Judith Lucy : biography
Judith Mary Lucy (born 25 March 1968 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian comedian, known primarily for her stand-up comedy.
She is the sister of Australian writer and scholar Niall Lucy.
Biography and career
She attended Curtin University and studied theatre.http://www.theage.com.au/news/books/judith-lucys-alphabetical-disorder/2008/05/01/1209235056928.html?page=2
At the age of 20 she then decided to move to Melbournehttp://www.theage.com.au/news/books/judith-lucys-alphabetical-disorder/2008/05/01/1209235056928.html?page=2 that then led to a series of highly successful one-woman shows, including No Waiter I Ordered the Avocado (1991), King Of The Road (1995), An Impossible Dream (1996), The Show (1998), The Show 2 (1999), Colour Me Judith (2000), I'm Going to Learn How to Fly (2001), I Failed! (2006) (based on her short-lived career on the 2Day FM breakfast show), and Judith Lucy's Not Getting Any Younger (2009). Her 1999 comedy album King of the Road was nominated for an ARIA Award. She also co-starred with Denise Scott and Lynda Gibson in the award-winning stage spectaculars Comedy Is Not Pretty (1999) and Comedy Is Still Not Pretty (2003).
In 1993 Judith joined the cast of the live ABCTV comedy The Late Show, and she has since co-starred with that show's Mick Molloy in two movies, Crackerjack (2002) and Bad Eggs (2003). She was a regular on Mick Molloy and Tony Martin's radio show Martin/Molloy, and over the last decade she has co-hosted several popular radio programmes, including Triple J's The Ladies Lounge (with Helen Razer) (1997) and the Austereo Network's Foxy Ladies (with Kaz Cooke) (1998), The Friday Shout (with Peter Rowsthorn) (2003), The Judith Lucy Show (with Peter Helliar) (2004) and The Arvo (with Peter Helliar) (2005).
In May 2008, Lucy's first book The Lucy Family Alphabet was published. Lucy wrote the book about life with her adoptive parents and not knowing she was adopted until age 25. The book has been described as "a moving tribute to the lunatics who raised one of Australia's best-known comedians". The book also reached bestselling lists in Australia.
Lucy toured nationally in 2009 with her ninth one-woman show, Judith Lucy's Not Getting Any Younger. The tour visited Sydney twice for the return season, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Perth and regional towns Albury, Warragul and Ballarat. The tour marks 20 years in stand up comedy since she performed her first gig in Melbourne at 'Le Joke' in 1989.
As of August 2009, Lucy became a regular cast member on Rove, replacing Dave Hughes after he left the show.David Knox, 11 August 2009. . TV Tonight, Retrieved on 17 August 2009. The Rove program ended in November 2009. In 2011, she appeared in a series Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey on ABC Television., ABC Television
Judith is currently the Patron of the Revelation Film Festivalhttp://revelationfilmfest.org/go/revcon/guests/guests held in Perth each year and will be taking her brand new show 'Nothing Fancy' to Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and regional NSW during July, August and September 2012.http://judithlucy.com/judithlucy/tour.html
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