Shiralee Hood is Australia’s #1 female Aboriginal comedian! Winner of the 2009 Deadly Funny competition and nominee for a 2012 VIPA Award, Shiralee has been rocking audiences throughout Australia for the past five years with hilarious stories and an outrageously funny take on life.
She’s survived the Canberra bush fires, lived next to the Tent Embassy’s sacred fire and had her front teeth knocked out swinging on a Hill’s Hoist (which is about as Aussie as it gets).
Shiralee’s solo show at the 2013 Canberra Comedy Festival – the aptly named Shiralee Hood Is All Fired up! – certainly ignited passions. In 2014 she was handpicked to tour as opening act for the world-renowned dance troop Djuki Mala – better known as the Chooky Dancers – and has most recently appeared with Circus Oz’s as part of their Blakflip programme.
This seasoned performer is also an accomplished actor, director and radio presenter on 3CR’s award winning Beyond The Bars, which produces broadcasts featuring Indigenous voices from inside prison.
Awards: Melbourne International Comedy Festival “Deadly Funny” 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2014, Deadly Awards (Sydney Opera House) – 2013, Canberra Comedy Festival Gala – 2013, Canberra Comedy Festival “All Fired Up” (solo show) – 2013, Share the Spirit Festival (Melbourne) – 2008, 2010 & 2012, VIPA Awards (Melbourne) –2012, Essendon Football Club (Sportmens Night) – 2009, Marn Grook Footy Show (NITV) – 2008
Shiralee Hood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkhgvwz4NeQ
“…gut-busting, laugh-out-loud, top-shelf Fringe entertainment” – InDaily