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Her sell-out national live tours have made her a household name
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Judith Lucy is one of Australia's most popular comedians. A best-selling author, her work in radio, television and film and her sell-out national live tours have made her a household name.
A standup comedian for over 20 years, she sprang to national prominence in 1993 when she joined the cast of ABC TV's The Late Show. Her television appearances since then have been many and varied, but amazingly, ABC TV’s 2011 season of Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey represents her first solo TV project.
On radio, she was a presenter on Triple J and was a regular on the legendary Martin Molloy program. In 2004 she was announced as co-host of the 2DAY-FM breakfast show in Sydney, and was famously sacked the following year, which became the subject of one of her most successful live touring shows, I Failed.
Her live stage shows, filled with sharply observed and painfully funny, honest personal monologues, have a huge and devoted following. In addition to her appearances at comedy festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal, she regularly sells out theatres in Australia's capital cities and regional centres, from her 1995 hit, King of the Road, through to her most recent solo show, Judith Lucy's Not Getting Any Younger. She was also one of the award-winning trio behind Comedy Is Not Pretty and Comedy Is Still Not Pretty, with Denise Scott and Lynda Gibson. Judith has won an Age Comedy Award and been nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer three times.
In feature films, she has appeared in Crackerjack alongside Mick Molloy and Bill Hunter, and in Bad Eggs, which was written and directed by her old Late Show buddy Tony Martin, and the more recent smash hit, The Sapphires.
As a writer, Judith has contributed features and columns to publications including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Madison magazine, but it was her 2008 bestselling memoir, The Lucy Family Alphabet, which established her as an author. The book, which recounted life with her much-loved but nutty Irish parents and her discovery, at age 25, that she was adopted, was a roaring success, garnered rave reviews and was reprinted several times.
2011 brought Judith back to our screens with the hit ABC TV show Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey which saw her on a quest to discover something to believe in.
In 2012, Judith Lucy will be a busy woman. She will be releasing her second memoir, Drink Smoke Pass Out, that explains why she made the Spiritual Journey series into a book, she will also tour and record a DVD of her brand new stand-up show, Nothing Fancy.
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