When Australians want a comedian that looks like Phillip Seymour-Hoffman they turn to Peter Helliar.
Pete first came to the nation's attention in 1999 as a cast member of "rove", Rove McManus' ill-fated first series on the Nine Network. When the show went to Ten in 2000 Pete went with it, becoming an integral part of the Logie Award winning variety show.
In 2003 Pete took on Australian Rules football with After The Game which went on to become Before The Game in 2004. In 2005 Pete created Bryan Strauchan, Collingwood rooky and footy superstar in the making. Strauchany created an AFL sensation picking up an AFL Personality Of The Year Award, getting his own car in the Grand Final Parade, and even being immortalised on his own official AFL Footy Card.
In 2005 Pete returned to the stand up stage in earnest with a national tour. You can expect to see a lot more of Pete on stage through 2006 through both Australia and New Zealand.
"Wonderful... a bizarre revelation" The Age, Melbourne