Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous (at the time) Harold Park Hotel when he was 16, getting his first paid gig at 17. He has since been runner-up in the Raw Comedy National Final, nominated for Best Emerging Comic at the Adelaide Fringe, and for both Best Newcomer and the Piece of Wood Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Luckily, he’s never actually won anything, so this mild success never went to his head.
He has supported the likes of Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, and Arj Barker amongst others, and appeared often on TV, radio and in comedy festival shows around the country.
Sam’s television writing credits include the popular children’s sketch show ‘You’re Skitting Me’, as well as ‘The Big Bite’, ‘The Mansion’ and ‘The Ronnie Johns Half Hour’. He was a contributing writer and performer on ‘Stand-up! Australia’, and a staff writer on ‘Rove’.
“****- undeniably funny.’”
“He makes it easy to laugh… an immensely likeable boyishness.”
“His jokes are like ninjas quietly sneaking up on you”
Aaron Counter entertains his audiences with a measured, self-assured stage presence and flat out funny material. Engaging and quick-witted, his relaxed and playful delivery balances nicely against a sometimes acerbic take on modern life.
Although Aaron was born in Australia, he moved to the UK to start his comedy career in 2004. Aaron has swiftly established himself as a regular act at comedy venues throughout the UK. In 2005 he was a Finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards and in 2006 he appeared in the “Big Value” Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since then he has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad.
Now his permanently back in Oz and is the new blood tearing up the scene with his talent.