Host of Mix 94.5 radio and musical parody genius
Janelle Koenig has been funny since – well – birth but her career in comedy started more than 12 years ago when she was discovered at the inaugural Jeez Louise Funny Women’s Forum.
Since this auspicious event she’s gone on to work with some of the best in the business – Carl Barron, Dave Hughes, Jo Stanley, Joel Creasey and…err…Warwick Capper – to name drop a few.
She’s performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, the first St Kilda Laugh Fest and the Brisbane Impro Fest, Perth Fringeworld and the Perth Comedy Festival.
Laughing her way around the country from Marble Bar to Moe, Broad Meadows to Broome, Janelle flits seamlessly from the comedy stage to corporate gigs, from screen and radio to buck’s nights and football club bashes.
With multiple appearances on Foxtel’s Comedy Channel, Channel 31’s Champagne Comedy, Instant TV and Theatre Games Live along with numerous advertisements and short films, Janelle was also hand-picked by NBC to represent Australia in Last Comic Standing in Miami, Florida.
In 2010, Janelle relocated permanently to Perth, Western Australia were she has become a core member of local impro group ‘The Big Hoo Haa’, and a popular headliner and MC on all of the local stages. She is also the resident MC at Girlz Night Out – Perth’s premier ladies’ comedy night.
Janelle is a regular featured guest on 92.9fm breakfast show Heidi, Will and Woody, and is the humour coloumnist for www.buggybuddys.com.au, W.A.’s leading family resources website.
Janelle is an accomplished comedian and a mediocre guitarist. Her unique blend of honest stand-up, cheeky songs and sometimes far too personal tales about all aspects of her own life have made her a favourite amongst Australian audiences. She’s proud to consider herself a ‘real woman’ but keeps her skinny jeans ‘just in case’.
She’s fun, fabulous, flirty and always a hit.
She might look innocent – and that’s exactly how she gets away with it.