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Rob Hunter is a comedian and writer who has written for various radio and TV shows including Rosehaven (ABC), Get Krack!n (ABC), Spicks & Specks (ABC), RoveLIVE (TEN), Dang It To Heck (ABC iView), You’re Skitting Me (ABC3) and Problems (ABC).
An accomplished stand-up, Rob has toured extensively throughout Australia and the UK, performing at various festivals and with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. His shows have received multiple outstanding reviews and award nominations including a Golden Gibbo (MICF) nomination for his show Moosecow.
As well as stand-up and television writing, Rob also wrote a play called Special Detective, which he performed with his pal Luke McGregor. The peculiar show was described as “An absolute gem… simultaneously sophisticated and silly” – Chortle (UK).
Rob also presents a bizarre talk and sketch show called Late O’Clock, which can be seen on his YouTube channel. The strange and sometimes confronting show was an immediate cult hit and is now a popular staple of the MICF Festival Club with a guest list including Stephen K Amos, Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson, Celia Pacquola, Frank Woodley, Ryan “Toadfish” Moloney and many others. “It’s corker stuff!” –The Age.
Alongside animator Chris Edser, Rob is the co-creator and head writer of animated sketch series Dang It To Heck which was nominated for Best Australian Animation at Melbourne Web Fest 2016 and subsequently released on ABC iView.
A prolific producer of content, Rob has written more than 100 articles for various publications, most notably SBS Comedy where his pop culture and topical articles remain some of the most widely read on the website.
As well as writing and creating his own material, Rob is also consistently engaged as a consultant and script doctor for some of Australia’s most well-known comedians and producers.
“Writing talent to burn” – Chortle (UK)
ROSEHAVEN (Series 1-3)
Contributing Writer / Script Consultant. Dir: Jonathan Brough & Shaun Wilson, Guesswork Television 2017 – 2019
Writer. Network 10 2018
GET KRACK!N (Series 1)
Contributing Writer. Dir: Hayden Guppy, Get Krack!n Series 1 P/L 2017
YOU’RE SKITTING ME (Series 1-3)
Writer. Dir: Various, CJZ 2012 – 2016
Writer. Dir: Trent O’Donnell, Guesswork Television 2012
Contributing Writer. Roving Enterprises 2009
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 5)
Contributing Writer. Dir: Various, ABC TV 2008 – 2009
UNCLE ROB’S 10 CENT COMEDY SHOW
Adelaide Fringe & MICF 2018
MICF 2011 – Current
Adelaide Fringe & MICF 2008
*Judges’ Commendation – Adelaide Fringe 2008
*Nominated – MICF Golden Gibbo 2008
ROB HUNTER IS SHOES?
Adelaide Fringe & MICF 2007
*Nominated – Adelaide Fringe Best Emerging Talent 2007
Writer, 2014 – 2017
DANG IT TO HECK
Co-Creator / Head Writer / Voice Actor, 2015 – 2016
*Nominated ‘Best Australian Animation’ – Melbourne Web Fest 2016
*Nominated ‘Best Animation’ – Rio Web Fest 2016
THE COMEDY HOUR
Writer. ABC Radio 2008