Meet Australia's fresh, young, hilarious face of comedy! Demi has been doing stand-up since she was 16 and in the past five years has scored handfuls of awards and performed her unique brand of funny around the country and abroad.
In 2013 Demi Lardner won the RAW Comedy Competition and tied for first place in the national final of So You Think You're Funny? in Edinburgh. She also won Adelaide Comedy's Rising Starr Award for Best Newcomer and Bank SA's Best Emerging Comedy Show at the Adelaide Fringe 2013, for the production of Wolf Creek - The Musical.
In 2014, she was invited to perform at Montreal Just For Laughs and in 2015 she took Australia by storm with her debut solo show, Birds with Human Lips, performed at Adelaide Fringe. Demi's second show came in 2015 called Best Good Show, which saw her take the stage with Angus Brown at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Having planned to spend 2015 on the local and international comedy circuits, Demi instead jumped at the chance to join Australian comedy legends on Foxtel's sketch series Open Slather.
This year Demi took her latest show Life Mechanic to Adelaide Fringe where The Advertiser assured crowds "you'll certainly be entertained." At Melbourne Comedy Festival the Herald Sun complimented "it's a decent achievement to be this young, look 10 years younger and still appear old beyond your years." Finishing her shows tour at Sydney Comedy Festival, Chortle said of one of our favourite young comedians "a sparky confidence…attentive, skillful comic writing."
We can't wait to see what she does next!
"Tiny human Demi Lardner’s brand of adorably androgynous humour instantly wins over her audience." ★★★★
"Her hype has been well-earned... succinct moments of startling genius." ★★★★
FEST (EDINBURGH FESTIVAL GUIDE)
"Demi Lardner is a highlight. The reigning champion of Raw Comedy is a joy to watch onstage and it’s easy to see why her surreal brand of humour has already scored her a fistful of awards." ★★★★
SBS ON COMEDY ZONE
"I would give anything to read her notebooks...an exciting talent" ★★★★
"Very, very funny… one of Australia's best emerging comedians" ★★★★
LIFE MECHANIC - SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
LIFE MECHANIC - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
LIFE MECHANIC - THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS
THE FESTIVAL OF HALF BAKED IDEAS
LAUGH YOUR PANTS OFF - JUPITERS HOTEL & CASINO GOLD COAST
DISCONNECT FESTIVAL - FAIRBRIDGE VILLAGE, WA
DEMI LARDNER LIVE - CRAB LAB - MELBOURNE VIC
DEMI LARDNER LIVE - LUCKY COQ - MELBOURNE VIC
FEAST FESTIVAL GREAT DEBATE - ADELAIDE
DEMI LARDNER LIVE - THE DUM DUM CLUB - ADELAIDE
COMICS LOUNGE WITH TOM BALLARD
BIRDS WITH HUMAN LIPS - THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS - ADELAIDE
JUST FOR LAUGHS - MONTREAL
BEST NEWCOMER AWARD - SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016
BARRY AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016
SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? - EDINBURGH FRINGE 2013
RAW COMEDY - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013
BANKSA BEST EMERGING COMEDY - WOLF CREEK: THE MUSICAL 2013
COMEDY'S RISING STARR - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2012