Ray Badran



Ray Badran is a stand-up comedian and writer. A regular at The Sydney Comedy Store, Ray has performed in The United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Hong Kong, New Zealand and across Australia. Ray has written comedy for various TV shows, comedians, advertising agencies, theatre, radio, and more. 

Widely considered to be one of the rising stars in Australian comedy, Ray has worked with Chris Rock, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer and Comedy Bang! Bang!, to name a few. 

Ray has performed two solo shows, Raised and Confused (2015) and Junior (2016) at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has also performed shows as part of the Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and New Zealand comedy festivals. He has appeared on the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala twice, in 2014 and 2017. 

In 2017, he created the Comedy Central Australia/NZ TV show No Experience Necessary. In 2018, he created the hit ABC Podcast Positions Vacant (Top 5 comedy podcasts in Australia, Top 20 Podcasts in Australia). 


  • Created a podcast for ABC comedy, ‘Positions Vacant’ (ABC Radio)
  • Performed as part of Comedy Central Aus/NZ, Another Fricken Festival (Queenstown, New Zealand)
  • Performed as part of the Comedy Stage at the YNot Festival (Derbyshire, England)
  • Performed as the show "Ray Badran does standup" at the Camden Fringe (London, England)


  • Created the 6 part TV-series “No Experience Necessary” (Comedy Central AUS/NZ)
  • Performed the show 'Ray Badran - standup' as part of the New Zealand comedy festival
  • Performed as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival
  • Performed at the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, Enmore Theatre (Comedy Channel)
  • Performed as part of the Comedy Stage at Bestival - One of the UK’s biggest music festivals (Dorset, England)
  • Performed as part of the Rotterdam Comedy Festival
  • Awarded Best International Guest Comedian for 2017 - New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards


  • Opened for Comedy Bang Bang (Live at Metro Theatre, Sydney)
  • Performed the show “Junior” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival
  • Featured in the “Breakout Comedy” Showcase at the New Zealand Comedy Festival
  • Writer and Actor in the immersive musical theatre show, “Hidden Sydney -The Glittering Mile” 


  • Regular segment on Triple J weekend breakfast (ABC Radio)
  • Performed the show ‘Raised and Confused’ at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival & Perth Comedy Festival


  • Writer for sports entertainment show, Thursday FC (SBS)
  • Brisbane, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festival Festival ‘Breakout Comedy tour’ MC
  • Performed at the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, Enmore Theatre (Comedy Channel)
  • Featured on the Triple J show, Tom Ballards’ Chatback (ABC Radio)
  • Wrote and voiced a FIFA World Cup radio show, Half-time Oranges, with Steen Raskopolous (SBS Radio)
  • Regular segment on Triple J weekend breakfast (ABC Radio)


  • Wrote for comedy panel show, Good News Week (Ch 10)
  • Performed as part of Homebake music festival
  • Performed standup on The Footy Show (Ch 9)
  • Featured as part of the documentary, Cradle of Comedy (SBS)