Peter Helliar

“Give Peter Helliar a stage, a microphone, some bright lights and a captive audience and he shows why he is one of the nation’s favourite comedians” 
- Sunday Mail


Peter Helliar has been one of Australia’s favourite comedians since his first appearance on our TV screens as a core cast member on the Logie Award winning Rove back in 1999. Pete has performed stand up for more than twenty years, selling out shows right across the country, where he makes the difficult business of being funny look dead easy.

Now the Gold Logie Nominee is making people laugh four nights a week on Network Ten’s The Project, the beloved show where the news is delivered differently.

A man of many talents, Peter created and co-produced two series of the award winning It’s A Date for ABC TV, and How to Stay Married for Network Ten which premiered in 2018 and is now currently filming its third season. He has directed episodes of both shows.

He is also the author of the much loved children’s book series, Frankie Fish which is published by Hardie Grant/Egmont. In 2018, Frankie Fish was voted one of Australia’s Top 50 kids books in the annual Better Reading Top 50 Kids Books poll and Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase was shortlisted for the ABIAs for Book of the Year for Younger Children in 2018. Pete’s new children’s book Trippin’ With Kids, co-authored with his wife Bridget Helliar, was released in 2020.

Peter Helliar used to be Strauchanie and his French accent has not improved.

  • Television
  • Film
  • Writing & Directing
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Other Live Highlights
  • Recordings
  • Podcast
  • Awards
  • Corporate

2020 – Network TEN: How To Stay Married S2 (Writer, Director, Actor)

2020 – Network TEN: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest)

2014-20 – Network TEN: The Project (full-time co-host)

2014-19 – Network TEN: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Guest)

2019 – Network TEN: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest)

2019 – Network TEN: Celebrity Name Game (Guest)

2019 – Channel Nine: The 2019 Logie Awards (Presenter)

2018 – Network TEN: How To Stay Married (Writer, director actor)

2018 – Network TEN: The Sunday Project (Fill in Co-Host)

2017 – Network TEN: CRAM! (Host)

2017 – Network TEN: One Hot Mess (Stand Up Special)

2017 – TV3 NZ :The Project NZ (Guest)

2016 – ABC TV: ABC New Years Eve Pub Quiz (guest)

2016 – Network TEN: MICF Comedy All Star Gala (host)

2014 – ABC1: It’s A Date 2 (series creator, actor)

2014 – Network TEN: 50 Years of TEN Special (co-host)

2014 – Network TEN: MICF Comedy All Star Gala (stand up)

2013 – Network TEN: This Week Live (guest panellist)

2013 – ABC TV: Tractor Monkeys (guest panellist)

2013 – Network TEN: A League of Their Own (guest panellist)

2013 – ABC TV: Adam Hills Tonight (guest)

2013 – NZ TV3: Seven Days (Panellist)

2013 – ABC1: It’s A Date (writer, director, actor)

2013 – Network TEN: The Project (regular fill-in host)

You can download a full list of Television credits below

2016 – Storks – Warner Bros.
Character voiceover for film starring Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell and Kelsey Grammer

2012 – Scumbus – EHK Productions and Network TEN

2010 – I Love You Too – Village Roadshow
Written and co-produced by Peter with Laura Waters/Princess Picture, directed by Daina Reid, starring Brendan Cowell, Peter Dinklage,Yvonne Strahovski and Megan Gale.

2018-20: How To Stay Married (Princess Pictures for Network 10) – series creator, writer

2020: Frankie Fish and the Wild, Wild Mess – Author, Book Published by Hardie Grant Egmond

2019: Frankie Fish and the Sister Shemozzle – Author, Book published by Hardie Grant Egmont

2018: Frankie Fish and the Viking Fiasco– Author, Book published by Hardie Grant Egmont

2018: Frankie Fish and the Great Wall of Chaos – Author, Book published by Hardie Grant Egmont

2017: Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase – Author, Book published by Hardie Grant Egmont

2014: It’s A Date Series 2 (Princess Pictures for ABC1) – series creator, writer, director various eps.

2013: It’s a Date (Princess Pictures for ABC1) – series creator, writer, director various eps.

2010: I Love You Too – feature film released by Village Roadshow

2007: Bryan Strauchan: My Story as told by Peter Helliar & Paul Calleja – book published by Allen & Unwin

1994: Screenplay for Looking Through A Mortal Lens, shortlisted by the AFC under the New Screen Writer’s Scheme.

