A well-known comedian and radio-television personality, Meshel Laurie is most celebrated for her top-rating breakfast show on NOVA Brisbane radio and her regular television appearances.
After working as a comedian for a number of years, Meshel Laurie had her breakthrough year in 2000 when she debuted her show, 'The Whore Whisperer: Confessions of a Madam' at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. The show, in which she discussed her experiences of working in a variety of Melbourne brothels, was a smash hit and she performed to sold-out crowds at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Sydney Opera House.
In addition to her stand-up, Meshel Laurie's media exposure continued to grow in 2002 when she accepted a role in the Nine Network drama Stingers. She was also featured in New Woman magazine.
In 2005 she began her breakfast radio career on DMG's Central Coast radio station Star 1045 and continued her television work as a panellist on The Know, The Glass House, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, ADbc and The Circle.
In 2007, she performed her live stand-up show, 'A Shadow of My Former Self' at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Powerhouse in Brisbane to rave reviews. Meshel has performed at a total of14 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House.
Meshel currently co-hosts Brisbane radio station Nova 106.9's highest rating breakfast show, as well as networked weekend show Nova's All Ears. She is a member of the Advisory Board of SISHA (South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities), an ambassador of Karuna Hospice, an ambassador of Childsafe Australia and an ambassador of A Flying Start for Queensland Children, for the Queensland Department of Education and Training. In 2010, she launched a blog to promote charity and the ways that people can give back to communities all around the world.
Client Comments for Meshel Laurie
Meshel Laurie travels from Victoria Australia
- Meshel's relaxed, comedic style kept the audience very engaged. She was aware of the issues of drug addiction and had a genuine interest in the topic and helping raise awareness about the drug court program.
Legal Aid Queensland
"Emma was a great help. She took our brief, understood what we were looking to achieve and suggested a range of speakers that was hard to select only one option from. She was always available when needed and made sure that all arrangements were in place once we selected our speaker. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with Emma and/or Saxton again (and in fact a number of colleagues are dealing with Saxton for current and ongoing needs)."
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