Known for his hilarious and empathetic characters, Dylan Hesp is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor, who brings the loveable losers of our world to life on both the screen and stage. Launching onto the stand-up scene in 2012, Dylan was chosen to perform in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s prestigious Raw Comedy National Final, and since then has gone on to support acts like Sam Simmons, Dave O’Neill, Lehmo & Cal Wilson. Online, Dylan’s character comedy shorts have received over a million views and have been viewed and shared by a growing audience around the globe who keep returning to Dylan’s unique brand of comedy. In 2017, Dylan co-created and starred in the multi-platform comedy series Australia’s Best Street Racer, as part of Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania’s #ComedyConcentrate initiative. ‘Street Racer’ was met with overwhelming industry response, and Dylan was handpicked by the team at Jungle Entertainment to star in his breakout role alongside Sacha Horler and Phil Lloyd as Eric in Sando on ABC TV.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Gillian English is a comedian, actor, writer and storyteller. Gillian trained in theatre and comedy at Dalhousie University, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and The Second City Conservatory. Gillian has headlined the Fresh Comedy Gala with Judith Lucy, RISK! Live, Jokers Comedy in Hobart, Based Comedy on the Gold Coast, hosted Local Laughs in St Kilda, done the footy tipping with Jon Faine on ABC radio, and sold out shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Gillian has been signed to the record label Howl & Roar Records based in Toronto, Canada, and her first comedy album "Always Angry" will be released worldwide in December of 2018. In addition to her past film and television credits, Gillian was also the roving reporter for Channel 31 satire news show "The Leak" for its fourth season, and reported on the issues of the day while touring all over Australia. English is also the founder and Festival Director of Tasmania's newest and only fringe festival, The Fringe at the Edge of the World, taking place in North Hobart for the first time this coming January. This festival is huge undertaking, but the overwhelming response from artists in Tasmania and interstate has made it a more than worthwhile endeavour. She has performed and won awards around the globe, including: New York City (2X Audience Choice and Best of Fest winner at Frigid Fest), Wellington (Most Outstanding Performer Winner and Best in Fringe Nominee), Perth (Best Comedy Nominee), Montreal (Best Design Winner and Nominee, Best Script Winner and Nominee at the Montreal Fringe), Adelaide (Highly Commended Best Comedy Award at the Adelaide Fringe), Halifax (Best Performance, Hot Ticket Award, Sell Out Award, Fringe Hit Award), Melbourne (Best Comedy Nominee, Queensland Touring Award Winner) and Toronto.
Whatever your event the addition of roving performers can give add an extra spark. They can dress up a venue and help guests feel comfortable on arrival.
Start the party at the door with a paparazzi vying for that special comment from your guest or champagne pouring stilt walkers in LED costumes. We even have Poop Police for your horsey event.
Launceston, Hobart, NW Tasmania, NW Tasmania, Willing to Travel,
The Red Hot Cols were formed in October, 1998, to provide character based theme entertainment at a corporate Christmas party for the Novotel, Launceston in Tasmania. Since then they have performed at many corporate events Australia-wide.
Specialising in stand-up comedy, musical satire and comic character themes "the Cols" feature the combined talents of Colin Dean and Andrew Colrain.
Colin Dean has been performing in musical theatre for over twenty years and as a professional singer for over thirty. Whether as part of a guitar duo, Old Time Music Hall Troupe, leading man in a Broadway style musical or just singing with a pub band, Colin's variety of experience is vast.
Musical impersonations are his specialty and while he is still performing, Tom Jones and Elvis will never die.
Andrew Colrain also holds many years of theatrical experiences on his side with university revues, touring revues, musical theatre and extensive work in television advertising and voice-over work. Andrew has also worked as a professional singer for over 15 years and is a regular guest artist in cabaret at Hobart's Wrest Point.
His singing strength completes the Red Hot Cols harmony that is the basis of their unique comedic style.
The Red Hot Cols are very versatile and can therefore be relied upon to make you laugh in any way possible.
They are expert at writing satirical songs and gags based around the theme of your event, and enjoy working closely with their clients to create comedic material and themes. This gives you a unique experience in which you have input, and makes the gig more enjoyable for them.
If you don't want to create something new, The Red Hot Cols have a stable of existing characters such as The Gangsters, Brutus and Caesar, The Air Hosties From Hell, Basil Fawlty and Manuel, Pirates, Admirable Admirals, Conniving Convicts, Secret Agents (Our names are Bond) and a lovable pair of cockney lads. (A right old knees up!)
The Red Hot Cols perform at any venue around Australia.
The Red Hot Cols.......We take your funny business seriously !
A world infamous act having toured to over fifteen countries internationally. Available to perform high class circus variety as The Birdmann or charismatic comedy as Trent Baumann. Increasing his alternative acclaim of late with a nomination, out of over three thousand performers, for "Most Original Comedy" at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, "Best Comedy" nomination from Just For Laughs in Montreal, and Winner of this years "Best Circus" at the Melbourne Fringe.- From the Australian Circus Festival to the Glastonbury Music Festival Trent Baumann/The Birdmann has wowed crowds with his avant-garde acts and cutting-edge comedy often involving juggling, object balancing and magical escapology.- Ideal for MCing, an act or a full length extravaganza. Comedian, Variety Act, Writer and now moving into Film Making, he recently made his TV debut with Tim Rogers on "Studio at the Memo."- There is nothing this man like no man can't do though he will.
They've travelled the world in search of new flavours, they're crazily creative, they're painstakingly perfectionist, but above all they are seriously stupid. These clowns of the kitchen bumble through the crowd pan-frying hats, juggling eggs and seeking out new ingredients for their latest dishes.
They'll entertain with pots and pans percussion, organise egg & spoon races, officiate a toss-the-pizza contest and get the kids to limbo under a string of sausages. They will also greet/entertain while delivering your event specific or COVID message.
Drawing from some of Hobart's best roving performers the team will appear as a duo to interact with the crowd to add a twist of pepper or a squirt of sauce to everything that moves.