Speakers Profile - Claire Hooper

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Claire Hooper started on the stage - crafting engaging, innovative live shows that blended stand-up, theatre and some hammer dancing.

Her 2006 show, Oh, earned her both critical acclaim and a nomination for the Melbourne Comedy Festival's Best Newcomer award. A born storyteller with a sharp wit, Claire has gone on to regularly perform at festivals and comedy rooms all over the country.

For four years Claire shared a set with Paul McDermott and Mikey Robbins on the iconic comedy show Good News Week as a team captain.

Over the last decade, Claire has been captivating audiences and touring brilliant solo shows across the country to critical acclaim.

Claire hosted The Great Australian Bake Off for Foxtel's LifeStyle Channel alongside the seriously funny Mel Buttle, for 5 seasons. This theme carried through to Claire's brilliant solo shows Biscuits in 2020 and Tea in 2022.

A regular on screen, Claire can often be seen co-hosting Channel Ten's The Project  as well as appearances on ABC's Question Everything, Spicks & Specks, SBS Celebrity Letters & Numbers and Channel Ten's Would I Lie To You?

In what is possibly Claire's proudest achievement to date, her debut children's book Princess Benjamina Has A Very Cheeky Bum was released in 2021. Claire has loved sharing the joy of this book with kids all around the country.

Mastering the medium of podcasting Claire launched I'm the Worst with Claire Hooper where she delves into the darkest secrets of her comedy mates.

Back into theatres in 2024 with solo So Proud.