Speakers Profile - Lizzie Hoo

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Lizzy Hoo is many things - a noodle enthusiast, designer, sports lover, and rescue greyhound owner.

Lizzy is also a stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor - And over the last few years has become one of the most in demand and hilarious live performers in Australia. You may have seen her on Network 10's Have You Been Paying Attention? and The Cheap Seats, a guest on ABC�s Question Everything and The Weekly, Channel Nine's The Hundred with Andy Lee and SBS's The Cook Up with Adam Liaw. Her stand up has also appeared on numerous Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas broadcast on the ABC and Just For Laughs Australia on Network Ten. In 2022, Lizzy released her stand up special Hoo Cares on Amazon Prime Video worldwide to great acclaim, including a nomination for Best Stand-Up Special at the 2024 AACTA's.

Lizzy is also an accomplished presenter, having guest hosted an episode of Channel Nine's lifestyle show Getaway, and co-hosted with Merrick Watts and Tyson Mayr a travel series for News Corp's Escape. She is also a regular writing contributor for the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Everyday and SBS Voices.

It�s been a sharp rise to stardom, having only given stand-up a go for the first time in 2017, as a way to gain more self-confidence in the work place. Safe to say it worked out pretty well.

Quickly moving from open mics and as a State Finalist on the NSW RAW Comedy Competition, to within 12 months performing at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival at the Sydney Opera House, with her spot broadcast on Network Ten and Foxtel's Comedy Channel. She was thankfully dealt a dose of humility soon after this, as she was booed off stage by a 12-year-old niece at that year's Hoo Family Christmas Talent Show. Brutal.

Luckily she came back from this with her 2019 debut stand-up show Hoo Am I? (What's My Name?). Lizzy introduced herself to the world, discussing her Chinese Malaysian / Irish Australian mixed-race heritage, and most notably her one-of-a-kind father (and premier Brisbane ukulele personality) Chan.

Lizzy is a master of mining her life and family into material that leaves audiences left wanting more. A hilarious, self-assured, observational-style has resonated with comedy-goers around the world, with Lizzy's stand-up clips garnering millions of views online.

With each passing year, Lizzy has been exponentially growing her audience to sold out houses around Australia, while exponentially stretching the ability to use her name as a pun with shows such as Hoo Dis?, Hoo Cares and Woo Hoo.

Lizzy is hitting the road in 2024 with Hoo's That Girl? touring all over Australia.