Luke McGregor started his stand-up comedy career in Tasmania in 2007 when he entered the Raw Comedy Competition after one of the contestants didn’t show up. In 2008, he was selected as a Raw Comedy National Finalist.
Luke was a regular performer and writer for three seasons on Channel 31’s Studio A. He has written for various TV projects including Legally Brown, It’s A Date 2 & Our Watch – Christmas Campaign.
In 2013, Luke’s first solo Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show My Soul Mate Is Out Of My League played to sold out rooms and won the prestigious Best Newcomer Award. He then went on to perform a hugely successful season at London’s Soho Theatre.
Luke has co-starred in the feature film Border Protection Squad with Peter Helliar, Ryan Shelton, Dave Hughes and Lachy Hulme. On television, he has appeared in Legally Brown (SBS), Time Of Our Lives (ABC1), Please Like Me (ABC/Pivot), and the telemovie Scumbus. His ‘ginger wonderland’ date with Sibylla Budd in It’s A Date (ABC1) stole the show, and he garnered cult figure status amongst the celebrities lucky enough to be interviewed by him on Dirty Laundry (ABC2). Luke has also appeared on The Project (TEN), This Week Live (TEN), Spicks & Specks (ABC1), web series Noirhouse, and Utopia (ABC). In 2015, Luke appeared in the feature film Now Add Honey, and reprised his role as ‘Hugh’ in series 2 of Utopia.
Luke performed his solo show I Worry That I Worry Too Much at the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, however it turned out that Luke had no need for undue worry as due to the overwhelming demand for tickets, he was forced to move to a bigger venue. Two thumbs up McGregor!
Immediately after the MICF, Luke took the show to the Sydney Comedy Festival and was awarded Best Newcomer 2014. He then went on to perform his debut season at the Edinburgh Festival and a return season at the Soho Theatre in London. In 2015 he performed a return season of three sold-out shows at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.
In 2016, Luke presented Luke Warm Sex (ABC), a show that took an embarrassingly honest and humorous look at all things sex.
Also in 2016, Luke teamed up with Celia Pacquola to create, co-write and co-star in Rosehaven - a new comedy series filmed in Tasmania. Rosehaven currently screens on ABC every Wednesday at 9pm.