Jonathan Atherton is Australia's most travelled comedian. Speaking more languages than your average U.N. delegate, the truth and poignancy of his rapid-fire comedy will have you laughing... and thinking.

As a seasoned traveller, having lived and worked in Thailand, Japan, Kenya, Uganda and Indonesia- and presenter of "Lonely Planet" (Discovery Channel) and "Pilot Guides" (ABC-TV)- Atherton brings a unique global perspective to his comedy. He has performed to sell out crowds in London, Ireland, Amsterdam, Jakarta, Thailand, Malaysia, New York and across the Australian Comedy Circuit. He has just returned from his seventh sell-out season at Singapore's famous 1NiteStand Club.

Jonathan is in demand as a corporate MC, comic, hoax character and speaker.
Coporate clients include Pfizer, Harvey World Travel*, Porsche*, Daikyo, Toyota, AIM*, Education Queensland*, Australian National Museum, BOC Gases*,
Flight Centre, BSA*, Reuters, CardnoMBK*, Q Ford, Century Batteries, Minter Ellison, Mater Hospital*, DPI, DEET, Pask Developers*, AACB*, MICE, Gold Coast Tourism*, Austereo, Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Foxboro, Invensys, Web Central* and literally scores of others (* denotes multiple bookings).
He is also a talented actor, voice artist, writer and photographer. Check out the links to access the many facets of Jonathan Atherton.

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    Reviews and Credits
Lonely Planet Presenter
London City Guide
Papua New Guinea Guide
Amsterdam City Guide

"There he is standing under a spotlight, his forehead glowing with sweat, a mike in hand. "Men have two brains," he says. The audience is still recovering from what he had said before that. Their lungs have grown tired laughing. Atherton places a hand on his head and says, “The primary brain.” ........

Times of India 2007
"BANGALORE: For fans of stand- up comedy, Australian comic and television personality Jonathan Atherton's performance at Hint in Bangalore Central was certainly a rare treat..." The Hindu 2007
"masterful and multilingual Australian super-talent. To say that this man had the audience in stitches does not convey the true spirit of the experience. Astounding, incredible, unbelievable, fabulous and gifted" Jakarta Comedy Club, 2003
"will leave his audiences utterly enthralled… if they ever stop laughing"
The Comedy Channel, 2003
Film and TV credits
"OUTSTANDING … Jonathan was the best comedian and compere we have had!"
Michael Whitlow, BOC Gases 2004
Corporate Profile


Mandy Nolan-The Echo Jan.4.2005

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