Claire Hooper is set apart by her wonderfully inventive, skilful and completely engaging stage shows.
Claire was a Team Captain on Network TEN’s Good News Week for four years which brought her in to the homes of Australians nationally. She has also appeared on Rove Live, ABC TV’s The Sideshow, The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up! Australia and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Great Debate with Stephen K Amos and Greg Fleet.
Claire began her comedy career in Perth in 2004 when she won her state finals of triple j’s Raw Comedy. In 2005 she was selected to perform in ‘The Comedy Zone’ at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won ‘Best and Fairest’ at the National Improv Championships. Claire still regularly performs in comedy rooms across the country.
In 2006 she scored a Best Newcomer nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her first solo show, which went on to earn a place in Scotland on Sunday’s top five comedy picks of the Edinburgh Fringe.
She has also written, directed and performed in a number of theatre shows, though not necessarily all at the same time.
Over the last decade, Claire has been captivating audiences and touring brilliant solo shows across the country to critical acclaim. Claire returned to the stage in 2018 with her brand-new show All The Rage, touring comedy festivals around Australia.
In 2015, Claire landed her dream job as co-host of The Great Australian Bake Off alongside seriously funny Mel Buttle as well as judges Maggie Beer and Matt Moran. Bake Off aired in 2015 and was been warmly received right across the country. The third season aired at the start of 2018 and Claire will be returning to set for season four.