Justin Hamilton

WINNER Best Comedy - Adelaide Fringe 2019
“Will have you hanging on to every word.”
- ★★★★1/2 Adelaide Advertiser

 

Justin Hamilton has carved out an incredibly successful career as a stand-up comedian, writer and stage director while maintaining his unique voice within the Australian comedy scene.

Over the course of the last 15 years, Justin has won awards for his solo stand up comedy shows including the Director’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for his show “Three Colours Hammo”. In 2011, The Arts Monthly announced that Justin was the Comedian of the Decade.

His podcast, Can You Take This Photo Please? ran from 2010 to 2017, hitting the top 20 downloads on Australian iTunes in its first year and has featured interviews with Simon Pegg, Marc Maron, Judith Lucy, Tony Martin and US comedian Dave Anthony, amongst others.

Justin has also worked extensively in radio, most recently as a key writer for Rove’s 2DayFM breakfast show Rove & Sam. For ten years he was also the TV and movie reviewer for Perth’s number one rated Mix FM, and a regular guest on Merrick Watts’ Triple M Drive show in Sydney.

He’s still found the time to be one of Australia’s premiere stand-up comedians, performing two shows in 2016, Hoot and Justin Hamilton – LIVE! as well as performing at Just for Laughs Sydney. In 2017 he revisited his origin story in Bunta Boy, a celebration and reflection on the beginning of his comedy career, which was launched as part of a duo bearing the same name.

Most recently, he was the head writer and a producer on Network Ten’s Show Me The Movie! He is also the head writer and regularly appears on Whovians, an ABC panel show hosted by Rove McManus that dissects and discusses the latest episodes of cult BBC show Doctor Who.

In 2019 Justin won Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the play Three Dances for John Tilt Animus which Justin wrote, directed and starred. He returns to the Comedy Store with an hour of new jokes in October.

  • Live Shows
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Television - Acting
  • Directing etc
  • Other Notable Live Work
  • Awards

2017-19 – Three Dances for John Tilt Animus – Play
YACK Festival – Giant Dwarf, The Toff In Town Melbourne,
YACK Festival 2018 Return Season, Adelaide Fringe 2019, MICF 2019

2017 – Bunta Boy – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2016 – Justin Hamilton – LIVE! – Solo Show
Comedy Store, Sydney

2016 – HOOT – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2015 – Snacks – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2014 – Johnny Loves Mary Forever 1994 – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival,
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2013 – Justin Hamilton – Solo Show
Perth International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

2012 – The Goodbye Guy – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival,

2011 – Circular – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival,

2010 – Idiot Man Child – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2009 – Bullets Over Fitzroy: Three Colours Hammo Coda – Solo Show
One off performance, Willow Bar

2009 – Alive and Well But Only In Theory – Solo Show
Sydney Comedy Festival, QPAC ‘In Stitches’ Comedy Festival

2009 – Goodbye Ruby Tuesday – with Hannah Norris
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008 – The Killing Joke – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008 – Three Colours Hammo – Solo Show
Hong Kong Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cracker Festival (Sydney)

2007 – Three Colours Hammo – Solo Show
Melbourne Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse

2007 – Justin Hamilton – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival

2006 – Justin Hamilton: Smash! – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe; Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival

2005 – Oh Father, Where, Art Thou?
Adelaide Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival

2004 – Purple Cows
Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Dunedin Fringe Festival (NZ)

2004 – Late Night with Lehmo and J
Adelaide Fringe

2003 – Justin Sane
Melbourne Comedy Festival

2002 – Father, Can You Spare a Dime?
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe

2001 – The Indescribables (with Mikey D)
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2000 -Screw You Misery, I’m the Karaoke Guy
Adelaide Fringe

 

2016-17 – Triple M (National): Drive with Merrick Watts (Guest Co-host)

2015-17 – 2DayFM (Syd): Breakfast with Rove & Sam (Writer/Creative Producer)

2014-17 – Mix 94.5fm (Perth): The Bunch – Drive Show (Weekly TV and Movie Reviewer)

2008-2013 – Mix 94.5fm (Perth): The Breakfast Show (Weekly TV and Movie Reviewer)

2007-2009 – Triple M: Toast Weekend Breakfast Show (with Charlie Pickering & Terri Psiakis)

2009 – Radio Five: Yes It’s The Ashes – Topical Comedy Live (UK) show with Andy Zaltzman (guest)

2007-2008 – Triple M: Drive with Wil and Lehmo (Weekly Segment)

2008 – Triple M: 2 weeks Drive Show fill in, Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Charlie Pickering)

2008 – Triple M: The Shebang (regular guest co-host)

2008 – Triple M: Weekend Breakfast Show Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Charlie Pickering)

2006 – Austereo Network: Get This! (Guest Co-Host with Tony Martin)

2003 – Triple J: Breakfast Show (Guest Co-Host with Wil Anderson)

2003 – Triple J: Breakfast Show (Guest co-host with Terri Psiakis)

2003 – Triple J: Five Hours of Flavour (Host)

