Lizzy Hoo is many things – a comedian, presenter, writer, noodle enthusiast, designer, ideas lady, actor, rugby lover, and rescue greyhound owner.
Lizzy first tried stand-up in 2017, originally as a way to gain more self-confidence. It went 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 Just For Laughs Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
She 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.
Her 2019 debut stand-up show Hoo Am I? (What’s My Name?) 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.
Lizzy is a master of mining her life and her family into material that leaves audiences left wanting more. This hilarious, self-assured, observational-style has resonated with comedy-goers around the world, with Lizzy’s stand-up clips garnering millions of views online.
In the last few years, Lizzy has performed with Denise Scott, Cal Wilson and Geraldine Hickey for the fittingly named Chicksal 500 at the Adelaide Fringe, supported Tom Gleeson at the Sydney Opera House and performed at the prestigious 2021 & 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.
In 2021, she packed houses across the country for her sell-out festival show Hoo Dis?, receiving rave reviews and putting on a rather ridiculous number of extra shows to meet demand.
She has not slowed down in 2022, with her latest show Hoo Cares? being a breakout of the Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
Lizzy has appeared on The Project and The Cook Up with Adam Liaw, and has been a presenter and contributor for websites such as SBS Voices & ABC Life.
2022: Hoo Cares?
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2022: Chicksal 500 – Split Bill w/ Celia Pacquola, Cal Wilson, Geraldine Hickey, Jordan Barr and Lizzy Hoo
2021: Hoo Dis?
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store
2021: Chicksal 500 – Split Bill w/ Denise Scott, Cal Wilson, Geraldine Hickey and Lizzy Hoo
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
2022: ABC TV – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Spot)
2022: Channel 7 – Good Friday Appeal (Guest)
2021: SBS TV – The Cook Up with Adam Liaw (Guest)
2021: ABC TV – Australia Talks Comedy Debate (Debater)
2021: ABC TV – Melbourne Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Comedy Spot)
2021: Channel 7 – Good Friday Appeal (Guest)
2019: Just For Laughs Australia – Comedy Channel/Network Ten
Regular appearances on radio networks including ABC Radio, 2SER & FBi
2021: Comedy Spot – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2020: Support – Tom Gleeson, Sydney Opera House
2020: Comedy Spot – Let’s Laugh – Gala – Sydney Opera House
2020: Support – Wil Anderson, Comedy Store
2018: Comedy Spot – Just For Laughs Sydney, Sydney Opera House
2017: NSW State Finalist – RAW Comedy