Speakers Profile - Nick Giannopoulos

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Nick Giannopoulos is one of Australia's most-loved and successful comedians. He is one of a few performers who have easily transitioned from stage to television to film while being incredibly successful in all genres.

After graduating from Rusden College and Victorian College of the Arts, Nick co-wrote and co-devised the stage production Wogs Out of Work which he then toured to huge success around Australia for three years from 1987-1990.

Nick's first television project was Acropolis Now, which he co-devised and developed. He also wrote 20 full episodes of the smash hit series which ran for five seasons over two and a half years on the Seven Network.

In 1992, Nick he co-wrote and co-directed a one woman show with Mary Coustas, Waiting For Effie, a sell-out for eight months nationally.

Following the conclusion of Acropolis Now, Nick returned to his first love of the stage and opened the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 1993 with Wogarama, which went on to tour the country for two years. He followed this with Wogboys, which he wrote, directed and produced himself. Wogboys also toured for two massive years.

In 2000, Nick's first feature film was released and immediately broke Australian box office records. The Wog Boy took the highest opening weekend box office of any Australian film in history at its time of release.

The film won Nick Comedy Star of the Year at the 55th Australian Movie Convention and he also secured his second Mo Award for Best Comedy Performer.

The Wannabes was Nick's second film, which premiered in 2003.

In 2009 The Kings Of Mykonos Wogboy 2 was shot in Greece and has been a box office hit here in Australia and in Greece, where it went to number one in its opening week.

Nick has performed the role of MC/Host at numerous functions and for many corporations, where his energy and comedic ability ensure the event will be memorable.