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 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.
Having toured the country to rave reviews for many years, in 2011 Justin started curating and producing his own comedy night called The Shelf, widely regarded as one of the best comedy rooms in the country.
His podcast, Can You Take This Photo Please? hit 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.
In late 2017, Justin and Rove launched a new live show at the inaugural YACK festival, The Popular Experiment – a talk show combining interviews, stand up and performances. At the same festival Justin wrote, directed and starred in the premiere of a new play Three Dances for John Tilt Animus, featuring performances by Fran Middleton and Ben Ellwood.
Most recently, he has been the head writer and a producer on Network Ten’s newest quiz, 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.
John Tilt Animus will return in a new incarnation to festivals in 2019.