Speakers Profile - Celia Pacquola

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Multi-award winning comic Celia Pacquola has cemented her position as one of the most in-demand comedians both in Australia and the UK, charming audiences and critics alike.

Celia has won awards in comedy and acting, including an AACTA for her role in Working Dog’s series Utopia, and the Amused Moose Laughter Award at 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has been nominated for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Best Show.

On TV, Celia has appeared on The Rob Brydon Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Russell Howard's Good News in the UK, and alongside US comedian Chelsea Handler on her show Chelsea Lately. In Australia, Celia's guest appearances include Spicks and Specks, The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Dirty Laundry. As an actor, Celia has had roles in the AACTA award winning Laid, the Logie-winning Offspring and won her own Best Supporting Actress AACTA for her role as Dolly Faraday in ABC TV’s The Beautiful Lie.

In 2016 Celia co-created, co-wrote and starred in the smash hit sitcom ROSEHAVEN with Luke McGregor for ABC-TV, performed at the renowned Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and on the BBC’s Live At The Apollo, and recorded her own stand up special “The Looking Glass” as part of the One Night Stan series.

Celia returns in a new series of Utopia with Rosehaven 2 in the works.