As the ‘Lano’ from Lano & Woodley, Colin Lane was one half of Australia’s favourite comedy duo. They won comedy’s Oscar, the Perrier Award, and their series The Adventures of Lano & Woodley played in more than 30 countries. In 2006 they said Goodbye with a tour that played to 125,000 people in 34 towns.
Since the farewell tour, Colin has toured to cabaret and comedy festivals around Australia, most notably teaming up with the hilarious David Collins from The Umbilical Brothers to tackle Gilbert and Sullivan in The 3 Mikados.
Colin has been a regular on a wide variety of Aussie TV shows, including Spicks and Specks, Ready Steady Cook, The Circle, Good News Week & The Project. In 2013, he was a guest panellist on UK favourite QI alongside Stephen Fry and Alan Davies, and has returned several times since – most recently in 2019 on the new-look, Sandi Toksvig-hosted version of the hugely popular show.
He has worked with both Red Stitch under director Nadia Tass, and The Production Company, in “Curtains”. He’s also teamed up with his friend of 25 years, opera singer David Hobson, for “In Tails”. They sing, dance and even tell some jokes in a unique and hilarious experiment that entertains and beguiles in a whole new way.
Colin reunited with Frank Woodley as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival 30th Birthday Bash at the Regent Theatre in 2016, for a surprise performance that brought the house down. It naturally led to a serious “Waddya reckon?” chat. “Waddya reckon?” soon turned into “Yeah, why not?” and Lano & Woodley returned to the stage in an all-new show FLY, which won the 2018 Melbourne Comedy Festival People’s Choice Award and sold out theatres around the country. FLY was recorded by Amazon Prime and will premiere globally in early 2020.