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Rhys Nicholson is a Multi-award winning Australian stand-up, writer, actor and collager.

With an enormous passion for live performing, his work continues to receive awards and accolades around the world. As well as numerous televised stand up performances in Australia, the UK and Canada, in early 2019 he was hand picked to open for comedy legend Conan O’Brien as he toured Australia. A few months later this lead to Nicholson’s USA television debut as the stand up guest on CONAN (TBS). 2019 proved to be quite a big year for Rhys (which is lucky because 2020 and 2021 have been a bit of a nightmare) when in November he recorded his third stand up special. This time for Netflix worldwide making him one of only three Australians with a solo show on the streaming giant.

Alongside a booming stand-up career, Nicholson is a favourite across our small screens. From panel shows to documentary and acting roles, he clearly doesn’t like to sit still very much. Over the years Rhys has had a whole bunch of guest and supporting roles in a plethora of sitcoms across networks and countries. Most recently being cast as a series regular in the Netflix Sci-Fi comedy The Imperfects to be released in early 2022. Rhys was very excited about the fact he had a stunt double.

Not to let something like a devastating global health crisis from keeping him busy, the last couple years have seen Rhys continue to rise. For co-opening Melbourne’s newest live comedy venue, The Comedy Republic (he cannot recommend you do that during a pandemic), to numerous acting roles and now setting his talents writing a book of essays, Nicholson is focused on continuing to work and diversify in the comedy industry he loves so much.

Quotes

“This is a genuinely great stand-up comedian at work – in total command of his material and audience – and it’s awe-inspiring to watch”- ★★★★★ – TIMEOUT

“Rhys Nicholson at the top of his game. His economy of words is at a Jerry Seinfeld-level, with more edge and less zeroes in his bank account.” ★★★★½ – The Herald Sun (Aus)

“There’s not a single moment that doesn’t work, nor any story that falls flat. Nicholson is truly at the top of his game” ★★★★★ – The NZ Herald

“Sheer comedy brilliance” ★★★★ The List (UK)

Shows

  • Social Liability (2011)
  • Almost a Person (2012)
  • Dawn of a New Error (2013)
  • Eurgh (2014)
  • Forward (2015)
  • Bona Fide (2016)
  • I’m Fine (2017)
  • Seminal (2018)
  • Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations (2019)

Film & TV

The Imperfects – Netflix

Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum – Netflix

Why Are You Like This? – ABCTV/Netflix

The Weekly – ABCTV

Fisk – ABCTV

CONAN – TBS USA

The Stand Up Sketch Show- ITV UK

The Stand Up Show – CBC

The Letdown – ABCTV/Netflix

Roast Battle – Comedy Central UK

Live From the BBC – BBC

GAYCRASHERS – ABCTV

Cram – Network 10

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2019 – Network 10

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2018 – ABCTV

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2017 – ABCTV

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala 2016 – ABCTV

JUST FOR LAUGHS STAND UP SERIES- Comedy Channel

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL CRACKER NIGHT- Comedy Channel

THE FEED – SBS

DIRTY LAUNDRY- ABCTV

COMEDY UP LATE 2014- ABCTV

COMEDY UP LATE 2015- ABCTV

COMEDY UP LATE 2016- ABCTV

COMEDY UP LATE 2017- ABCTV

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