The Axis of Awesome are The World’s Most Awesomest Comedy Band. In the incredible time that they have been together, they have done literally so much stuff. They have blown audiences away around the world, including the prestigious invite-only Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and three sold out seasons at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. Their latest show, “Songs in the Key of Awesome” received multiple 5-star reviews in it’s premiere season at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010, and they were described as “a superbeast of high energy, high impact comedy” (chortle.co.uk). They have also sold out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals, the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and Singapore Flipside Festival.
Not content with breaking box offices around the world, they’ve also smashed internet records – their Four Chord Song is the highest rated comedy video of all time on YouTube, and has received over 14 million hits. They have multiple TV appearances in Australia and globally, and their brand new DVD “The Axis of Awesome Live” is already a hit with audiences worldwide. They recently picked up the Time Out Award for Best Australian Act at the Sydney Comedy Festival, and they are also recipients of the prestigious Moosehead Award for their first ever Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, “The Axis of Awesome Comeback Spectacular”.
WHO THEY ARE
Star of stage and screen, Jordan is best known for his work on Australian TV in such programs as “The Ronnie Johns Half Hour”, "The Squiz", "Thank God You're Here" and "Good News Week". Jordan is also a master improvisor, a seasoned chameleon who is able to drop into accents and characters at the drop of hat. Jordan is a National Theatresports Champion and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his one-man show, “The Adventures of the Man With the Dominant Claw”. Jordan enjoys Snickers bars and the music of David Bowie.
A classically trained musician with a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and an Associate of Music from the A.M.E.B, Benny brings some class to the Axis. And a portable keyboard. As an original member of the sketch comedy troupe “The Delusionists”, Benny was a stand out in their 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show. A regular cast member of almost every improvised comedy show in Sydney, Benny is a musical virtuoso and an accomplished teacher of piano, aural training and musicianship. Benny enjoys Super Mario Galaxy on Nintendo Wii and the music of Billy Joel.
Guitar, way way backup vocals
One of Sydney’s best improvisers, Lee has made stuff up while touring Australia and internationally. Along with Jordan, Lee is a current National Theatre sports Champion, and he is co-creator of the hit live show, “Scrabble Unscripted”, which was a sold-out success at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival in 2006 and 2007. He has an Arts Degree from the University of Sydney (majoring in Performance Studies) and has appeared in numerous television commercials, including one where he took his shirt off for money. Lee enjoys sunshine and the music of the The Wiggles.