Charlie Pickering


Comedy, Hosts/MC's, Media

Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is one of the most exciting names in Australian comedy. Charlie is a political junkie, former lawyer and the voice of his generation as a regular team captain for Generation X on Network Ten’s quiz show Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation.  He can also be seen there each weeknight on your screens as co-host of The 7PM Project where the days news is dissected, digested and re-constituted by some of Australia’s funniest and smartest.

Long before he scored gigs on two of TV’s biggest shows, Charlie was touring internationally, winning awards and playing to sold-out houses. He has performed solo seasons at the Griffin Theatre in Sydney, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Comedy Festival and New Zealand Comedy Festival, not to mention performing spots at comedy clubs throughout Australia and entertaining the troops over in Afghanistan.

Charlie has earned many an accolade for his live work over the years, including nominations for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in Edinburgh and the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as being named Best International Guest by the NZ Comedy Guild.  He’s even been nominated for a Logie.

In 2010, released his first book “Impractical Jokes” based on his 2007 Comedy Festival show which has received rave reviews right across the country, and in 2011 his first DVD was released through Madman Entertainment “Live At The Time of the Recording”.

LIVE SHOWS

2011: Rhodeo, Burqa, Circumcision – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2010: A Beginners Guide – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2009: Impractical Jokes – Solo Show
New Zealand Comedy Festival

2009: The Audacity Of Frank – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2009: Charlie Pickering – Solo Show
Brisbane Comedy Festival

2009: Charlie Pickering – Solo Show
Adelaie Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2008: Thirteen Ducks – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008: Impractical Jokes - Solo Show
Griffin Theatre, Sydney

2007: Impractical Jokes - Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Hothouse Comedy Festival

2007: Auto - Solo Show
Castlemaine State Festival, Canberra Street Theatre

2007: Charlie Pickering Live - Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival

2006: Auto - Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Barry Award Nominee), NZ International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre - London

2005: Betterman - Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival - Auckland & Wellington, (Winner Best International Guest - NZ Comedy Guild Awards), Edinburgh Fringe (Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee) Adelaide Fringe Festival 2006, Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2006

2005: Charlie Pickering - Solo Show
Adelaide Comedy Festival

2004: Revolver - Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, NZ International Comedy Festival (Nominated for Best International Show), Cracker Comedy Festival Sydney 2005

2004: Charlie Pickering Live! - Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe

2004: Slick - Solo Show
Hobart Comedy Festival

2003: Boiling Point 2 - with Michael Chamberlin
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2003: Equal Third - with Terri Psiakis & Michael Chamberlin
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2002: Boiling Point - with Michael Chamberlin
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1997-01: Various Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows with sketch comedy group 'Enter The Datsun'

TELEVISION

2009-11: Network Ten: The 7pm Project (Co-Host)
2009-11: Network Ten: Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation (Team Captain)
2010: TV3: @SEVEN (Correspondant)
2011: Network Ten: The Circle (Guest)
2010: Network Ten: Ready Steady Cook (Contestant)
2009: Network Ten: The Shaun Micaleff New Years Eve Rave (Guest)
2009: Network Ten: Rove (Guest Segment Presenter)
2008: Channel [V] : CashCab (Host)
2008: Comedy Channel: The Mansion (Creator & Presenter)
2008: Network Ten: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2007: Network Ten: Rove Live (Stand up Appearance)
2007: ABC: The SideShow (Stand Up Appearance)
2007: Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (StandUp Appearance)
2007: Comedy Channel: The Mansion: Australia Day Special (Creator & Presenter)
2007: Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (StandUp Appearance)
2006: Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (StandUp Appearance)
2006: Paramount UK: The Comedy Store (StandUp Appearance)
2006: Network Ten: Rove [Live] (Live cross from Edinburgh)
2006: Network Ten: Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)
2006: Network Ten: Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2006: Comedy Channel: Cam & Charlie's Melbourne Comedy Experience (Presenter)
2006: Comedy Channel: Thank Comedy It's Friday (Presenter)
2005: Network Ten: Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)
2005: Comedy Channel: Short Film Festival How to Guide (Presenter)
2005: TV3-NZ: Sports Tonight (Guest Panelist)
2004: Nine Network: Today (Weekly Comedy Segment)
2004: Network Ten: Rove Live (Guest Spot)
2004: ABC-TV: Stand Up! (Regular Writer/Performer)
2004: Phat Planet Flims: Mashed! – Pilot (Comedy Writer / Performer)
2004: TV2-NZ: NZ Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2004: ABC Broadband: Comedy Kitchen (Guest Writer/Presenter x2)
2001/02: ABC-TV: The Glass House (Guest panelist)
 
RADIO

2009: Triple M: Weekend Breakfast show Toast (with Terri Psiakis and Justin Hamilton)
2008: Triple M: 2 weeks Drive Show fill in, Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Justin Hamilton)
2008: Triple M: The Shebang (regular guest co-host)
2008: Triple M: Weekend Breakfast Show Toast (co-host with Terri Psiakis & Justin Hamilton)
2007: Triple M: Saturday Morning Show Toast (co-host with Terri Psiakis & Justin Hamilton)
2006-07: The Edge 96.One: Breakfast (Regular guest co-host)
2006: BBC 2: Fighting Talk Guest Panelist
2006: BBC Scotland: The Fred McCauley Show Live from the Speigel Tent
2006: Forth Edinburgh: Co-Host Edinburgh Wrap Special
2005: Today Network: Pete's Show (Guest Host with Peter Helliar)
2004-05: Radio NZ: Off the Wire (Guest Panelist)
2002-03: Triple J: Drive (Host)
2001-02: Triple J: Triple J Weekends (Host)
2001: Triple J: Breakfast (Weekly spot)

RECORDING

2011: Madman (Stand-up DVD): Live At The Time of The Recording

CORPORATE AND VOICE OVER

Various clients including Activision, National Australia Bank, Peters & Browne, Mary White College, Melbourne City Mission, Metroscreen, FM-TV, Tucker Seabrook, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Amnesty International, the Law Society of NSW, Rotary, Phillip Morris, Risky Business – Comedy Quest (Mentoring Scheme),Rockhampton City Council, Worldwide Entertainment, Scotch College & Tourism Victoria
 
AWARDS

2010: TV Week Logies Wards – Winner - Most Popular Light Entertainment Program, Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation
2010: TV Week Logies Wards – Winner - Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program, Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation
2010: TV Week Logies Awards, Nominee – Most Popular New Male Talent
2007: Best Established Comedy Nominee - Adelaide Fringe Festival
2006: Barry Award Nominee - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005: Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee - Edinburgh Fringe
Best International Guest - NZ Comedy Guild Awards
2004: Nominated for 'Best International Show' for Revolver at the NZ International Comedy Festival
2002: Winner of the "Piece of Wood Award" (an award chosen by fellow comedians) with Michael Chamberlin in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Boiling Point
2002: Winner of the Maurie Awards New Comic of the Year

TESTIMONIALS

"Charming company and a natural raconteur."
The Scotsman

"You won't be disappointed."
The Independent UK

"Dangerously funny."
Cape Town Argus

"Masterful."
New Zealand Herald

"Stuffs more material into an hour than other comics do in two."
Herald Sun

"Australia's Best."
The Adelaide Advertiser