Eddie Perfect

Widely known for his role as Mick Holland in Channel Ten’s TV series Offspring in which he performs his own music, Eddie Perfect has recorded solo albums and written and performed numerous cabaret shows, including Songs from the Middle with the Brodsky Quartet. His biographical musical comedy Shane Warne: The Musical won the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, the Victorian Premier’s Literacy Award and a Green Room Award. His solo show Misanthropology, mingling satire and homage, with Perfect’s arrangements for a three-piece band premiered at the Spiegeltent, in January 2011, as part of the Sydney Festival and toured nationally. Eddie is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and become known for his political comedy. He has appeared on numerous Australian TV shows including Kath & Kim, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Stingers, Blue Heelers, MDA, The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala and The Sideshow. Perfect released the solo albums Welcome to the Inside of Ed’s Head and Angry Eddie. He was awarded the best entertainer in The Bulletin’s Brightest 100 Australians for his caustic lyrics, impeccable timing and “boy-next-door looks”. Perfect has appeared in live stage shows including The Big Con with veteran Australian actor and impersonator Max Gillies in 2005, and his solo show Drink Pepsi, Bitch!, which satirised Australian politics and society and consumer culture. The show toured the Edinburgh Fringe, London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, the Auckland Festival, the Christchurch Festival, Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Sydney ‘Cracker’ Comedy Festival. In 2007, Perfect appeared in Keating! The Musical playing several characters, including a parody of former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer.

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