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Judith Lucy

A household name in Australian entertainment

Judith Lucy is one of Australia's most popular entertainers. Having cemented herself as a household comedian, she continues to delight as a best-selling author, radio host and actress.

Beginning her stand-up career in Melbourne, Judith quickly became known for her incredible one-woman shows. Touring the country to sold-out venues, she developed a large following with her hilarious and painfully honest personal monologues. It’s no wonder that she was able to take her beloved live shows overseas to comedy festivals like Edinburg and Montreal!

In recognition of her comedic talent, Judith has been awarded an Age Comedy Award, and was a three-time nominee for the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. She was also part of the award-winning trio behind Comedy is Not Pretty and Comedy is Still Not Pretty, alongside Denise Scott and Lynda Gibson.

Judith made her debut on national TV as part of ABC TV’s The Late Show in 1993. She continues to make regular appearances on various Australian programs. More recently in 2011, she was given her first opportunity to do a solo TV project: Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey.

Judith has also been a radio presenter on Triple J and a regular guest on the legendary Martin Molloy program. In 2004, she was announced as a co-host on the 2DAY-FM breakfast show in Sydney, only to be famously sacked the following year. Judith took her experience and turned it into one of her most successful live touring shows, I Failed.

As a writer, Judith has contributed features and columns to The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Madison magazine. She is also a best-selling author, having published her first memoir, The Lucy Family Alphabet, in 2008. Exploring her personal life and her discovery that she was adopted, the book was a roaring success garnering rave reviews and several reprints. Shortly after in 2012, she released her second memoir Drink Smoke Pass Out.

In 2023, Judith was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the performing arts as an entertainer”, proving herself to be one of the country’s most beloved and prolific entertainers.

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