They have faced off against George Negus, played charades with Harry Shearer, have multiplatinum, award winning DVDs, supported Take That just before Robbie up and left and N’Sync just before JT left (if you’d like Human Nature to break up just give them a call), performed for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, served a ball into Pat Rafter’s backside in front of thousands, appeared on Jay Leno with their second biggest US fan Robin Williams and are regularly stalked by American and Australian women after the success of their kids TV show ‘The Upside Down Show’ and sold out their debut season at the famous Tipi in Berlin.
Since 1991 the Umbilical Brothers have delighted fans around the world, as they twist theatrical rules and everyday situations into comedy triumph. Time Out NY called them ‘Australia’s hottest export since Vegemite’.
David and Shane met in 1988 in Sydney in their first year of acting school, and one day, deciding that mime classes weren't loud enough, created their very first Umbilical routine.
Since then, they have gained worldwide acclaim, performing their quirky and hilariously comedic sound effects based acts on stages (including the Royal Variety Show) and television shows (including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman) around the globe. They have won countless Comedy Festival & Entertainment Awards in Australia and internationally and released several entertainment DVDs.