Becky Lucas is one of most exciting new voices on the Australian comedy scene and is quickly commanding attention.
Becky has spent years writing and performing stand-up nationally, locally and in her bedroom. She was a National RAW Comedy finalist in 2013 and was hand picked for prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festivals' The Comedy Zone showcase in 2014. Becky performed her debut solo show in 2015 "Hightide" to sell out crowds and rave reviews and backed it up in 2016 with her second solo hour of stand up, "Baby". Her 2017 solo show "Little Bitch" was met with sold out shows around Australia, New Zealand and Becky even ventured overseas making her Edinburgh Fringe debut.
When she's not on stage performing in comedy rooms around Australia, Becky seems to be all over the small screen. She made her stand up television debut on ABC for The Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Comedy Up Late. Her TV credits from there have continued to grow and include hosting ABC2 and Screen Australia's Opening Short half-hour documentary Big Bad Love, as well as appearances on The Comedy Channels Best of the Sydney Fest & JFL's The Stand Up Series, along with the ABC series Fancy Boy.
As a writer, Becky's credits include co-writing for Matt Okine's semi-autobiographical comedy The Other Guy for Stan, as well as Josh Thomas's Emmy-nominated show, Please Like Me. She has written a series of short stories for Comedy Central.
A prolific queen tweeter Becky was named as one of Buzzfeed‘s 27 funniest Australian comedians on Twitter. Becky's weekly newsletter also has a fan base all of her own that you can sign up to here.
As a stand up, she's opened for calibre comics including Wil Anderson, Jim Norton, Beth Stelling, Joel Creasey and Jim Norton and has performed at the prestigious UCB theatre in Los Angeles.
Having been the Hills comedy highlight of 2017, we just had to welcome him back to the hill once more!
The one-and-only Bob Franklin is an award-winning comedian, writer, director, author and actor.
On Australian television, Franklin was both writer and performer on Jimeoin (1994), Shaun Micallef's World Around Him (1996), Small Tales & True (1998), Eric (1997), The Mick Molloy Show (1999) and Introducing Gary Petty (2000),in which he played the title role and received an Australian Writers' Guild award nomination.
Franklin made several appearances on Thank God You're Here and Talking ‘bout Your Generation; and has featured in sitcoms such as The Librarians (2007-10), Upper MiddleBogan (2013), Worst Year of My Life Again (2014) and Please Like Me(2013).
Franklin has appeared in several Australian films, including The Craic (1999), You Can't Stop The Murders (2003), Bad Eggs (2003), The Extra (2005), Macbeth (2006), BoyTown (2006) The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008),Three Blind Mice (2008) and Beneath Hill 60 (2010).
Danielle Walker is a strange, if not perhaps slightly deranged girl known for her dark and twisted everyday observations and stories.
Moving from Townsville to Melbourne in 2015, Danielle started gigging and honing her craft and it was in early 2016 that she took out the prize in Australia's biggest open mic competition and was named Raw Comedy National Champion.
Since then, Danielle has been handpicked by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to be part of ‘The Comedy Zone' a line-up show in the festival of the 5 best new comedians from around Australia and has gone on to appear on Comedy Up Late and Stand and Deliver, both for the ABC.
Danielle recently appeared as ‘Ranger Danny' alongside stars Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney on the show everyone is talking about – Get Krack!n for ABC TV . She has been invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House as part of the prestigious Just for Laughs festival, where her set will be filmed for a special to broadcast on The Comedy Channel.
Danielle is currently working on her first hour long stand up show to tour Australia this year.
Matt is a Melbourne based comedian, writer, actor and director.
Matt has been writing, directing and creating comedy since 2009. Starting his career as a community TV and radio presenter, he went on to be a founding member of the Stupid Old Man sketch group and a Company Director of comedy production house Stupid Old Studios. In his role as director, Matt works alongside some of thecountry's biggest names in comedy to write and direct content for stage and screen.
