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Henry Stone
Born
Henry Stone

21 May 1988 (1988-05-21) (age 30)
OccupationComedian, writer and director
Years active2009–present
Websitehenrystone.com.au

Henry Stone (born 21 May 1988) is an Australian comedian, writer, and director.[1] He is a member of the sketch comedy groups Skills in Time & Fancy Boy.

Originating from Queensland, Stone began performing comedy in Brisbane in 2009, the same year he also formed sketch comedy group, Skills in Time, with friend Greg Larsen. In 2010 Skills in Time were joined by comedian Sam Campbell. Skills in Time's YouTube channel has amassed over 3 million views and the group have performed two live stage shows, Big City Dreams & Checkmates.[2][3] Stone also used the group's YouTube channel as a platform for his comedy character Jaydos, which he performed from 2010–2014. In 2015 Skills in Time produced a pilot for SBS, titled 'Looking Back’.[4]

In 2011, as a stand up comedian Henry performed as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 'Comedy Zone',[5][6] alongside Luke Heggie, Jennifer Wong, Ronny Chieng and Daniel Connell.[7] In the years following he performed at Splendour In The Grass, on the triple J ‘Good Az Friday’ and ‘Debate Night’ programs and opened for US comedian Joe Mande.

In 2014 Stone and his new sketch group, Fancy Boy, wrote and performed 'Variety Show' which went on to win the Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.[8][9] In 2016, Fancy Boy were commissioned to create a TV sketch show for ABC TV[10] and Seeso.[11]

As a screen director, Stone worked on the webseries Dirty Bird with Sam Campbell in 2014[12] and the comedy series 1800-Success for ABC iView in 2017.[13]

Awards[edit]

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Award 2014 – Fancy Boy Variety Show

Live comedy[edit]

  • Comedy Zone, Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 2011[14]
  • Good Az Friday, triple J – 2011[15]
  • Skills in Time Got Dem Big City Dreams, Comedy Festivals – 2012
  • Skills in Time Checkmates, Comedy Festivals – 2013
  • Debate Night, triple J – 2013[16]
  • Erotic Fan Fiction – 2014 & 2015[17]
  • Fancy Boy Variety Show, Comedy Festivals – 2014 & 2015
  • Splendour in the Grass – 2014 & 2015[18]
  • Scott Dooley & Friends – 2014
  • Falls Festival – 2014[19]
  • Anya Tonight & Wakey Wakey w/ Kerry Cobber & The Gang – 2015[20]

Filmography[edit]

  • Fancy Boy (TV Series) – 2016[21]
  • Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am (TV Series) – 2016
  • The Letdown (TV Series) – 2016
  • Looking Back (Series) – 2015[22]
  • The Tail Job (Feature Film) – 2015
  • Dirty Bird (Series) – 2014
  • Fully Furnished (Series) – 2014
  • Ad Nauseam (Feature Film)- 2014[23]
  • Crazy Bastards (Series) – 2014
  • Heidi Fires Everyone (Short) – 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henry Stone Comedian". The Sit Down Comedy Club. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Review: Skills In Time Got Dem Big City Dreams". Herald Sun. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Millican leads stellar lineup at comedy festival". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  4. ^ "SBS Comedy Runway: Looking Back – Dack Attack". SBS. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Henry Stone Biography". The Wheeler Center. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Leaving no stone unturned". Couriemail. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  7. ^ "The Comedy Zone – Henry Stone". Beat. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards Till 2017". Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Fancy Boy Variety Show: the secret late-night comedy show that's winning prestigious awards". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Fancy Boy on ABC TV". ABC. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Seeso New Series Fancy Boy". Deadline. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Dirty Bird". Youtube. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  13. ^ https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/newsroom/news/2017/mr-170328-fresh-blood
  14. ^ "MICF Comedy Zone Review". Laneway Magazine. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  15. ^ "Good Az Friday 2011 Album". triple J. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  16. ^ "Debate Night 3". triple J. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Event: Erotic Fan Fiction Older Edition". Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  18. ^ "Splendour Comedy Lineup Revealed". The Music. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  19. ^ "10 Things We Learned at Falls Festival Marion Bay". Faster Louder. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Event: Anya Tonight!". Giant Dwarf. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  21. ^ "DECEMBER MEDIA IN PRODUCTION WITH NEW SKETCH COMEDY SHOW". December Media. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  22. ^ "Looking Back". Imdb. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Ad Nauseam Film". Ad Nauseam. Retrieved 21 November 2014.

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