Wil Anderson

Six time winner, People’s Choice Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival

 

You might know Wil Anderson as the host and executive producer of ABC’s most popular show Gruen, or from his various podcasts, but it is on stage where Wil feels most at home.

Riding the atmosphere of the sold-out international rooms that he commands, Wil Anderson’s comedy is high energy, unpredictable and has a joke count that should carry a heart health warning.

Astute and hilarious, Wil has won the People’s Choice Award for a record six times at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, selling more tickets than any other act and cementing himself as Australia’s comedian of choice.

Wil Anderson is simply as good as comedy gets in our part of the world.

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Live Shows
  • Other Notable Live Work
  • Writing
  • Corporate
  • Recordings
  • Podcast
  • Live Theatre
  • Awards

2015-19 – ABC TV: Gruen (Host and Executive Producer)

2016-18 – Network TEN: Have You Been Paying Attention? (Guest Contestant)

2017 – STAN: One Night Stan – Fire at Wil (Stand Up Special)

2017 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Host)

2015 – Comedy Channel: JFL Australia (Stand Up)

2015 – Network TEN: The Project (Fill In Host)

2014 – Channel 7: Wil Does Montreal – JFL Gala Special (host)

2014 – Network TEN: The Project (Fill In Host)

2013 – Foxte:l Stand Ups, Sit Down – Pilot (guest)

2013 – Channel 7: Wil Does Montreal – JFL Gala Special (host)

2013 – ABC: Gruen Nation (Host)

2013 – Network TEN: The Project (Fill in Host)

2011 – NOW ABC TV: Gruen Planet (Host)

2012 – ABCTV: Gruen Sweat (Host)

2012 – Network TEN: The Project (Fill in Host)

2011-2012 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2011-2012 – NZ TV3: Seven Days (regular panellist)

2008-2011 – ABC TV: The Gruen Transfer (Host)

2011 – ABC TV: Wilosophy (Stand up Special of DVD Recording)

2011 – NZ TV2: Comedy Christmas Cracker Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2011 – NZ TV3: New Zealand Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2011 – Network TEN: Good News Week (Regular Panellist)

2011 – E! Network: Chelsea Lately (Regular Guest)

2011 – Channel 31: Studio A live (guest)

2010 – ABC TV: Gruen Nation (Host)

2010 – E! Network: Chelsea Lately (Regular Guest)

2010 – Network TEN: Good News Week (Regular Panellist)

2010 – NZ TV3: New Zealand Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2010 – NZ TV3: Seven Days (Panellist)

2010 – Comedy Channel: WILOSOPHY (Stand-Up Show Special)

2009-2010 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x2)

2009 – NZ TV3: New Zealand Comedy Festival Xmas Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2009 – Network TEN: 7PM Project (Guest Host)

2009 – NZ TV3: Seven Days (Panellist)

2009 – Comedy Channel: WILOSOPHY (Stand Up Show Special)

2009 – Network TEN: ROVE (Guest)

2009 – E! Network: Chelsea Lately (Guest)

2009 – Network TEN: Talkin’ Bout Your Generation (Contestant)

2009 – Nine Network: 2009 Logie Awards (Presenter)

2009 – ABC TV RAW: Comedy Finals (Host)

2009 – Network TEN: Montreal Just For Laughs: Britcom Special (Host)

2009 – Network TEN: Good News Week  (Regular Panellist)

2008 – ABC TV: The Gruen Transfer (Host)

2008 – Network TEN: Good News Week  (Panellist)

2007-2008 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x2)

2007 – Network TEN: ROVE – (Stand Up Spot)

2007 – ABC TV: The Sideshow – (Stand Up Spot)

2001-2006 – ABC TV: The Glass House (Host and Writer)

2006 – ABC TV: Head to Head – Celebrity Episode (Panellist)

2006 – Network TEN: Just  For Laughs Special (Host)

2006 – Network TEN: Rove [LIVE} – Stand Up spot

2005-2006 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x 2)

2005 – Network TEN: The 2005 International Comedy Festival. Just  For Laughs (Host)

2004 – Network TEN: Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Host)

2004 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2003 – Nine Network: World Comedy Tour (Stand Up Appearance) also for Pay-TV in USA, UK and Canada

2003 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)

2002 – Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala(Host)

2002 – ABC TV: Raw Comedy Final (Host with Corinne Grant & Dave Hughes)

2000-2003 ABC TV: The Fat  (Regular Panellist)

1998-2001 – Nine/Network TEN: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x 4)

1999 – Nine Network: Super Debates

1999 – Channel 7: World Cup Comedy

1999 – ABC TV: Standing Up (Stand Up Appearance)

1997 – thecomedychannel: Mouthing Off (Panellist – Several Appearances)

1997-2000 – ABC-TV/Network TEN: Good News Week (Regular Panellist)

