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”, a hilarious, ambitious and self-assured hour that regularly played to sold out houses.

His brand new show “The Worst Train I’ve Ever Built” premiered at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe and after a brief pandemic related hiatus, stormed back to delight crowds at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. A show that delved into his own vulnerabilities to explore childhood, humanity and the moments in which our perceptions of tragedy change. In short: to figure out when we stop giving a shit about Lego trains.

As well as seeing him on stage, you may have heard Lewis on radio around the country. He has regularly appeared on stations such as Triple J, Triple M, and 2GO Central Coast. Most notably, he performed stand up as part of Triple J’s “Good Az Friday” show at the Melbourne Town Hall, where he smashed a spot that has racked up over 100,000 views on Triple J’s Facebook page.

You can also hear Lewis on his podcast Can I Borrow Your Mind, where each episode he interviews intelligent, fascinating people from a wide range of expertise to learn more about the world. Guests have included playwrite Emmet Kirwan, journalist Antoinette Lattouf, various academics and Australian comedians.

Recently, Lewis has become interested in birdwatching and wishes to become Australia’s least pretentious and obsessive twitcher.

  • Live Shows
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Awards

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

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