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Luke Heggie

Comic favourite Luke Heggie is known for his dry deadpan style and the ability to deliver a brand new killer comedy show year after year. He gigs relentlessly 6 or 7 nights a week and tours the biggest comedy and arts festivals in Australia and New Zealand to sell out crowds and rave reviews. Luke also has a fan base in UK by taking his harsh but fair shows about idiots to crowds at London’s Soho Theatre.   

Starting out as RAW Comedy winner and going up from there Luke’s accolades include a two-time ARIA Award nominee for Best Comedy Release, the coveted ‘comic’s choice’ Piece of Wood Award at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award, and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Most recently, Heggie was nominated for Most Outstanding Show at 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won Best Show at 2021 Sydney Comedy Festival with the critically acclaimed show LOWBREED 

Luke Heggie’s television appearances include performing live on the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Allstars Supershow, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Oxfam Gala, Just for Laughs Stand-Up Series filmed live at the Sydney Opera House for the Comedy Channel, you would have also seen him on The Project, ABC’s Question Everything, ABC’s Comedy Next Gen and Comedy Up Late.

In 2020 Luke started a chart-topping podcast with fellow comedian Nick Cody called Mid-Flight Brawl, cataloguing the best all time air rage incidents, generally resulting from any old tiprat being allowed to fly now. 

Over the years Luke Heggie has released multiple hour long stand up specials including his 2018’s TIP RAT (Network 10, TENPLAY & YouTube), 2019’s HAVE THAT (Network 10, TENPLAY & YouTube) and most recently 2022’s I ALREADY TOLD YOU (Paramount +).  You can also check out Luke in print with his first book entitled If you must know, featuring the transcripts of 3 of his most revered shows complete with illustrations by Emilie Protiere.   

Through 2022 & 2023 Luke Heggie has written and produced multiple segments for ABC’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. Turning fan favourite stand up comedy into bite sized semi-educational comedic skits. Luke has tackled many different hot topics including, the cost of healthcare, modern masculinity and the short term rental crisis, among many other things. 

PODCASTS

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Awards & Nominations

  • 2021 Nominee Most Outstanding Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festiva
  • 2021 Winner Best Show – Sydney Comedy Festival
  • 2018 Nominee Best Comedy Release – ARIA
  • 2017 Winner Best Comedy – Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards
  • 2017 Winner Comedian’s Choice (AKA Piece of Wood Award) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • 2016 Nomination Best Comedy Release – ARIA
  • 2015 Winner Director’s Choice Award – Sydney Comedy Festival
  • 2012 Nominee Best Newcomer – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • 2012 Winner Time out Sydney’s Best Comedian
  • 2010 Winner RAW Comedy – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • 2017 Winner Comedian’s Choice (AKA Piece of Wood Award) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • 2017 Winner Best Comedy – Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards
  • 2018 Nominee Best Comedy Release – Aria Awards

Solo Shows

  • 2024 Grogan
  • 2023 Grot
  • 2022 Your Stupid
  • 2020/21 Lowbreed 
  • 2019 Have That
  • 2018 Tiprat
  • 2017 Rough Diamanté
  • 2016 Anythink is Possible
  • 2015 You’re not special
  • 2014 Bush Week
  • 2013 Mega Dry
  • 2012 Master of None

Reviews

“… a unique, powerful, and insightful Australian comic voice..” Sydney Morning Herald

“…Deadpan genius… one of the funniest standups around.” Sydney Morning Herald

“Commandingly brisk.. relentless.” Theatre Review. (NZ)

“Deadpan sniper with no heroes.” Comedian’s comedian. (UK)

“A comedian in complete command of his powers, Heggie is a true one-off.” ★★★★½ Sydney Morning Herald [Lowbreed 2021]

“…utterly extraordinary…stacks up line after line of acerbic gold like a sarcastic symphony…A knock out” – ★★★★★ The Age [Lowbreed 2021]

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