Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the most in-demand TV and radio personalities in Australia. Most recently he made his American TV debut as an official correspondent for the hit Netflix program Bill Nye Saves the World, with American scientist and TV personality Bill Nye (popularly known as ‘Bill Nye the Science guy’), currently in its second season. He was also invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, as a part of Kevin Hart’s LOL network.
Nazeem’s 2017 sell out show Public Frenemy garnered his second Helpmann Award nomination for Best Comedy. A busy year for Nazeem he was one of the four celebrity finalists in the 2017 Australian season of Network Ten’s hit reality TV show, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.
However, Nazeem is still best known as the star and creator of the critically acclaimed TV show, Legally Brown, airing for two seasons on SBS in 2013 & 2014. The show broke ground with its boundary-pushing content, received wide spread critical acclaim and was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy at the 2015 Logie Awards.
Prior to ‘Legally Brown’, Nazeem was a regular on the Comedy Channel’s hugely successful, ASTRA award-winning Balls of Steel Australia. His self-created character, Calvin Khan – the Very Foreign Correspondent, saw his episodes achieve the highest ratings of the season. Nazeem also starred on the cult-hit Salam Café on SBS, which was nominated for a Logie Award in 2009.
Other TV appearances include; The Full Brazilan (SBS), The Project (Ten), The Feed (SBS), ABC News Breakfast (ABC) and leading news and politics panel show Q and A, alongside Malcolm Turnbull and Lindsay Tanner. A familiar voice on the airwaves, Nazeem also recently guest presented the coveted Breakfast time slot for Matt & Alex on Triple J and was a regular on NOVA.
This year Nazeem returned to the Edinburgh Fringe and once again he managed to impress the harshest critics and won himself new audiences with a completely sold out run! A rarity even for Edinburgh Fringe veterans.