Nazeem Hussain

Comedians

About Nazeem Hussain

Nazeem Hussain has fast become one of the biggest stars of Australian comedy, and a much loved television and radio personality.

Nazeem’s Netflix special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy, filmed in Montreal at the Just For Laughs Festival, started streaming globally in 2019, introducing Nazeem to a legion of new fans, and critical acclaim. Funny Or Die, and Chortleboth listed Nazeem’s special amongst their favourites.

Nazeem’s prime time TV comedy series ‘Orange Is The New Brown’ aired on Channel 7 in late 2018 to rave reviews. Nazeem created and starred in the sketch series, working alongside Claudia Karvan, Tim Minchin, Urzila Carlson and Kat Stewart. Several of the sketches have gone viral online, being viewed by over 10 million people.

Stand-up comedy is Nazeem’s first love. He won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has twice been nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. 2019 saw Nazeem perform ‘Basic Idiot’, his fifth consecutive stand-up tour, to his largest ever audiences in every major Australian city, and then some. He also supported Aziz Ansari on his 2019 Australia tour. Nazeem became a household name when he reached the Grand Final of Channel 10’s ‘I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’, having to bunk up with Dane Swan, Steve Price, Casey Donovan and Natalie Bassingthwaighte for over six weeks! Nazeem’s chosen charity was InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Domestic Violence.

Nazeem is perhaps best known as the creator and star of his TV show, ‘Legally Brown’, airing for two seasons on SBS Television in 2013 & 2014. The show broke ground with its boundary- pushing content, received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy at the 2015 Logie Awards. He made his American TV debut as an official correspondent for both seasons of the hit Netflix series ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ with American scientist and TV personality Bill Nye (popularly known as ‘Bill Nye the Science guy’). He was also invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal ‘Just for Laughs Festival’ as a part of Kevin Hart’s LOL network.

A regular on international stages, Nazeem has performed around the globe, including sellout seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London’s Soho Theatre, all across New Zealand, Paris, Belgium, China, Singapore, Malaysia, the US (including opening for Dave Chappelle in New York City), and a homecoming show of sorts in Sri Lanka to 2,500 people (yes, the Prime Minister and his wife sat on thrones in the front row).

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