Meshel Laurie is a comedian of some 20 years' experience, a radio and television broadcaster and writer.
Meshel moved to Melbourne early in her career as a stand-up comic to take advantage of its strong comedy industry. Her first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show was Dairy Belles with Corinne Grant.
n 1998 she was granted a Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award to produce The Virgin Mary 2 - This Time It's Personal. Her success began to skyrocket when, in 2000, she debuted The Whore Whisperer: Confessions of a Madam at the Melbourne Fringe Festival - a show all about her experiences working in brothels as a receptionist/house-keeper.
A sell-out in its first season, The Whore Whisperer went on to sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Sydney Opera House.
Meshel is currently the co-host of Nova's top-rating daily drive-time show, Meshel, Tim & Marty, which is heard weekdays nationally on the Nova Network from 4pm to 6pm. Her television credits include Spicks and Specks, The Project, Can of Worms, Rove, The Circle, ADBC, Adam Hills: In Gordon Street Tonight, to name but a few.
Meshel's first book, The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny, is out now. Check it out here.