Alum | Gen Fricker

Gen Fricker – stand-up comedian, writer, actor and radio presenter

Gen Fricker was born in Sydney, Australia, and has Māori heritage.

Following her time at The McDonald College, she trained as an orchestral double bassist at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School.

Fricker first appeared on triple j as a guest on Drive with Lindsey McDougall, on Sunday Night Safran, and as a writer / performer on Tom Ballard’s Chatback sketch show. In 2017, she took over the Lunch program on Triple J before moving to the Drive program. The following year, she was voted one of ‘FM Radio’s Funniest Women’.

Gen has quickly become one of the nation’s brightest stars on the national comedy circuit with her unique blend of sassy and dark stand-up. Since making her comedy debut in 2011 as a national finalist in the Triple J Raw Comedy competition, Fricker has sold out seasons of solo shows at the Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals, supported US comic Reggie Watts on his last Australian tour, as well as appearing at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass.

This multi-talented graduate of the College has worked as an entertainment contributor for The Sydney Morning Herald and she is also a regular guest on TV shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention andThe Project . She has worked as a writer/performer on ABC2’s The Roast and toured Australia with her stand-up show Very Important and Extremely Brave in late 2020.

Gen is currently one half of the Netflix weekly movie podcast The Big Film Buffet alongside Alexei Toliopoulos.

She is also part of the 2023 Vivid lineup at Sydney Opera House in a show called Queeries, which promises an evening filled with stand-up, memoir, fiction, poetry, and everything in between.