Harley Breen


Comedy, Hosts/MC's, Media

  • WINNER 2011 “Piece of Wood” Comic’s Choice Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • WINNER 2010 Spleen Comic of the Year
  • WINNER 2007 Tron Best Newcomer Edinburgh Fringe

 

Harley Breen has blown away audiences from the Melbourne to the sweaty stages of the Edinburgh Fringe. Regularly headlining around Australia, Harley has won over a legion of fans with his accessible and relatable comedy.

Consistently unpredictable, Breen’s sets seamlessly move from side-splitting material about the foibles of being a new-age dad to dodgy tales of his beloved old Kingswood; all without missing a beat. A true professional, Breen always leaves the crowd wanting more. 

Harley performed his seventh solo show “Some Kind of Something” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year to sell out crowds and many would say that the festival just wouldn’t be the same without him. This includes his peers, who awarded him the Comic’s Choice Award in 2011. Harley is also one of a select handful of comics chosen to tour around Australia as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. This year Harley toured throughout Victoria Tasmania and the Northern Territory, before embarking on his first national solo tour with his award winning show "I Heart Bunnings". Last year Breen was subsequently chosen to represent Australia as a part of the first Melbourne international comedy festival Roadshow in INDIA.

While he is a true Australian comic, with sell out shows at the Adelaide Fringe and at the Melbourne Comedy festival and Brisbane comedy Festival, Harley’s material also translates fluently and the universal themes he explores have also killed around the UK and in South-East Asia. With a ‘Tron Best Newcomer’ Award (another peer voted award) at the Edinburgh Fringe in under his belt, Harley is always ready to expand his horizons.

Harley also has a strong background in improvisation and acting. His enjoys putting his skills to good use in educational programs and he wouldn’t say no to any offers to star in a Hollywood blockbuster either. His broad media experience, which includes resident on screen Warm-up guy on ABC1’s Adam Hills Tonight, an appearance on Peter Helliar’s “It’s a Date” ABC1 interviews on major FM stations, spots on the Comedy Channel and appearances on the well-loved TV show The Circle, all demonstrate his value as a versatile media personality.

Harley Breen projects the immediately recognisable and relatable image of the unpretentious Aussie male.  However the difference between him and so many other comedians is that Harley doesn’t just use his instant likeability as a platform to deliver solid, topical material, he also gets beneath the nature of things to create a true bond with all his audience and deliver an experience that will be talked about long after the gig is over.

“The laughs are guaranteed thanks to Breen’s innate sense of humiliation, timing and good humour.” - Chortle

“Honest Refreshing and delivered with gusto. Breen charms the audience with his quick wit and snappy material.” - Herald Sun

“He reminds me a lot of a younger Billy Connolly.” – The Heckler