Stand-up comedian and breakfast radio host
Lehmo is a multi-talented Australian stand up comedian whose work has seen him travel the world, appear on television, on stage, on radio and in print. A strong corporate entertainer, he has performed at a broad range of functions and events for businesses of all sizes throughout Australia and south-east Asia.
Lehmo’s live work has seen him headline at comedy clubs for well over fifteen years and work all corners of the globe – USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand. As Australia’s number one ‘combat comic’, he has completed seven ‘tours of duty’ performing in army bases in East Timor, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Afghanistan, Egypt, Qatar and on a number of naval ships around the world.
Lehmo is a regular on the festival circuit having performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. These shows have included:
White Line Fever – about Lehmo’s love of sport (particularly the Hawthorn football club)
War, Marriage & Puppy Love – about war, marriage and puppy love.
Family Lifeboat – about navigating life as a new father.
Lehmo is well known on radio having interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers and Premiers to award-winning actors and rock n’ roll legends. During the footy season, he hosts ABC radio’s Grandstand every Saturday and Sunday morning and he also makes regular guest appearances on the Triple M network throughout the week. However, he gained his reputation on radio as co-host of the GOLD 104.3 breakfast show with Jo Stanley. They finished up at the station while they were the number 1 FM breakfast show in Melbourne. From 6am to 9am every weekday morning, they kept Melbourne laughing (and sometimes crying) with their unique brand of humour.
Prior to Gold 104.3, Lehmo was at Mix FM in Melbourne with Brigitte Duclos and the national drive show on Triple M with Wil Anderson. And prior to this, Lehmo’s radio career started on the number one rating SAFM breakfast show in Adelaide.
Lehmo is a regular panellist on Network Ten’s The Project and team captain on Fox Footy’s AFL-themed quiz show The Beep Test. He also stars as series regular ‘Jim’ in the Logie award-winning Working Dog TV production Utopia, which airs on the ABC and Netflix. He has popped up on Have You Been Paying Attention? and featured in roles on It’s A Date, critically acclaimed Please Like Me, and long-running TV series Neighbours (as himself). He has appeared as a guest on Drunk History Australia, Hughesy, We Have A Problem, A League Of Their Own, Can Of Worms, Good News Week, Rove Live, The Circle, The Glasshouse, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Stand Up Live (UK TV). Lehmo was also a regular cast member of the much loved Before The Game for over six years on TEN. Lehmo has had cameos in the the Working Dog film Any Questions For Ben? and the comedy That’s Not My Dog!
In 2018, Lehmo hosted the ABC’s coverage of Sydney’s Invictus Games, and in 2019, he co-hosted the ABC’s live broadcast of the Australian of the Year announcement.
Lehmo has a regular column in The House Of Wellness magazine. He has also written for The Herald Sun The Big Issue. Lehmo released a memoir titled This Shirt Won’t Iron Itself, in 2017.
Lehmo has an extraordinary knack of making people laugh, that’s why he’s regarded as one of Australia’s best stand-up comedians and an audience favourite.
Lehmo is a fantastic personality to work with and ensured that our dinner was a huge success, I would recommend him to any organisation looking to put some fun and enthusiasm into an evening.
-Jacob’s Creek Wines
Lehmo is to be congratulated for his preparation and delivery as it resulted in a super gig and we had lots of positive feedback from a potentially tough audience. At a charity golf day there was nothing below par in Lehmo's performance! We greatly appreciate his support for our Foundation and do not take this for granted. He will do us any day.
-McGuinness McDermott Foundation
I have been meaning to email you all day to thank both you and Lehmo. I'm pretty sure it was the most successful event in the 2 years the Committee has been organising these functions in terms of numbers attending, and we received lots of positive feedback afterwards. I think all of us could relate to some of the things Lehmo dreaded about being a “professional”, which made the talk relevant as well as very funny.
-Young Professionals of South Australia
A rare talent who hits the target every time
-The List, Glasgow
Lehmo hands out the laughs in an inspired and memorable fashion
-The Advertiser, Adelaide
Lehmo was absolutely exceptional. His tone and comedy were perfect and he was the highlight of our night.
Lehmo was a great hit and everyone has enthusiastically told me how much they enjoyed his show.
-Ronald McDonald House
Lehmo… you had 300 accountants and guests in stitches from the moment you walked on stage at our National Congress in Melbourne. You have a great ability to work the room and get maximum enjoyment for all. We have had so much positive feedback on your performance and hope you can come back again soon! Thanks a million!
-Institute of Public Accountants
The room of over 500 guests in hysterics and was undoubtedly a highlight of the evening! Extremely funny and appropriate performance, lovely guy and a pleasure to work with.
-Royal Melbourne Hospital
Lehmo was an excellent MC and fitted perfectly for our event. He was easy to work with and was flexible with the continual changes to the run sheet.