“THE SKYDIVER AND THE SCARECROW” (CO-WRITTEN WITH REN THACKHAM)
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ADELAIDE FRINGE WEEKLY COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2022
WINNER: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM NOOSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
NOMINEE: BEST COMEDY NOOSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM SYDNEY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017
WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM WOLLONGONG FILM FESTIVAL 2017
WINNER: PEOPLES CHOICE REEL ESCAPE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST SCREENPLAY PENNINSULA FILM FESTIVAL 2018
ADELAIDE FRINGE WEEKLY COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2022
NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT NEW ZEALAND COMEDY GUILD 2014 NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE 2014-15, 2020 BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT NOMINEE NEW ZEALAND COMEDY FESTIVAL 2012.AMUSED MOOSE LAUGHTER AWARDS BEST SHOW NOMINEE 2012.TIME OUT COMEDY AWARD WINNER.TIME OUT AWARDS DUBAI BEST COMEDY PERFORMANCE 2014 NOMINEE
Gordon Southern is the international word clown. A stand up favourite across Europe and Australasia, he’s performed in over 30 countries. He is also one of most critically acclaimed comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe, having performed over a dozen solo shows there.
He is a regular at many top clubs including the famous London Comedy Store.
A talented actor and award winning writer with critical acclaim for numerous projects that he has worked on, Southern has written for some of the most memorable comedy shows of the last decade. Deliberately stranded in Adelaide by Covid in 2020 he’s cementing his reputation as one of the best live acts currently working in Australia, headlining their biggest clubs in each state.
Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit, spending several months every year performing in Australia.
A highly regarded international act, he’s worked in dozens of exotic locations, with highlights including
selling out a 700 seat theatre with a solo show in Mumbai, India.
He’s headlined the first ever Serbian comedy festival, and has regularly topped the bill in Singapore, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe.
Gordon made his Edinburgh debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows which have been nominated for awards in Edinburgh, Dubai, Perth (twice) and New Zealand (twice)
He has enjoyed sell out runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 2011- 2015.
Gordon also has a time out comedy award from his days with BBC Radio 4’s Cheese Shop comedy sketch team. As an MC he’s played all over the world including a residency at Edinburgh’s notorious “Late N Live” since 2011
2022 – The Longest Year Adelaide fringe weekly comedy award winner
2022 Waiting for Gordo Melbourne international comedy festival
2021 –Nisolation Perth/ Adelaide/ SALT Festival Port Lincoln South Australia/ Sydney Comedy Fringe CANCELLED
2020- That Boy Needs Therapy London/ Perth/Adelaide NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE
2019– A Man For Two Seasons – Launceston Tasmania/ Melbourne
2018- A Man For Two Seasons- Adelaide/ Edinburgh
2018- That’s a Fact That’s Not Fun– Adelaide
2017- That’s a Fun Fact– Perth/ Adelaide/Melbourne/ Edinburgh /Liverpool
2017- Long Story Short– Auckland/Wellington
2016 – Adelaide Hills Cop II – Adelaide/ Melbourne
2016 – Long Story Short – Perth
2015 – Your New Favourite Comedian– Perth NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE
Long Story Short Adelaide/ Melbourne
2014 – Your New Favourite Comedian– Adelaide / Melbourne/Sydney/ New Zealand / Edinburgh/ Festivals NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT NZ COMEDY GUILD.
2013 – The Kerfuffle – Adelaide / Melbourne/ New Zealand / Edinburgh/ Newcastle/ Perth NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE
2012 – A Brief History Of History – Edinburgh / Melbourne/ Sydney/ Perth/ Newcastle/ Hull / Canberra Festivals
NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT NZ COMEDY FESTIVAL.
NOMINATED FOR BEST SHOW EDINBURGH AMUSED MOOSE LAUGHTER AWARDS
2011 – Free Range – Adelaide/ Melbourne/ New Zealand Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2010 – Borders – Adelaide, Melbourne & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals
2009 – The Unofficial Gordon Southern Annual 2009 – Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals
2007 – Stamp Stamp – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2006 – The Solutions – Edinburgh Fringe & Manchester Comedy Festivals
2003 – My Drums Hell – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2001 – – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
HEADLINING ‘BULMERS BEST OF THE EDINBURGH FEST’ IN ADELAIDE AND BRISBANE 2005-2009
SUPPORT ACT “COMEDY CONVOY” ACROSS NEW ZEALAND 2012
MC FOR ‘THE BIG SHOW’ AUCKLAND 2011
He’s also appeared at several music and culture events including Glastonbury, Leeds, Isle of Wight, Bestival, Kendal Calling and the End of the Road festival.
International music festival appearances include the Falls Festival (Australia) and Sziget (Hungary)
Southern has been booked twice for football governing body UEFA in Switzerland (That’s a sending off) and twice for the Australian V8 Speedway society… as well as Lufthansa, the Shop Agents Society, Homestart Australia, The Rotary club, Adelaide and several other high profile corporate clients, writing shows specifically tailored to their needs.
Radio/ Podcast Credits
Adelaide The Bad Cast (2020)
Little DumDum Club (Australia) 2019
Comic Jenius, Edmonton 2017- NOMINATED FOR A CANADIAN COMEDY AWARD
Tea with Alice: Podcast 2016-18
I Love Green Guide Letters. Podcast 2016-18
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News – BBC Radio 4 – 2009
The Cheese Shop Presents…– BBC Radio 4 – 97-99
Stand Up 2 – BBC Radio 2 – 1997
The Joy Of Sketch – BBC Radio 2 – 1998
Weekending – BBC Radio 4 1993-96
Admiral Insurance – voice of parrot – TV and Radio campaign 2004-2008
Carex Washer/Walker campaign 2002-2003
Stand and deliver ABC2 Australia 2016
Up late at the Melbourne Comedy Festival ABC2 Australia 2016
Stand Up for Christchurch TVNZ 2012
Good News Week – CH10, Australia – 2010
Tonight With Trevor McDonald 2009 – Topical Standup
Standup Australia – Comedy Channel 2008
Mischief – BBC3 2007- Topical Standup
Time Gentlemen Please – Sky 2000
11 O’Clock Show – C4 2000
Edinburgh Comedy – BBC 2001
Comedy Nation – BBC 1998
Stand Up Show – BBC 2000
The Sunday Show – BBC2 1996
Paramount Presents…The Cheese Shop 1995
Komikasi – Paramount 1995
As A Warm Up Artist…
Have I Got News For You – BBC
QI – BBC
Never Mind The Buzzcocks – BBC
I’m Alan Partridge – BBC
11 O’Clock Show – C4
Moon The Loon – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh – 2006
Steve Frosts Impro Allstars Edinburgh- 2011
The One Ronnie – BBC1: Nominated for a British Comedy award
Mischief – BBC3
11 O’Clock Show – Channel 4
Dead Ringers – BBC
Comedy Nation – BBC
Live Floor Show – BBC
Revolver – BBC
Jim Tavare – C5
Sunday Show BBC
Good Stuff – ITV
Gas – C4
The Big Breakfast – C4
Cheese Shop – BBC Radio 4
Other writing credits include work for shows on BBC2, C5, Sky One, BBC Radio 1,2,4,5 and stand-up material for other live acts.
Spotlight no: 6522
Casting Age: 40 – 52 years
Eye Colour: Grey/Green
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Languages: English South East (native), English – Various Regional, Welsh, Scottish, Australian
Musical Skills: Bass (singing), Drums, Guitar