Luke Heggie is fast becoming one of Australia’s most in demand and recognisable standup comedians. His no-nonsense one liners delivered in a dry, dead pan manner quickly gained praise after his debut into the comedy world by winning Melbourne International Comedy Festivals 2010 Raw Comedy and jetting off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Heggie was then hand selected for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 2011 ‘Comedy Zone’, which features the 4 hottest rising stars. He returned a year later with his first full hour show ‘Master of None’ which received a nomination for the Best Newcomer Award. The momentum from this, and relentless club gigs in Sydney earned Luke the title of Time Out Sydney’s Best Comedian 2012. Luke toured his show across Australian comedy festivals and then headed across to the US to perform at the New York Comedy Festival in late 2012.
Since then Luke has written and performed a brand-new killer show every year for festivals in Australia and New Zealand. He performed at the Sydney Opera House supporting Stephen Merchant during his 2012 tour and again as part of Montreal’s Just for Laughs Stand Up Series filmed for the Comedy Channel.
2015 was another huge year for Luke where he performed his show ‘You’re not special’ to sellout crowds across Australia and took home Sydney Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award. He backed up his success in 2016 performing on the Opening Night Allstars Super show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival which aired on channel 10. His show that year ‘Anythink is Possible’ went on to rave reviews and sell out festival runs across Australia, later filmed by ABC2 at the Enmore Theatre and earning him an Aria nomination for Best Comedy Release (2016).
2017 has seen Luke perform ‘Rough Diamanté’ to crowds across the Australian Festival circuit. Punters and fellow comedians can’t get enough of his harsh but fair shows about idiots and he was quick to sell out every show and rightfully awarded the Comedian’s Choice Award in Melbourne (AKA Piece of Wood). Luke then went onto make his London debut with a 1 week run of Rough Diamanté in August at the popular Soho Theatre.
2018 kicked off with ‘Tip Rat’, setting the tone of the show by asking for ‘no lowbreeds please’. Once again, his deadpan satire was a hit across the Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and New Zealand Festivals and also saw him make a return to London’s Soho Theatre.
‘Tip Rat’ was filmed as a special in Sydney in late 2018 and the result has earned him his second Aria nomination for Best Comedy Release (2018).