Anthony Ackroyd's stellar comedy career spans three decades and he continues to be one of Australia’s most successful stand up comics and comedy writers. He is currently one of the stars of ABC’s Thank God It’s Friday! which is the top rating radio comedy show in Australia.
Audiences in Australia and overseas find Anthony's stand up comedy performances, his keynote and workshop Stress Less Laugh More! and his famous impersonation of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd entertaining, exciting, inspiring and very funny!
As a stand up comic he has produced laughter live in front of audiences ranging in number from a private party of 10 to 110,000 at Stadium Australia. He is also an expert speaker on the power of laughter and humour and is recognised as a leading authority on the social impacts of comedy. His articles are frequently printed in leading publications such as The Sydney Morning Herald.
Anthony rose to prominence as a star of the ABC’s legendary comedy series The Big Gig and has performed and written for over one hundred Australian and international TV shows, radio programmes, and feature films (he’s even been a question on Wheel Of Fortune). He was a writer-performer on Australia’s most successful comedy TV series, The Comedy Company.
Anthony has worked extensively throughout Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand, and Asia.