Harley Breen has blown away audiences from the sugarcane fringes of Queensland to the sweaty stages of the Edinburgh Fringe. Regularly headlining around Australia, Harley has won over a legion of fans with his accessible and relatable comedy.
Consistently unpredictable, Breen’s sets seamlessly move from side-splitting material about the foibles of being a new-age dad to dodgy tales of his beloved old Kingswood; all without missing a beat. A true professional, Breen always leaves the crowd wanting more.
Harley performed his seventh solo show “Some Kind of Something” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year to sell out crowds and many would say that the festival just wouldn’t be the same without him. This includes his peers, who awarded him the Comic’s Choice Award in 2011. Harley is also one of a select handful of comics chosen to tour around Australia as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. This year Harley toured throughout Victoria Tasmania and the Northern Territory, before embarking on his first national solo tour with his award winning show i Heart Bunnings. Last year Breen was subsequently chosen to represent Australia as a part of the first Melbourne international comedy festival Roadshow in INDIA.
Harley’s no stranger to successful tours; last year his hit solo show The Kingswood and I made its way around W.A. In 2013 his show I Heart Bunnings toured nationally, further building Harley’s unique brand.
While he is a true Australian comic, with sell out shows at the Adelaide Fringe and at the Melbourne Comedy and Fringe Festivals, Harley’s material also translates fluently and the universal themes he explores have also killed around the UK and in South-East Asia. With a ‘Tron Best Newcomer’ award (another peer voted award) at the Edinburgh Fringe in under his belt, Harley is always ready to expand his horizons.
Harley also has a strong background in improvisation and acting. His enjoys putting his skills to good use in educational programs and he wouldn’t say no to any offers to star in a Hollywood blockbuster either. His broad media experience, which includes resident on screen Warm-up guy on ABC1’s Adam Hills Tonight, interviews on major FM stations, spots on the Comedy Channel and appearances on the well-loved TV show The Circle, all demonstrate his value as a versatile media personality.
Harley Breen projects the immediately recognisable and relatable image of the unpretentious Aussie male. However the difference between him and so many other comedians is that Harley doesn’t just use his instant likeability as a platform to deliver solid, topical material, he also gets beneath the nature of things to create a true bond with all his audience and deliver an experience that will be talked about long after the gig is over.