To most comedians starting out, being stopped in the street is something they only dream of.
Not so Colin Cole. Standing at 6''7" in his socks, the usually amiable Aussie comic Colin Cole has been being stopped in the street by perfect strangers on an almost daily basis for nearly all of his life, simply so they can tell him he's tall - and it drives him mad.
"Do they think I don't know?" he says, in that inimitable questioning Australian tone.
Not that Colin Cole doesn't delight in his size. Looming over the stage, and built like a whole block of brick outhouses, he begins his act with the firmly tongue-in-cheek question: "Everybody see me all right?", while his anecdotal tales of life as one of the tallest people on the planet provide some of the core material of a top class comedy act that has wowed punters the world over.
Already one of the biggest names in comedy in
Colin Cole’a natural wit and a winningly mocking manner are enhanced by some enviable performance skills honed in his other field as a dramatic and comic actor.
Indeed he should be a familiar face to fans of good and bad (and my word there's plenty of that) Australian TV. A talented and versatile actor, his CV reads like a "guide to television Down Under" and includes hit shows like Hey Hey, the Max Gillies Show and Bingles - no me neither!
Combining sharp one-liners and a mix of material that ranges from the topical to the observational and all points in-between, with that cuddly, giant Koala persona, Colin Cole has been able to break down barriers around the world and appeal to as wide ranging an audience as it is geographically possible to have.
Having conquered his home nation, Colin is also popular in the
Now based in the
WHAT THE COMICS SAID
"I strongly believe that Colin Cole is one of the funniest comedians on the circuit, I have shared a stage with the big man and believe me audience's love this huge ,funny, big hearted man with more love then most UK people had for Princess Di". - Mac Star
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID
"He memorised the audience, they only took their eyes off him to laugh" - The
"He comes over from
"Whether it be a gag on a well-worn subject, or something he spotted on the way into town, every punch line was a gem to behold; every joke expertly crafted. This man, you've got to see!" - The