Speakers Profile - Claire Hooper

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Claire Hooper is best known for her role as a Team Captain on Network TEN's new series of Good News Week.

Claire already has a glowing CV, with Rove Live appearances, regular segments on ABC TV's The Sideshow, several appearances on The Comedy Channel's Stand Up! Australia under her belt, as well as being a member of the negating team with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet in the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Great Debate which aired on Network Ten.

Claire's comedy career began in 2004 when she won the Western Australian finals of Triple J's Raw Comedy. In 2005, she was selected to perform in "?The Comedy Zone"?, Melbourne International Comedy Festival's new acts line-up and won "Best and Fairest"? at the National Improvisation Championships in Sydney.

Claire hit the comedy festival circuit running, scoring a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2006 and a place in Scotland on Sunday's top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe. Since then she has written and performed two brilliant solo shows, Showgirl and Storybook.

She has also written several comic plays and directed "Hamlet"? in a co-production with Perth Theatre Company.

This is one star on the rise.

"The spritely Hooper shines, her animated expressions and dynamic movement sequences are precision quality"? - Inpress

"marvellously entertaining" - Chortle