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Who Is Joel Creasey? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

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Who Is Joel Creasey? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

Comedians of the World on Netflix features stand-up routines from 47 comics from 13 different regions of the globe, including New Zealand, Germany, India, and the Middle East. The series is airing in eight languages and includes material that covers homophobia, racism, sexuality, and other controversial topics. In fact, the series gives viewers a deeper look into what life is like in certain areas of the world.

And for Joel Creasey, he’s one of “Australia’s most-popular, acclaimed and charmingly controversial stand-up comedians,” according to his own bio. But just how controversial and funny is he? Let his accomplishments speak for themselves. Who is Joel Creasey? Here are 8 things to know about the self-proclaimed “fame whore.”

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1. His parents met on a movie set.

His mother, Jenny, and father, Terry, met on the set of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, where they both appeared as extras! Currently, his father owns several McDonald’s chains in Perth, Australia.

2. He’s openly gay.

Creasey came out to his family when he was 16 years old.

3. He’s dating a model.


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He’s been dating his boyfriend, Jack Stratton-Smith, since 2017. They're incredibly adorable, don’t you think? He even joked that he “stalked” his now-boyfriend before they met, saying, “I stalked him for four years on Instagram.”

4. He dropped out of school.

Though he studied at Curtin University for three months, he dropped out to focus on a career in stand-up comedy.

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5. He’s had quite the stand-up career.


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He began performing stand-up when he was just 15 years old and is now one of the “most-sought after and hottest comedians in the world.” One of his first performances was in Raw Comedy, a national stand-up competition, in which he made the finals. In 2010, he was in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and won a nomination for Best Newcomer.

He presented his second comedy show, Political Animal, in 2011, and his third, Naked, in 2012. He then sold out 23 consecutive shows in Melbourne in 2013. His fifth festival show, Rock God, led to him gaining media coverage, after which he began touring. His sixth festival show, The Hurricane, premiered in 2015.

Since starting a career in comedy, he’s sold out tours all over the world, including the UK, Australian, and the United States. Joan Rivers even asked him to be part of her tour in 2014!

6. He’s also appeared on television.

He’s appeared in minor roles on Sisters, the soap opera Neighbours, and the comedy documentary Gaycrashers. He also appeared on Australia’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, and raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

7. He's also a TV host.


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His co-host credits include The Circle, Tractor Monkeys, A League of Their Own, The Project, 20 to 1, It’s a Date, The Great Debate, Comedy Up Late, The Big Music Quiz, Dirty Laundry, How Not to Behave, the Eurovision Song Contest, Have You Been Paying Attention?, and currently hosts the dating game show Take Me Out. He’s also hosted Network Ten’s Just For Laughs specials.

8. He’s an author.


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In late 2017, Creasey published a memoir, Thirsty: Confessions of a Fame Whore, dedicating it to Joan Rivers. The memoir talks about “his most hilarious, heartbreaking, outrageous, scandalous, incredible and most personal stories.”

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Samantha Maffucci is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.