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

2020 – STAN: Lockdown Comedy Festival

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)

You can download the full list of Television credits below.

 

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

You can download the full list of Live Show credits below.

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

2013-2019: Wilosophy hosted by Wil Anderson

2010-2019: 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”