Speakers Profile - Umbilical Brothers

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A comic mime duo of incredible talent and winners of several awards - Australian and International, let the Umbilical Brothers take you on the funniest and most unique comedy experience of your life.

Shane and David filmed UMBILICAL T.V. for the BBC and worked with the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit people) with whom they won a B.A.F.T.A. AWARD.

The Umbies gratefully received the Australian Entertainment Industry's MO AWARD for Best Comedy Group for five years running. Then they went overseas and the Australian Entertainment Industry forgot about them. They returned and the Industry's amnesia was cured: they won another MO in 2002. The boys were quite chuffed when they won a PROMAX AWARD for Best TV Image Announcement for their work with MTV.

Internationally, they performed On and Off Broadway in New York with their acclaimed theatre show 'Thwak'. They appeared on the David Letterman Show, Tonight Live with Jay Lenno and Woodstock '99. They have toured to all the continents and appeared on all major television stations in Australia and around the world. Their awards include the Australian Entertainment Industry's Mo Award for best comedy group (for the fifth year running), a BAFTA Award for their work with Academy award winning Aardman Animations, the Promax Award for best TV Image Announcement for their work on MTV and the prestigious German United Slapstick Award. In between their hectic schedule, they have still managed to maintain their link with Australian presenters and venues.

"thinking man's clowns"
The New York Times

"Exquisitely crafted physical humour and sheer imaginative brilliance"
The Australian

"Dazzlingly accurate, scorchingly physical and screamingly funny. Tom and Jerry"
London Observer

"See the Umbilicals and learn that an imaginatively propelled human body has no limits"
The Herald, Scotland