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Luke McGregor

Luke McGregor Newcastle Comedy Festival 2024

Luke McGregor is a writer, actor, and one of Australia’s favourite comedians. His comedy career began in Tasmania in 2007 when he entered the RAW Comedy competition after one of the contestants didn’t show up. The following year he was selected as a RAW Comedy national finalist.

In 2013 Luke’s first solo Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show ‘My Soul Mate Is Out Of My League’ played to sold-out rooms and won the prestigious Best Newcomer Award. He then went on to perform a hugely successful season at London’s Soho Theatre. He performed his solo show ‘I Worry That I Worry Too Much’ at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Luke had no need for undue ‘worry’ as he was moved to a bigger venue… Immediately after the MICF, Luke took the show to the Sydney Comedy Festival and was awarded Best Newcomer 2014. He went on to perform his debut season at the Edinburgh Festival and a return season at the Soho Theatre in London. 2015 saw Luke perform a return season of three sold-out shows at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. Luke kicked off 2017 with sell-out seasons of his brand-new solo show ‘Almost Fixed It’ in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, and in 2018, Luke performed a return season of the sold-out show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

In 2016 Luke presented Luke Warm Sex (ABC), a show that took an honest and humorous look at all things ‘sex’. He appeared in the feature films Now Add Honey and Border Protection Squad, in which he co-starred alongside Peter Helliar, Ryan Shelton and Dave Hughes. On television, he has had regular roles on Utopia (ABC) and Legally Brown (SBS) and appeared on Time Of Our Lives (ABC1) and Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me (ABC/Pivot). His ‘ginger wonderland’ date with Sibylla Budd in It’s A Date (ABC1) stole the show, and he garnered cult figure status amongst the celebrities lucky enough to be interviewed by him on Dirty Laundry (ABC2).

Luke has also appeared on True Story with Hamish & AndyThe Project as a correspondent and Spicks & Specks. In 2020, Luke finally found a use for his Economics degree, joining The Weekly with Charlie Pickering for his ‘Lukenomics’ segment. Most recently, he was a contestant on the first series of the Logie-nominated Taskmaster Australia.

Last but hardly least, Luke is the co-creator, co-writer, and co-star of the smash-hit sitcom Rosehaven with Celia Pacquola for ABC TV, for which Luke won Most Popular Actor at the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards. The fifth and final season of Rosehaven aired on the ABC in 2021.