First person bio

I share jokes, ideas and stories using words and pictures.

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Photo by: Amelia J Dowd

Third person bio

CJ Delling is an artist, comedian, writer, podcaster and maker of stuff for the easily amused.

German-born and Sydney-dwelling CJ has entertained audiences at corporate events and in comedy clubs in Australia, Germany, Scotland, Canada and the US with her charming, cheerful and quirky style of stand-up comedy.

She has performed solo stand-up shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival.

CJ is an avid consumer of news and current affairs.

  • You can hear her satirical review of local and international news every Saturday on SBS Radio’s What a Week!?
  • She is a regular guest on Sydney’s 2ser The Vultures Nest commenting on the week’s cultural news.
  •  CJ and a guest comedian chat about one inconsequential news item of the week on her comedy podcast called Under the News Desk.

Comedy languages

A man walks into a bar chart

A careful selection of random facts

  • CJ moved from Germany to Australia in 2004 (just for 6 months, where did the time go?)
  • She started doing stand-up in 2010 (while on vacation in North America).
  • She shares an apartment with a cat, who lived there before CJ moved in.

Live shows

  • Funny Bits stand-up solo show – writer & performer – 2016
    (1 – 5 Feb at Perth FRINGE WORLD, 23 March – 3 April at the  Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
  • Under the News Desk  –  live podcast recording  –  host  –  2015
    (Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival)
  • Topical Island  –  stand-up solo show  –  writer & performer  –  2015
    (Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
  • Topical Islandin German –  stand-up solo show  –  writer & performer  –  2015
    (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
  • Reality Bandit  –  stand-up solo show  –  writer & performer  –  2014
    (Sydney Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
  • Tomorrow’s weather & other predictive errors  –  stand-up solo show  –  writer & performer  –  2013
    (Sydney Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
  • Life is wunderbar (individual results may vary)  –   stand-up solo show  –  writer & performer  –  2012
    (Melbourne International Comedy Festival)

Radio and podcasts

  • What a Week?!  –  SBS Radio  –  writer & performer (in German)  –  since 2012
  • The Vulture’s News  –  2ser Radio  –  regular guest  –  since 2015
  • Under the News Desk  –  podcast  –  host  – since 2014


  • The Leak (A one hour comedy filled news satire program) – Channel 31 TV – writer – 2015
  • What a Week?!  (A satirical review of the week’s news) –  SBS Radio  –  writer & performer (in German) –  since 2012
  • Comedy  –  occasional joke writing for other performers and festival shows