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Comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, film-maker.


Paul McDermott has been at the forefront of the Australian entertainment industry since the Doug Anthony All Stars stormed to national and international success in the late 1980's.

Current work

For more than a decade this immensely popular entertainer and artist has proven to be one of the most versatile in Australian history.

Paul's career has so far encompassed writing and presenting national radio programs on Triple J, writing and presenting television programs including "The Big Gig" (ABCTV), "DAAS Kapital" (ABCTV), “The Side Show” (ABCTV) and the tremendously popular “Strictly Dancing” (ABCTV).

An integral part of the original “Good News Week”, he can be seen heading up the newly revived version on Channel 10 these days, alongside Mikey Robins and Claire Hooper. As well as his media commitments, he has performed sell out Festival seasons at Melbourne, Adelaide, Montreal and Edinburgh to both public and critical acclaim.

Paul has also proved to be a sensational host of major televised events such as the ARIA's and The Great Debates. He was also host of The World Comedy Tour, a stand-up comedy program featuring leading performers from UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

In recent years, Paul has distinguished himself in the arena of film where he has written, directed and performed in two animated short films ("The Scree" and "The Girl Who Swallowed Bees"), both of which have been nominated for AFI’s. “The Scree” won Best Film at the 2005 Flickerfest International Film Festival and was invited to be screened at the 54th Berlin Film Festival.


Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity
Just want to get in touch to praise Paul McDermott on a wonderful performance as MC at our client’s Gala Dinner. He was the ultimate professional and was really able to work the crowd with industry related humour for the international crowd. His performance with Paul Livingstone was awesome, and a great way to open the dinner. He certainly is the ultimate performer and was so calm on the night and able to provide improve humour to make even the boring parts of the night enjoyable. PIM Group
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