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Funny In Failure

Feb 27, 2023

Claire Hooper is a stand-up comedian, writer, author, presenter and actor.

Her 2006 show, ‘Oh’, earned her both critical acclaim and a nomination for the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer award. Claire is a born narrator who has an incredibly sharp mind and wit. She has gone on to regularly perform at festivals and comedy rooms all over Australia.

For four years Claire shared a set with Paul McDermott and Mikey Robbins on the iconic comedy show Good News Week as a team captain. Over the last decade, Claire has audiences spellbound with her solo shows performed across the country. Claire hosted The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel for 5 seasons. This theme carried through to Claire’s brilliant solo shows “Biscuits” in 2020 and “Tea” in 2022.

A regular on screen, Claire can often be seen co-hosting Channel Ten’s The Project as well as appearances on ABC’s Question Everything, Spicks & Specks, SBS’ Celebrity Letters & Numbers, Rove Live and Channel Ten’s Would I Lie To You?

In what is possibly Claire’s proudest achievement to date, her debut children’s book Princess Benjamina Has A Very Cheeky Bum was released in 2021. Claire has loved sharing the joy of this book with kids all around the country.

Claire also has a bunch of shows out in Australia and in particular if you’re in the Melbourne for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, go check Claire out, she’s hilarious!

We chat about a lot such as on-screen perfection, being in the business for 20 years, gratitude, success, confidence, fear and social media, Claire’s time on the Great Australian Bake Off, Edinburgh and life changing gigs, our love of Wil Anderson and moving forward – plus plenty more.

The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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