Frank Woodley

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Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria

After 20 years in the much loved, Perrier Award-winning duo Lano and Woodley, Frank said Good Bye to being one half of a double act in 2006 with a national tour that took in 34 markets and sold more than 125,000 tickets.

Since hanging up his hat, Frank has been busier than a bee (bees are allegedly flat out). His smash hit solo show Possessed played across Australia and the Edinburgh Festival with packed houses and rave reviews. In addition, his animated short, Chicken of God, received an AFI nomination and he won the coveted Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe for his role of Candide in the Malthouse Theatre production of Optimism.

Frank was also a regular guest on ABC TV’s music quiz show Spicks and Specks and Network TEN’s Good News Week and an audience favourite on Thank God You're Here.

Australia’s most visually compelling comedian was never far from the stage – doing live stand up in the unique song singing, limb flinging Woodley way. It was no surprise that Frank’s 2010 solo tour, Bewilderbeest, quickly sold out around the country, firmly cementing him as once of one of Australia’s most-loved comedians.

In 2012, Frank was back on stage with his new show Bemusement Park. 2012 also saw the much anticipated debut of Woodley on ABC TV. Created by, written, produced and starring Frank as the title character opposite Justine Clarke and newcomer Alexandra Cashmere, Woodley is a romantic comedy filled with virtuosic physical mayhem. It also resulted in Frank receiving and AACTA nomination for Best Performance in a Television Comedy.

In 2013 Frank premiered a more daring stage show, this time alongside Simon Yates from acclaimed physical troupe, acrobat, with Inside. This Kafkaesque piece put the two clowns in prison and premiered at the 2013 Sydney Festival before touring to Adelaide and Melbourne.

This year sees Frank returning to his Woodley way with a new show, Fool’s Gold. Frank will be performing at Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival and of course the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

"You must leap out of your chair and sacrifice life and limb to buy a ticket" Four Stars, Sunday Herald Sun

"One of our most naturally gifted comedians" Four Stars, The Age, Melbourne