Michelle is a multiple award winning singer, writer, actor, director and comedian. She has featured as a vocalist on Channel 9’s The Today Show and in 2019 joined the cast of ABC’s critically acclaimed series Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (S10, S11). She has also appeared on Utopia, Whovians, Get Krackin’, Drunk History (Channel Ten), At Home Alone Together (ABC), Stan Original Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival special and is a regular on the current season of Channel 10’s How To Stay Married as well as on the big screen in 2018’s The Merger. She has written for Why Are You Like This (ABC), Yolo: Crystal Fantasy (Adult Swim US) and At Home Alone Together (ABC).
In addition to her screen work, Michelle led the cast as Kimberly in the 2020 Red Stitch production of Nick Coyle’s ‘Feather In The Web’ directed by Declan Greene and appeared as Aysha in Stephen Schwartz’s Children Of Eden (Melbourne Recital Centre) .
Michelle has been lauded for her frequent collaborations with Aunty Donna, most recently on Aunty Donnas Big Ol’ House of Fun (NETFLIX), and as a writer and vocalist on their ARIA nominated Album and accompanying Australian tour.
Brasier’s on stage comedy career begin with her solo show, Space Tortoise, which debuted at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015 from there she took the show to Edinburgh in 2016 & 2017. She then went on to create the comedy duo, Double Denim, alongside Laura Frew. Double Denim went on to be nominated for the Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in both 2017 and 2018, ultimately taking out the coveted Director’s Choice award for Double Denim Adventure Show in 2018 as well as winning Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival and being named as the top comedy tip for Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 by The Sunday Times, The Metro and the Scottish Daily Mail.
Brasier most recently toured with her award winning show, Average Bear across the Australian comedy festival circuit. A deeply personal show exploring Michelle’s experience living in the shadows of a hereditary illness, whilst simultaneously weaving in the fictional story of Average, a bear with a problematic fear of hibernation. Heartbreaking and hilarious, Average Bear, yo-yos between grief and joy whilst reminding audiences that life is too short to be serious and to waste.
Average Bear was recently nominated for Most Outstanding Show at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, won Directors Choice Award at the 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival, and received rave reviews from the Sydney Morning Herald and renowned UK comedy guide, Chortle.
“An anarchic imp full of childish mischief and coquettish hypnotism. With an excellent singing voice and the ability to make the word ‘yes’ hilarious, Brasier is intensely watchable” – The Skinny (UK)
“Anyone who can get through thirty seconds of this fabulous show without emitting at least one hearty chuckle might need to check for a pulse.” – Herald Sun (For Double Denim Adventure Show)
“One heck of a voice…could lift even the dullest of days!” – Squirrel Comedy
“Artfully awkward comedy…It’s ridiculously fun.” – themusic.com.au
“Michelle Brasier is as funny as she is vocally talented” – stagewhispers.com
Awards & Nominations
Winner Directors Choice Award 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival
Nominee Most Outstanding Show 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Winner Moosehead Award 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Winner Director’s Choice Award 2018 (Double Denim) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Winner Best Newcomer Award (Double Denim) 2018 Sydney Comedy Festival
Nominee Gibbo Award (Double Denim) 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Nominee Gibbo Award (Double Denim) 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival