Lehmo is one of Australia’s most experienced and well-travelled comedians. His live work has seen him headline at comedy clubs for well over fifteen years and work all corners of the globe – USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Lehmo has also become Australia’s number one ‘combat comic’, having completed seven ‘tours of duty’ performing for our troops abroad. These tours have seen Lehmo perform in army bases in East Timor, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Afghanistan, Egypt, Qatar and on a number of naval ships around the world.
Lehmo is a regular on the festival circuit having performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth and Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. These shows have included the following:
White Line Fever – about Lehmo’s love of sport (particularly the Hawthorn football club)
War, Marriage & Puppy Love – about war, marriage and puppy love.
The Family Lifeboat – about navigating life as a new father
Lehmo is the host of ABC radio’s Grandstand – broadcasting every Saturday and Sunday morning during the AFL footy season and can be heard regularly throughout the week on the Triple M network.
Spending over 10 years in radio, Lehmo is best known as co-host of the GOLD 104.3 breakfast show with Jo Stanley. They finished up at the station whilst they were the number 1 FM breakfast show in Melbourne. From 6am to 9am every weekday morning, they kept Melbourne laughing (and sometimes crying) with their unique brand of humour.
Being in radio since 2003, Lehmo has interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers and Premiers to award-winning actors and rock n’ roll legends.
Prior to Gold 104.3, Lehmo was at Mix FM in Melbourne with Brigitte Duclos and the national drive show on Triple M with Wil Anderson. And prior to this, Lehmo’s radio career started on the number one rating SAFM breakfast show in Adelaide.
Lehmo is currently a team captain on Fox Footy’s AFL-themed quiz show The Beep Test.
The former accountant is no stranger to TV, playing series regular ‘Jim’ in ABC TV’s Utopia. He has been seen regularly on Network Ten’s The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and featured in roles on It’s A Date, Please Like Me, Neighbours (as himself). Guest roles on Drunk History Australia, Hughesy, We Have A Problem, A League Of Their Own, Can Of Worms, Good News Week, Rove Live, The Circle, The Glasshouse, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Stand Up Live (UK TV). Lehmo was also a core cast member of the much loved Before The Game for over 6 years on TEN.
Lehmo has had cameos in two feature films, including the Working Dog film Any Questions For Ben? and comedy That’s Not My Dog!
In 2018, Lehmo hosted the ABC’s coverage of Sydney’s Invictus Games, and this year co-hosted the ABC’s live broadcast of the 2019 Australian of the Year announcement.
Lehmo has a regular column in The House Of Wellness magazine. He has also written for The Herald Sun and The Big Issue. Lehmo released his first book, a memoir titled This Shirt Won’t Iron Itself, in 2017.
Lehmo has performed for businesses big and small throughout Australia and south-east Asia. These functions have included AGMs, team bonding days, Christmas dinners, conferences and the list goes on. Having spent ten years working in the corporate world as a chartered accountant, Lehmo is perfectly qualified for any such function. Lehmo knows exactly what it takes to put a smile on a corporate face.
He’s even completed an entire festival show on the subject – the critically acclaimed Taxing Lyrical.
“Lehmo was absolutely exceptional. His tone and comedy were perfect and he was the highlight of our night” – Manuella Perche, UNICEF
“Lehmo had the audience in stitches and had perfectly tailored his performance for the group. I would highly recommend him” – Bradley Thomas, FINPRO
“Lehmo was a great hit and everyone has enthusiastically told me how much they enjoyed his show” – Dave Fowler, Ronald McDonald House
“Lehmo… you had 300 accountants and guests in stitches from the moment you walked on stage at our National Congress in Melbourne. You have a great ability to work the room and get maximum enjoyment for all. We have had so much positive feedback on your performance and hope you can come back again soon! Thanks a million!” – Catherine Cleary, Institute of Public Accountants
“The room of over 500 guests in hysterics and was undoubtedly a highlight of the evening! Extremely funny and appropriate performance, lovely guy and a pleasure to work with.” – Royal Melbourne Hospital
“Lehmo was an excellent MC and fitted perfectly for our event. He was easy to work with and was flexible with the continual changes to the run sheet.” – Australian Sports Commission
ABC GRANDSTAND – Weekend AFL Host 2018-Current
GOLD 92.5 – Regular Guest, AJ, Bridge & Spida (Gold Coast Breakfast Show) 2018-Current
TRIPLE M – Regular Guest, The Hot Breakfast (Melbourne Breakfast), Kennedy Molloy (National Drive Show) & Roo & Ditts (Adelaide Breakfast Show) 2018-Current
GOLD 104.3 – Jo & Lehmo Breakfast Show 2016-2017
GOLD 104.3 – Brig & Lehmo Breakfast Show 2012-2015
MIX 101.1 – Mix Mornings with Brig & Lehmo 2009-2011
TRIPLE M – Wil & Lehmo Drive Show 2007-2008
UTOPIA (Series 4)
Role: Jim. Dir: Rob Sitch, ABC TV 2019
THE AFL FOOTY SHOW
Host. Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Limited 2019
AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2019
Co-Host. ABC TV 2019
JUST FOR LAUGHS AUSTRALIA
Guest Performer. Just For Laughs TV Inc. 2019
INVICTUS GAMES TODAY
Co-Host. ABC TV 2018
GET KRACK!N (Series 2)
Role: The Nut. Dir: Hayden Guppy, Get Krackin Series Two Pty Ltd 2018
DRUNK HISTORY AUSTRALIA (Pilot)
Role: Race Caller. Eureka Productions Pty Ltd 2018
THE BEEP TEST (Series 2)
Team Captain. Fox Sports Australia Pty Ltd 2018
TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY (Season 2)
Role: Colin. Dir: Tim Bartley, True Story Season 2 Pty Ltd 2018
THE BEEP TEST
Team Captain. Fox Sports Australia Pty Ltd 2018
HUGHESY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Guest. Network TEN / Screentime Pty Ltd 2018
UTOPIA (Series 3)
Role: Jim. Dir: Rob Sitch, ABC TV 2017
Panellist. Network TEN 2011-Current
HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?
Guest. Network TEN 2014-Current
ALL STAR FAMILY FEUD
Contestant. FremantleMedia Australia 2016
UTOPIA (Series 2)
Role: Jim. Dir: Rob Sitch, ABC TV 2015
IT’S A DATE (Series 2)
Role: Flasher. Dir: Jonathan Brough, ABC TV 2014
PLEASE LIKE ME (Series 2)
Role: Plumber. Dir: Matthew Saville, ABC TV 2014
UTOPIA (Series 1)
Role: Jim. Dir: Rob Sitch, ABC TV 2014
IT’S A DATE (Series 1)
Role: MC 2. Dir: Jonathan Brough, ABC TV 2013
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Guest. Network TEN 2013
CAN OF WORMS
Guest. Dir: John Smith, Watercooler Media 2013
GOOD NEWS WEEK
Guest. Dir: Martin Coombes, Network TEN 2011
Guest. Dir: Chris Adshead, Network TEN 2010
BEFORE THE GAME
Panellist. Network TEN 2003-2013
THAT’S NOT MY DOG!
Role: Himself. Dir: Dean Murphy, That’s Not My Dog Pty Ltd 2017
ANY QUESTIONS FOR BEN?
Role: Brian. Dir: Rob Sitch, Working Dog 2012
KARAOKE NOMAD SQUAD (Short)
Role: Teddy Tune (Voice). Dir: Huy Nguyen, People’s Republic of Animation 2003