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Damian Callinan Bio

Damian Callinan is a multi award-winning stand-up comic, actor & writer. He is best known to TV audiences for his roles on Skithouse and Before The Game as well as regular guest appearances on shows such as Spicks & Specks & the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. He is also a regular contributor on 774ABC Melbourne.

However, it’s for his prolific output of live shows that Callinan is best regarded. His most decorated one man show The Merger which earnt him his third nomination for the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has received Screen Australia funding to be made into a feature film to be shot in late 2017 with Callinan in the lead role alongside Kate Mulvany, John Howard & Nick Cody. His other award winning shows include Sportsman’s Night [Barry Nomination & Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe] Spaznuts [Piece Of Wood Comedians Choice Award at MICF] Proxy Heroes [Barry nomination] and his comedy dance show The Cave the Rave [ABN Amro Edinburgh Foreign Exchange Award]

Callinan is a touring machine: The towns that have not had one of his show posters adorning their bakery shop window are now few and far between. Over the last couple of years he has toured the nation with The Lost WWW1 Diary, which was nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringe and earned a planetarium of 5 star reviews & has just been added to the Victorian VCE Playlist for 2017. Callinan has also hit box office pay dirt alongside fellow comic Paul Calleja in their hit collaboration 'The Wine Bluffs.' They have been selling out seasons at arts and wine festivals across the nation and the show will be on the road again with national tours booked for 2018 & 2019. In 2018 Callinan will also be touring is new show Swing Man, which premiered to high acclaim at MICF 2016.

His other recent acclaimed national tours have included The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with State Theatre Company SA [The 5th time Damian has performed this celebrated work] & 'Townfolk' which saw Callinan collaborate with Film-maker John Cherry to build a show about each town and it's people in less than a week. The show, a spin off of Callinan's acclaimed tour 'Road Trip' with Micky D, has just wrapped up a national tour.