2017-19 – Triple M: Hot Breakfast Melbourne with Eddie McGuire, Wil Anderson and Luke Darcy (Co-Host)

2016 – 2Day FM: Breakfast with Rove & Sam (occasional co-host)

2011 – Radio Q: Qantas National Inflight radio Smile High Club (Guest host)

2007-2008 – Triple M: National Drive Show “Wil and Lehmo” (Host)

2000- 2004 – Triple J: Triple J Breakfast (Host with Adam Spencer)

1999 – Triple J: Triple J Breakfast (Weekly Guest and occasional Co-host with Adam Spencer)

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

 

2019 – Wil-Informed
Spiegletent Hobart, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Spiegletent Newcastle, Darwin Festival

2018 – Wilegal
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Canberra, Sydney Opera House, Bendigo, Pakenham, Townsville, Noosa

2017 – Critically Wil
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Ten Days On The Island Hobart, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Wollongong, Darwin, Perth Comedy Festival, Nelson Bay, Belmont, Wagga Wagga, Just For Laughs Montreal

2016 – Fire At Wil
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Perth Comedy Festival

2016 – FreeWil
Underbelly Hong Kong

2015 – FreeWil
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth, Sydney, Soho Theatre London

2015 – Political Wil
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Giant Dwarf Sydney

2014 – Wiluminati
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, JFL Montreal, Perth, Darwin, Sydney Opera House

2013 – GoodWil
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth, Enmore Theatre, Canberra, Soho Theatre London, Dee Why RSL, Sutherland Entertainment Centre,

2012 – Wilarious
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Udderbelly, Perth Octagon, Sydney Comedy Store

2011 – Man Vs Wil
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival (Auckland and Wellington), Sydney Comedy Store (8 week season), Perth, Astor Theatre.
Regional: Rockhampton, Townsville, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Darwin, Bathurst, Canberra, Nowra, Castlemaine, Sale.

2010 – Wilful Misconduct
Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Octagon Theatre Perth, Sydney Comedy Store (return sell out season), Brisbane Sit Down Comedy Club (return season)

2009 – Wilosophy
National Tour as well as Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ Comedy festival, Sydney Opera House,  Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2008 – Wilosophy
Octagon Theatre – Perth, Powerhouse Theatre – Brisbane

2008 – Wil Anderson Live in London
Riverside Studios – London

2008 – BeWILdered – Solo Show
National Tour

2007 – Wil Of God – Solo Show
National Tour

2006 – Wil Communication – Solo Show
National Tour

2006 – I am the Wilrus – Solo Show
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2005 – Kill Wil – Solo Show
National Tour

2004 – Wil Anderson & Adam Spencer – The Last Time
Hi Fi Bar – Melbourne, Theatre Royal – Hobart, Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, Octagon Theatre – Perth, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – Wollongong, City Hall – Newcastle, Enmore Theatre – Sydney

2003 – Licence To Wil – Solo Show
Sydney Opera House. Adelaide Fringe, Octagon Theatre Perth, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Brisbane Powerhouse, Darwin Festival

2003 – Jagged Little Wil – Solo Show
Adelaide Festival Centre, The Brisbane Powerhouse, Sydney Opera House, Octagon Theatre Perth, Parramatta, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2002 – Wil By Mouth – Solo Show
Belvoir St Theatre – Sydney, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2001 – Wil of Fortune – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2000 – 5 thirty – with Adam Spencer
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2000 Who Wants To Be A Wilionaire – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Valhalla – Sydney

1999 – Terra Wilius – Solo Show
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1999 – Wilennium – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Globe – Sydney, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

1999 – Stand Up Season at the Adelaide Festival Centre with Tripod

1998 – I Am The Wilrus – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1997 – Show Pony – 10 Week Season with Corinne Grant
Builder’s Arms Hotel – Melbourne

1997 – Diet Life – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2018-19: The Dollop – US and Australian Tour Dates

2017: Yack Festival – Wilosophy Live w/ guest Ronny Cheing

2017: Just For Laughs Sydney – TOFOP Live

2017: Just For Laughs Bermuda (Comedy Spots)

2016: The Dollop – Australian Tour (Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra Guest)

2015-16: LA Podfest – TOFOP Live2015 Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

2014: Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

2014: Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (spot)

2013: Just For Laughs Festival Montreal

2013: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala (spot)

2012: Southbank Festival London Wilarious

2012: Cats Laugh Festival, Kilkenny Ireland

2011: Just for Laughs Gala – Sydney Opera house (only local act on bill)

2011: Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles – solo show

2011: Cats Laugh Festival, Kilkenny Ireland

2011: E4 Udderbelly Festival – Southbank, London – solo show

2011: In Conversation with Alan Ball – Sydney Opera House (interviewer)

