Comedy producer, podcaster and graphic designer - Vicky Hanlon knows funny business. Vicky is a life-long comedy fan, and since beginning her career in 2015 has helped curate and promote some of the best weekly comedy rooms in Melbourne. Vicky has also appeared as a guest on several radio programs and podcasts, and co-hosts two podcasts of her own, ‘Vic and Em’s Comedy Gems’, alongside comedian Emily Tresidder, and ‘The Corporate Box’, alongside Ange Thompson, where she got to interview former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard. No biggie. She is also the co-founder of Commit To Your Jokes with comedian Claire Hagan, a comedy collective dedicated to promoting and supporting diversity in comedy.
Vicky began her comedy career in radio, producing weekly shows for Joy 94.9 including ‘Popchops!’ and ‘The Triple Threat Breakfast Show.’ She has also appeared on several programs as a guest, including ABC Radio Melbourne with Jon Faine, Joy 94.9 Laugh Out Proud, Syn Radio In Joke, and the ‘What Do You Make?’ podcast.
In 2015 she began running Rookie Nights Open Mic at The Imperial, and has since run several successful weekly line-up shows including Tuesday Night Comedy at The Imperial, Quick Bites Comedy at Boney, Friday Night Bites and Sunday Comedy at The Toff in Town.
As well as producing weekly line-up shows, Vicky was also a co-producer of Lemon Comedy - a monthly comedy showcase dedicated to promoting diversity in comedy with shows in both Melbourne and London. In 2017 as part of Commit To Your Jokes, she launched Test Lab Comedy, a monthly night where established stand-ups workshop new material in front of an audience.
In 2018 Vicky produced shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival, including Katherine Allan’s Strong Female Protagonist, The Breast of the Fest, Dave Hynes' I LOVE YOU SPECIAL GUEST IN BRACKETS ONE NIGHT ONLY, Lemon Comedy and the sellout institution that is the “10 for 10” showcases at Boney.