Tessa Waters

Comedian Actress Writer

Image by Stephanie Wood from Frankie Magazine article 2015

Image by Stephanie Wood from Frankie Magazine article 2015

Tessa Waters is a Melbourne based comedian, actor and writer with a decade of experience in creating award-winning comedy, theatre and short films which have played to sell-out crowds around Australia, Germany, Greece and the UK.

In 2016 she toured her physical comedy 'Over Promises' and her body positive kids show 'How to be a Rockstar' to; Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brighton (UK), Athens (Greece), London Southbank, Berlin and Edinburgh to wide spread acclaim and sell out shows.

She had a killer 2015 with her show 'WOMANz' sweeping the comedy and touring awards at the Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and was touted in the TOP 5 Hottest New Things in Comedy by the Sydney Morning Herald for her MICF season. All this off the back of being voted in the TOP 10 character shows at Edinburgh Fringe (Laugh Out London) and completing a year of training at the prestigious Philippe Gaulier School(France) in Clown and Theatre 2014.

Since 2009 Tessa has been touring her acclaimed physical comedies ‘How to be a lady’, ‘Sexytime!’ and ‘Standing up/Falling down’ around Australia to the major fringe festivals. 




“Undisputed Queen of Stupidity” 4.5 Stars Broadway Baby

 “Waters is the most-free performer I have ever seen, must see physical comedy” 5 Stars Funny Women

 “I left giggling and my cheeks hurting from laughing so hard” 5 Stars Across the Arts

 “The best physical comedy I have ever seen, a fully sick show” 5 stars Radio Adelaide

 “The stupidest most delightful performance you will see all year” 4.5 Stars Clothesline.com

“To explain exactly what this performance entails is quite impossible, what I can tell you is Tessa Waters will make you laugh till you cry” 4 Stars Great Scott Media

“This powerhouse performer smashes through the stage, the fourth wall and straight into the audiences faces” 4.5 Stars The Australian Times

"She is incredibly funny, turning the female body into a giggle generator as ludicrous as it is celebratory' 4.5 Stars Sydney Morning Herald

"She has the charisma of Elvis, funniest show I've ever seen!" 5 Stars Broadway Baby

"Her charm and presence covers every inch of the venue and it is impossible not to be entranced by it" 5 Stars Glam Adelaide

"This show deserves as many stars as there are sequins on her pants" AussieTheatre.com


Photographer: Kate Pardey

Festival: Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016