2003 – Triple J: Drive (Weekly Segment “If I Ruled the World with Justin Hamilton)

2019 – Network Ten: Saturday Night Rove (Writer and Regular)

2018 – ABC TV: Whovians (Head writer and series regular)

2018 – Network Ten: Bring Back… Saturday Night (writer)

2018 – Network Ten: Show Me The Movie! (writer/producer)

2017 – ABC TV: Whovians Christmas Special (Head writer and cast member)

2017 – ABC TV: Whovians (Head writer and series regular)

2016 – Comedy Channel: Just for Laughs Stand Up Series (Stand Up)

2015 – ABC TV: Dirty Laundry Live (Panel Guest)

2014 – Comedy Channel: Just for Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (Stand Up)

2014 – ABC TV: Dirty Laundry Live (Panel Guest)

2013 – Comedy Channel: Stand Ups Sit Down (Host)

2013 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (Stand Up)

2013 – Network Ten: This Week Live (Guest)

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

2008 – Comedy Channel: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Festival Club Special (Stand Up Spot)

2007 – Network Ten: Rove (Stand Up Appearance)

2007 – ABC TV: The Sideshow  (Stand Up Appearance)

2007 – Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)

2007 – ABC TV: Spicks & Specks (Guest Panellist)

2006 – ABC TV: The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

2005 – ABC TV: The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

2006 – thecomedychannel: Stand Up Australia (x 2 Stand Up Appearances)

2004 – ABC TV: Stand Up (Stand Up Appearance)

2004 – Network Ten: Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)

2004 – Network Ten: Before The Game (Writer)

2003 – thecomedychannel: Hit and Run (Guest)

2003 – thecomedychannel: Takeshi’s Castle (Guest)

2002 ABC TV: The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

2014 – ABC TV: Upper Middle Bogan, Guest

2010 – ABC TV: The Librarians, Season 3, Regular

2016: Recipient (with Paul Horan) of a Malthouse Theatre Co.Lab Artist development residency.

2014: Geraldine Quinn “MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt” Melbourne International Comedy Festival (4 Stars – The Age)

2013: Lessons With Luis “FAMOUCITY” Melbourne International Comedy Festival (5 Stars – Time Out)

2012: Tegan Higginbotham “Million Dollar Tegan” (Best Newcomer nomination, MICF)

2011: Comedy Zone Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2010: Tommy Dassalo “An Explosion of Colours”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (****)

2010: Nelly Thomas “I Coulda Been a Sailor”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (****)

2010: Halley Metcalf “Five Stars”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (“the delivery of a young Julia Morris…” The Age)

2009: Tommy Dassalo “Out At The Pictures”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2007: The Comedy Zone Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Including Hannah Gadsby and Celia Pacquola)

2006: The Comedy Zone Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Including Josh Thomas and Mat Kenneally)

2018: Wil Anderson – Wilegal – Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra, Sydney Opera House, Bendigo, Pakenham, Townsville, Noosa – Support

2017-18: The Popular Experiment – Curator/Host/Performer – Giant Dwarf, Sydney

2017: The Dollop Live – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Guest

2017: Wil Anderson – Fire at Wil – Sydney Opera House – Support Act

2016: Splendour In The Grass – Comedy Spot

2016: Just For Laughs Sydney – Stand Up Series – Comedy Spot

2015: Can You Take This Photo Please? LIVE – Curator/Producer/Host

2015: Wil Anderson – Wiluminati/Political Wil Support Act

2012–15: The Shelf – Curator/Producer/Host

2014: Melbourne International Comedy Festival – RAW Comedy, India

2013: Panel Moderator – The Creation Myth with Grant Morrison, Len Wein and Dave McKean at Sydney Opera House

2013: Perth International Comedy Festival Gala

2013: Forces Entertainment Tour – Entertaining the troops in Afghanistan

2012: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

2011: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

2010: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, Singapore

2009: Regular guest on the Watercooler Segment – 9am with David and Kim

2009: Wil Anderson – Wilosophy Support Act

2007: Wil Anderson – Wil of God Support Act, Sydney Opera House

2007: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

2006: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

2006: Wil Anderson – Wil Communication National Support Act

2005: Wil Anderson – Kill Wil National Tour Support Act

2005: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow MC

2005: Rove Stands Up – Adelaide Support Act for Rove McManus’ National Tour, Thebarton Theatre

2004: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow

2004: Tom Rhodes – Sydney Support Act for Tom Rhodes National Tour

2003: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

2003: Falls Festival Comedy Stage

2001: Falls Festival Comedy Stage

2019: Winner, BEST COMEDY Adelaide Fringe

2011: The Arts Monthly “Comedian of the Decade”

2008: Nominated for the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for The Killing Joke

2008: Winner of the Advertiser Overall Fringe Award for Three Colours Hammo

2007: Festival Director’s Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Three Colour Hammo

2007: Brian McCarthy Moosehead Memorial Award Recipient for Three Colours Hammo

2003: Winner of the “Piece of Wood Award” (an award chosen by fellow comedians) in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Justin Sane