Karl Chandler is a comedian, and one of the strongest writers of a joke in the country. Short, sharp jokes are his specialty, whether it’s a weird one-liner or a topical whack to the face.
He’s completed three solo Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows, all focusing mainly on short jokes, called “Karl Chandler has 125 Jokes”, “Karl Chandler is 100 Jokes Per Hour” and “Karl Chandler: Jokes in 140 Characters”.
He co-hosts a weekly podcast, “The Little Dum Dum Club” with fellow comic Tommy Dassalo, in which they chat with a different guest (mostly comedians). The podcast has proved extremely popular with a very loyal bunch of listeners, and is now hosted by Austereo’s digital arm, Barry Radio, while receiving heat from several radio stations.
Karl has also been a writer and on-air cast member of Channel 31’s live-to-air comedy/variety show “Studio A” since it’s inception in 2008, having picked up a “Program of the Year” award along the way. He’s also appeared on the Comedy Channel’s “Stand Up Australia”.
Karl is often heard being interviewed, or telling jokes on Triple J, Nova FM and Triple M.
Karl also runs three of the most accomplished and successful comedy nights in Melbourne: Comedy@Spleen, Softbelly Comedy and Felix Bar Comedy.