Wayne has been performing stand-up comedy since 1999. His unique blend of charm, intelligence and likability makes it impossible not to enjoy yourself when he walks on stage.
In 2002 he won the FHM Joke off competition when he was voted “funniest guy in Australia” by Austereo listeners countrywide. This accolade spiked the interest of the Melbourne Comedy Festival organizers and was subsequently chosen to for Comedy Zone the following year. His consistently great performances in this showcase for rising stars later saw him tour Australia with the Comedy Festival Road Show.
His broad appeal and contagious energy has continually rendered him a favorite with all types of audiences. Wayne’s first appearance on Stand-Up Australia was voted in the Top 10 for the year by Foxtel viewers. As a regular performer at “a mic in hand” and always a crowd favorite.
In addition to Stand-Up comedy, Wayne is also proficient at improvised theatre. He was a key member of “The Crew” and also formed “Cut and Paste” with some fellow comedians and regularly performed sold out improvised shows in Melbourne before he relocated to Sydney. He has hosted several corporate functions ranging from a Macquarie Bank Charity Dinner to the Zoo Weekly Girl of the Year competition.
He is currently one of the organisers of a mic in hand comedy at the famous Friend in Hand Pub every Thursday night in Glebe. This comedy night was named #1 comedy venue in Sydney by Time Out Magazine (2009), beating the Comedy Store at second place. He also can be seen hosting several Trivia nights around Sydney.
This multi-talented performer is constantly working in varying roles. He is the Music Director of the comedy rock choir Manchoir, who boast an impressive CV with high profile performances ranging from the Opera House to Splendour in the Grass.
2002 FHM Joke Off Winner
2002 Totally Committed Winner
2002 Green Faces Comedy Comp Runner up
2000 Campus Comedy Winner
1999 Campus Comedy Runner up
2007 Stand-Up Comedian BUM-CHIN THE MUSICAL Melbourne Comedy Festival
2005 Stand-Up Comedian CITIZEN WAYNE Melbourne Comedy Festival
2004-05 Improvised Theatre CUT & PASTE IMPRO Impro Group
2004-05 Improvised Theatre THE CREW Impro Group
2004 Stand-Up Comedian A HARLEY SHAPED HICKEY Melbourne Comedy Festival
2003 Stand-Up Comedian COMEDY ZONE Melbourne Comedy Festival
2003 Stand-Up Comedian ROAD SHOW TOUR Tour
2000 Stand-Up Comedian YEEE-HA! COUNTRY COMEDY TOUR Tour
2007 Contributing Writer PLANET NERD Channel 31
2006 Contributing Writer THE GLASS HOUSE ABC