Colin Lane

Comedian and Entertaining MC

Colin Lane is one of Australia's best-known and leading comic entertainers and MC's who shot to fame in the much loved comedy duo, Lano and Woodley.

In almost 20 years together Lano & Woodley won the coveted Perrier Award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starred in their own television series and toured sold out shows across the country. Sadly they are no longer, after saying 'Goodbye' in 2006 with a national tour that took in 34 markets and sold more than 125,000 tickets.

Since the farewell tour, Colin has appeared in Don's Party for the Melbourne Theatre Company, followed by a season with the Sydney Theatre Company. He presented Wine Me, Dine Me and Kings of Comedy for the Nine Network and has made numerous appearances on ABC TV's Spicks and Specks and Network Ten's Good News Week.

He also appeared at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Two For The Road: The Music of Movie Maestro Henri Mancini" and performed in Essgee Productions' The Mikado as Pooh Bar at QPAC.

In 2009, Colin returned to the stage with a part cabaret/part stand-up show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - his first solo show since Lano and Woodley parted ways. His show I'm Not Sure About The Musicunsurprisingly sold out fast. His sell-out season, coupled with the rave reviews he received, prompted a return season in 2010 at the same festival, delighting Melbourne audiences with his charming stage presence, rich singing voice and natural comedic timing.

In 2010 Colin became a regular guest co-host on Network Ten's The Circle, until its finale in 2012. 2011 he won the role of new host of Network Ten's Ready Steady Cook.Most recently, Colin has appeared in a guest role in the very popular ABC series, The Dr Blake Mysteries. Colin has also appeared on the new Network Ten morning show Wake Up and has been a guest panelist on The Project. In 2014 Colin returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his live show Colin Lane Presents.