Revealed: Here are FM Radio’s Top 20 comedians as voted by you
Comedy and radio have always gone hand-in-hand, and the industry wouldn’t be the same without the humorous offerings of Australia’s funniest men and women.
We asked and you answered – thousands of you in fact. But there was one clear winner when it came to finding out who the funniest comedians on FM radio were and still are.
Tony Martin claimed a whopping 21% of all votes – from The D Generation to the guest appearances on Nova 100 Breakfast team in Melbourne, Martin has proven that comedy transcends decades, networks and listeners.
The list has been compiled by reader votes, with nominations from radio programmers and industry insiders.
Here are the 20 funniest of them all.
1. Tony Martin
Tony Martin currently appears on Nova 100 Melbourne breakfast, Tony started with The D Generation in 1987 and was part of the groundbreaking national drive show Martin/Molly and also Triple M’s Get This with Ed Kavalee and Richard Marsland.
2. Marty Sheargold
Marty Sheargold is part of the number 1 national drive show Kate, Tim and Marty on the Nova network. Marty formerly was part of Triple M’s The Shebang with FiFi Box.
3. Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes
This year saw Dave Hughes move to SCA’s Hit Network national drive with Kate Langbroek. Previously they were the top rating duo on ARN’s KIIS network, and also one of Melbourne’s most successful breakfast shows on Nova 100.
4. Lawrence Mooney
Lawrence Mooney appears with Robin Bailey and Marto on Triple M Brisbane breakfast. He has been appearing on the Triple M network for some time, and is famous for his impression of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
5. Hamish & Andy
Hamish and Andy retired from full-time radio in 2017 after a decade hosting the Hit network drive show. Starting out originally at Fox FM, they now release weekly podcasts through SCA’s PodcastOne.
6. Sam Pang
Sam Pang started in radio at Triple R in Melbourne. Sam is now part of the top rating Nova 100 breakfast show Chrissie, Sam and Browny. He also previously appeared on Triple M.
7. The Chaser
The Chaser host 3-4pm weekdays on Triple M Sydney and national Saturday breakfast on the Triple M Network. Dom Knight, Charles Firth, Andrew Hanson, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello and Craig Reucassel reunited last year for radio.
8. Mick Molloy
Mick Molloy is co-host of Kennedy Molloy on the Triple M network with The D Gen’s Jane Kennedy. Molloy was formerly on Triple M breakfast with Eddie McGuire and was part of the first national drive show Martin/Molloy.
9. The D Generation
D Generation first appeared on breakfast on Triple M Melbourne (originally EON FM). The show ran for six years from 1986 to 1992 and featured Tony Martin, Jane Kennedy, Mick Molloy, Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Santo Cilauro and several others.
10. Ed Kavalee
Ed Kavalee now appears alongside Grant Denyer and Em Rusciano on 2DayFM breakfast in Sydney. Ed was previously at Triple M Brisbane and was part of Triple M’s Get This with Tony Martin.
11. Stav Davidson
Stav Davidson is on the Hit 105 breakfast show with Abby Coleman and Matty Acton. They recently recorded their first number 1, beating former ratings winner Nova’s Ash, Kip and Luttsy.
12. Matt Dyktynski
Matt Dyktynski is an anchor/comedian who appears on Perth’s Mix 94.5. The former actor joined Clairsy and Kymba in 2016 and is known for his appearances in Blue Heelers and Water Rats.
13. Em Rusciano
Em Rusciano commenced on 2DayFM breakfast with Harley Breen in 2017. She now appears alongside Ed Kavalee and Grant Denyer. She was previously breakfast host on Perth’s Hit 92.9, leaving after four years for her hometown of Melbourne.
14. Wil Anderson
Wil Anderson originally appeared on triple j with Adam Spencer. He also hosted the Wil and Lehmo show on Triple M from 2007. He now provides the laughs on the Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire, replacing Mick Molloy last year.
15. Ben & Liam
The pair started on Adelaide community radio station Fresh. After two years hosting Breakfast, Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton started at triple j Breakfast, replacing Matt and Alex. Starting in 2017 they are now in their second year with the national broadcaster.
16. Amos Gill
Amos Gill spearheads the Hit107 breakfast show in Adelaide. Getting his comedy start with the triple j Raw Comedy competition (where he reached the state final), he joined SAFM in 2014 and is now part of Hit107’s Amos, Cat and Angus show.
17. Will & Woody
Will and Woody recently jumped ship from SCA’s Hit 92.9 in Perth where they hosted Breakfast alongside Heidi Anderson for the past four years. The Melbourne pair now hold down the national drive show for ARN’s KIIS network.
18. Shaun Micallef
Shaun Micallef has made numerous appearances on radio over the years, and is mostly known for his contribution to the breakfast show on Vega 91.5 FM, alongside Beverley O’Connor (who was later replaced by Dave O’Neil) and Denise Scott.
19. Collective Noun
Collective Noun is a team made up of Dom Fay, Zach Mander (along with content producer Michael Parente). Originally from and still based in Brisbane, they appear on the Hit Network late nights nationally.
20. Doug Mulray
Doug Mulray appeared on Triple M Sydney breakfast show throughout the 1980’s. The legendary Mulray started out at triple j (which was then known as 2JJ), and starred alongside Andrew Denton and Dave Gibson.