC Radio 4: What’s So Funny (writer and performer)

2011 – BBC Radio 4: Shappi Talk (guest appearance)

2011 – BBC Radio 5: Chris Addison’s 7 Day Sunday (guest appearances)

2011 – BBC Radio 4: The Headset Set (writer)

2011 – BBC Radio 4: The News Quiz (writer)

2008-09 – Today Network: Summer Breakfast with Tim Campbell & Charlie Delaney (co-host)

2007-08 – FOX FM: Red Hot (co-host)

2008 – ABC Radio: The Comedy Hour (writer & performer)

2016-20 – ABC1: Rosehaven (Co-creator/writer)

2014 – ABC: It’s A Date (Series 2, Episode #1) (Co-Writer)

2012 – ABC1: Laid Series 2 (Additional Material)

2012 – BBC Radio 4: The Headset Set (Series 2) (Writer)

2011 – BBC Radio 4: The Headset Set (Writer)

2011 – BBC Radio 4: The News Quiz (Additional Material)

2011 – BBC1: Ask Rhod (Additional Material)

2010 – BBC3/Avalon Television: Russell Howards Good News – VT’s (Writer/Performer)

2008-2010 – Network Ten: Good News Week (Writer)

2008 – ABC Radio: The Comedy Hour (Writer)

2019 – Celia Pacquola & Luke McGregor: In Conversation:
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2018-19 – All Talk – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Spiegeltent Canberra, Sydney Opera House, Heath Ledger Theatre Perth, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne

2018 – Celia Pacquola & Luke McGregor: In Conversation
YACK Festival, Sydney

2016 – Carrie Fisher Gala
Comedy Spot – Just For Laughs Montreal

2016-2017 – The Looking Glass – Solo Show
FringeWorld Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Festival

2015 – Let Me Know How It All Works Out – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2014 – Let Me Know How It All Works Out – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre London

2012, 2014 – MICF Oxfam Gala
Comedy spot

2008, 2014 – Upfront
Comedy Spot

2012-2013 – Delayed – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2013 – Funny As Hell – Comedy Spot
Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

 

You can download a full list of Live Show credits below

2019: Two Time Nominee, 9th AACTA Awards – Best Performance in a TV Comedy and Best Comedy Program, Rosehaven

2018: Winner, Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer

2018: Nominee, 2018 Logie Awards – Most Popular Actress

2017: Winner, 7th AACTA Awards – Best Performance in a Television Comedy, Rosehaven

2017: Winner, AWGIE Award – Best Comedy: Situation or Narrative for Rosehaven, 2 episodes

2017: Nominee, Most Outstanding Comedy Program – TV Week Logies, Rosehaven

2016: Winner, 6th AACTA Awards – Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama, The Beautiful Lie

2015: Winner, 5th AACTA Awards – Best Performance in a Television Comedy, Utopia

2015: Nominee, 4th AACTA Awards – Best Performance in a Television Comedy, Utopia

2015: Nominee, Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2015: Winner, Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2014: Winner, Amused Moose Laughter Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2014: Nominee, Barry Award for best show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2013: Nominee, Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2013: Winner, Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2012: Nominee, Best Show, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival

2012: Winner, AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy, Laid

2009: Winner, Age Critics Award for Best Australian Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008: Winner, Best Comedy Show, Melbourne Fringe

2006: Winner, Best First time Entrant, RAW Comedy, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2012 – Madman Entertainment: DVD ’Delayed’