Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria
From a very early age Russell Gilbert has been fanatical about two things - footy and comedy. When he wasn’t playing junior football or barracking for his beloved Footscray (now the Western Bulldogs), he was listening to his collection of comedy records.
It was not however until his early twenties that he performed his first stand up routine … a popular win at a talent quest at the local football club.
He went on to perform stand up at the Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant in Collingwood – an opportunity that proved to be a defining moment and lead Russell onto the main stage to work with comedians including Trevor Marmalade, Glenn Robbins, Mark Mitchell and Wendy Harmer. He has since carved out a consistent and successful career as a writer, performer and media presenter.
Russell has written and performed in the Comedy Company for Network 10, received a Logie nomination for Best Comedy performer, was an essential part of the Hey Hey It’s Saturday team, starred in his own Russel Gilbert Show on the Nine Network, hosted the national radio broadcast Russell Gilbert Live, toured in the U.S. with Russel Crowe and his band, broadcast on radio Triple M, co-hosted with Livinia Nixon on the Nine Network series Bark Off , has appeared as a celebrity guest on programs including Joker Poker and Temptation, proved he could hold a tune on the Seven Network’s ‘It Takes Two’ with Wendy Matthews, and hosts ‘Great Comedy Classics’ for the Seven Network.
Russell is a perfect choice for any corporate MC or corporate comedian event.