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LOCAL LAUGHS

Every Monday night The Local Taphouse (184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East) plays host to the longest running single-operator comedy night in Melbourne/Australia. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8.30pm show. For the moderate cost of $15 full, $12 concession you can see some of the finest comics from Australia and around the world mixing it with the best up-and-comers. Check out our Facebook page to see the latest lineups: www.facebook.com/LocalLaughs

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Janet's Biog

Janet A. McLeod has been a fixture of the Melbourne comedy scene for twenty odd years, working both onstage as well as behind the scenes with equal success and enthusiasm.

Janet hosts regular trivia nights around Melbourne and runs weekly comedy nights including the very popular Local Laughs - Monday nights (8.30pm)at The Local Taphouse in St Kilda East (184 Carlisle St).
Janet can be heard once a fortnight on ABC Local Radio's Overnights With Trevor Chappell, and still pops up occassionally as Australian correspondent for The Bruce Millar Show on SAfm Johannesburg. (Tune in if you're in the area.) Janet has also been a regular on Triple R (six years on The Cheese Shop alongside the late, great Dave Taranto) as well as an occassional guest/special correspondent for Triple J and Radio 5 Live, London.

Janet's credits include Festival Director/Co-ordinator of the Harp Village Comedy Festival, producer of Great BIG Comedy Night special events, and originator and co-host of Quiz Internationale, Melbourne's most popular and longest running live comedy trivia night. She was also producer and resident host of Planet Comedy - a weekly stand up comedy night at The Prince Patrick Hotel in Collingwood, and producer and techno wiz for Comedy @ Vibe on Smith St - Melbourne's most/only cutting edge multi-media weekly stand-up night.

Janet is not married, has no pets or children and shares her flat with far too many toys for one adult to own.

RADIO

2002 - current Regular on ABC774 - Trevor Chappell's overnight show
2005 - 2008 Occassional guest on Dave Callan's Graveyard Shift on Triple J
1996 - 2005 Australian correspondent SAfm South Africa (Big, BIG Brunch +The Bruce Millar Show)
1993 - 1999 The Cheese Shop, 3RRR Melbourne

TV
2013 Casting for series 2 of ABC3's You're Skitting Me
2010 Casting for ABC3 teenage sketch comedy show You're Skitting Me.
2010 C31 Guest on Get Cereal (breakfast show)
2009 C31 Guest on The Wine Squad
2008 C31 Antennae Awards V/O
2007 C31 Truelocal Antennae Awards V/O
2006 Comedy Channel - Melbourne International Comedy Festival interview
2006 C31 Antennae Awards (Red carpet intro/voiceovers/audience warmup)
2005 C31 Antennae Awards(Voiceover/warmup)
2003 &2004 Roving with Rove Comedy Festival chat
2002 The Club (Aussie Rules reality TV show) - regular appearances as The Gothic Cheerleader
1999 The 10.30 Slot ABC TV (Audience wrangler/warm up)
1999 Standing Up ABC TV (Stand up)
1996 Something Hot Before Bed ABC TV (Stand up)

WRITING

2006 -current Corporate trivia writer
2005 Pedigree Superdogs show - writer/commentator/production management
2003 - 2006 Trivia writer - Fame Trivia
2001 NOVA Sydney - trivia writer
2000-2002 Inpress magazine - weekly column Forbidden Janet
1999 ABC game show pilot
1998 MAX magazine (article written in conjunction with John Birmingham of He Died WIth A Felafel In His Hand fame)

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Stuff you didn't need to know:

The corset Janet is wearing on the right is a Vollers 1905 22" model. Janet's real waist size is not 22 inches, but with enough pulling, struggling and pain-killers it could be.

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