Celia Pacquola

Comedian Profile

Celia Pacquola began her stand-up career in 2006 and quickly cemented her place as an award-winning, and internationally recognised comedian.

“Celia Pacquola is Adam Hills with ovaries, using her magnetic charisma to draw audiences in to a warmly uplifting show that’s as inspiring as it is hilarious. I’d defy anyone not to leave”¦ just a little more in love with life ““ and with her ““ than before.” Chortle.co.uk

In 2011, Celia also had a starring role as EJ in the successful ABC TV black comedy series Laid (written by Marieke Hardy and Kirsty Fisher).

“Pacquola has a well-established comedy career”¦ here in her first series, she proves to be an instinctive and deadpan funny actress.”The Age, Green Guide

She has also appeared as herself on shows including Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight, Rove, The 7pm Project, US talk show, Chelsea Lately with Chelsea Handler and The Rob Brydon Show on BBC1 (UK ).

As a writer, Celia has contributed to publications such as The Age newspaper and to various radio projects, including at the BBC in the UK.

“Celia (Pacquola) and Toby (Truslove) are both improv performers and they ad-lib a lot of their lines, they’re brilliant.” The Mercury (referring to LAID)

Comedy Performance

2011

Flying Solos Soho Theatre, London

2010

Flying Solos Edinburgh International Fringe Festival

2010

Flying Solos Melb International Comedy Festival show

2010

AotearoHA Comedy Carnival Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland NZ

2010

Comedy Spots Singapore

2009

This Was the Year That Was Sydney Opera House

2009

Am I Strange Edinburgh International Fringe Festival

2009

2009

Am I Strange? Melb International Comedy Festival MICF Roadshow QLD and Singapore

2009

Upfront Melbourne Town Hall

2009

Moosehead Awards Melbourne Town Hall

2009

Cracker Sydney Comedy Festival

2009

Sacred Heart Mission The Palais Theatre

2008

Celia Pacquola is “¦Hating Alison Bice Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008

Upfront The Forum Festival Club

2008

MICF Roadshow

2007

MICF Comedy Zone

2007

Miss (you) Melbourne

2005

Greystone 2800 short film with Hamish and Andy won best short at MICF

Radio

2011

BBC Radio 4, What’s So Funny, writer and performer

2011

BBC Radio 4, Shappi Talk, guest appearance

2011

BBC Radio 5, Chris Addison’s 7 Day Sunday, guest appearances

2011

BBC Radio 4, The Headset Set, writer

2011

BBC Radio 4, The News Quiz, writer

2009

Nova FM, guest appearances

2008-09

Summer Breakfast with Tim Campbell and Charlie Delaney Today Network

2007-08

Red Hot Go FoxFM Sunday 6-8 AM

2008

The Comedy Hour ABC Radio, writer and performer

Television

2011

The Rob Brydon Show BBC 1(UK)- stand-up spot

2011

Show and Tell with Chris Addison, Avalon Television, guest spot

2011

Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight ABCTV – correspondent

2011

Chelsea Lately, E Entertainment ( US ) – panelist

2011

LAID ( 6 part black comedy )ABC TV- lead actor

2010

The Librarians 3, ABC TV ““ guest role

2010

Spicks and Specks, ABC TV ““

panelist

2010

Sleuth 101, ABC TV ““ guest actor

2010

AotearoHA Comedy Carnival Special TV3 NZ ““ stand-up spot

2008-10

Good News Week, Network Ten- panelist, writer

2010

7pm Project, Network Ten ““ guest reporter

Writing

2011

BBC Radio- various

2009

The Age newspaper, regular columnist

2008-10

Good News Week Network Ten

2008

The Comedy Hour ABC

Awards

2009

The Age Critics Award for Best Australian Show, Am I Strange?

2008

Winner Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe Festival solo show, Am I Strange?

2006

Best First Time Entrant Raw Comedy open mic competition MICF