Peter Helliar will have you in stitches throughout the show and smiling long afterwards. This Hoffman look-alike is highly talented and widely loved stage, TV, radio, and film artist who can guarantee the success of any high profile commercial or corporate event. Peter started his career in 1998 as a regular on Melbourne’s Channel 31 show, The Loft Live, but didn’t gain much recognition until his role as a side-kick on Rove (aired on the Nine Network).
He is also famous for his ‘alter ego’, Bryan Strauchan, which he created for the 2005 AFL season. He used this alter ego to play out Australian stereotypes and donned a blonde wig for this purpose. Peter introduced ‘Bryan’ to the world on his debut television show Before the Game. Bryan Strauchan was a piece of art and hence, an instant hit. Apart from being a comedian, Peter is a prospering director, writer, broadcaster, and presenter.
Peter finds humor in unusual things. He is often seen mocking himself for being over-weight and unfit. He also finds the general inability and failure of humankind to complete tasks on time as a fascinating area of interest. While on-stage, Peter usually portrays his character as delusional and full of self, in a style that captivates his audience. He breaks his spell only when he brings the audience to sidesplitting gags, which is about every few second.
His cunning, razor-sharp wit makes it very easy for him to move from one gag to the next. Peter takes pot-shots at famous celebrities’ and T-V advertisements that will have absolutely anyone in fits of hysteric laughter. He also shows great interest in serious topics like bullying, discipline and gay marriage without making his one-liner too cheap. His stand-up comedy is brilliantly concluded by the Sunday Mail in the following words:
”Give Peter Helliar a stage a microphone some bright lights and a captive audience and he shows why he is one of the nation’s favourite comedians”.
Peter Hellier wrote the script for the blockbuster movie I Love You Too which was released in 2010. His narrative comedy series It’s a Date won an international award at the MIPCOM market in Cannes for the “Best Scripted Format”. Peter has done countless stand-up comedies in his experience—Frisky, Hell raiser, Thinking Out Loud, and Shame being the most prominent of his trademark acts.
He’s an accomplished radio artist and has been a morning show host with Fox FM, ABC, 2Day FM, Nova and several other broadcasters. Peter’s Rove won the Logie Award 5 times for the “Most Popular Light Entertainment Program”. His alter-ego Bryan Strauchan received the AFL personality of the year award in 2005. Peter was honored with the prestigious title of ‘The Comedian of the Year’ in the GQ magazine “Men of the Year Awards”. The list just goes on and on.
This year appears to be another busy year for this brilliant comedian, so get your event booked now before it gets too late. Contact us for further details and inquiries.