Craig Quartermaine is a man of many talents. After exploring a variety of careers, he turned his sights to media and was selected to participate in the second season of Australia’s first Indigenous sketch comedy show, ABC TV’s hugely popular Black Comedy. From here Craig went on to become the Western Australian correspondent for National Indigenous Television, NITV, before turning his sights to the ABC, where he spent eight months this year as a contributor for their hit evening program Tonightly.
Within just a few years of his comedy debut, Craig made the national finals in Australia’s most prestigious comedy competition – Triple J’s RAW. In 2016 he took on London’s West End, before making his triumphant Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with his spectacularly-received show Race Off, where he introduced the Australian race dynamic to the world garnering 4 and 5 star reviews. He has since opened for comedy heavy-weights such as Hannibal Burress, Chris D’Elia, Nazeem Hussain and Jim Jeffries to packed out theatres across the country.
Quartermaine’s take on race, politics or Australian nuances is not always comfortable, but he takes pride in making you laugh when you really think you shouldn’t. Unique, with a biting perspective about life as an Indigenous Australian, Quartermaine’s dark wit sneaks up on you right before it smashes you in the face.
"Quartermaine's is the most perfectly delivered punchline you’re likely to see at the Fringe" The Wee Review (UK)
"Quartermaine destroys the crowd with incisive material that can’t be disputed" Australia Times
"Quartermaine gives as good - and often better – than he gets" Chortle (UK)