Who Is Cal Wilson? New Details On The Comic From 'Comedians Of The World' On Netflix

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Comedians of the World on Netflix features stand-up routines from 47 comics, from all different parts of the globe. And the good thing about this is that we get some insight into what life is like where we don’t live. What can we learn from these comedians and their everyday lives? The series even features comedians from non-English-speaking areas, including France, the Netherlands, and Germany.

One comic who continues to sell out crowds is Cal Wilson, who tours all over Australia and brings her audience together with her routines. She’s been described as “An absolute joy to watch” and “Frenetic, furious and crammed with laughs,” which certainly has us wondering: just who is Cal Wilson? Here are five details to know about her personal life and career.


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1. She’s from New Zealand.

Though she currently lives in Melbourne, she grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand, and attended the University of Canterbury.

2. She began her career in 1990.

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It was the same year she co-founded the improv group Court Jesters, who went on to win the World Theatresports title in Los Angeles in 1994. In 1997, she transitioned to stand-up comedy and won the Billy T. Award, considered “New Zealand’s most prestigious comedy award.” She’s also appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and sold out the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2006.


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3. She’s been on television too.

Aside from her stand-up career, Wilson has appeared on a number of Australian comedy shows, including Thank God You’re Here, Good News Week, SkitHOUSE, Rove Live, The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention?, 7 Days, and Hughesy, We Have a Problem. She was also featured in the ensemble cast of The Wedge.

In 2008, she competed on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars, but was eliminated third. She hosted Sleuth 101 in 2010, and participated in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate. In addition, she’s appeared as a guest on the quiz show QI, and the television series Slide Show.

4. And she’s lent her voice to the radio.

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She co-hosted The Akmal Show with Cal Wilson, with Akmal Saleh, and was also a guest on Get This. In 2009, she co-hosted the show Mornings with Dylan Lewis.

5. She’s married.

In 2008, she married Chris Woods, with whom she shares a son. The family currently lives in the suburb of Sunshine in Melbourne, Victoria.


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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.