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Wayne Deakin

A regular headliner at Australian comedy venues, Wayne also tours constantly throughout the USA and Canada. Currently based in London, he works the Comedy Store, as well as touring Asia, the Middle East and the Isle of Man.

As well as his solo Melbourne Comedy Festival shows, Wayne was chosen to open for Jimmy ‘JJ’ Walker (Good Times) and support Kenny Kramer (Seinfeld) in the Kramer All Stars tour. His New York tours included consecutive nights at Carolines, New Yorks premier comedy venue and headlining New York Improv. Wayne also opened for Corey Holkum (finalist 2004 Last Comic Standing) at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino. Performing at the Montreal Comedy Festival and doing a week as MC at the world famous Laff Trax in Las Vegas are current career highlights. Wayne also performed in front of 10,000 people at the 2004 and 2006 Meredith Music Festival and 14,000 at 2005 The Falls Festival.

Wayne also tours with the Australian Defence Forces having worked in East Timor where he remains the only comedian ever selected to tour the UN bases entertaining Australian and UN troops with Jon English and Bessie Bardot. In 2006 he completed a tour of the Middle East doing gigs in Egypt and the Sinai for the Australian Defence Force and Cyprus for the United Nations and the Federal Police.

In 2007 Wayne toured Iraq and Afghanistan doing gigs for the diggers.

Wayne starred in and produced Channel 31’s highest ever rating show, Tiger TV and can be seen on the Comedy Channel show “Stand Up Australia” and the American reality show “Last Comic Standing”.

Wayne is also known as ‘Deaks’ performing weekly on the top rating “Hughsey & Kate” breakfast show on Nova 100 in Melbourne.

 

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