Claire Hooper started on the stage - crafting engaging, innovative live shows that blended stand-up, theatre and some hammer dancing. Her 2006 show, 'Oh', earned her both critical acclaim and a nomination for the Melbourne Comedy Festival's Best Newcomer award. Since then Claire has gone on to regularly perform at festivals and comedy rooms all over the country.
 
For four years Claire shared a set with Paul McDermott and Mikey Robbins on the iconic comedy show Good News Week as a team captain. She has also appeared on Rove and The Melbourne Comedy Festival's Great Debate and Opening Night Gala.
 
In 2015, Claire scored her dream job as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off or Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside the seriously funny Mel Buttle and judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Bake Off will be back in 2016 with a second season.
 
"The spritely Hooper shines… her animated expressions and dynamic movement sequences are precision quality.” Inpress
 
"...marvellously entertaining." ★★★★ Chortle
 
★★★★. The List