Frank Woodley is built from funny – it’s in his bones. Whether he’s being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat, he is constantly creating characters and worlds to engage audiences of all ages. He is Australia’s most-loved professional show-off, and his special brand of nonsense-genius has seen him create numerous stage shows – Possessed, Inside, and Extra Ordinary, amongst others – as well as his own ABC TV series, Woodley.
Since emerging from the Perrier Award-winning duo Lano and Woodley in 2006, Frank has toured around Australia and every major comedy festival. He also starred against type as the Dog Catcher in family film Oddball, stretched his musical legs in his collaboration with Harvest Rain (playing Sir Robin in Monty Python’s Spamalot at QPAC) and as the Inspector in Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead at the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Recital Centre, and the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Frank has recently performed his children’s show Noodlenut around Australia, including a season at the Sydney Opera House, and written three hilarious books for kids about a girl detective called Kizmet.
Frank has also been a regular guest on numerous Australian television shows including ABC’s music quiz show Spicks and Specks, Network TEN’s Good News Week and an audience favourite on Thank God You’re Here.
After reuniting with Colin Lane as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s 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.
Taking a break to star as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Twelfth Night, Frank and Colin will tour again in 2019.