Janet A. McLeod has been a fixture of the Melbourne comedy scene for twenty odd years, working both onstage as well as behind the scenes with equal success and enthusiasm.
Janet is renowned for her work as a comedy programmer and curator of comedy events. She is also hosts regular trivia nights around Melbourne and runs the very popular weekly comedy room Local Laughs - Monday nights (8.30pm)at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda East (184 Carlisle St).
Janet can be heard once a fortnight on ABC Local Radio's Overnights With Trevor Chappell. Other radio credits include seven years co-hosting 3RRR's flagship comedy show The Cheese Shop alongside the late, great Dave Taranto). She has also been an occassional guest/special correspondent for Triple J and Radio 5 Live, London, and was the Australian correspondent for SAfm South Africa's Bruce Millar Show for nine years.
Janet has produced shows in festivals such as Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival and has also been Associate Producer for the Hobart Comedy Festival and Festival Director of the Harp Village Comedy Festival. She has also produced a myriad of shows under the Great BIG Comedy Night banner, and was an originator and co-host of Quiz Internationale - Melbourne's most popular and longest running live comedy trivia night - as well as Cinema Fiasco - Australia's premier movie comedy commentary duo.
Other regular comedy events include Janet as producer and resident host of Planet Comedy - a weekly stand up comedy night at The Prince Patrick Hotel in Collingwood, and producer and techno wiz for Comedy @ Vibe on Smith St - Melbourne's most cutting edge multi-media weekly stand-up night.
Janet is not married, has no pets or children and shares her flat with far too many toys for one adult to own.
2002 - current Regular on ABC774 - Trevor Chappell's overnight show
2005 - 2008 Occassional guest on Dave Callan's Graveyard Shift on Triple J
1996 - 2005 Australian correspondent SAfm South Africa (Big, BIG Brunch +The Bruce Millar Show)
1993 - 1999 The Cheese Shop, 3RRR Melbourne
2015 extra on Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane
2015 Casting for series 3 of ABC3's You're Skitting Me.
2013 Casting for series 2 of You're Skitting Me.
2010 Casting for ABC3 teenage sketch comedy show You're Skitting Me.
2010 C31 Guest on Get Cereal (breakfast show)
2009 C31 Guest on The Wine Squad
2008 C31 Antennae Awards V/O
2007 C31 Truelocal Antennae Awards V/O
2006 Comedy Channel - Melbourne International Comedy Festival interview
2006 C31 Antennae Awards (Red carpet intro/voiceovers/audience warmup)
2005 C31 Antennae Awards(Voiceover/warmup)
2003 &2004 Roving with Rove Comedy Festival chat
2002 The Club (Aussie Rules reality TV show) - regular appearances as The Gothic Cheerleader
1999 The 10.30 Slot ABC TV (Audience wrangler/warm up)
1999 Standing Up ABC TV (Stand up)
1996 Something Hot Before Bed ABC TV (Stand up)
2006 -current Corporate trivia writer
2005 Pedigree Superdogs show - writer/commentator/production management
2003 - 2006 Trivia writer - Fame Trivia
2001 NOVA Sydney - trivia writer
2000-2002 Inpress magazine - weekly column Forbidden Janet
1999 ABC game show pilot
1998 MAX magazine (article written in conjunction with John Birmingham of He Died WIth A Felafel In His Hand fame)
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Every Monday night The Local Taphouse (184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East) plays host to the longest running single-operator comedy night in Melbourne/Australia. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8.30pm show. For the moderate cost of $15 full, $12 concession you can see some of the finest comics from Australia and around the world mixing it with the best up-and-comers. Check out our Facebook page to see the latest lineups: www.facebook.com/LocalLaughs
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