Australia's First Lady of Comedy
Julia Morris is one of Australia's most successful and popular comedians, whose sense of fun, refreshing honesty and irreverence has delighted audiences around the world. But Julia's success and popularity also extends to her talents as an actress, MC and keynote speaker.
Julia has been a household name in Australia since her television debut in 1985. Over a 30-year career, Julia has achieved commercial and critical success as a stand-up comedian in both the UK and Australia. She is the winner of several entertainment industry awards, including the 2013 Helpmann Award winner for 'Best Comedy Performances'. Julia is hilarious and stylish and can be relied on for a clean corporate set so it's no wonder that she is one of Australia's most popular corporate entertainers.
As a very experienced MC who regularly hosts high-profile events ranging from the Australian Design Awards through to the prestigious Midwinter Ball at Australia's Parliament House, Julia adds a touch of cheeky fun to the evening while always remaining professional, on-brand and in control.
As a keynote speaker, Julia is the highlight of any business convention or conference program and can add a light-hearted but insightful touch to any corporate team-building exercise. Whatever your theme - women's issues, parenting, family and children, work/life balance, health and exercise or simply an inspiring personal journey and giving yourself permission to shine - her uniquely irreverent brand?of humour and expertise as stand up and corporate entertainer means that she delivers exactly the right balance of fun and professionalism for your event.
Whether performing as feature comedy act, MC or speaker, Julia's fast-paced verbal flow will add style and fun to any event and delight every audience. It's undisputed that Julia Morris is also the First Lady of Corporate Entertainment.
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Julia Morris honed her skills as resident MC at the Sydney Comedy Store before her big television break in 1995 on the Logie award-winning sketch program Full Frontal. Julia quickly became a household name, making many appearances on popular nineties shows including In Melbourne Tonight, Beauty and the Beast, Great Aussie Bloopers and Good Morning Australia. Between 2000 and 2007, 'Lady J-Mo' (as she is affectionately called) lived in the UK where her refreshing honesty captured the imagination of the British comedy's elite and as a result she got to work with and warm up with the likes of Paul Whitehouse, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Graham Norton and the great Dame Edna. She has also shared the stage with such comedy royalty as Richard Pryor, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and Robin Williams.
She hosted TV shows for the BBC, appeared in nearly every major international comedy festival from Montreal to South Africa, won the prestigious Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Festival 2002 and was named Time Out London's 'Comedy Performer of the Year' in 2004. She also wrote and performed three different one-woman shows on London's prestigious West End.
Since her return to Australia in 2007 she has featured on every commercial television channel, on shows including Good News Week, Sunrise and Thank God You're Here - and co-hosted Foxtel's Astra award-winning The Singing Office.
In April 2008 Julia and opera superstar David Hobson not only won Channel 7's hit show It Takes Two, but also provided the nation with some of the most memorable TV moments of the year.
Julia's stand-up featured at the galas of both the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney's Cracker Comedy Festival. Her stand-up shows were sell-outs in both festivals and also nominated for a Helpmann Award.
Julia's first set of memoirs, Don't You Know Who I Used To Be?, was released to popular acclaim in April 2009 and the same year she won 'Best Australian Act' at the Time Out Sydney comedy awards.
In November 2011 Julia got 'hired' in the first series of Channel Nine's hit reality TV show, Celebrity Apprentice Australia. Julia's hilarious and yet professional performance throughout the show cemented her position as an Australian comedy icon and also demonstrated that she doesn't just have a smart mouth, but a smart brain too. In 2015, Julia Co -Hosted the Hit TV show, "I'm a celebrity, Get me out of Here"
Julia has received two consecutive nominations for Most Popular Actress for her role as Gemma in the hit Nine Network drama House Husbands, which won the Most Popular Drama Logie for its first series
Julia Morris is one of the country's most in-demand corporate entertainers and hosts and regularly thrills audiences at events ranging from award ceremonies through corporate team building to high-end functions.
Julia Morris was hands down the highlight of our event. She exceeded our expectations! She was warm, approachable and provided the perfect spark to kick off our event. She delivered a candidly funny account of her life and career that was both poignant and relevant to our audience but side-splittingly funny! Worth every penny!
Gladstone Engineering Alliance
Julia Morris managed to achieve what most other entertainers dream of – she had 580 guests entertained and hanging on to every word she said. She was funny, entertaining and the consummate professional. Her self-deprecating humour and anecdotal stories had people in stitches.
A big thank you to Julia Morris for being so fantastic as an MC and entertainer for our corporate staff event. Julia delivered exactly what she was briefed on. Her eagerness to participate in our event and engage the audience with genuine interest made it a pleasure to work with her.
She ticked every box, handled the corporate audience brilliantly and gave me the goods and then some, she simply “got it” from the get go … 5 days later and I’m still getting emails about Julia. She was simply stunning in every way…WOW!
Chris Keeble, Events Producer
Julia Morris was excellent, we couldn’t have asked for a better MC for our events. We have had great feedback from both Schroders staff and our guests. She was personable, very funny and mixed well with our clients.
Schroder Investment Management Australia Limited
...sheer momentum of the star's personality makes the hour fly by far too fast
London Evening Standard
Wonderful, hilarious and unmissable - living proof that audacity and irreverent effervescence are life skills.
..when Julia Morris is in full verbal flow on a stage, it's as though Joan Rivers, Germaine Greer and Betty Boop are all living inside the same body. Phew, she's a scorcher.
The Herald (Scotland)
Excellent!! Wow – The Best, She was perfect! Thanks to the lovely Julia… who did an awesome job. Julia made the night a massive raving success.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Breathless, glamorous, camp, snobby, self deprecating, gossipy, fast-paced, surprisingly barbed yet subtle with a stream of energy and material that is a lot stronger than her brash-but-catty style might suggest… a delivery so relentless that you beg her to inhale, so rich with potential catchphrases you struggle to take them all in. It holds the audience who can’t afford to lose concentration for a split second for fear of losing something great.