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Damian Callinan


Damian Callinan is an award-winning standup comic, TV sketch show star, broadcaster, director, actor and writer.

Damian specialises in ridiculous but sympathetic characters from Troy Carrington, the Rousseau-quoting country football coach, to Jethro the pub beggar with a business plan.

His media credits include Spicks and Specks, Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala, Before The Game, Skithouse, The Wedge, Comedy Slapdown, The Fat and as a guest or co-host on Triple J, Mix FM and ABC Local Radio.

Meanwhile he works consistently in the corporate sector and is an accomplished comic actor, appearing in productions including the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), in venues from the Sydney Opera House to the Victorian Arts Centre.

In 2010, Damian presents 2 major tours of his solo shows, The Merger, a special commission from Vic Health and Regional Arts Victoria and nominee for best show of the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival, and his unique take on dance, The Cave to the Rave.

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