Australia's Acid Tongue Prince
At just 19, with his fast-paced wit, up to the minute material and engaging delivery, Joel Creasey was the most talked about new comedian at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now, within just a few years, he has become one of Australia's brightest, hottest and most sought-after stand-up comedians.
His early performances earned him a swag of awards and nominations including 2008 Green Faces runner up, 2009 Raw Comedy State Finalist and 2009 Quest for the Best Finalist while his debut show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2010, Joel's Slumber Party, earned him a nomination for the prestigious category 'Best Newcomer'. He is still on the record books as one of the youngest ever nominees.
In 2011 Joel's show Political Animal, in which he turned his incisive mind and critical gaze toward politics, offering a step-by-step Beginner's Guide to Becoming Prime Minister, went on to sell-out seasons across Australia.
His third show Naked saw Joel get his kit off (both literally and metaphorically) at comedy festivals in 2012 - selling out Festival seasons to public and critical acclaim. Joel also filmed his first solo DVD Special, The Acid Tongue Prince. This was broadcast as a solo stand-up special on ABC2.
Joel's next show The Drama Captain sold out seasons all over the country including 24 consecutive sold-out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013. It was nominated for Best Show at the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, grabbing Joel gushing 5-star reviews along the way.
November 2013 saw Joel head to the USA to make his debut in the New York Comedy Festival, where he opened for Joan Rivers who called him "A f*cking star". In 2014, Joel returned to the USA where he performed at the New York International Fringe Festival and again, opened for Joan Rivers at her request.
Joel wowed public and industry alike in Montreal at the 2014 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where he was trumpeted as 'the highlight' of the Chevy Chase Gala by The Montreal Gazette, and turned heads in every show he appeared on at the prestigious Festival.
Joel has also become a firm favourite of audiences across Australia touring with the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow - a major tour showcasing a selection of Australia's best comedians.
Joel has co-hosted Channel Ten's The Circle, featured on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Stars Supershow, ABC2's Comedy Up Late, ABC 1's Tractor Monkeys, Ten's A League of Their Own & The Project and was hand-picked by Just For Laughs to perform on their televised gala at the Sydney Opera House in 2013 and 2014. In early 2015, he starred in Australia's first season of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
When he's in the country, Joel can been heard on the radio in various roles across the Southern Cross Austereo network nationally.
Creating controversy yet winning legions of new fans wherever he goes, Joel Creasey has built a huge following that is rapidly growing both nationally and internationally. People everywhere are falling in love with his intelligent observations, acerbic style, pop-culture expertise and unrivalled story telling abilities.
The relentlessly hilarious 23-year-old has the chops of a much more seasoned performer, and the charisma of an inevitable star.
TimeOut New York
He’s a f**king star! I love him!
A master raconteur
Advocate, New York
I was blown away, I could swim in a vat of Joel with my mouth wide open! So young, so genius, he either needs a slap or a Helpmann Award!
Joel Creasey's brand of self-depreciating humour, knack for story telling and crowd interaction marked him as a face of the future.
Wonderful! … Joel Creasey has in only a short time has gained a legion of loyal local fans in love with his edgy and bitching attitude.