Comedian, broadcaster, actor, writer
Merrick Watts is one of Australia’s best loved comedic personalities. Originally from Melbourne, he started his career doing stand up at local pubs before becoming an acclaimed radio host and television presenter.
While he’s probably best known as one half of Australia’s famous comedy duo Merrick & Rosso with a career together spanning some 13+ years, Merrick has branched out solo in recent years to demonstrate his acting skills in such shows as The Hollowmen on ABC TV, Thank God You’re Here (Seven Network and previously Network Ten), Underbelly (Nine Network) and most recently, hosting the ABC’s newest comedy quiz show, Tractor Monkeys, as well as many guest appearances on Australian television over the years.
Merrick is well recognised as a leading performer in comedy and entertainment, and has a wealth of experience in MCing corporate events, awards nights, product launches, company Christmas parties etc. He can entertain your audience as auctioneer and even get results! To describe him as “multi-talented” is a gross understatement (at least that’s what he reckons!). He has the incredible ability to perform in any arena, big or small, and can cater his material for all audiences, including building a multi-media powerpoint presentation chocked full of jokes, customised to suit your occasion!
After many years broadcasting on radio at Triple J and Nova 969, Merrick moved to Drive on Triple M in 2012 and hosts his own show “Merrick and the Highway Patrol” each weekday.