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ABOUT
JOEL

"Endlessly entertaining... the audience breathless with non-stop laughter"

- Metro Magazine (NZ)

"A master raconteur"

- The Advocate, New York

"He's a f*cking star!"

- Joan Rivers

"One of Australia's funniest stand-ups."

- The West Australian

"If you want to laugh for two hours solid this is the show to see."

- Out in Perth

Joel Creasey is one of Australia’s most-popular, acclaimed, and charmingly controversial stand-up comedians, television and radio presenters. 
 

Embarking on his stand-up career at just 15-years-old, Joel harnessed his outrageous wit, sass and unrivalled storytelling abilities to cement himself as Australia’s undisputed ‘Crown Prince of Comedy’ and one of the most sought-after and hottest comedians in the world.

 

Every year Joel’s live show audiences grow, as punters in-the-know flock for an hour of no-holds-barred belly laughs.

 

Joel has cemented his reputation for slicing, dicing and smashing through pop culture – and himself – with unflinching candour and brutal home truths. He cuts through celebrity spin to tell you how it is with charm, irreverence and the ultimate payoff of epic laughs. 

 

Stand-up
Joel embarked on his first solo tour aged 19, earning himself a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has since sold out tours of Australia, the UK, Asia and the USA. In 2013 Joel was hand-picked to support Joan Rivers on her US tour, the legendary rivers Joan going on to say: “He is a f*cking star!”. Recent tours include Poser (2017), Blonde Bombshell (2018), Drink, Slay, Repeat (2019) and Messy Bitch (2020-22). 
 

Streaming 
Joel’s Netflix’s Comedians of the World stand-up special ‘Thirsty’ was launched globally to rave reviews, and a second broadcast stand-up special, ‘Fame Whore,’ filmed at the iconic Sydney Opera House, airs on Amazon Prime worldwide. Joel joined some of Australia’s top comedians on Amazon’s Prime, outrageous social experiment hosted by Rebel Wilson, ‘LOL: Last One Laughing’.

 

Radio
Joel made the huge leap into radio in 2020, joining Australia’s number one national drive show on Nova. ‘Kate, Tim & Joel’ airs weekdays across the country from 3.00pm-6.00pm. 

 

TV
Joel’s list of TV credits is vast and varied, from his coveted role as co-host of SBS’s ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ alongside Myf Warhurst, to the raw and highly acclaimed comedy ABC documentary, Gaycrashers, via dating show Take Me Out, and hosting roles on SBS’ coverage of Sydney Mardi Gras and the Royal Wedding in 2018. He is a familiar face on The Project, The Great Debate, Comedy Up Late, 20 to 1, Have You Been Paying Attention, Talkin’ About Your Generation, Spicks and Specks, The Big Music Quiz, Studio Ten, A League of Their Own, Dirty Laundry, How Not to Behave and It’s a Date, and many more.
 

Acting
In 2017, Joel made his acting debut in Channel 10’s new Comedy Drama ‘Sisters’ alongside a stellar cast including Magda Szubanski, Lucy Durack and Catherine McClements, and in 2018 he made his soap debut on Neighbours. Joel entered the world of theatre in 2020, performing the role of George in ‘The Boy, George,’ a hilarious one-man play he co-wrote and co-produced with Richard Carroll. 

 

Writing
Joel penned his first memoir, Simon & Schuster-published ‘THIRSTY: Confessions of a Fame Whore’, which he dedicated to the late Joan Rivers. Like Joel, Thirsty is acerbically funny, and full of his most personal, hilarious, joyous, heartbreaking, outrageous, ridiculous and scandalous stories. 
 

Awards
A self-described shameless ‘fame whore’, Joel is an Australian entertainment staple, Joel won GQ Comedian of the Year in 2016, Best Presenter at the 2017 LGBTI Awards, and was selected as one of Cosmopolitan’s top 50 influential LGBTQI voices in their inaugural Rainbow List.
 

Good stuff
Joel won a legion of fans when he appeared in the first Australian season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of here, raising funds for his charity Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in 2015. In 2017, Joel was selected as ambassador for Skyy Vodka’s #CheerstoEquality campaign.

 

Read Joel's full bio here.