Paul Livingston (Flacco)
Celebrity available for hire, based in Victoria
Paul is best known for his comic creation Flacco whose many television credits include; GOOD NEWS WEEK, GNW NITE LITE, SANDMAN AND FLACCO SPECIAL for the Ten network, GOOD NEWS WEEKEND, THE BIG GIG, DAAS KAPITAL, MONEY OR THE GUN and THE FAT for the ABC, and was a regular on the TRIPLE J BREAKFAST program from 1994-97. Flacco has toured extensively in Australia and internationally with regular appearances at festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal.
Paul’s acting credits include BABE: PIG IN THE CITY, MR ACCIDENT, CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION AND THE NAVIGATOR (AFI nomination for Best Supporting Actor).
Theatre appearances include THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and AS YOU LIKE IT for the Sydney Theatre Company. Paul’s novel THE DIRT BATH was published in 1998 by Penguin books and his self help guide RELEASING THE IMBECILE WITHIN was released in 2003 by Allen & Unwin. From 1998-2001 Paul was a weekly contributor to the Australian Weekend Magazine with THE FLACCO FILES, an illustrated commentary on the state of being which also appears in book form published by Allen and Unwin in 1999.
In 1996 Paul was the joint winner of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for outstanding achievement in the performing arts in Australia.
In 2001 Neil Armfield directed Paul’s first stageplay EMMA’S NOSE for Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, which also transferred to La Boite Theatre Company in Brisbane. In 2005, Paul starred in the hit stage show BINGO IN SIBERIA with the Sandman and the Non-Seekers at Enmore Theatre’s Cracker Comedy Festival in Sydney and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The show has also appeared at the 2004 and 2005 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and a season at the Sydney Opera House.
Paul later adapted his book RELEASING THE IMBECILE WITHIN into a stand up Flacco show, which was presented as a double bill with performer Marty Murphy at the Studio, Sydney Opera House in 2005 and again in 2006 at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. He also worked as a consultant and appeared regularly on IN SIBERIA TONIGHT for SBS TV in 2004 and 2005.
In 2005 Paul’s stage play HER MASTERS VOICE was presented at NIDA as part of the director’s showcase and IT’S ALIVE!, an adaptation of the radio and stage play THIS HIDEOUS PROGENY, was presented by the University of Wollongong. In 2005 and 2006 Paul has also written four radio plays, HER MASTERS VOICE (based on the stage play), THIS HIDEOUS PROGENY, GOING DOWN and AN EYE ON VENUS (based on the stage play) which have premiered on ABC Radio National’s Airplay program. Paul is also a regular contributor to Radio National’s BY DESIGN program.