22 April 1990 |
Newcastle, New South Wales
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television|
After moving to Sydney in 2009, Nicholson was not a very good comedian for a few years, but then in 2012 he won the Time Out Award for Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Since then Rhys has gone on to perform all over the world, including New York, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin’s Vodafone Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival and London’s SOHO Theatre.
In 2014 he was the co-host with Joel Creasey of ABCTV’s celebrated documentary GayCrashers. The documentary saw the duo traveling to the small town of Colac and performing a stand up show after Creasey had been involved in a homophobic attack on an earlier visit to the town.
In 2016, to highlight the importance of marriage equality in Australia, Rhys publicly married lesbian and fellow comedian Zoe Coombs Marr at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. That year he and Coombs Marr were also both nominated for the Barry Award for Best Show. Zoe Won.
Nicholson is openly gay and lives in Sydney with his fiancé Triple J radio presenter Kyran Wheatley.
Live Solo Shows
- "Bona Fide" (2016)
- "Forward" (2015)
- "Eurgh" (2014)
- "Dawn of a New Error" (2013)
- "Almost a Person" (2012)
- "Social Liability" (2011)
Awards And Nomination
- 2016 NOMINATED Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Show Award
- 2013 WON Sydney Comedy Festival Mx best joke Award
- 2012 WON Time Out Award for Best Newcomer, Sydney Comedy Festival
Television and film
- MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA 2016 - Channel 10
- GAYCRASHERS - ABCTV
- JUST FOR LAUGHS STAND UP SERIES- Comedy Channel
- SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL CRACKER NIGHT- Comedy Channel
- THE FEED - SBS
- DIRTY LAUNDRY LIVE- ABCTV
- COMEDY UP LATE 2014/2015/2016 - ABC TV
- THE MORNING SHOW - Channel 7
- HOUSOS VS AUTHORITY (2013 feature film)
- BALLS OF STEEL AUSTRALIA (2011–2012)
- "Gaycrashers: Opening Shot". ABC Television. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
- "Comedians Zoe Coombs Marr and Rhys Nicholson wed in Melbourne's first gay marriage". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2016-06-18.