Celia Pacquola

Celia Pacquola

Australia's Celia Pacquola started comedy in 2006, winning the prize for best first-time entrant in the Raw Comedy open mic competition at that year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival after only a handful of gigs. The following year she performed as part of the festival's Comedy Zone showcase.

In 2008 she traded in her waitressing career to write for Network Ten's Good News Week, write and perform for The Comedy Hour on ABC radio and broadcast her weekly radio show Red Hot Go on Fox FM.

In 2009, she performed her first solo stand up show Am I Strange? At the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival where she won The Age Critics Award for Best Australian Show. The show then transferred to Edinburgh.

Her follow-up Flying Solos, played the 2010 Melbourneand Edinburgh festivals, after which she moved to the UK.

However, she continues her career in her homeland, too, with one of the main parts in ABC's 2011 series, Laid.

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Celia Pacquola joins Dancing With The Stars

Comic to take part in Australia's version of Strictly

Comedian Celia Pacquola is to take part in the next series of Dancing With The Stars, Australia’s version of Strictly Come Dancing.

The stand-up, who also stars in the sitcom Utopia and Rosehaven, has today been announced as part of the line-up for the show, which returns to Network 10 on February 9.

She tweeted just one word to go with the news. ‘Whoops.’

Pacquola was based in the UK for a few years before returning to her native Australia and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe four times between 2009 and 2014. Her British TV and radio appearances include  The Rob Brydon Show, Russell Howard's Good News, Live At The Apollo and The Unbelievable Truth.

Also joining Dancing With The Stars is  Ed Kavalee, a comedian and presenter who is a regular on Network 10 panel show Have You Paying Attention. He also hosts a radio show on the Hit Network with  fellow stand-up Dave Hughes.

The other contestants are Olivia Newton-John’s singer daughter Chloe Lattanzi; actress Claudia Karvan; rugby player Beau Ryan; Christian Wilkins - who is the socialite son of Australian TV personality Richard Wilkins; singer Dami Im; Aussie rules footballer Travis Cloke; reality TV personalities Angie Kent and Dean Wells.

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Published: 14 Jan 2020


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Celia Pacquola: Am I Strange

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Celia Pacquola in Flying Solos

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Celia Pacquola: Delayed


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