Brad Oakes & Damian Smith
Bradford Oakes (Oaxy) has performed stand-up comedy around Australia for the past 21 years. In that time he has played to over half a million people. Brad is in high demand as one of Melbourne’s most experienced and versatile MC’s and headline acts, both on the live circuit and for corporate entertainment. As well he has written for a number of television and radio shows. Brad is well experienced on the Stand-Up circuit around the country. He has also toured New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He runs regular “stand-up” Workshops for new comedians.
Brad has written for “The Age” and “The Herald Sun” as well as writing for TV shows such as ‘Comedy Company’, ‘Jimeoin’, ‘Full-Frontal’ and ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’. His television appearances include ‘Hey Hey’, ‘GMA’, ‘Tonight Live’, ‘Rove Live’, ‘Stand-Up’, ‘GMA’ as well as ‘Labour Pains’ – a one-man show onABC-TV series ‘Smallest Room in the House’. He recieved the Moosehead Award in 1993 and in 1995 for “Small Top Tent Show”, and has made multiple appearances in the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
He also has directed some of Australia’s best in their Melbourne International Comedy Festival Shows. Some of the names he has directed include Corinne Grant, Lehmo, Damian Clark , Geraldine Hickey and Harley Breen. He also has been a mentor for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival run Comedy Zone. Brad Continues to be a favourite right across australia. 2010 marked Brads 20 years in show business.
Damian Smith is a comedian, author and sometime actor based in Sydney.
Damian’s comedy career has taken him all over Australia and most recently to Los Angeles where he took part in the new Comedy Central stand up programme ‘Set List’.
He has performed along side some of the greats of Australian and international comedy such as Eddie Pepitone, Paul Provenza, Jeff Garcia, Rick Shapiro, Akmal, Greg Fleet, and Tommy Dean.
Damian’s comedy is salient, intelligent and sometimes introspective. Often dark, sometimes whimsical, he likes to point out that there is humour and absurdity in all aspects of life.