Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the most in-demand TV and Radio personalities in Australia. He is the star and creator of the critically acclaimed TV show, ‘Legally Brown’, airing for two seasons on SBS in 2013 & 2014. The show broke ground with its boundary-pushing content, received wide spread critical acclaim and was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy at the 2015 Logie Awards.
Prior to ‘Legally Brown’, Hussain was a regular on the Comedy Channel’s hugely successful, ASTRA award winning, ‘Balls of Steel Australia’. His self-created character, Calvin Khan – The Very Foreign Correspondent, saw his episodes achieve the highest ratings of the season and he returned in season 2. Hussain also starred on the cult-hit Salam Café on SBS, which was nominated for a Logie Award in 2009.
In 2014 Nazeem filmed ‘The Full Brazilian’, covering the world cup for SBS. Other TV appearances include Network Ten’s ‘The Project’ and on leading news and political panel show ‘Q and A’, alongside Malcolm Turnbull and Lindsay Tanner. He is also a regular panellist on ABC News Breakfast’s “Friday Confab” with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland. Nazeem returned to SBS in July 2016 to host ‘The Feed’.
A familiar voice on the airwaves, Nazeem, guest presented the coveted Breakfast slot for Matt & Alex on Triple J and was a regular on NOVA’s Meshel & Tommy.
Nazeem has also performed stand-up on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Stars Gala 2011 and Oxfam Gala 2015 & 2016 (Network 10) and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala (Comedy Channel). He has performed several times at the annual Falls and Southbound festivals across Australia, to crowds of over 10,000 people and toured Australia and Asia as part of the Melbourne international Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Nazeem’s 2017 sell out show “Public Frenemy” garnered his second Helpmann Award nomination for Best Comedy. A busy year for Nazeem he was one of the four celebrity finalists in the 2017 Australian season of Network Ten’s hit reality TV show, “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!”.