These two talented entertainers, writers, producers and comedians have been among Australia’s most popular media performers for almost two decades.
Hamish and Andy commenced their radio career in the early 2000s, rising to unparalleled success and becoming the highest rating radio program in Australian history. Their national drive show reached around 2.5 million listeners each week and held that audience for an extraordinary 4 years, before they retired from the drive slot in 2011 to pursue other media ambitions. Currently, Hamish and Andy can be heard weekly on their self-titled podcast that is Australia’s #1 rated show for the third consecutive year.
In tandem to their radio career, Hamish and Andy established themselves as iconic TV personalities, entertaining audiences with a stream of successful seasons of their global “Gap Year” expeditions on the Nine Network. The show featured the boys’ escapades in New York, the UK, Asia, South America, India, New Zealand and Europe, earning 3 Silver Logies for the show and a Silver and Gold Logie for Hamish personally.
In 2015, Hamish and Andy made their highly anticipated return to the HIT Radio network, once again hosting their top rating weekday national Drive show. After a fabulous farewell-to-radio tour at the end of 2017, they made the exciting move to hosting their own dedicated podcast, launching their top ranking show for the Podcast One network.
2017 also saw a sensational TV development, as they made their return to the Nine Network with two seasons of their AACTA and Logie nominated “True Story with Hamish and Andy”. To the delight of their fans and rave reviews, Hamish and Andy paired up for the Nine Network again in 2019, as they set off on an action-packed adventure with a twist in the debut season of “Hamish and Andy’s ‘Perfect’ Holiday”!
Hamish and Andy have also featured in recent solo TV projects, with Hamish as the host of the nation’s favourite family entertainment program, “LEGO Masters Australia’ and Andy as the Gen Y Team Captain on Shaun Micallef’s revamped iteration of “Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation” , as well as being a regular guest on Ch 7’s “The Front Bar”.
Charts wise, Hamish and Andy have held comedic reign with their radio show podcasts, having topped the iTunes charts as the #1 Australian radio podcast. In 2008 they released their “Unessential Listening” CD which went platinum, selling well over 100,000 copies. In 2010 they released a second CD to great acclaim, “Celebrating Over 50 Glorious Years”.
Throughout their careers, the boys have made welcome guest appearances on shows such as “Spicks and Specks”, “Have You Been Paying Attention”, ‘Hard Quiz”, “Utopia” , “Rove”, “Thank God You’re Here”, “The Project”, “Playschool”, “Molly”, “Kinne”, “The Front Bar” and “Open Slather” as well as feature film appearances by Hamish in “Two Little Boys”, “Now Add Honey” and the Disney animation “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. Andy has also featured in the widely acclaimed short film, “Your Call Is Important To Us”, securing a nomination for ‘Best Performance’ in the Stellar Short Film Festival.
In addition to his many roles in the media, Andy is also a celebrated children’s author and has a best-selling series, “Do Not Open This Book”. Hamish is co-author, in conjunction with his wife Zoë Foster Blake, of “Textbook Romance – a user’s guide to successful romancing”.