Justin Hamilton has carved out an incredibly successful career as a stand-up comedian, writer and stage director while maintaining his unique voice within the Australian comedy scene.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Justin has won awards for his solo stand up comedy shows including the Director’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for his show “Three Colours Hammo”. In 2011, The Arts Monthly announced that Justin was the Comedian of the Decade.
Justin has also worked extensively in radio, most recently as a key writer for Rove’s 2DayFM breakfast show Rove & Sam. For ten years he was also the TV and movie reviewer for Perth’s number one rated Mix FM, and was a regular guest on Merrick Watts’ Triple M Drive show in Sydney. His podcast, Can You Take This Photo Please? ran from 2010 to 2017, hitting the top 20 downloads on Australian iTunes in its first year and has featured interviews with Simon Pegg, Marc Maron, Judith Lucy, Tony Martin and US comedian Dave Anthony, amongst others.
He’s still found the time to be one of Australia’s premiere stand-up comedians, performing two shows in 2016, Hoot and Justin Hamilton - LIVE! as well as performing at Just for Laughs Sydney. In 2017 he revisited his origin story in Bunta Boy, a celebration and reflection on the beginning of his comedy career, which was launched as part of a duo bearing the same name.
Justin was the head writer and a producer on Network Ten’s Show Me The Movie! And a regular guest Producer for cult favorite gameshow The Chase Australia.He is also the head writer and regularly appears on Whovians, an ABC panel show hosted by Rove McManus that dissects and discusses the latest episodes of cult BBC show Doctor Who. He has also worked behind the scenes on recent series of Dancing With The Stars and The Chase.
In 2019 Justin won Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the play Three Dances for John Tilt Animus which Justin wrote, directed and starred. He continues to gig around the place and produce his Big Squid podcast, in which he sits down with his guests to celebrate the pop culture that inspires and entertains them. If you enjoy a deep dive, then strap yourself in because Hammo and friends are ready to go.