With nearly twenty years’ experience performing to crowds all over the world, Julia Morris is one of Australia’s most successful and polished comedy exports whose signature skills of fun and gentle irreverence add hilarity to any event.
A multi-talented stand-up, host and actress, Julia has been a household name in Australia since her television debut in 1985 and has performed on stage with such comedy royalty as Richard Pryor, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and Robin Williams.
Between 2000 and 2007, ‘Lady J-Mo’ (as she is affectionately called) lived in the UK and hosted TV shows for the BBC, appeared in nearly every major international comedy festival from Montreal to South Africa, won the prestigious Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Festival 2002 and was named Time Out London’s ‘Comedy Performer of the Year’ in 2004. She also wrote and performed three different one woman shows on London’s prestigious West End.
In April 2008 Julia won Channel 7‘s celebrity singing show It Takes Two.
Her 2008 and 2009 stand-up tours were both nominated for the Helpmann Award (Australia’s version of the prestigious Tony or Olivier theatre awards). Julia’s first set of memoirs, entitled “Don’t You Know Who I Used To Be?" were released to popular acclaim in April 2009 and the same year she won ‘Best Australian Act’ at the Time Out Sydney comedy awards.
In November 2011 Julia got ‘hired’ in the first series of Channel Nine’s hit reality TV show, Celebrity Apprentice Australia. Julia’s hilarious and yet professional performance throughout the show cemented her position as an Australian comedy icon and also demonstrated that she doesn’t just have a smart mouth, but a smart brain too.
Whether performing as feature act or MC, Julia adds a lick of style to any event.
Catch this internationally acclaimed diva of fun now and make yours a day – or night - to remember.
Julia Morris is a highly experienced and professional function host who will work with your event co-ordinator to move efficiently through the most demanding of schedules. She can keep the night afloat through technical difficulties, adds a touch of cheeky fun to what might otherwise be boring housekeeping whilst always remaining classy and on-brand, and, most importantly, brings the event in on time. Julia is a true all-round entertainer who regularly hosts high-profile events ranging from the Australian Design Awards through to the prestigious 2011 Midwinter Ball in Australia’s Parliament House.
Whether your theme is women’s issues, parenting, family and children, work/life balance, health and exercise or simply an inspiring personal journey and giving yourself permission to shine, Julia offers a light-hearted but insightful keynote slide show spectacular that can be fully tailored to your brand and event’s specific topic requirements. Plus with her experience living in the UK, USA and Australia, Julia adds an international perspective to many themes.
There is an audible gasp of delight from the crowd as Julia takes the stage to perform her stand up. One of Australia's most popular and awarded comedians whose live shows regularly sell out theatres across Australia, you can rely upon Lady JMo for a hilarious and clean comedy set that will delight audience members young and old and provide the highlight of any event.
“Her autobiography had me laughing, crying, then crying with laughter. The woman is a Gucci-clad genius."
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
“A jewel in the national crown."
“Julia Morris could be a dark horse for next year’s Oscars with her deft handling of hostess duties" (as MC of the 2009 Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival Gala)
“Breathless, glamourous, camp, snobby, self deprecating, gossipy, fast-paced, surprisingly barbed yet subtle with a stream of energy and material that is a lot stronger than her brash-but-catty style might suggest…"
“...the sheer momentum of the star’s personality makes the hour fly by far too fast."
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
“...it's as though Joan Rivers, Germaine Greer and Betty Boop are all living inside the same body. Phew, she's a scorcher."
THE HERALD (SCOTLAND)
“Wonderful, hilarious and unmissable - living proof that audacity and irreverent effervescence are life skills"
“She ticked every box, handled the corporate audience brilliantly and gave me the goods and then some, she simply “got it" from the get go…. 5 days later and I’m still getting emails about Julia. She was simply stunning in every way…WOW!"
Chris Keeble (Events Producer)
“GREAT!! Such a down-to-earth performer. Everyone thought she was fabulous – very, very happy with our choice of performer."
VersaCold Logistics Services
“Great!! Julia was great and everyone loved her. She was so easy to work with! Delightful."
Coca Cola Amatil
“Our sincerest gratitude to Julia for such an entertaining performance on the night, she was the ultimate professional and anabsolute pleasure to work with."
Life Changing Experiences Foundation
“Julia Morris managed to achieve what most other entertainers dream of – she had 580 guests entertained and hanging on to every word she said. She was funny, entertaining and the consummate professional. Her self-deprecating humour and necdotal stories had people in stitches."