Fiona O'Loughlin is a comedienne and TV Personality
When Alice Springs mother of five Fiona O'Loughlin started doing stand-up later in life than most comics, her hilarious stories of housewifery and motherhood were an immediate hit.
Her first festival show, for example - Fiona And Her Sister (And Some Weird Guy) earned her the Best Newcomer Award at the 2001 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF).
She's been enjoying sell-out seasons on the festival circuit ever since. In 2006 she took home the Piece of Wood, an MICF award for funniest show as voted for by other comics. In 2007 and 2008 she was nominated for the MICF's Barry Award for Best Show.
Fiona has taken her story-based stand-up around the world, headlining LA's world-renowned Improv Comedy Club, playing repeat seasons in Hong Kong and performing at Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal's invitation-only Just For Laughs and the UK's oldest, Leicester Comedy Festival.
Fiona's also been a hit on the telly with guest appearances on Sunrise, Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, The World Stands Up and many Comedy Festival Galas.
In more recent years Fiona has overcome a well-documented 'battle with the bottle'. This, like the other aspects of her life, has become 'material' for her stand-up. And Fiona is even funnier sober.
Fiona O'Loughlin will be a speaker at Women, Management and Work Conference - 12 and 13 July 2012, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
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