Joel Creasey is one of Australia's most-popular, acclaimed and charmingly controversial stand-up comedians.
To add to a very busy television year, Joel was chuffed to see his stand up special, recorded at the esteemed Sydney Opera House, air on Network Ten. A prestigious honour that not many stand-up comedians have achieved.
Joel has penned and published his first memoir through Simon & Schuster, THIRSTY: Confessions of a Fame Whore, which he has dedicated to the late Joan Rivers. Like Joel, Thirsty is acerbically funny, and full of his most personal, hilarious, joyous, heartbreaking, outrageous, ridiculous and scandalous stories.
Starting stand up at only 15 years old, Joel has harnessed his outrageous wit, sass and unrivalled story telling abilities to cement himself as Australia's undisputed 'Crown Prince of Comedy' and one of the most-sought after and hottest comedians in the world.
He has cemented a reputation for slicing, dicing and smashing through celebrity and pop culture, and himself, with unflinching candour and brutal home truths. Creasey cuts through celebrity spin to tell you how it is with charm, irreverence and the ultimate payoff of epic laughs.
Joel hosted last year’s televised series of Sydney’s Comedy Cracker Festival for Foxtel. He has also hosted Network Ten's Just For Laughs specials, highlighting the best of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he has worked alongside such icons as Neil Patrick Harris, Sir Patrick Stewart, Jane Lynch, Ellie Kemper, Carrie Fisher, Alan Carr, Jeff Goldblum and Alan Cumming. Joel has also been a featured comedian at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival for the past 3 years having twice now been named as "one of the highlights" of the festival by the Montreal Gazette.
Most recently Joel won Best Presenter for 2017 at the LGBTI Awards, as well as selected to be in Cosmopolitan’s inaugural Rainbow List as one of their top 50 most influential LGBTQI voices, and became Ambassador to Skyy Vodka’s #CheerstoEquality campaign. He was crowned Comedian of the Year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2016, after losing on an episode of All Star Family Feud.
In the world of stand up, Joel has had sell out tours of Australia, the UK, Asia and the USA. With his first solo tour at the age of 19 earning him a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Joel has gone on to present seven acclaimed, sell out tours. Joel was fortunate enough to be hand-picked by the legendary Joan Rivers as her US support act with Joan going on to say "He is a f*cking star!"
Joel’s autobiography THIRSTY is now stocked in all major bookstores and online.