—Prime Video today announced at the Prime Video Showcase: An Evening with our Australian Producers event, that five new Australian stand-up offerings, featuring Australia’s funniest comedians, will release exclusively on Prime Video Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
The five specials have something for every comedy fan. Joel Creasey: Queen of the Outback, which was filmed outdoors in front of a live audience at the 2022 Broken Heel Festival at Broken Hill in New South Wales; Rhys Nicholson’s Big Queer Comedy Concert, featuring Rhys Nicholson and a group of his comedian friends live at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney; stand-up addict Dave Hughes in Dave Hughes: Ridiculous; Tommy Little recounting his lockdown adventure of his first solo flight (and more) in Tommy Little: Pretty Fly for a Dickhead; andLizzy Hoo, presenting an hour of laughs in her brand-new show Lizzy Hoo: Hoo Cares? All five Australian stand-up offerings will be available exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
“Australia has a proud tradition of outstanding comedy content and these laugh-out-loud specials certainly stay true to this. There will be something for all of our customers, no matter your sense of humour,” said Tyler Bern, head of content, Prime Video Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. “Comedy is a popular genre on our platform and we are thrilled to be working with some of the best comedians in the country adding to our existing slate of standup comedy specials.”
Prime Video Australia stand-up slate for 2023 as follows:
- Joel Creasey: Queen of the Outback: This exclusive special from Joel Creasey (Australian Amazon Original LOL: Last One Laughing Australia) was filmed in front of a live audience at the 2022 Broken Heel Festival, Australia’s largest regional drag celebration, in September this year. The special features a live, all-new stand-up performance from Joel Creasey recorded under the stars, plus all the glitter and glamour amidst Broken Heel’s nonstop weekend carnival. Joel Creasey: Queen of the Outback is produced by Big Yellow Taxi.
- Rhys Nicholson’s Big Queer Comedy Concert: The stand-up special was recorded just last night at Sydney’s magnificent Enmore Theatre. Hosted by Rhys, the concert features a cast of award-winning LGBTQIA+ comedy superstars, including Urzila Carlson, Geraldine Hickey, Cassie Workman, and Chris Parker. Rhys has had a busy time over the last few years, hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race in New Zealand, and won the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Award for Most Outstanding Show (formerly the Barry Award) for his latest show Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!, which he then took to sellout audiences in LA, Montreal, Toronto, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This all new one-hour special is brazen, honest, warm, and above all—hilarious. Rhys Nicholson’s Big Queer Comedy Concert is produced by Big Yellow Taxi Productions in association with Century Artists.
- Dave Hughes: Ridiculous: While Melbourne was locked down, Dave Hughes was trending. He went viral during the pandemic and managed to get himself in trouble with pretty much everyone. Luckily, Hughesy is zen. He is at peace with the chaos he creates, knowing that from great turmoil comes even greater material. Hughesy has always attacked his comedy like a man with nothing to lose. A week hasn’t gone by in the last 25 years that Hughesy hasn’t done stand-up, whether headlining an iconic theatre or jumping up at a tiny club. What has worried him by day becomes fodder for that night’s material. To him, every audience is a great crowd and they should never forget that. Dave Hughes: Ridiculous is produced by Guesswork Television.
- Tommy Little: Pretty Fly for a Dickhead: Tommy Little is the reigning rock star of Australian comedy. He is also a complete dickhead who is now legally allowed to fly a plane. While most of us were busy giving up on baking in the lockdowns, Tommy aimed for the heavens, taking flying lessons and nailing his first solo flight (well, sort of). You’ll hear about this, and other adventures, in Pretty Fly For A Dickhead. On stage, Tommy is a perpetual motion machine, constantly working the crowd and landing line after line. Tommy Little: Pretty Fly for a Dickhead is produced by Guesswork Television.
Lizzy Hoo: Hoo Cares?: The brand-new show about life, family, and following your dreams, but only if they’re worth it. Lizzy has shot up the comedy ladder trading full-time office work for full houses across the country, and millions of views of her stand-up online. All of Lizzy’s family get a mention in this show, including her larger-than-life father Chan, as Lizzy looks back on two of their father-daughter trips to Malaysia—one when she was 4 years old and a returning trip in her 30s. With tales about her former office life to one of her brother’s backyard trout-farming dreams, Lizzy’s show is an hour of big laughs and good times from a comedian whose profile has exploded in five short years. Lizzy Hoo: Hoo Cares is produced by Guesswork Television