Razor sharp, daring and downright lascivious, Rhys Nicholson is a wit quickly gaining international acclaim.
After winning Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2012, Rhys has gone on to perform all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival and London’s prestigious SOHO Theatre, garnering audience and critical praise. They also quite liked his nice jackets.
Back home he is a fixture in the Australian comedy scene as a Sydney Comedy Store regular and headliner in clubs all over the country. Known within the industry for unrelenting, rapid fire punchlines, he has supported the likes of Louis CK (US), Amy Schumer (US), Kathy Griffin (US), Fiona O’Loughlin and Wil Anderson. At only twenty six, Rhys has already plastered his jagged face all over TV as co-host with Joel Creasey of ABCTV’s celebrated documentary GayCrashers, a panellist on Dirty Laundry Live, a recurring member of the Channel 7 Morning Show's Style Squad as well as performing stand up on Comedy Up Late and JFL Stand Up Series and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala.
“He belongs on the stage, and isn’t afraid to show it” – The Guardian (UK)
“Honest and filthy, yes. Intelligent and hilarious? Without a doubt.” – Beat Magazine
“Brilliant, confronting, confessional comedy ★★★★” – Herald Sun