Since being crowned the National Winner of the inaugural Raw Comedy competition in 1996, Anthony Menchetti’s star has continued to rise.
Chosen to be part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s showcase of rising stars, The Comedy Zone, in 2001, Anthony went on to perform his first Comedy Festival show The Art Of Schmoozing in 2002.
He was hastily snapped up by renowned comedy producer Karen Koren of The Gilded Balloon, and The Art of Schmoozing went international – being performed to rave reviews under Koren at the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
On the success of these shows, Anthony tackled Murphy’s Law in 2003, spawning two shows – One of Those Days (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2003) and Murphy’s Law, the latter of which was again snapped up by Koren for the Edinburgh Fringe (2003).
Both runaway successes in their own right, Anthony’s solo debut created unprecedented industry buzz in Melbourne, and was chosen as one of the top 10 shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe by The Times Newspaper.
Anthony has been a regular on The Comedy Channel (Foxtel) as both a featured comedian and presenter of comedy-related documentaries.
He was chosen out of thousands to audition for a spot on the famous Late Show with David Letterman in New York.
Anthony has now developed an Australian Theatre production company called Independent Artists.
“One of the top ten performers to look out for at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and beyond.” The Times (UK)
“An engaging performer who can weave a spell with a story, sing a bit, play keyboard and made the hour pass in a trice.” Chortle
“You’ll float home.” The Age
“For me Menchetti’s been the stand out, stand up discovery of the comedy festival.” The Age
“With Menchetti’s dry, yet bubbly wit, it will make you thank your lucky stars you caught him before he goes stellar.” The List (UK)