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Wil is a stand up first and foremost, touring Australia and the world at every opportunity, performing more than a hundred shows a year. His stand up is a densely written, high-speed ride though one of the most wonderful comedic imaginations in the country. Politics, pop and the banal come together in a Wil Anderson routine, always delivered with more conviction and enthusiasm than any man’s vocal chords can take. Previously host of ABC TVs AFI Award winning program, The Glass House, Wil returns to TV once again in 2009, with the second season to the ABC runaway hit, The Gruen Transfer. The show proved to be such a success in its initial year in 2008, that the series was released straight onto DVD. In amongst the TV hosting, and constant touring, Wil writes a highly popular regular column for Australia’s most highly read magazine, The Sunday Magazine. His first book, ‘Survival Of The Dumbest’ [Random House] is still on the bestseller list. In December 2008, Wil took his craft to the UK, where he performed at the Riverside Studio for 2 weeks, in which he garnered rave reviews. Wil hits the road once again in 2009 with his exciting show, Wilosophy. “His best ever show round these parts…a riot for those in attendance” Adelaide Advertiser “Anderson is a loose cannon, fast, funny and full of razor-sharp observations” The Age, Melbourne “A sharp and pacy torrent of jokes delivered with a skill that’s worth savouring” The List, Edinburgh “Like Adam Hills on speed, Australian comedian Wil Anderson’s new show is brilliant… an hour in his company flies by all too quickly” The Stage, Edinburgh “What a funny Aussie.

Wil Anderson’s fast-paced routine is bursting with laughs and energy…there is enough material here to fill two hours making the one he has sprint by…a higher laugh-perminute rate than anyone I have seen before… ‘Ando’ is a comic gem” Three Weeks, Edinburgh “If you ever have the chance, go and see Wil Anderson live. I could have sat there all night if laughing so hard didn’t hurt so much...” City News “Anderson has a sharp brain, quick tongue and is up there with the best of them” The Drum ”A sharp blend of idealism and cynicism. Fresh, energetic and articulate.” The Age, Melbourne “Anderson is, without doubt, one of the nation’s finest comedic talents” Adelaide Advertiser “Anderson is among the funniest comedians we have...” Sydney Morning Herald “Anderson’s mind is like a grand prix car, travelling at marvellous speed...Very funny” Sydney Morning Herald “Warm, funny and consistently entertaining” The Age, Melbourne “Anderson is the eternal naughty boy you can’t help liking” The Australian “Wound up tighter than a spring and barely pausing for breath during his one-hour set, Wil Anderson is manic, likeable, passionate…” The Age, Melbourne “A comic juggernaut of current affairs.” Sydney Morning Herald “An hour long spiel that is absolutely packed with jokes, wisecracks, good vibes and a certain amount of attitude” Adelaide Advertiser

 

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