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One of Australia’s top comedy exports
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Joe Avati is one of Australia’s top comedy exports sitting just behind Kath and Kim, Chris Lilley and Barry Humphries. He is also the worlds number one selling bilingual comedian. His massive cult following sees him crisscross the globe performing his unique brand of comedy on both sides of the Atlantic where he sells out in the United Kingdom, The United States of America and Canada where he enjoys rock star status.
Joe is the only Australian artist to have had two albums charting simultaneously in the top 5 internationally and still holds the record for the fasting selling comedy show ever in Canada selling 6400 tickets in 2 hours. He boasts two number one albums in Canada with one of those albums holding the top spot for 18 months straight. What makes this even more remarkable was that Joe Avati was, at the time, only 27.
Joe regularly sells out theatres in his homeland of Australia with histours and has carved himself a reputation for being a shrewd comedy producer with the success of his productions including Il Dago, Il Dago II, Comicus Erectus and The Good, The Bad and The Ethnic.
Joe Avati has been dubbed "the biggest comedian you've never heard of", cleverly staying under the radar and sidestepping the limelight avoiding the media attention usually reserved for acts with a massive following such as his. He has managed to do so while still being one of the biggest draw cards in comedy around the world today.