Lewis Garnham

"Garnham shines as a quick and clever comic, a must see" - Beat Magazine
"Garnham excels as a confident storyteller" - The Advertiser
"You should drop out of uni and just do comedy" - Fiona O'Loughlin

There are few new voices on the Australian comedy scene as distinctive and exciting as Lewis Garnham.

Since representing his home state of South Australia at the 2016 RAW Comedy National Final, Lewis has been captivating audiences around the country with a style that is a potent combination of laconic, intelligent, and introspective.

In 2017 Lewis was nominated for Best Emerging Artist at the Adelaide Fringe for his show “The World I Live In”. He followed it up in 2018 with his breakout show “The Smartest Idiot You’ll Ever Meet,” which was nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringe World and the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Lewis returned in 2019 with “You Can’t Always Get What You Want, and followed with “The Worst Train I’ve Ever Built” in 20/21 and “Too Much Time to Think” in 2022.

Lewis had also made regular appearances on Triple J, Triple M and ABC Radio. His podcast Can I Borrow Your Mind is a collection of interviews with interesting people from all walks of life. Some of his guests include presenter Tony Armstrong, The Chaser’s Chas Licciardello and journalist and author Antoinette Lattouf. He also has a comedy podcast called Good Graf whereby he and fellow comedian Jordan Barr figure out the back stories behind pieces of graffiti they’ve seen in pub toilets.

Lewis’ stand up, observations and thoughtful opinions have resonated with hundreds of thousands of people online via his social media channels on TikTok and Instagram, from all over the world.

In his spare time Lewis enjoys birdwatching, swimming in the ocean and sitting in backyards with friends having passionate, pissed off conversations about the state of the world.

  • Live Shows
  • Radio & Podcasts
  • TV
  • Awards

2023 – Hit A Pigeon With His Bike – Solo Show
Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2022 – Too Much Time To Think – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2022 – Wreak Hovac, Lewis Garnham & Brett Blake – Split Bill
Adelaide Fringe

2020-21 – The Worst Train I’ve Ever Built – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival

2021 – Lewis Garnham and Brett Blake – Split Bill
Adelaide Fringe

2019 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Solo Show
Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2018 – The Smartest Idiot You’ll Ever Meet – Solo Show
Perth Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Fringe

2017 – The World I Live In – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe

2016 -What’s Golden – Solo Show 
Adelaide Fringe

2022 – Podcast: Good Graf with Lewis Garnham & Jordan Barr (Co-Host)

2020-21 – Podcast: Can I Borrow Your Mind? (Host)

2018-19 – 2GO Central Coast: 2GO Breakfast (Fill In Co-Host)

2017-19 – Triple J: Regular segment guest

2016-17 – Triple M: Adelaide The Gist (Co-Host)


2016 – SBS TV: RAW Comedy National Final (Comedy Spot)

2018: Nominated – Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2018: Nominated – Best Comedy, Perth Fringe World

2017: Nominated – Best Emerging Artist, Adelaide Fringe

2016: National Finalist – RAW Comedy, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2016: Commendation Award, Adelaide Fringe

2015: Winner – Adelaide Comedy Rising Star Award