Biography

Corinne got her TV kick-start as a regular Good News Week panellist back in 1999, and in no time became one of the most familiar faces on Australian television.

Corinne’s first full time TV gig was as an original cast member of Rove, first shown on Channel Nine, before moving with Rove Live to the Ten Network in 2000. In 2001 she took on a second job as a founding member of ABC TV’s The Glasshouse continuing with the show until it wrapped in 2006.

Corinne is an accomplished stand-up, MC, presenter, writer and broadcaster and has performed both nationally and internationally. In addition to her years on Rove Live and The Glasshouse, she has appeared on everything from Spicks and Specks to Dancing With The Stars to Good News Week. She has co-hosted successful national radio shows, performed countless solo live shows and appeared everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the Kalgoorlie Arts Centre. Her natural, down-to-earth charm and her quick wit have made her one of Australia’s best known, and most warmly regarded performers.

Corinne's first book, "Lessons In Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder" (Allen and Unwin) was released in September 2010 and went into reprint just months after its release.

Corinne is currently juggling her performing work with full time study and hopes to complete her law degree in the next couple of years.

Film

2011 - Richard Keddie/Mark Lamprell - Goddess - (support cast - Fizz)

Television – Acting

2014 - Ted Robinson/GNW Productions - Die On Your Feet (Core Cast-- Sophie)

2010-2011 - All networks - Progressive Car Insurance TV/Radio campaign - (main role)

2008 - Mark Gracie - Too Far - Pilot (Core Cast)

2004 - Southern Star/John Edward - Rapid Response - Pilot (Core Cast)

2003 - Network TEN - skitHOUSE (Core Cast)

Television – Performance / Appearances/ Comedy

2014 - Channel Seven - What Really Happens in Bali - (narrator)

2013 - 2014 - ABC - The Drum - gues panellist

2013 - Network TEN - 2013 MICF Great Debate - Moderator

2013 - ABC - QandA - guest panellist

2012 - Network TEN - 2012 MICF Great Debate - Moderator

2011 - Network SEVEN Airways - Host

2011 - Network TEN - GNW - various appearances, guest panelist

2011 - Network TEN The Circle - co-host various appearances

2011 - Network TEN 2011 MICF Great Debate - Moderator

2011 - ABC TV The Collectors - guest

2010 - Channel SEVEN Northern Territory tourism campaign - host

2010 - Comedy Channel NBCF Comedy Gala - co-host with Grant Denyer

2010 - Network SEVEN  Airways - Host

2010 - Network TEN 2010 MICF Great Debate - Moderator

2010 - Network TEN The Circle - co-host

2010 - Network TEN - GNW - various appearances, guest panellist

2010 - Network SEVEN - Good Friday Appeal - panellist

2009 - Network SEVEN - Airways - Host

2009 - Comedy Channel - Comedy Slapdown - core cast/improvisor

2009 - Network SEVEN - No Leave No Life - guest appearance

2009 - Network TEN - 2009 MICF Great Debate - Moderator

2009 - Network TEN - GNW - various appearances, guest panellist

2008 - Network TEN - 2008 MICF Great Debate - Host and Moderator

2008 - Network TEN - Good News Week - Regular Panellist

2008 - Network TEN - 9am with Dave & Kim - Regular fill-in co-host and panellist

2008 - Nine Network - 20 to 1 - 3 episodes

2008 - Seven HD - This Is Your Laugh with Andrew O’Keefe - Guest Interviewee

2007 - Network TEN - Montreal Just for Laughs - Special Host

2007 - Network TEN - 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala - Stand Up Appearance

2007 - Network TEN - 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate - Host and Moderator

2007 - Channel 7 - Dancing With The Stars - Contestant

2007 - Nine Network - 20 to 1 - 3 episodes

2007 - ABC TV - Spicks and Specks

2007 - Network TEN - 9am with Dave & Kim - Regular fill-in co-host and panellist

2007 - Comedy Channel - Stand Up Australia - Stand Up Appearance

2001-06 - ABC TV - The Glass House - Core Cast

2006 - Network TEN - Australia’s Brainiest Comedian - Contestant

2006 - Network TEN - 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Gala - Stand Up Appearance

2006 - Nine Network - Comedy Temptation - Contestant

2000-05 - Network TEN - Rove [Live] - Core Cast & Writer

2002 - ABC TV - Raw Comedy Final - Co-host

2000-01 - Network TEN - GNW Debate - Debating in both years

1999 - Nine Network - rove - Core Cast & Writer

1999-2000 - Network TEN - Good News Week & GNW Nite Lite - Regular Panellist

1999 - ABC TV - O’Loughlin On Saturday Night - Stand Up Appearance

1998 - ABC TV - Smallest Room In The House - Half hour solo show

1998-2001 - ABC TV - Upfront - Stand Up Appearances x 3

1997 - Channel 31 (Melb) - The Comic Box - Stand Up Appearance

1996-98 - Channel 31 (Melb) - Under Melbourne Tonight - Stand Up Appearances, Writer & Performer

