Penny Greenhalgh is a comedy writer and performer. In 2018 Penny was a writer and performer on Tonightly (ABC), and on Orange Is The New Brown (Channel 7). She wrote an online beer ad for Young Henry‘s Newtowner and wrote jokes for Nazeem Hussain and Kat Stewart when they hosted the AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon. She also wrote over 18 half-hour episodes of kids comedy/sketch shows for Channel 10 (Random & Whacky and For REAL!).
Penny wrote, produced and performed in the ABC iView sketch comedy series The Lost Tapes as part of Fresh Blood 2017. She wrote and performed on Aaron Chen Tonight (ABC2), and was the recipient of Gender Matters funding from Screen Australia to complete a writer’s attachment on The Checkout (ABC); a show she also performed in and directed over three series.
Penny has written and performed live comedy shows all around Australia and internationally. In 2017 she was invited to perform at the Busan International Comedy Festival and Cheongdo Art Festival in South Korea; toured Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow; and recorded a live set for Comedy Central Australia & New Zealand. In 2015 she was awarded Best Emerging Artist at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and in 2010 her show Zoe and Penny’s Very Short Attention Span was nominated for Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Penny is currently head writer for the upcoming series of Hughsey, We Have a Problem (Channel 10), and has written for Trial By Kyle (also Channel 10).