Corinne Grant

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Corinne Grant

Born

6/12/1973, Corryong, Victoria

Birth Name

Corinne Grant

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Corinne is an Australian comedian that lives in Melbourne. She was a guest on Good News Weekmany times, as well as having a regular spot on Rove and Rove Live until 2005. On Rove Corinne tested clichs such as: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks", "Channel…more

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  • Trivia

    • Corinne has been sponsoring a young boy from the Philippines named Jerwin, since 2005.

    • When Corinne was 18, she worked in Albury as a nurse for 12 months, before moving to Melbourne to study and try acting.

    • In 2005, Corinne won an AFI Award for Best Light Entertainment Series for The Glass House.

    • In 2005, Corinne appeared in the theatre production of Die On Your Feet, written by comedian Greg Fleet.

    • In 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, Corinne shared a Logie Award for Most Popular Light Entertainment Program for Rove Live.

    • In 1998, Corinne was the recipient of a Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award grant, allowing her to perform Brian McCarthy at the 1999 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

    • Corinne began performing comedy as a way of getting over her stage-fright as an actor.

    • In 1998, Corinne was co-winner of the Stella Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for being part of the cast of the Miss Itchy's Creme De Menthe Breakfast Show.

    • In 1996, Corinne was the winner of the 3PBS 'Comic Of The Year'.

    • In primary school, Corinne and two friends created a book called Gertrude the Witch. The teacher rejected the project as unfit for children, as there was too much adult content.

  • Quotes

    • Corinne: I was a bit of a dickhead when I was growing up. I just loved to run around and dance stupid and act a fool. But that's also because I don't like to take myself seriously, so I cover it in a veneer of humour.

    • Corinne: (asked why farting is funny) It has to be a loud one. It's like physiological slapstick. Slapstick is always unexpected. You never see a fart coming.

    • Corinne: (on being an occasional panellist on the political chat show, The Glass House) It was a great release for me. Politics is something I'm passionate about. Social justice issues, especially, can get me quite irate.

    • Corinne: I think that the reason I perform the way I do is because I grew up in a town where we all knew each other. There was no point putting on airs and graces. Living in the country has given me a pretty good grounding in being myself. You can't get a big head because someone will tell you to snap out of it.

    • Corinne: (revealing she became funnier in high school) More through a lack of communication skills than anything else. I didn't know how to be a cool kid and I think I was probably too chicken to be a smart-arse. I was telling some story and the teacher actually pushed me outside of the room. They were trying to close this sliding door, and I was trying to hold it open to get the punch line out.

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