Tim Ferguson


Tim Ferguson

Tim Ferguson (born on 16 November 1963 in Sydney, NSW) is an Australian comedian and television presenter.

Background

Tim Ferguson grew up in Canberra, ACT and attended Narrabundah College. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A13784871 BBC - h2g2 - The Doug Anthony Allstars ] ]

Early career

His first major appearance was as a member of the Doug Anthony All Stars, along with Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler, on the ABC television show, "The Big Gig", where they quickly gained a following. This was soon followed by their own show, "DAAS Kapital".

The trio launched themselves at the Edinburgh Festival in 1986 and became the biggest selling comedy act in the festival for a decade. Their success led to their own BBC TV show 'DAAS Love', the Channel Four series 'Viva!' and appearances on 'Friday Night Live' with Ben Elton. DAAS took their confronting and often violent comic style to Japan in 1990. They won the Best Comedy Award at the Hokkaido International Festival and sold over 600,000 albums.

In the 1990 Australian federal election, Ferguson stood as an independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong, against the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Peacock. Following a "Vote For Tim" campaign conducted by the Allstars on "The Big Gig", he gained 3.7% of the vote. [ [http://www.earthsci.unimelb.edu.au/~blair/elections/kooyong.html Results for Kooyong ] ]

In 1995, Ferguson appeared in "Funky Squad", again on ABC television, and hosted "Don't Forget Your Toothbrush" on the Nine Network. Ferguson's first novel, "" (ISBN 0-14-026579-1), was published by Penguin in 1997 and became Australia's #1 Best-seller for three months.

Recent career

In 2001, Ferguson branched out into production when he created, produced and co-wrote the TV1 comedy series "Shock Jock" which ran for two series. In 2003, he hosted a talk back radio show on 3AK and was the host of Big Brother Australia 2003's "Big Brother The Insider". Ferguson also appeared in "" as the magician "David Cockerfield."

Since then, Ferguson has gone on to do stand-up comedy and other television commentary and hosting, including "Television's Greatest Commercials" and Network Ten's "Unreal TV". In November 2005, he was involved in hosting the Sky Channel National Day of Protest against the Howard Government's industrial relations changes. He is now one of Australia's top corporate event performers, hosting events and conferences for the country's leading corporations (including Australia Post, Optus, AMP, Telstra and McDonald's). Ferguson's production company is currently developing the feature film "Circle Work" with Edwina Exton, assisted by Film Victoria. "Circle Work" is a romantic comedy based at a Bachelor & Spinster Ball.

References

External links

* [http://www.hlamgt.com.au/tim-ferguson.htm Tim Ferguson's Agent]
* [http://mosh.server101.com/ MOSH - Australian Comedy Forum (fansite)]


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