Charlie Pickering

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Charlie Pickering

Edgy, polished and inventive, Charlie Pickering is one of the most exciting names in Australian comedy.

Charlie is a political junkie, law graduate and was the voice of his generation as a regular team captain for Generation X on Network Ten’s quiz show Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation. He was also on your TV screen every weeknight for 5 years as co-host of The Project where the day’s 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, 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 and in 2011 picked up Media Personality of the Year in the GQ Men of the Year Awards.

In 2010, he 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”.

2015 saw Charlie join the team at ABC TV to premiere a news comedy show, a tonight show, a chat show and a panel show all in one – The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. The critically acclaimed show went on to air a second season in 2016.

Charlie was invited to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2016, guest hosted several episodes of ABC News 24’s Planet America, a political comedy show looking at the US Presidential race.

Charlie also performed a brand new solo show How To Tame A Wild Squirrel at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House.


Charlie Pickering – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
The Weekly
One Plus One: Charlie Pickering


“Charming company and a natural raconteur.”
The Scotsman

“You won’t be disappointed.”
The Independent UK

“Dangerously funny.”
Cape Town Argus

New Zealand Herald

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

“Australia’s Best.”
The Adelaide Advertiser