Multi-award-winning comic Celia Pacquola has cemented her position as one of the most in demand comedians in Australia, while also forging a comedy career in the UK and abroad.
Her stand-out solo festival shows The Looking Glass, Let Me Know How It All Works Out, Delayed, Flying Solos and Am I Strange, have all garnered rave reviews wherever they were performed, from Melbourne to Edinburgh. In 2014 Celia was nominated for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the best show and won the Amused Moose Laughter Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. This year, Celia became the youngest woman to host the Oxfam Gala for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival/Network Ten.
Celia is also a two time AACTA award-winning actor with her roles in the acclaimed ABC1 series The Beautiful Lie, and in Working Dog's series Utopia. She has also starred in AACTA award-winning Laid and Logie Award winning drama Offspring. Her wit and jokes will be familiar from guest appearances on Spicks and Specks, The Project, Good News Week, Dirty Laundry, Have Been Paying Attention? and more. Internationally, Celia has been a guest on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Live At The Apollo, Chelsea Lately and The Rob Brydon Show. She was also handpicked to support John Oliver on his 2015 Australian Tour. Following this, Celia was invited to the 2016 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal to perform as part of the Carrie Fisher Gala.
In October 2016, Celia and her dear friend and Utopia colleague Luke McGregor starred on ABC1 in Rosehaven - a comedy series of their own creation.
"one of our most gifted stand-ups at the top of her game"
"A comic who can step to the level of Tina Fey."
Herald Sun, Melbourne
"Pacquola is fuelled by a confidence that brings Stephen Fry to mind… she serves up funny with a skill that even some veterans never shall." Dailyreview.com.au
“Endlessly charming, furiously honest and beautifully written stand-up from the Aussie” The Independent, (UK).
“Strong stand up…consistently fine routines…her writing is tight, the performance engaging.” The Scotsman (UK)
“Pacquola has a well-established comedy career… here, she proves to be an instinctive and deadpan funny actress.” The Age, Green Guide
“Pacquola doesn't just hold her own, she owns every scene she's in.” The Sydney Morning Herald (Utopia)