A regular headliner at all Australian comedy venues, Wayne also tours constantly throughout the USA and Canada. With a likeable laconic style to draw you in and biting social commentary, Wayne will have you laughing and thinking.
As well as his solo Melbourne Comedy Festival shows, Wayne was chosen to open for Jimmy ‘JJ’ Walker (Good Times) and support Kenny Kramer (Seinfeld) in the Kramer All Stars tour. His New York tours included consecutive nights at Carolines, New Yorks premier comedy venue and headlining New York Improv. Wayne also opened for Corey Holkum (finalist 2004 Last Comic Standing) at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino. Performing at the Montreal Comedy Festival and doing a week as MC at the world famous Laff Trax in Las Vegas are current career highlights. Wayne also performed in front of 10,000 people at the 2004 and 2006 Meredith Music Festival and 14,000 at 2005 The Falls Festival.
Wayne also tours with the Australian Defence Forces having worked in East Timor where he remains the only comedian ever selected to tour the UN bases entertaining Australian and UN troops with Jon English and Bessie Bardot. In 2006 he completed a tour of the Middle East doing gigs in Egypt and the Sinai for the Australian Defence Force and Cyprus for the United Nations and the Federal Police.
In 2007 Wayne toured Iraq and Afghanistan doing gigs for the diggers. As scary as it was edifying. it remains one of the best things Wayne has ever been involved in.
Wayne is also corporate favourite having done gigs for a range of clients such as
• Carlton Football Club
• Victoria Police
• Cadbury Schweppes
• Krispy Kreme
• Aker Kverner
• McCann Erickson
• J Walter Thompson
• Starlight Foundation
• Variety Club Victoria
• Royal Children’s Hospital
Wayne starred in and produced Channel 31’s highest ever rating show, Tiger TV and can be seen on the Comedy Channel show “Stand Up Australia” and the American reality show “Last Comic Standing”.
Wayne is also known as ‘Deaks’ performing weekly on the top rating “Hughsey & Kate” breakfast show on Nova 100 in Melbourne.