2010 & 2011: Splendour in the Grass – Forum Host

2010 & 2011: NZ Comedy Festival Gala

2010: Campbelltown Arts Centre Comedy @ C’town

2010: In Conversation with Joss Whedon – Sydney Opera House (interviewer)

2009: NZ Comedy Festival Christmas Gala

2009: Wil Anderson Live – In Stitches – Qld Performing Arts Centre

2007: Laugh Out Loud – Sydney Writer’s Festival

2004, 2005 -2006 + 2009: Just For Laughs – Montreal

2003 + 2005: Hobart Comedy Festival

2002:  Busselton Comedy Festival

2001: Livid Music Festival

2002: Big Laugh Comedy Festival, Parramatta

2001: The Falls Festival

2000: Offshore Festival

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

2011: GQ Magazine Australia – regular contributor

2009:  Friendly Fire – A collection of Columns published by Random House

2008-2009: Sunday Magazine – Sunday Roast (Fortnightly Column)

2006:  Survival of the Dumbest debut book published by Random House

2004–2007: Sunday Magazine – Sunday Roast (Weekly Column)

2005–Now:  In London Magazine – Monthly Column (UK based)

2001–2003: Cosmopolitan (Monthly Column)

1998 – 1999: The Australian, Melbourne Extra (Weekly Column)

1997: The Big Issue (Fortnightly Column)

Various clients including: Adelaide Film Festival, Microsoft, Optus, YouTube, AdShel, BT, British Airways. L’oreal, Microsoft, Chrysler, Holden, ING Direct, the Institute of Public Administration Australia, Hanimex, Mobil, NAB, Mortgage Industry Australia, Suncorp-Metway, Sydney Airport Corporation, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Swans, Toyota & Whybin Lawrence Advertising.

2015: Aussie Comedian DVD Boxset with Dave Hughes and Adam Hills through Universal

2015: Wiluminati DVD released and distributed through Universal

2009: Wilosophy DVD released and distributed through Universal

2009: The Gruen Transfer: Season 2 DVD, released by ABC Enterprises

2008: The Gruen Transfer: Season 1 DVD released by ABC Enterprises

2007: MICF: Best of Gala DVD Collection

2006:  Release of The Best of The Glass House (2002-2006) DVD by ABC Enterprises and distributed through Roadshow Entertainment

2001: Release of the Melbourne Comedy Festival CD compilation through Rubber Music, distributed by BMG Australia

2013: Now Wilosophy hosted by Wil Anderson

2010: Now TOFOP (thirty odd foot of pod) hosted by Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen

2016: Now 2 Guys 1 Cup hosted by Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen

2012-16: LA Podcast Festival (invited to participate)

2011: WTF with Marc Maron podcast – Wil Anderson was a guest

1999/2000: A Midsummer’s Nights Dream (Principle Cast Member) – Royal Botanic Gardens – Melbourne

2017: Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival People’s Choice Award (Award shared with Disappointments starring Judith Lucy & Denise Scott)

2016: Winner of Most Outstanding Entertainment program for Gruen

2015: Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival People’s Choice Award

2014: Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Air B’n’B People’s Choice Award

2012: Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Bulmers People’s Choice Award

2012: Nominee Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer

2012: Nominee for AACTA Award “Best Light Entertainment Series” for The Gruen Sweat

2011: Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Bulmers People’s Choice Award

2011: Winner of AACTA Award “Best Light Entertainment Series” for The Gruen Transfer

2011: Nominee Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer

2010: Winner of GQ Man Of The Year “Media Personality”

2010: Winner of Melbourne International Comedy Festival Bulmers People’s Choice Award

2010: Winner of Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer

2010: Nominee for Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award

2010: 2009 TV Week Logie Awards – Nominated for Gold Logie

2008: Winner GQ Man Of The Year “Comedic Talent”

2008: Nominee GQ Man Of The Year “Radio Presenter”

2008: Nominee GQ Man Of The Year “TV Presenter”

2008: Nominee Australian Commercial Radio Awards “Best New Talent”

2008: Nominee Australian Commercial Radio Awards “Best Sketch”

2008: Nominee, The Gruen Transfer, “Best Light Entertainment Series”

2007: Nominee GQ Man Of The Year “Radio Presenter”

2007: Nominee GQ Man Of The Year “Comedic Talent”

2007: Nominee Logie Award, The Glass House, “Most Oustanding Comedy Program”

2007: Nominee Logie Award. “Most Popoular TV Presenter”

2006: Nominee AFI Awards, The Glass House, “Best Light Entertainment Series”

2006: Nominee Logie Award, The Glass House, “Most Outstanding Comedy Program”

2006: Nominee Logie Award, The Glass House, “Most Popular Light Entertainment Program”

2005: Winner AFI Awards, The Glass House, “Best Light Entertainment Series”

2004: Nominee AFI Awards, The Glass House, “Best Light Entertainment Series”

1999: Nominee Perrier Award, Edinburgh Fringe, “Best Newcomer”