Author: nelly thomas
Nelly Thomas has been described as one of Australia’s most natural and intelligent comedians
An award-winning performer and speaker, she was listed as one of Australia’s “most innovative thinkers” in The Age Newspaper’s, The Zone and was featured on the ABC’s Big Ideas: The Smartest Stuff on TV, Radio and Online.
Nelly is a regular guest on ABC Local Radio and Radio National.
She is the author of one book and writes extensively in the print and online media
Nelly sprung into comedy suddenly, winning the National Triple J Raw Comedy competition in 2003.
Since then she’s done all the things comedians normally do – played clubs and pubs, toured Australia and overseas, established a Melbourne Comedy room and performed at hundreds of gigs and a couple of dozen festivals.
She’s also directed shows by some incredible comedians including Maria Bamford and Stella Young.
Alongside her normal comedy work, Nelly has forged a stellar career in comedic health promotion and is highly sought after as a health promotion speaker and MC.
She has a suite of well-known custom funny health promotion shows and performs at and MC’s conferences, functions and events - often travelling the country delivering key-notes on a range of health and social issues, especially around women’s and children’s health.
In 2016 she was named the Ambassador for Jean Hailes Women’s Health – Australia’s leading women’s health service.
Nelly lives in Melbourne with her partner Lachlan, their two daughters, a grumpy Poodle, a stupid Labradoodle and a very resilient Goldfish.
Finally, and most importantly, Nelly was once an uner-13s Girl’s BMX Champion.