Geraldine Hickey

WINNER: Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show 2021
NOMINEE: Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show 2019
WINNER: Piece of Wood Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2019

It’s been a brilliant couple of years for Geraldine Hickey.

Gez’ deceptively effortless knack for turning low-key yarns about agapanthuses and bouncy-castles into high-stakes, helplessly funny narrative rollercoasters has culminated in her Most Outstanding Show award at the 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival for What A Surprise.

A firm favourite of and in the Australian comedy scene, Gez’ 2019 show Things Are Going Well also received a nomination for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for most outstanding show, while she also took home the coveted comedians’ choice Piece of Wood Award. Things Are Going Well is available as a podcast special on your ABC: you can listen here.

From 2016 to 2021 Geraldine was a co-host on the much-revered breakfast radio show Breakfasters on RRR, and has made multiple appearances on ABC Radio, Triple M and the Hit Network. Geraldine has appeared on The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.

Gez also stars as Dr Stephanie Huddleston in Metro Sexual – a mockumentary series set in a sexual health clinic in which her warmth and deadpan style shine through every consultation. A new series of Metro Sexual aired on 9Go! in Australia and via OutTV internationally in late 2021.

What A Surprise was filmed at Chapel Off Chapel for Paramount Plus in late 2021 and will stream from April 1. Geraldine’s latest live hour Now I’ve Got a Boat is currently touring nationally.

‘It’s testament to the way Hickey builds her set with calm elan that she can have a full Supper Room crowd heaving back and forth on their seats within the first 10 minutes. ★★★★★ The Age

 

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Awards

2019 – Network Ten: The Project (Desk Appearance)

2019 – Network Ten: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Guest)

2019 – Channel Nine: Metro Sexual (Actor)

2019 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Stand Up)

2018 – ABC TV: Comedy Next Gen (Stand Up Special)

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

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

2018 – Network Ten: How To Stay Married (Actor)

2018 – ABC TV: The Twelve J’s of Chrismas (Actor)

2018 – ABC TV: Back in Very Small Business (Actor)

2018 – Channel Nine: True Story with Hamish & Andy (Actor)

2017 – ABC TV: Sammy J’s Democratic Party (Guest)

2017 – ABC TV: Get Krack!n (Actor)

2016 – ABC TV: Comedy Up Late (Stand Up)

2015-16 – Channel 31: About Tonight (Guest)

2015 – ABC TV: Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane (Actor)

2015 – ABC TV: Fancy Boy (Actor)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

 

2016-19 – Triple R: Breakfasters (Co-Host)

2015 – Triple R: The Downlow (Co-Host)

2009 – Triple M: Toast (Regular co-host)

2007 – Triple M: Get This (Guest co-Host)

2019 – Things Are Going Well – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Comedy Store Sydney

2018 – Plucky – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2017 – Smithereens – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2015-16 – Winner! – Solo Show
Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2014-15 – Listen Out For The Castanets – Solo Show
Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Feast Festival, FringeWorld Perth, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2013 – Love or a Slab of Fudge – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2011-13 – Turns out I do like Sundried Tomatoes – Solo Show
Adelaide Feast, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

2011 – Swings and Roundabouts – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2010 – Hammer and Tong – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2009-10 – Lorraine’s Hair and Face – Solo Show
Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

You can download a full list of Live Show credits below

2019: Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for Best Show

2019: Winner – Piece of Wood Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2015: Nominee – Best Comedy – FringeWorld Perth

2001: Runner-Up – RAW Comedy National Final