Claire Hooper

“Marvellously entertaining”
- ★★★★ Chortle

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.

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. Over the last decade, Claire has been captivating audiences and touring brilliant solo shows across the country to critical acclaim.

In 2015 Claire scored her dream job, as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside the seriously funny Mel Buttle, as well as judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran and their fourth season aired in 2019. This theme carried through to Claire’s brilliant solo show “Biscuits” which she performed to audiences at Adelaide Fringe 2020.

Claire has hit 2021 running with a regular co-hosting role on Channel Ten’s The Project  as well as her involvement with the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Claire returned this year as moderator for fan-favourite event “The Great Debate”.

Last but not least, in what is possibly Claire’s proudest achievement to date, her debut children’s book Princess Benjamina Has A Very Cheeky Bum was released in 2021. Claire has loved sharing the joy of this book with kids all around the country.


  • Live Shows
  • Television
  • Radio & Podcasts
  • Writing
  • Theatre
  • Awards
  • Other Notable Work

2020 – Biscuits – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2018 – All The Rage – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International  Comedy Festival

2017 – Claire Hooper & Mel Buttle Live – Double Headline Show
Just For Laughs Sydney Opera House

2017 – Familiar – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2016 – Being Claire Hooper – Immersive theatre show in conjunction with 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


You can download a full list of live Show credits below

2020 – Stan: Lockdown Comedy Festival (Stand Up Segment)

2018-20 – Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest Panellist)

2015-19 – Foxtel Lifestyle: The Great Australian Bake Off (Host – Season 1-5)

2013-19 – TV3 NZ: 7 Days (Regular Guest)

2018-19 – ABC News 24: ABC News Breakfast (Regular Guest Contibutor)

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

2019 – Channel Nine: 20 to 1 (Guest contributor)

20190 20 – Network Ten: The Project (Desk Appearance)

2017 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Australia (Stand Up)

2017 – Channel 7: Behave Yourself (Regular Guest)

2016 – ABC TV:  Silvia’s Italian Table (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)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

2018-19 – ABC Podcasts: The Pineapple Project (Host Series 1, Series 2)

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)

2017 – Fairfax Sunday: Life (Guest Columnist)

2015-17 – 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: Love Bites (Published 2010) ABC Books

2010 – Smart Health: Guest Columnist

2008 – Sunday Age:  Contributing Writer

2007 – Ten Network: Rove (Contributing Writer)

2007 – Roving Enterprises: (Contributing Writer)

2007 – ABC TV: The Sideshow (Writer/Performer)

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

2006: Best Newcomer Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2005: Best & Fairest Winner – National Improv Championships

2004: WA State Winner in the RAW Comedy Competition


Comedy Spot – Delivered Live, 2020

Host – The 30th Annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate – 2019

Host – Brisbane Comedy Festival Frocking Hilarious Gala – 2019

Three Dances with John Tilt Animus – YACK Festival – Live Show – Justin

Hamilton, Fran Middleton and Claire Hooper – 2018

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

Voice Over – Melbourne International Comedy Festival televised performances – 2015 & 16

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 also appears regularly at stand up comedy clubs all over the country.

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 Women’s Leadership Symposium and many more, not to mention charity organisations such as the Lost Dogs Home, Free The Bears Fund and Dymocks Children’s Charities.