Stand-up Comedian, Writer and Broadcaster
Claire Hooper is best known for her role as team captain on Network Ten’s Good News Week. She has performed stand up routines on Rove Live, had regular segments on ABC TV´s The Sideshow, and made several appearances on The Comedy Channel´s Stand Up! Australia. She was a member of the negating team with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet in the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival´s Great Debate which aired on Network Ten.
More about Claire Hooper:
Claire´s comedy career began in 2004 when she won the Western Australian finals of Triple J´s Raw Comedy. In 2005, she was selected to perform in The Comedy Zone, Melbourne International Comedy Festival´s new acts line-up and won Best and Fairest at the National Improvisation Championships in Sydney.
Claire scored a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2006 and a place in Scotland on Sunday´s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then she has written and performed four brilliant solo shows including Showgirl, Storybook, Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Hoopsy and One Small Thing. She performed her show Familiar at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Perth Fringe Festival in 2017.
Claire Hooper has also written for several TV shows, newspapers and magazines and written, directed and performed in a number of theatre shows.
In 2010, she released her first book, Love Bites, through ABC Books. In 2011, she began her radio broadcasting career with Mix106.5 and can now be heard in Sydney each weekday morning as co-host of Mix 106.5’s Breakfast with Tim Ross (Rosso).
In 2015, Claire landed her dream job as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off alongside seriously funny Mel Buttle as well as judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Bake Off was warmly received right across the country.
Claire Hooper performs:
Stand-up Comedy – Claire Hooper performs stand up routines tailored to your audience and your event.
Good News Week – Claire Hooper and her Good News Week colleagues Paul McDermott and Mikey Robins are available to present Good News Week as a corporate event. The structure of the show can be designed for your specific event, and can include the addition of musical performers, stand-up comedians and more. Staging and production can be adjusted to suit your needs – from a basic set to a full-blown TV production – the end result of which could be your own personalised version of Good News Week as a memento of your event for distribution to attendees, clients or staff.
The spritely Hooper shines… her animated expressions and dynamic movement sequences are precision quality.