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Lizzy Hoo is many things – a writer, noodle enthusiast, designer, actor, rugby lover, and rescue greyhound owner. Lizzy is also a stand-up comedian who has rapidly become one of Australia’s most exciting new voices.
Lizzy only started doing stand-up in 2017, originally as a way to gain more self-confidence. Safe to say it worked out pretty well. She quickly found herself an NSW State Finalist in the national RAW Comedy competition. The very next year she was invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival at the Sydney Opera House, with her spot broadcast on Network Ten and Foxtel’s Comedy Channel.
This meteoric rise was thankfully dealt a dose of humility as she was booed off stage by a 12-year-old niece at that year’s Hoo Family Christmas Talent Show. Brutal.
But don’t worry, she bounced back. Lizzy performed her first solo show Hoo Am I? (What’s My Name?) to sold out audiences at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Sydney Comedy Festival where she had to put on extra shows.
This debut show saw Lizzy introduce herself to the world, discussing her Chinese Malaysian/Irish Australian mixed-race heritage, and most notably her one-of-a-kind father (and premier Brisbane ukulele personality) Chan. The show also explored Lizzy’s experiences growing up in suburban Brisbane, shark attacks, KeepCups, and dating white guys.
On top of being able to catch Lizzy perform regularly at comedy clubs around Sydney, she frequently writes and features for websites such as SBS Voices, ABC Life and Whimn.
2019: Hoo Am I (What’s My Name) – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2018: Ferris Wheel Club – Split Bill with Claudia Rae & JT
2019: Just For Laughs Australia – Comedy Channel/Network Ten
Regular appearances on ABC Radio, 2SER & FBi
2020: Support – Wil Anderson, Comedy Store
2018: Comedy Spot – Just For Laughs Sydney, Sydney Opera House
2017: NSW State Finalist – RAW Comedy