Asher Treleaven is one of the most unique comedians in Australia with his bizarre blend of physical comedy, stand up and socio-political satire. After graduating from the National Institute of Circus Arts, Asher moonlighted with the world renowned La Clique, (now Le Soiree) in Melbourne and the UK. He has competed in the Street Performance World Championships in Dublin, Ireland and effortlessly straddles the variety and comedy genres.
Asher has performed at comedy festivals all over Australia including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and is a regular performer at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In five years, Asher has written five critically acclaimed solo shows includingCellar Door (2008), Open Door (2009), Secret Door (2010), Matadoor (2011) and most recently Troubadour (2012), along with performing with Ali McGregor in Ali McGregor’s Late Nite Variety Nite Nite as ‘Saxon McAllister’.
In 2009 with the assistance of a Moosehead Grant, he earned his first critical success with a nomination for the 2009 Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Then in 2010, with the huge success of Secret Door, Asher won The Age Critics Choice Award and garnered a Best Newcomer nomination at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Asher’s latest show, Troubadour, premiered in Melbourne this year for which he received a 4.5 star review from The Age. He is currently performing Troubadour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and you can read his blogs about the Festival in the Huffington Post here.
- “Comparisons to Barry Humphries don’t overstate his talent. Hilarious.” THE AGE
- “Sublime & wonderful, there is not a dull moment in the show” THE AGE
- “splendidly camp and subtly intellectual show that draws the audience in and leaves them doubled over with laughter and a little unsettled” THE OBSERVER (UK)
- “intimate, indescribable anarchy” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Asher Treleaven is represented exclusively by HLA Management