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Brian Nankervis

Travels from: Victoria


A well-known Australian performer, writer and produce.

Categories: Celebrities, Comedians, MCs & Hosts

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Brian Nankervis is a well-known Australian performer, writer and producer most recognisable for his appearances on Hey Hey It’s Saturday and the SBS music trivia game show RocKwiz.

Brian was originally best known for his character of Raymond J. Bartholomeuz, an eccentric beat poet. The character was popular during the 1980s and 1990s in regular appearances on Hey Hey It’s Saturday.

He frequently appeared as himself on television and stage and was the regular warmup man and audience wrangler for The Panel and Thank God You're Here.

In 2005, Brian co-created the SBS music trivia game show RocKwiz, which he also appears in as adjudicator and co-host alongside Julia Zemiro, as well as co-writing the scripts and co-producing the show. He is responsible for a thorough pre-show quiz which ends with him selecting the members who will appear on the team panels alongside the night's celebrity. 

At the beginning of 2016, he became one of the hosts of The Friday Revue on ABC Radio with Richelle Hunt.

Brian continues to work with his partner Sue Thomson and has co-produced some of her documentaries, ABC's Boys and Balls starring Roy and HG, Ted Whitten and Ron Barassi, Network Ten's Class Clowns for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Tempest at the Drop In.

Other theatre credits include writing and performing in Storming St Kilda By Tram, On Shifting Sandshoes and Full House, No Vacancies for Theatreworks and It’s A Dad Thing at the Athenaeum Theatre. Brian has written, performed and produced solo shows, From The Cradle To The Grave and Open Road for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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