Colin Lane

Travels from: Victoria


Comedian, actor, & TV host, best known for being one-half of former comedy duo, Lano and Woodley.

Categories: Comedians

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Colin Lane is best known as the Lano from Lano and Woodley, Australia's best loved comedy duo.

In almost 20 years together, Lano & Woodley won the coveted Perrier Award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starred in their own television series and toured sold out shows across the country.  Sadly they are no longer working together, after saying ‘Goodbye’ in 2006 with a national tour that took in 34 markets and sold more than 125,000 tickets.

Since the farewell tour, Colin has appeared in Don's Party for the Melbourne Theatre Company, followed by a season with the Sydney Theatre Company. He presented Wine Me, Dine Me and Kings of Comedy for the Nine Network and has made numerous appearances on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks and Network Ten's Good News Week.

He also appeared at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in ‘Two For The Road: The Music of Movie Maestro Henri Mancini' and performed in Essgee Productions The Mikado as Pooh Bar at QPAC.

In 2009, Colin returned to the stage with a part cabaret/part stand-up show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – his first solo show since Lano and Woodley parted ways. His show I’m Not Sure About The Music unsurprisingly sold out fast.  His sell-out season, coupled with the rave reviews he received, prompted a return season in 2010 at the same festival, delighting Melbourne audiences with his charming stage presence, rich singing voice and natural comedic timing.

Colin became a regular guest co-host on Network Ten’s The Circle, until it’s finale in 2012.  He is currently the host of  Network Ten’s Ready Steady Cook.

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