In 2013 Matt started performing stand up comedy, quickly hitting his stride and winning Australia's largest open mic stand-up comedy competition, RAW Comedy, in 2014. He recently completed a sell out runs at Melbourne Fringe, Perth Fringe World and Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his debut solo stand up show "Pretty Dry". Matt also co-hosts the popular Planet Broadcasting podcast, Do Go On which regularly ranks in the top 20 on iTunes' comedy podcast rankings.
Imagine if Tony Robbins, Freddy Mercury and Mother Teresa conjured up a love child, you may start to form a good idea as to what Mr. X may be like.
Inspiring people to not worry about their (at some point) certain death, but instead to prepare for it, and take total control of it, Mr. X's engaging, interactive and hilariously outrageous theatrical lectures will leave audiences in pondering stitches. The completely ego-centric, fitness obsessed, Hollywood boasting Mr. X is flying in straight from Califor-Ni-A to let Australia know why he is the leading figure in privatized euthanasia.
Whether it's helping audience members discover their power-pose position by popping-dat-pose, or inspiring imaginations to allow people to choose their own destiny, Mr. X will always leave people feeling enlightened.
Nick Cody At only 30 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over the globe, made his US late night television debut on CONAN, performed at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, appeared on a bunch of televised Comedy Galas at home in Australia and played to packed houses around the world on his solo stand-up tours.
Besides that, he has also been handpicked to support some of the biggest names in comedy, including international superstars Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr & Anthony Jeselnik.
He has also acted in some stuff, some of the shows were nominated for awards. Nick had nothing to do with that. Whatevs.
2016. Nick made his US late night television debut on CONAN, returned to the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, had two runs at The Soho Theatre in London, shot his second comedy special "What Of It?" at the Enmore Theatre and generally kicked ass at home in Australia & around the globe.
2015 saw Nick perform on the Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Allstar Supershow (Ch 10), sell out his Australian solo stand-up tour "Beard Game Strong", take Edinburgh by storm in his debut with his show that was in the Top-10 highest reviewed at the Edinburgh Fringe, return to acting on the small screen in "Please Like Me" (ABC/Pivot) & the second series of TV sketch comedy hit Kinne (7Mate), represented Australia at the Johannesburg Comedy Festival and returned to Afghanistan to entertain the troops at Christmas.
In 2014, he shot his debut stand-up special "Here's Trouble" at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, starred in all six episodes of the smash-hit TV-sketch show "Kinne" on 7Mate, guest starred on Josh Thomas' award-winning comedy/drama "Please Like Me" on ABC2 and was invited to perform at the world famous Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.
This follows an action packed 2013, where Nick was invited by the Australian Defence Force to perform in Afghanistan for the troops and on top of that, became one of onlya handful of Australians to be invited to perform stand-up on the US television network, Comedy Central. Once he returned from the US in November, he went back to the Middle East to perform for the Australian Defence Force onboard the HMAS Melbourne whilst it was at sea.
He has played to sold-out crowds at all the major Australian festivals over the lastseven years with his full-length solo shows "Come Get Some" (2016), "Beard Game Strong" (2015), "Here's Trouble" (2014), "Inappropriate" (2013), "Sinful Thinking" (2012), "Back To School" (2012), "It's Not You, It's Her" (2011) and "Lust Actually" (2010). Nick has also toured extensively around Australia & Asia on the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow and Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase tours.
His stand-up has been featured on the ARIA-nominated DVD 'Dave Hughes Is Handy' (Roadshow Films), ABC2's "Comedy Up Late" and "Best Of The Sydney Comedy Fest" & "Just For Laughs Sydney" on the Comedy Channel.
For those of you who remember, Wilson Dixon's set at the second ever Hills Are Alive Festival in 2010 has gone down in Hills' folklore as one of the greatest comedy moments in Hills' history.
It's with great delight that we can welcome him back to the hills once again, eight years later.
