As far back as he can remember, Russell Gilbert has been mad about two things: Aussie rules football and comedy. When he wasn't playing football or barracking for Footscray, he was listening to comedy records.
It wasn't until his early twenties, however, that he performed his first stand up routine, which proved to be a popular talent quest win at the local footy club.
He went on to perform stand up at the Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant, an opportunity that proved to be a defining moment. It catapulted Russell into the big time, leading to work with comedians such as Trevor Marmalade, Glenn Robbins, Mark Mitchell and Wendy Harmer. He has since enjoyed a successful career as a performer, media personality and writer.
Russell received a Best Comedy performer nomination at the Logies, has written and performed in Network Ten's Comedy Company. He was the star of the Nine Network's Russell Gilbert Show, and hosted the Australia-wide radio program Russell Gilbert Live. Russell was also an integral part of Hey Hey It's Saturday and has written for Network Ten's popular comedy series The Wedge. He most recently toured the United States with Russell Crowe and his 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts, and was co-host (with Livinia Nixon) of the Nine Network's Bark Off. Among his other media appearances are as a guest on game show Temptation and Joker Poker.
Russell Gilbert is the consummate corporate performer. Entertaining, polished and meticulously prepared – he is equally at home as a performer or master of ceremonies.
Client Comments for Russell Gilbert
Russell Gilbert travels from Victoria Australia
- Russell was hysterical. It was a great audience for him with lots of peple wanting their photo taken with him. He read them well and did a great intro for David Campbell.
- The performance was wonderful and put our guests in the mood for an enjoyable evening. Russell was very professional and made constructive suggestions for changes to the running order to keep the event running smoothly.
- Very positive feedback from guests regarding Russell's performance.
Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
- Russell was great, he arrived when he was meant to, went through what he was supposed to do, and was very professional throughout. He had the audience laughing and involved. I was very happy!!
Australian Gift & Homewares Australia
- Russell was absolutely fantastic on the week end. On time, well dressed and everyone loved him. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Russell Gilbert, as well as being hilarious he was easy going and professional. I will definitely be looking at using him again. Overall an excellent result
Victoria Racing Club