DeAnne Smith, a New York native, exploded onto Montreal’s comedy scene in 2005, and since has been very busy picking up awards and critical acclaim.
She was voted one of Montreal’s top five comedians by readers of the Montreal Mirror for three years in a row, featured in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2007 and has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
DeAnne first travelled to Australia in early 2008 and after charming crowds at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, she picked up an award for Best Newcomer in the Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival.
Later that year she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Newcomer.
DeAnne returned to Australia in 2009 to perform to sell-out crowds at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival, picking up a nomination for “Best Established Comedian” at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and going on the Melbourne Comedy Festival Road Show.
“Quirky…fearless and talented.”
-Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival website, 2009
In 1999, under the advice from his friends, Wayne stepped on stage at the famous “Star and Garter” hotel in Melbourne and fell in love with comedy. He has now performed all around the country, appeared on both Television and Film and is a veteran of the Australian comedy scene.
In 2002, he won the FHM search for the “Funniest Bloke in Australia”, and was then showcased in the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s “Comedy Zone” in 2003.
He now resides in Sydney, and appears regularly in many television commercials and the odd film. His talents in improvisation and his quick witted likability has seen him among the highest sort after MC’s in Sydney.