Demi Lardner

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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!

Upcoming Gigs

  • DEMI LARDNER OPENING FOR AUNTY DONNA - BIG BOYS

    28th Oct - 28th Oct

Demi Lardner - 2017Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

Past Gigs

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

RAW COMEDY

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  • WINNER

    UNDERBELLY EDINBURGH AWARD - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017

  • WINNER

    DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD - MICF 2017

  • WINNER

    BEST NEWCOMER AWARD - SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016

  • NOMINEE

    BARRY AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016

  • WINNER

    SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? - EDINBURGH FRINGE 2013

  • WINNER

    RAW COMEDY - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013

  • WINNER

    BANKSA BEST EMERGING COMEDY - WOLF CREEK: THE MUSICAL 2013

  • WINNER

    COMEDY'S RISING STARR - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2012