Rhys Nicholson doesn’t hold anything back. He’s young, bold and extremely talented. The only thing sharper than his wit is the perfectly styled red quiff that adorns his head.
In 2009, Rhys made the National final of Raw Comedy. By 2012, he had won a ‘Time Out’ best newcomer award, featured on the Comedy Channel’s ‘Balls of Steel’, starred in a popular web series ‘Calming Rhys Nicholson’ and Toured Australia with Fiona O’Loughlin. And if that’s not enough, he also stars in a feature film ‘Housos vs Authority’.
Even if you are easily shocked, you will be entertained.
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”