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Will Anderson

Sydney Comedian Corporate Entertainment

William “Wil” Anderson is a comedian, writer, stand-up performer, television, radio presenter, and media personality. anderson_will08

Anderson is well known as host of popular Australian panel show The Gruen Transfer and prior to that The Glass House, both on ABC. His radio and television career has made Anderson a highly recognised comedian in Australia, but he is foremost a stand up comedy performer and known for naming his solo shows with a pun on his name..Wiluminati (2014) Goodwil (2013) Wilarious (2012) Man vs Wil (2011) Wilful Misconduct (2010) Anderson has also performed at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Will has had the honor of winning numerous awards Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), Man vs Wil “People’s Choice” GQ Man Of The Year, “Media Performer Of The Year” Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer “Wilful Misconduct” Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), Wilful Misconduct “People’s Choice” Barry Award MICF, Wilful Misconduct “Best Show” GQ Man Of The Year, “Media Performer Of The Year” AFI Award, The Gruen Transfer “Best Light Entertainment” (Hosted by Anderson) and Couch Potato Awards, Gruen Nation “Best Light Entertainment” (Hosted by Anderson)

Anderson was the host of the ABC TV show, The Glass House from 2001 to 2006, with Corinne Grant and Dave Hughes. In November 2006 the show was cancelled amid speculation that the cancellation was made due to pressure from the Howard government. Howard responded with, “I do not tell the ABC what programs it should run. I respect the independence of the ABC.” In 2007, Anderson was nominated for the “Most Popular Presenter” award at the Logies for his role on the show. Anderson has also made numerous appearances on Good News Week, both the original and the revamped version.

He is the current host of a panel talk show about advertising called The Gruen Transfer, which debuted on ABC1 on 28 May 2008. It was the water-cooler show of the year, debuting with a record-breaking audience of 1.287 million viewers, the highest rating debut entertainment program in the history of the ABC. It has sparked three spin-offs, relating to marketing and spin, all of which are hosted by Anderson. Anderson appeared as the guest comedian on the RMITV Show Under Melbourne Tonight on the 19th June, 1996 and appeared with RMITV again on the Under Melbourne Tonight spin-off What’s Goin’ On There? on the 3rd of June 1998.