1996 - thecomedychannel - Headliners - Stand Up Appearance

Short Film

2003 - Bad Thorn Productions - Deep Tissue (Main Role)

Radio

2010-2011 - MTR -Last Drinks - Fridays with Steve Vizard and Wilbur Wilde - co-host

2007 - ARN - MIX FM - The Saturday Show with Corinne Grant and Tom Gleeson - Co-host. Broadcast in Sydney and Melbourne

2004 - Austereo Network - Rove [Live] Radio - Co-host with Rove McManus and Peter Helliar - National broadcast

2003 - Triple M Sydney - Breakfast - Guest Co-host

2001-03 - Austereo Network - Saturday Morning Rove - Co-host with Rove McManus and Peter Helliar—national broadcast

1997 - Syndicated - Home Grown Humour - Stand Up

1996 - Sub 88FM (LaTrobe) - Aunty Rinny’s Melbourne - Host - Twice Weekly 1 Hour Comedy and Music Show

Notable Live Work

(Corinne also appears regularly at venues and corporate events Australia-wide)

2011 - One Night In Emerald City all-star charity performance - host/narrator - MTC

2011 - Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali - panelist, moderator, chair

2011 - Brisbane Writers Festival - panelist

2011 - Williamstown Writers Festival - panelist

2010 - NBCF Comedy Gala - co-host with Grant Denyer

2010 - Australian Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, annual ball - MC

2009 - Australian Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, annual ball - MC

2008 - That Was The Year That Was - Stand Up, Tim Woods, Entertainment, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

2008 - Up Front - Stand Up, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF)

2008 - MICF Roadshow - touring throughout WA

2008 - Out of Order - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, MICF

2008 - Olivia Newton John and Friends in Concert, stand-up, Sydney State Theatre

2008 - Canteen Comedy Gala - Stand up, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

2007 - Have My Stuff - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Big Laugh Festival Parramatta, MICF

2007 - One Night Stand - Sydney, stand up

2007 - MICF Up Front - stand up

2007 - MICF Roadshow - touring nationally

2007 - Your Rights At Work Rally at the MCG - MC

2006 - Faking It - Solo Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival, MICF

2006 - Corinne Grant Live, Sydney Comedy Store, Hobart Comedy Festival, Big Laugh, Sydney Comedy Festival

2006 - Nice Friendly Lady Hour - Solo Show, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2006 - The Laughter Lounge - stand up, Dublin and Galway, Ireland

2006 - Canteen Comedy Gala - stand up, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

2006 - Stand Up For the Smith Family - Stand up, Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

2006 - Hot Off The Press - speech, MICF

2006 - Upfront - stand up, MICF

2006 - MICF Roadshow

2001 - Rove [Live] Live – with Peter Helliar & Rove McManus

2000 - Rove [Live] Live – with Peter Helliar, Dave Callan & Rove McManus, Hi-Fi Bar – Melbourne, The Metro – Sydney

2000 - What’s A Nice Girl Like You...? – Solo Show, MICF

2000 - Roadshow, MICF, Regional Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory

2000 - Offshore Festival - stand up

1999 - Roadshow, MICF (Regional Victoria)

1999 - Cast Of rove Live – with Peter Helliar, Dave Callan & Rove McManus, Prince Patrick Hotel – Melbourne

1999 - Waiting For Munro – Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1998 - Miss Itchy’s Crème De Menthe Breakfast Show, Cast Member, MICF

1997 - Dairy Belles – with Meshel Laurie, MICF

1997 - Show Pony - 10 Week Season with Wil Anderson, Builder’s Arms Hotel, Melbourne

1996 - Sunday Arvo Capers – Cast Member, MICF

1996-99 Christopher Brooking Memorial Lecture (University Orientation Show, performed at numerous campuses)

1995 - Six - with Tim Ross and Adam Richard, The Public Bar, Melbourne

Live Theatre

2005 - Die On Your Feet - Written and Directed by Greg Fleet, Cast Member, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2005 - The Vagina Monologues Directed by Danielle Lauren, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

1999 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

1996 - Awkward (Writer & Performer), La Mama, Melbourne

** Corinne has also written, performed and produced numerous university and co-op productions from 1994 – 1997.

Writing

Lessons In Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder to be released September 27, 2010.  Allen and Unwin

Various articles for The Age, Herald Sun, Marie Claire and Life Etc.

Corporate

Various clients including Myer Grace Brothers, Optus, Essendon Football Club, Australian Services Union, Townsville City Council, Hausmann Communications, CFMEU, the Market Research Society.

Awards

2005 - AFI Award for Best Light Entertainment Series - Glass House

2005 - The Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program – Rove Live

2004 - The Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program – Rove Live

2003 - The Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program – Rove Live

2002 - The Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program – Rove Live

1998 - Recipient of a Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award grant to stage Waiting For Munro at the 1999 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

1998 - Winner of the Stella Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of the cast of Miss Itchy’s Crème De Menthe Breakfast Show

1996 - Winner of the 3PBS Comic Of The Year

Last updated September 2011