'Not as good as John Cleese,' 'A post modern Barry Humphries,'
and 'like watching a spider in a microwave' are some of
the many colourful phrases used to describe award-winning comedian
As Asher was starting out he was accepted as a 'sublicant' to
prove to funding organisations NICA's capacity for polishing a
turd. Asher completed two Diplomas at NICA and is a qualified idiot
and carnie. After graduation he moonlighted with the world
renowned La Clique, (now Le Soiree) in Melbourne and
In 2006 Asher moved to London. There he found himself working
alongside comedians like Josie Long, Stewart Lee and Stephen
Merchant and in this environment of incomprehensible art wank,
he flourished. In 2009 he earned his first critical success
with a nomination for the 2009 Barry Award at the
Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Then in 2010, his third
show 'Secret Door' went gangbusters and won him
the Age Newspapers Critics Choice Award and garnered
Asher a Best Newcomer Nomination at the Edinburgh Fringe in
Since that time Asher has written 6 solo comedy shows, which he
has toured nationally and internationally. Asher's blend of
physical comedy, stand up and his burgeoning sense of socio
political satire have made him one of the most fascinating comics
working in Australia today.
Not bad for a kid who was kicked out of High School drama for not
being serious enough.