Justin Hamilton


Comedy, Hosts/MC's, Media

Justin Hamilton has carved out an incredibly successful career as a stand up comedian, writer and director while maintaining his unique voice within the Australian Comedy scene.

In 2010, Justin not only continued his live stand up career, but appeared in the Librarians as the recurring character Biscuit.  A regular guest on television and radio has seen Justin expand his popularity and following.  Whether it is as co-host of Triple M’s weekend breakfast team Toast alongside Charlie Pickering and Terri Psiakis which Justin did up until 2009, or regular movie reviewer for Perth’s number one rated Mix FM, he has brandished a unique voice in the radio landscape.

Not content with standing still, Justin has allowed his desire to push the boundaries take their full flight at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and beyond.  In 2009 year he wrote and starred in “Goodbye Ruby Tuesday” a play that Aussie Theatre Review stated was “…intelligent and surprising storytelling” while the UK based site Chortle claimed it was a “…touching story as warm as it is witty, building delicately to a satisfyingly uplifting conclusion.”

2010 saw Justin return to what he does best with his stand up show “Idiot Man Child” touring all over Australia in the first half of the year.  Justin has not only sold out numerous solo seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne Comedy Festival but also won awards and nominations to go along with them.  He won the 2007 Melbourne Comedy Festival Director’s Award for his show “Three Colours Hammo”, a show that also won the Adelaide Advertiser’s best show award at the 2008 Adelaide Fringe.  His 2008 stand up comedy show “The Killing Joke” was nominated for best show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival that year.

He has toured Australia as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow from 2002 to 2011. And he has also supported Wil Anderson on his national tours from 2006-2010.

LIVE SHOWS

2011: Idiot Man Child Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010: Idiot Man Child Solo Show - Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival
2009: Bullets Over Fitzroy, Three Colours Hammo Coda Solo Show - One off performance, Willow Bar
2009: Alive and Well But Only In Theory Solo Show - Sydney Comedy Festival, QPAC ‘In Stitches’ Comedy Festival
2009: Goodbye Ruby Tuesday with Hannah Norris - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008: The Killing Joke Solo Show - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008: Three Colours Hammo Solo Show - Hong Kong Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cracker Comedy Festival (Sydney)
2007:  Three Colours Hammo Solo Show - Melbourne Comedy Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse
2007: Justin Hamilton Solo Show - Adelaide Fringe Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival
2006: Justin Hamilton: Smash! Solo Show - Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival
2005: Oh Father, Where, Art Thou? - Adelaide Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Hobart Comedy Festival
2004: Purple Cows - Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Dunedin Fringe Festival (NZ)
2004: Late Night with Lehmo and J- Adelaide Fringe
2003: Justin Sane - Melbourne Comedy Festival
2002: Father, Can You Spare a Dime? - Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe
2001: The Indescribables (with Mikey D) - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2000: Screw You Misery, I’m the Karaoke Guy - Adelaide Fringe

TELEVISION

2008-10: Network Ten Good News Week (Guest Panellist)
2008: The Comedy Channel Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Festival Club Special (Stand Up Spot)
2007: Network Ten Rove (Stand Up Appearance)
2007: ABC TV The Sideshow (Stand Up Appearance)
2007: The Comedy Channel Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)
2007: ABC TV Spicks & Specks (Guest Panellist)
2006: ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)
2006: The Comedy Channel Stand Up Australia (x 2 Stand Up Appearances)
2005: ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)
2004: ABC TV Stand Up (Stand Up Appearance)
2004: Network Ten Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)
2004: Network Ten Before The Game (Writer)
2003: The Comedy Channel Hit and Run (Guest)
2003: The Comedy Channel Takeshi’s Castle (Guest)
2002: ABC TV The Glass House (Guest Panellist)

DIRECTING

2010: Tommy Dassalo “An Explosion of Colours” - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (4 Stars)
2010: Nelly Thomas “I Coulda Been a Sailor” - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (4 Stars)
2010: Halley Metcalf “Five Stars” - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (“...the delivery of a young Julia Morris...” The Age)
2009: Tommy Dassalo “Out At The Pictures” - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2007: The Comedy Zone - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Including Hannah Gadsby and Celia Pacquola)
2006: The Comedy Zone - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Including Josh Thomas and Mat Kenneally)

RADIO

2008-11: Mix 94.5fm (Perth) - The Breakfast Show (regular Movie Reviewer)
2007-2009: Triple M Toast Weekend Breakfast Show (with Charlie Pickering & Terri Psiakis)
2009: Radio Five Yes It’s The Ashes – Topical Comedy Live (UK) show with Andy Zaltzman (guest)
2007-2008: Triple M Drive with Wil and Lehmo (Weekly Segment)
2008: Triple M - 2 weeks Drive Show fill in, Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Charlie Pickering)
2008: Triple M The Shebang (regular guest co-host)
2008: Triple M Weekend Breakfast Show Toast (with Terri Psiakis & Charlie Pickering)
2006: Austereo Network Get This! (Guest Co-Host with Tony Martin)
2003: Triple J Breakfast Show (Guest Co-Host with Wil Anderson)
2003: Triple J Breakfast Show (Guest co-host with Terri Psiakis)
2003: Triple J Five Hours of Flavour (Host)
2003: Triple J Drive (Weekly Segment “If I Ruled the World with Justin Hamilton)


OTHER NOTABLE LIVE WORK

2009: Regular guest on the Watercooler Segment – 9am with David and Kim
2009: Wil Anderson – Wilosophy Support Act
2007: Wil Anderson – Wil of God Support Act, Sydney Opera House
2007: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow
2006: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow
2006: Wil Anderson – Wil Communication National Support Act
2005: Wil Anderson – Kill Wil National Tour Support Act
2005: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow MC
2005: Rove Stands Up – Adelaide Support Act for Rove McManus’ National Tour, Thebarton Theatre
2004: Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow
2004: Tom Rhodes – Sydney Support Act for Tom Rhodes National Tour
2003: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
2003: Falls Festival Comedy Stage
2001: Falls Festival Comedy Stage

AWARDS

2008: Nominated for the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for The Killing Joke
2008: Winner of the Advertiser Overall Fringe Award for Three Colours Hammo
2007: Festival Director’s Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Three Colour Hammo
2007: Brian McCarthy Moosehead Memorial Award Recipient for Three Colours Hammo
2003: Winner of the “Piece of Wood Award" (an award chosen by fellow comedians) in the Melbourne Comedy Festival for Justin Sane

TESTIMONIALS

“An unforgettable performance… his jokes are intelligent, witty and very entertaining. You should not miss this. Absolute stand-out.”
Adelaide Advertiser

"Hamilton's style is easygoing, conversational and he is genuinely funny."
Adelaide Advertiser

"Frankly, it's a mystery that this local fella isn't stalking bigger stages and commanding a more monumental wage. He's filthy but sensitive - the kind of delicate lout with whom one would love to knock about. See this reconstructed yob before his tickets cost a whole lot more."
The Age

"A fluent and unique delivery coupled with delicate material makes this a special hour."
The Age