Claire Hooper


Comedy

Claire Hooper is best known across Australia for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN’s Good News Week but now Sydney-siders can also hear her each weekday morning as co-host of Mix 106.5’s The Brighter Side of Breakfast with Dr Andrew Rochford.

She has also appeared on Rove Live, ABC TV’s The Sideshow, The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up! Australia, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet in 2007.

Claire began her comedy career in Perth in 2004 when she won her state finals of triple j’s Raw Comedy.  In 2005 she was selected to perform in ‘The Comedy Zone’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won ‘Best and Fairest’ at the National Improv Championships.  Claire regularly performs in comedy rooms across the country.

In 2006 she scored a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her first solo show, which went on to earn a place in Scotland on Sunday’s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe.  Since then she has written and performed four brilliant solo shows: Showgirl, Storybook, Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Hoopsy and One Small Thing and in 2010 Claire released her first book, Love Bites through ABC Books.

She has also written, directed and performed in a number of theatre shows, though not necessarily all at the same time.

LIVE SHOWS

2010: One Small Thing – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2009: Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Hoopsy – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008: Storybook – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival

2007: Showgirl – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2006: Oh – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Dead Set – with Xavier Micheledes & Andrew Horabin
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2005: The Comedy Zone – Showcasing Up & Coming Comedians
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

TELEVISION

2008 – 11: Network Ten: Good News Week (Cast Member)
2010: Network Ten: The Circle (Regular Guest)
2010: Network Ten: Ready, Steady, Cook (Contestant)
2010: The Comedy Channel, The Breast Darn Show in Town (Stand-up  spot)
2009: ABC TV: Sleuth 101 (Guest Detective)
2009: Network Ten: Ready, Steady, Cook (Contestant)
2009: Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand-up)
2008: Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Oxfam Presenter)

RADIO

2011: The Brighter Side of Breakfast (Breakfast co-host), Mix 106.5 Sydney
2006: Novanites (Presenter), Nova 937 Perth
2005: “Hanging with Missy Hooper” (Presenter), RTRFM

AWARDS

2006: Best Newcomer Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2005: Best & Fairest Winner – National Improv Championships
2004: WA State Winner in the RAW Comedy Competition

TESTIMONIALS

“The sprightly Hooper shines. Her animated expressions and dynamic movement sequences are precision quality.”
Inpress

“Marvellously entertaining.”
Chortle