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5 October 1970|
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Medium||Stand-up comedian, radio and television personality|
Chris Woods (m. 2008)
Cal Wilson (born 5 October 1970) is a New Zealand stand-up comedian living in Melbourne.
She moved to stand-up comedy full-time[when?] and in 1997 was the inaugural winner (with Ewen Gilmour) of New Zealand's most prestigious comedy award, the Billy T. She also regular appeared on TV3's Pulp Comedy. In recent years she has been working from Melbourne, Australia.
In 2001, Wilson won the Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She has appeared to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[when?] Her 2006 show Up There, Cal Wilson sold out at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Cal Wilson has appeared on the Australian comedy shows SkitHOUSE, Rove Live, Thank God You're Here, Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, The Project, Show Me the Movie!, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem and the New Zealand TV show 7 days.
In 2002, she helped write the screenplay for the New Zealand sitcom Willy Nilly.
In 2007, Wilson was part of the ensemble cast of the Australian sketch comedy TV show, The Wedge.
In 2008, Cal was involved in the eighth series of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars she was paired with series 7 winner Craig Monley and she was the 3rd eliminated contestant.
In 2010, she became host of the program Sleuth 101 and she also took part in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate.
In 2012, she appeared as a guest on the UK comedy quiz show QI (J series) (Episodes 3 - Journeys, and 6 - Joints), and in 2013, she appeared as a team captain of Team Cal in Australian light entertainment television series Slide Show.
In 2007, Wilson started as a co-host with Akmal Saleh on the drive time radio show, The Akmal Show with Cal Wilson (later called The Wrong Way Home with Akmal, Cal and Ed) which aired on Nova FM Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth. Prior to taking the job, she had been a regular guest on the Triple M program Get This.