Actor, Comedian, Presenter & MC
Shane Bourne is a master of stand-up and one of the most talented comedians in the country. He is host of the top rating comedy show, Thank God You’re Here and the Australian drama, City Homicide for the Seven Network.
Shane made his debut appearance on television at age 10, performing on the Happy Hammond Show as ‘Shane Bourne and his Miming Prawns’.
His career was boosted when he won his heat on New Faces in 1972 and, following in his father’s footsteps (Stan Bourne ‘King of the Goldcoast’), appeared on The Graham Kennedy Show and The Paul Hogan Show. He cemented his place as one of Australia’s favourite comedians on ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’, presenting the hilarious ‘Great Aussie Joke’ segment with his mate, the late Maurie Fields.
However, Shane is also a respected actor. The early 80s saw him perform in numerous guest roles on such shows as ‘Cop Shop’, ‘The Sullivans’ and ‘Prisoner’. He played a salesman extraordinaire in the Australian version of ‘Are You Being Served‘ and starred in the sitcom Bingles.
A career highlight for Shane was working with Steve Martin on his play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which played to audience and critical acclaim in both Melbourne and Sydney, with Shane in the leading role.
Shane Bourne is a versatile performer with consummate skills and is held in extremely high regard by colleagues, clients, and comedy-lovers nationwide. His vast experience and relaxed stage presence make him an ideal MC or comedian at any function.
Shane brought tears of laughter to everyone. I would have no hesitations in recommending him.
Shane pulled out all stops to ensure we enjoyed the event. We are still receiving positive feedback to this day.
Shane’s ability to engage such a large and diverse crowd was excellent. A first rate entertainer.