The following information on Wil has been gathered from various sources, but mainly what he's said himself. The truth of it all I cannot verify as he's been known to lie in interviews, it allows him to feel like a James Bond villain


  • Wil is 26
  • His shows have included Diet Life, I am the Wilrus, Wilennium, Terra Wilius, 5ive and Who Want$ To Be A Wilionaire
  • His Dad is a dairy farmer
  • He's a Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek and Party of Five fan
  • He's known to paint his nails
  • He has written for the Australian (in Melbourne)
  • He thinks the scariest movie villain is Alan Rickman in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
  • He would swing for Paul McDermott, Rove McManus, Brad Bevan, Ethan Hawke, Johnny Depp, Scott Brennan and Gabriel Byrne
  • He's been on Good News Week a few times, both on the ABC and on Channel Ten
  • He has also been on Under Melbourne Tonight a Student TV initiative on Channel 31 in Melbourne
  • He used to be a Journalist and wrote for Australian Financial Review
  • He did the Maxibon ads with The Chase for Skase, Pete the Pig and some GI Joe dolls
  • He starred in World Cup Comedy on Channel 7

This is what his management, TOKEN have to say about him:



Wil Anderson has had an interesting career path for a stand up comic. He actually began his media career as a journalist for the Financial Review covering politics in the Canberra press gallery. He then decided that he needed a real job and became a stand up comic and managed to become one of the nation's most accomplished comedians.

Since then he has sold out live shows around the country, picked up a Perrier Best Newcomer nomination in the Edinburgh Fringe and has become a firm favourite on Good News Week and Triple J.

Wil's brand of comedy blends comedy and pop culture into a seamless monologue ranging from serious to surreal.

"A sharp blend of idealism and cynicism. Fresh, energetic and articulate"

The Age

"Anderson is, without doubt, one of the nation's finest comedic talents"

The Adelaide Advertiser


Wil is appearing in 5ive Thirty(with Adam Spencer), and Who Want$ to be a Wilionaire? @ The Melbourne International Comedy Festival



1996 - Now

Numerous performances in clubs, pubs, campuses and theatres nationally.


Diet Life (Solo Show)
Melbourne Comedy Festival (Melbourne Town Hall)


Support for Corky and The Juice Pigs, Melbourne Comedy Festival.


Show Pony - 10 week season with Corinne Grant
Builder's Arms Hotel in Melbourne


I Am The Wirus (Solo Show)
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival.


Stand Up Season at the Adelaide Festival Centre with TRIPOD


Wilennium (Solo Show) Melbourne Comedy Festival; Sydney - "The Globe"; Edinburgh Fringe Festival - "The Gilded Balloon".


Terra Wilius (Solo Show) Melbourne Fringe Festival


Terra Wilius - Adelaide Fringe Festival.




Mouthing Off - The Comedy Channel, several appearances as a panellist

1997 - 1998

Good News Week - ABC-TV, regular Panellist.

1998 & 1999

Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala - Nine Network


Good News Week - Network Ten, regular Panellist


Super Debates - Nine Network, Debater


World Series Comedy - Fox Television for Seven Network, Team Member.


Standing Up - ABC-TV

Wil has also made other appearances on programs such as IMT and Hey, Hey It's Saturday.


Various interviews on a range of programs and stations nationally.


Weekly guest and occasional co-host on Triple J Breakfast show with Adam Spencer.


Co-Host - Triple J Breakfast with Adam Spencer on Monday and Tuesday



The Big Issue - Columnist

1998 - 99

The Australian, Melbourne Extra - Weekly Columnist


Numerous Performances for companies including Mobil, Nestle Peter's, Pauls Ltd and City Of Port Phillip.



Nominated - Perrier Best Newcomer Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.