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. A born storyteller with a sharp wit, 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. Over the last decade, Claire has been captivating audiences and touring brilliant solo shows across the country to critical acclaim.
In 2015 Claire scored her dream job, as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel alongside the seriously funny Mel Buttle, as well as judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran and their fourth season aired in 2019. This theme carried through to Claire’s brilliant solo show “Biscuits” which she performed to audiences at Adelaide Fringe 2020.
Claire has hit 2021 running with a regular co-hosting role on Channel Ten’s The Project as well as her involvement with the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Claire returned this year as moderator for fan-favourite event “The Great Debate”.
Last but not least, in what is possibly Claire’s proudest achievement to date, her debut children’s book Princess Benjamina Has A Very Cheeky Bum was released in 2021. Claire has loved sharing the joy of this book with kids all around the country.
“The spritely Hooper shines… her animated expressions and dynamic movement sequences are precision quality.” - Inpress
“marvellously entertaining… ★★★★” - Chortle
“★★★★”- The List