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Demi Lardner started out at just 15 and has been an unstoppable force on the live comedy scene ever since. Her unpredictable and high-energy live performances along with numerous podcast collaborations has seen this Australian based comic spend the past few years blazing around Australia and beyond sharing her unique style of surreal comedy. Demi has picked up a solid and healthy slew of fans along the way, not to mention a seriously impressive swag of awards. 

In 2013 Demi became the national winner of Australia’s RAW Comedy which earned her a place in Edinburgh’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ competition and, which by no surprise she took out joint first place. The same year Demi won the Adelaide Comedy’s Rising Starr Award for Best Newcomer and as co-writer and director of Wolf Creek, The Musical and also took home the Best Emerging Comedy Award Adelaide Fringe 2013. 

Making waves across the country Demi was invited to perform at the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and debuted her first solo show at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe entitled ‘Birds with Human Lips’. 

In 2016 she claimed the Sydney Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer award, and in 2017 took home the Directors Choice award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as the Underbelly Award at Adelaide Fringe Festival – proof that her show ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ an outlandish and eccentric collaboration (directed by Aunty Donna’s Mark Bonanno) clearly had made it’s mark. 

 In 2018 Demi was awarded the PINDER prize at Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the physically relentless and quirky gut-buster ‘I Love Skeleton’.  

Demi was awarded Best International Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and Directors Choice award at Sydney Comedy Festival as well as a Nomination for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe for her show Ditch Witch 800 in 2019. 

Awards

  • Pinder Prize, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018
  • Directors Choice, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017
  • Underbelly Edinburgh Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017 
  • Best Newcomer, Sydney Comedy Festival 2016
  • Best Newcomer, Adelaide Fringe Comedy 2013
  • RAW National Final, 2013
  • So You Think You’re Funny? Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Quotes

“It’s odd and unpredictable; refreshing, endearing and hilarious” ★★★★ The Age

“This wild, intense hurtle through the whizz-bang mind of Demi Lardner gives ‘zany’ a good name.” Chortle

“Lardner is an endlessly captivating performer…crowning achievement thus far in an already illustrious career, and it’s poised her for even greater things”★★★★★ The Brag

“Tiny human Demi Lardner’s brand of adorably androgynous humour instantly wins over her audience” ★★★★★ Adelaide  Advertiser

“Her hype has been well-earned… succinct moments of startling genius” ★★★★ Fest, Edinburgh Festival Guide

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