Travels from: Victoria
Sought after for MC roles and comedy spots at corporate events
Categories: Comedians, MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Claire Hooper is best known across Australia for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN’s Good News Week but for comedy fans it is her wonderfully inventive, skilful and completely engaging stage shows that set her apart.
She has appeared on Rove Live, ABC TV’s The Sideshow, The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up! Australia and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet.
Claire began her comedy career in Perth in 2004 when she won her state finals of triple j’s Raw Comedy. In 2005 she was selected to perform in ‘The Comedy Zone’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won ‘Best and Fairest’ at the National Improv Championships. Claire still regularly performs in comedy rooms across the country.
In 2006, she scored a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her first solo show, which went on to earn a place in Scotland on Sunday’s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then she has written and performed four brilliant solo shows: Showgirl, Storybook, Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Hoopsy and One Small Thing. In 2010 Claire released her first book, Love Bites through ABC Books.
She has also written, directed and performed in a number of theatre shows, though not necessarily all at the same time.
Claire has also made various stand up appearances on campus and in pubs and clubs across Australia, including The Comedy Store in Sydney, The Comedy Lounge in Perth and The Rhino Room in Adelaide, as well as several gigs in the UK.
Claire is sought after for MC roles and comedy spots at corporate events and has done appearances for companies such as Telstra, The City of Melbourne, The Professionals, The Australian Womens Leadership Symposium and many more, not to mention charity organisations such as the Lost Dogs Home, Free The Bears Fund and Dymmocks Childrens Charities.