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Tegan Higginbotham


Tegan Higginbotham is a writer, actress and comedian.  

For the past four years, she’s been a regular columnist for the Sunday Age Sport.  Tegan’s writing credits also include Open Slather (Comedy Channel), Little  Lunch (ABC),, and Fernwood Magazine.  

Her acting credits include Oddball, Holding the ManIt’s A DateNowhere Boys and the tv series Molly. Tegan is also known for making regular appearances on The ProjectWhose Line is it Anyway?Have You Been Paying Attention?, Show Me The Movie, Whovians and ABC News Breakfast.

Over the past decade, Tegan has also engrained herself as a frank, funny and intelligent female voice amongst Melbourne’s sporting landscape. She co-hosted Sideliners on ABC alongside Nicole Livingstone, The Greatest with Matt Tilley on Fox Footy, and was a regular panelist on The Bounce. Tegan also hosts as weekly Facebook Live show, The Warmdown, for the AFLW. Her first two critically acclaimed and award nominated stand up shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Million Dollar Tegan and Touched By Fev) investigated the world of boxing and football, with Tegan actually taking part in two pro-rules boxing matches for research. 

In recent months, Tegan has been invited as a guest speaker at The Stella Sparks Party and Longlist Announcement, The Hamilton Pride Cup, and has filmed segments for a soon-to-be-released documentary, “Is Australia Sexist?” to be screened on SBS. 

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