Known for his rapid-fire punch lines, Rhys has supported the likes of US superstar comedians Amy Schumer & Kathy Griffin
Rhys famously married lesbian and fellow comedian Zoe Coombs Marr at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival to highlight the importance of marriage equality in Australia. He was also the subject of a portrait by artist Melissa Ritchie which was an Archibald Prize finalist the same year. Nicholson is a graduate of RAW Comedy and was the 2012 Sydney Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer. .
2017 saw him receive an ARIA nomination for Best Comedy Release for Rhys Nicholson Live at The Eternity Playhouse, following a hugely successful Australian festival season for last year’s show ‘I’m Fine’. He’s also performed two solo stints at London’s Soho Theatre, and has appeared at Just For Laughs Montreal and Sydney. Rhys has also plastered his jagged face all over Australian TV with two successive Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala’s under his belt, and last year he formed one third of the winning team in the annual Great Debate on ABC TV. He also appeared on Network Ten’s The Project (chatting to the PM about redheads no less), and as a panellist on new comedy show CRAM (Network Ten). Rhys and fellow comic Joel Creasey also co-starred in celebrated ABC TV documentary, GayCrashers.
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