Hailing from Cripple Creek, Colorado, country music legend Wilson Dixon is considered by many to be the finest exponent of what has come to be known as the "Cripple Creek Sound." Born and raised in the backblocks of the Rocky Mountains - America's backbone - Wilson grew up in isolation, cut off from outside influences, technology and news, and surrounded by a large family, some cattle, horses, 3 dogs and an owl. With a number of albums under his belt, including his first album, the seminal Wilson Dixon's Greatest Hits, Wilson has penned many hit songs many listeners will be familiar with, including "Love Don't Live Here Anymore, You Do," "Daddy's Drinking Again," and "I Can't Look At You When You're Eating."
Winner Fred Award (NZ Intl. Comedy Festival)
3 x Barry Award Nominee (Melbourne Intl. Comedy Festival)
Star of The Wilson Dixon Line (BBC Radio 2)
Winner Golden Chicken Award (Christchurch Intl. Buskers Festival)
In the words of the great man himself...
So I was born Wilson F. Dixon in 1969 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Cripple Creek is a beautiful part of the world – beautiful if you like rusted out cars, mountains, and waiting for nothing to happen. The F in my name didn't actually stand foranything, so I dropped it when I turned 12. This was the age in my family that us kids (I got 4 brothers and a sister) were allowed to start making big decisions.
In the years that we all turned 12, my brother Jethro got a perm, I started to play guitar, my sister Darlene started kissing, and my brother Denis became a Shi'ite Muslim. (My Pa however enacted an old Family law, the "Dixon right of refusal" about that last one, and Denis was a shi'ite for only 2 days). My other brother Denis became a fundamentalist Christian – no Dixon law enacted there. This throws up a number of ethical questions that you can discuss amongst yourselves.
The year my brother Willard turned 12, he put all his savings (about $450) into a fledgling computer software company. He was always thinking big. About a year later, he withdrew his money and invested instead in "Rocky Mountain Rocks"a small company started by my Uncle Cleetus chiefly involved with searching through the hills for rocks that resembled The Partridge Family and selling them to tourists. Needless to say, Microsoft might've been a better bet.
I've been on the Country circuit for about twelve years now. I've played all over the world; throughout the U.S. and Canada, in Australia, N.Z., the U.K. and in Samoa. I play mainly solo shows, but sometimes also with my band Hard Cheese.This band comprises, at various times: Snake Wizzelteats, "Whoopsie" Daisy Rawlings, Beryl Hawkins, "Broke" Jack Mountain, Ruprect Wainwright, and Earl Scrote.
I've released a number of albums on my own record label Phoo-wee Records, including my most recent one, an album of love songs entitled "Soft Hands." These are all available from the Cripple Creek general store. Just call up and ask for Wes Andersen, the proprietor. He also helped make a video for one of the tracks.
The world wide web isn't, as some of you I'm sure would imagine it to be, a large spidery-like thing draped over the planet. Instead, it is a huge information system for delivering pornography and casino advertisements into your homes. It is also handy to book airplane flights. It was invented by Abraham Lincoln to communicate with his armies, or some computer studies college students inCalifornia invented it in the 1950's for the purpose of sending each other pictures of their asses. I'm not sure. The world wide web isn't actually a thing. It is all around us all of the time. Like air, or like a smell
There is no gambling or pornography on this site. I'm not against either; I just think gambling is a fools game, and pornography to be dirty and falsely representative of real human relationships. I, for one, am not aware of any woman who has had 8 boyfriends at the one time.
Some people also call the web the net. I prefer to call it the neb. Or the wet.
For the first time in Hills Are Alive history, we’re hosting our very own Comedy Competition. That’s right, The Hills Are Alive HILLarious Comedy Competition!
To enter, you just need to email us a 30-60sec video of yourself telling a couple of jokes or performing a little bit of stand up comedy (a video taken on your phone is fine).
We will then pick 3 winners to each perform a 5minute set at The Hills Are Alive Festival 2018.
As well as performing at the festival each winner will receive two free tickets to the festival (valued at $400) plus a $100 drink and food voucher to enjoy while there.
So what are you waiting for? Get us through your video asap!
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 6th March.
Please email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org