Meet Demi Lardner, Australia's fresh, young, hilarious face of comedy. Starting as a stand-up at just 15, Demi's unique brand of funny has exploded around the country and abroad.
After winning the RAW Comedy Competition in Melbourne and tying for first place in So You Think You're Funny? in Edinburgh, Demi went on to win Adelaide Comedy's Rising Star Award for Best Newcomer and Bank SA's Best Emerging Comedy Show at the Adelaide Fringe 2013 for Wolf Creek - The Musical.
In 2014, she was invited to perform at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and in 2015 she debuted her first solo show, Birds with Human Lips. "Lardner is an energetic burst onto the comedy scene and delivers an intensely paced show…ideal comedic timing." ★★★★ ½ Glamadelaide
In 2015, Demi joined the cast of Foxtel's Open Slather, in 2016 she took her successful show Life Mechanic to Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival. "Instantly wins over her audience."★★★★ The Advertiser. "It's a decent achievement to be this young, look 10 years younger and still appear old beyond your years." The Herald Sun.
This year, Demi's sold out show Look What You Made Me Do won the 2017 Directors Choice Award at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and The Underbelly Edinburgh Award at The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017. "An hour of surreal silliness." The Age. "...consistently surprising and energetically febrile production." The Scotsman.
Demi hosts and produces the podcast We Are Not Doctors with fellow comedian Bart Freebairn, playing listener voicemails and dishing out sometimes great, often terrible advice. A powerhouse performer with a unique brand of absurd comedy, we can't wait to see what she does next!
"Lardner's most conceptual, theatrical and ambitious show to date...Lardner is an endlessly captivating performer...crowning achievement thus far in an already illustrious career, and it’s poised her for even greater things."★★★★★
"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" ★★★★
LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO - LIVE TAPING
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
UNDERBELLY EDINBURGH AWARD - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD - MICF 2017
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