Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria
Cal Wilson is one of the most well rounded media talents in the country and consequently is in high demand.
Her comedy career started back in New Zealand in 1990, where she was a founding member of the Court Jesters improv group, and was part of the NZ team that won the World Theatresports title in Los Angeles in 1994.
In 1997, she received the inaugural ‘Billy T Award’, New Zealand's most prestigious comedy award recognizing comedians with outstanding potential, and was judged Best Comedian 2000, by Metro Magazine.
However, like all great New Zealand talent, Australia has claimed her as its own and Cal has made Melbourne her home for the past 8 years.
Her live performances demonstrate her enormous talent as a stand-up comedian. Her festival shows play to sold out houses, with ‘The Great Intender’ 2011, ‘Lively’ 2010 and ‘Up There, Cal Wilson’ 2006 garnering rave reviews.
Cal has appeared twice at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival, and had a successful season of her one woman show ‘Jekyll and Bride’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2001 Cal won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has performed right around the country as part of the MICF Roadshow.
A much loved regular guest on television shows such as ‘Spicks and Specks’, ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Thank God You’re Here’, Cal was also the host of ABC’s ‘Sleuth 101’ in 2010.
In 2011, Cal has ricocheted back and forth between Australia and New Zealand, to be a regular panelist on NZ’s TV 3 topical comedy show, ‘7 Days,' as well as appearing in Channel 10's ‘Good News World’.
A highlight for her in 2011 was appearing on ‘QI Live’, the live stage tour with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.
If television and live performance wasn’t enough, Cal is also an experienced radio host, co-hosting Nova's national Drive Show ‘The Wrong Way Home’, with Akmal in 2007 & 2008. In 2009 she joined Dylan Lewis co -hosting mornings on Nova 100. 2010 saw her filling in for 3 months on Vega Breakfast with Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, after he broke his co-host Dave O'Neil.
Cal is also a sought after MC for corporate events, and is exceptionally handy with a glue gun.
"The function was a big success. Cal really added some energy to the night. Very professional." Stefan Oberman, YUIA
"100% festival gem" Inpress, Melbourne
"Frenetic, furious and crammed with laughs…" Emerald Hill Times