 

2017-19 – HIT: Network (National) Carrie & Tommy (Fill in for Tommy)

2017 – Triple M: (Adelaide) Weekly Segment – Breakfast with Roo & Ditts

2014 – Nova (national): Breakfast (fill in with Hughesy)

2013 – Nova 100 (Melbourne): Hughesy and Kate (fill in for Kate)

2011-12 – Classic FM: The Cheap Seats (weekly Saturday sports show with Scott Cummings)

2011-12 – Nova 100: Breakfast with Hughesy and Kate (regular fill-in host)

2010 – Nova (national): Regular co-host on Drive with Ryan, Monty & Wippa

2008-09 – Triple M (Melbourne): Pete & Myf Breakfast host, with Myf Warhurst

2007 – Nova 100: Breakfast with Hughesy and Kate (fill-in for Kate, 2 months)

2006-07 – Nova 100: Breakfast with Hughesy and Kate (weekly guest spot)

2006 – Nova 969 (Sydney): Breakfast Host with Rove McManus (fill-in, 3 weeks)

 

** Peter has also made various publicity appearances on a variety of radio networks.

You can download a full list of Radio credits below

2020 – Loopy – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Camden Civic Centre, Hornsby RSL, Norths Leagues Club Cammeray, Windsor RSL

2019 – The Complete History of Better Books – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fesitval

2018-19 – Big Boy Pants – Solo Show
Perth Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Playford Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Spiegeltent Hobart, Commonwealth Games Arts Festival – Townsville, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Wollongong Spiegeltent, Spiegeltent Canberra, Gold Coast Spiegeltent

2017 – Peter Helliar: The Complete History of Better Books – Solo Show for children
YACK Festival – Sydney.

2016-17 – One Hot Mess – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Ten Days on the Island Hobart, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Canberra, Darwin Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Sydney, Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne, Midlandia Festival Perth

2014 – Totes Grouseballs – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store.

2013 – Whatevs (…Forevs) – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Jupiter’s Casino, Perth Astor Theatre, Brisbane – Sit Down Comedy Club

2012 – Snazzy – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sit Down Comedy Club Brisbane, Sydney Comedy Store

2011 – Peter Helliar’s World of Balls – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival

2010 – Peter Helliar’s Dreamboat Tour – Solo show
Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival, Astor Theatre – Perth, Campbelltown Arts Centre

You can download a full list of live Show credits below

2019: Just For Laughs Montreal

2017-19: Peter Helliar & Tom Gleeson Live – Regional shows across Australia

2018: Just For Laughs Sydney – Stand Up Series

2016: Just For Laughs Sydney – All Star Gala, Stand Up Series, Solo Show

2014: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Albany and Bunbury, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Coffs Harbour, Forster, Port Macquarie

2013: Peter Helliar and Tom Gleeson Live – Townsville and Cairns

2013: Laugh Your Pants Off – Jupiter’s Casino (headliner)

2013: Just for Laughs Sydney – International Gala (spot)

2013: Just for Laughs Sydney – Date Night (host)

2013: Red Earth Arts Festival

2013: Sydney Comedy Festival Cracker Night (MC)

2011: Coogee Comedy Festival – Selinas – Sydney

2008: Jason Alexander’s Comedy Spectacular – The Palms at Crown Casino – Melbourne

2008: Spicks and Speck-tacular (Melbourne International Comedy Festival remix) – The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

2007: The Big Finale – Hobart Comedy Festival Gala (Headline Stand Up Spot)

2006: Canteen Comedy Gala (Stand Up Spot), Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

** Peter is in high demand as a stand up comedian and has headlined in virtually every major venue across the country.

2012: DVD release of Peter Helliar: Snazzy, Warehouse Comedy Festival Series, Madman Entertainment

2006:  DVD Release of Strauchanie – Pure B.S, Paramount distribution

2010:  DVD Release of I Love You Too Roadshow distribution

2011-13 – Helliar and Hammo Dig Flicks!:  Peter Helliar & Justin Hamilton discuss their favourite topic – movies!

2017: Nominee – TV Week Logie Award for Best Entertainment Personality (Gold Logie)

2017: Winner – TV Week Logie Award for Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program – The Project

2016: Winner – TV Week Logie Award for Best News Panel or Current Affairs Program – The Project

2009: Winner – TV Week Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program – ROVE

2007: Comedian of the Year – GQ Magazine “Men of the Year” Awards

2005: AFL Personality of the Year (as Bryan Strauchan)

2002-2005:  Logie Awards for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program – Rove Live

1999: Comedy song Bevan The Musical was voted 35 in the Triple J Hottest 100

 

Various clients including: the AFL, BAT, Coca Cola, Suncorp, Woolworths, SPC, Toyota, Masterfoods, Collingwood Football Club, Computer Associates, Essendon Football Club, Fosters, Microsoft, Murdock Magazines, Myer Grace Brothers, Telstra and Hallmark.