April 22, 1965 |
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, writer, and television and radio personality and host.|
Lawrence Mooney is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, and television and radio personality and host.
Mooney was born in Melbourne and has held various jobs including a cleaner, salesman, furniture polisher and collecting golf balls at a driving range, before becoming a stand-up comic. He hosted the drive time show on Melbourne Talk Radio. He has also been a fill-in host and guest on MTR's Steve Vizard Show and 774 ABC Melbourne and 3AW. As at 2016, he regularly appears on the Triple M Network impersonating Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with weekly spots on the Sydney and Melbourne breakfast shows, and as a guest co-host on Merrick & Australia. He is currently a part of the morning drive show on Triple M Brisbane along side Greg Martin and Robin Bailey. Replacing fellow comedian Ed Kavalee as of december 2017. 
Mooney is best known for his stand-up comedy career in such shows as Lawrence of Suburbia at the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was the winner of the Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy Award in 2011 and also made it to the semi-final in America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2007.
Mooney appeared on the daytime chat show Denise hosted by Denise Drysdale from 1998 to 2001.
Mooney featured regularly on such television series as Spicks and Specks and Can of Worms, and was a regular Brains Trust member on The Einstein Factor. He has also had acting roles in The Cup, Winners and Losers and Conspiracy 365.
In 2012, he appeared in the sketch comedy series Problems and conversational series The Agony of Life. In 2013, Mooney became the presenter of Dirty Laundry Live, a comedy panel game show on the ABC.