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Funny In Failure


May 27, 2024

Monty Franklin is an Australian born stand-up comedian, actor, writer & director now based in LA.

He tours all over the world headlining some of the biggest comedy clubs and also opens for Rob Schneider, Joe Rogan and Jim Breuer.

In the acting space, Monty has appeared on 'Real Rob' on NETFLIX, season 1&2, had roles on 'New Girl', 'Becoming Bond'  and is the creator and star of 'The Manny' - TV Pilot.

Monty’s numerous television stand-up performances include AXS TV's Live At Gotham, Channel 10s The Circle, Foxtel’s Stand Up Australia, and as part of The Comedy Channel’s special – The Best Of Stand Up and Comedy Gold. Performing sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with his shows The Full Monty and Monty McFly. He has also performed at the Carols By Candlelight in Australia to a crowd of 15,000 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Monty has produced, written and starred in two TV Pilots of sketch-comedy show No Monkeys on Bikes for Channel 7, co-hosted a weekly radio show on Fox FM and produced a number of short films featured in festivals around the world. He was the host of the pilot Tv Show 'Australia UpLate' and filmed a forth pilot with Channel 7 for a comedy travel show.

Monty is now based in Los Angeles where he performs all over the country, headlining some of the most sort after comedy clubs in the world including The Improv Comedy Clubs, The Laugh Factory and Monty's name was recently added to the world-famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, the first Australian on the wall, a great honor.

In 2020 Monty raised $280,00Aud for the Wildlife Warriors Foundation putting a stand up show on at Novo Theatre in LA with Joe Rogan, Jim Jefferies and Whitney Cummings.

He is also in post-production on his film ‘Great Emu War’ which he wrote, starred and directed in.

He will be back in November for a number of shows across Australia, so check them out!

We chat about his 20 year mindset, rejection, Performing stand up when someone has been stabbed, leaving Aus and starting again in LA, his beautiful analogy about running, the importance of time, positive mentorship Rob Schneider, checking your ego, his new movie 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

Check Monty out on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montyfranklin

Website & AUS tour dates: https://www.montyfranklin.com/gigs-1

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@montyfranklinofficial

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