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Gavin Baskerville is an experienced and respected stand-up comedian and writer who began his comedy career in Perth, Western Australia in 1999 as a national finalist in the RAW Comedy competition. Gavin moved to Melbourne in 2000 and began performing at iconic comedy rooms including The Prince Patrick Hotel and The Espy alongside Australia’s top comedians.
As a comedian Gavin has written, produced and performed in ten Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, has appeared on Network Ten’s7PM Projectand The Comedy Channel’sStand-Up Australia, regularly performs around Australia, overseas and aboard Carnival cruise ships. He has featured in a number of TV commercials and has been a regular guest on ABC radio and 7HOFM in Hobart. He has supported international comedians including Tommy Tiernan, Michael Winslow, Jeff Green and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. In 2005 Gavin was a recipient of the Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award.
Now based in Hobart, Tasmania, Gavin manages Jokers Comedy Club and has run stand-up comedy workshops in Hobart, Perth, Canberra and Melbourne mentoring many new comedians.
Gavin’s jokes have featured in the compilation bookFunny Buggers(Penguin, 2011),The Reader’s Digestand in the June 16th 2008 issue ofZoo Weeklyin a list of 101 best stand-up gags. His tweets have been reprinted in a number of newspapers and onThe Huffington Postwebsite.
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