Monty Franklin is a Melbourne based stand-up comedian. He has performed hundreds of shows all over the country from outback mining camps in WA, to sporting clubs and the biggest comedy clubs in all major cities. He has supported some of the countries best and is a regular MC/host at all of the major venues in Melbourne and interstate.
Monty’s numerous television performances include Foxtel’s Stand Up Australia, and as part of The Comedy Channel’s special – The Best Of Stand Up and Comedy Gold. He featured as a finalist on Foxtel’s Comedy Gold Pitch Competition and was interviewed before the 2006 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Performing sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005, 2006 and 2007 he received wide recognition and praise for his shows Monty McFly and Eyecandy with Troy Kinne, Tom Siegert and Dave Thornton.
The winner of The Comic’s Lounge Stand-up Competition 2006 and the Melbourne winner and national finalist of The Green Faces Comedy Competition, Monty has performed at hundreds of sporting clubs and corporate functions across the country, including The Children's First Fundraiser 2008, which saw Monty heading the comedy team in the debate "Is Comedy More Entertaining Than Sport?"
Monty's short story won first prize in the 2005 Tourism Australia Mpeg Promotions Competition for his take on tourism in Australia. As a result of his versatile humour which appeals to a wide range of audiences, Monty is one the brightest rising stars on comedy in Australia today.
Monty, along with Troy Kinne, formed the company 100 Easy Street Productions, which has produced two TV Pilot episodes of sketch-comedy show No Monkeys on Bikes. In addition to writing and video production, 100 Easy Street also produce the comedy team Ear Candy, made up of Monty, Troy Kinne, Tom Siegert and Dave Thornton, performing at fundraiser nights and sporting clubs all over the country.
CREDITS – Stand Up
2007 - Monty McFly - The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 - Green Faces Comedy Competition - Melbourne Winner
2006 - Eye Candy - The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 - Stand-up Competition Winner - The Comic’s Lounge
2006 - The Best of Green Faces
2006 - Comedy Knockout Competition Runner up
2005 - You’ve Got to be Joking Finalist
2005 - Comedy Competition Finalist - Angler’s Tavern
2008 - El Cheapo TV Pilot actor/writer - Fremantle Media/Ch 7 (Not broadcast)
2008 - No Monkeys On Bikes actor/writer (Pilot/Not Broadcast)
2008 - Stand Up Australia - Comedy Channel
2008 - Best of Stand Up Australia - Comedy Channel
2007 - Underbelly - Screentime Productions - Channel 9
2007 - Comedy Gold Grand Finalist - Comedy Channel
2006 - The Comic’s Lounge Live - Channel 31
2006 - The Comic’s Box Interviewee - Channel 31
2005 - Champagne Comedy - Channel 31
2007 The Lost Childhoods - Lead VCA
2007 Cut the Crap - Lead Cruz Productions
2006 Number 2 - Lead New Lease Productions
Royal Children’s Hospital, BHP mining camps, Burbank Homes Harvey Norman, Watsonia Childcare, Victorian Librarians Association, VCAT, Children First Foundation
"… thank you and congratulations on such a good night of comedy last Saturday. All…have said that they thought the level of performance was amazing, and there’s already talk of a bus trip to Melbourne to see your festival show. I raised so much more than expected. Thanks again." - Chloe Saunders Longford Club Representative of Maffra Mardi Gras Comp.
"The comedy night we ran was one of the best functions we had all year, and look forward to having the fellas back." - Greg Buckland, Fish Creek Football Cub President.
"Thanks so much for coming down boys and helping us have a great night to end our great year. Everyone had a great laugh…. Even the old farts who haven’t cracked a smile in years were having a laugh. Great stuff. Will do business again soon." - Simon Parvell, Harvey Norman, Bendigo.
"A top night and a top effort from the fellas, they were very entertaining and had the room continuously laughing. We will be definitely booking them in again next year and recommend any other club do the same." Adam Radley, Social Events Co-Ordinator, Seddon Football Club