Here is some stuff about Dan Ilic.
As stolen from Wikipedia:
Dan Ilic is an Australian comedian, writer, performer, actor, broadcaster, and filmmaker. He is best known for his work on the sketch comedy TV show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, and writing and performing in Beaconsfield: The Musical. Dan is also a reporter/presenter on the ABC show Hungry Beast and roving reporter on Channel Ten’s Can of Worms.
Ilic started his performing career with Cumberland Gang Show and eventually joined the production team in 1994 as a junior producer at the age of 13. Dan spent 11 years performing and producing Cumberland Gang Show, and in the late nineties he was also was regular fixture in Sydney amateur musical theatre scene.
At Macquarie University he performed in several shows including, Chris McDonald’s The Beatification Of Newt Berton and the Great Viagra Robbery which performed with Heath Franklin, and James Pender. The show toured to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a short run in Canberra in 2003.
Dan Ilic was also part of the university sketch comedy The 3rd Degree which formed the base of the Network Ten’s cult sketch comedy television show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour which Dan was not only a cast member, and writer, but also animated and produced several sketches.
In 2007 he started the Sydney sketch comedy club night Comicide and in 2008 toured a “best of” the show, Comicide: Death By Funny, to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
BEACONSFIELD: THE MUSICAL
Ilic’s production, Beaconsfield: The Musical, which premiered in Melbourne in late 2008, focused on the media circus that surrounded the events of the 2006 Beaconsfield mine collapse in which a miner was killed. The show received strong reviews,but its original title, Beaconsfield: A Musical in A Flat Minor, was strongly criticised, leading to the change in name.
Dan Ilic has filmed and produced a number of short video parodies, along with other related online work. These have included filming and editing for the Axis of Awesome’s Election ’07 Rap Battle; an anti-web censorship advertisement, Censordyne, produced for GetUp; a parody website describing a fake television series about the murder of Michael McGurk;and a parody video of the Freeview advertising campaign produced for Massage My Medium, a comedy stand-up routine featuring Ilic and Marc Fennell.
At times his work has been the subject of criticism – the Michael McGurk website was criticised for the use of the name and details of advertising agency Whybin TBWA in registering the domain, while the Freeview parody was removed from FaceBook after claims of copyright violation, as the work employed footage from the advertisement being parodied. YouTube later allowed the video to be up on the site under fair use.Similarly, his parody of the Where the bloody hell are you? advertising campaign, designed to attract tourists to Australia, received threats of legal action from Tourism Australia.Ilic was also behind Vicroads’ controversial “Don’t be a dickhead” campaign, which makes fun of “gingers” and “emos” in an attempt to create awareness of using mobile phones while driving. The campaign has been criticized for possibly undermining the Victorian government’s “Respect” agenda and contributing to school bullying.
In 2008 Ilic moved to Melbourne to direct The Mansion, a 13 part satirical news program hosted by Michael Chamberlin and Charlie Pickering for The Comedy Channel on Foxtel.
In November 2006 Ilic joined the video production unit at Fairfax Digital in the role of a video journalist.During his freelance journalism career Dan covered many stories across Sydney and Australia. In January 2007 Dan Ilic broke what would be the biggest story of the year whilst on assignment in New York City for Fairfax Digital, the passing ofAustralian actor Heath Ledger.His breaking coverage of the story scooped all the major media outlets in Australia by forty five minutes, and continued to give coverage across the week.
Ilic returned to the USA in August 2008 to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. His web show 51st State was created each day over the five days of the DNC, and was a mix of news, and comedy. One sketch involved asking the help desk at the Democratic National Convention for all of the information needed to assassinate a presidential candidate.
2010 “ADbc” SBS Television – Guest
2009-10 “Hungry Beast” ABC TV, Host/Reporter
2009 “The Mutant Way”, Channel 31/Deakin TV - Guest
2008-2009 “9am”, Network Ten – Guest
2008 “This Week In Shorts” Network Ten (Pilot) Performer/Director
2008 “The Mansion” , Comedy Channel - Director/Performer
2008 “Sleek Geeks”, ABC TV - Charlie (Guest)
2007 “NYE Broadcast”, Network Ten - Bruce Gyngel (Guest)
2007 “360” (Pilot) Jigsaw Entertainment, Writer/Animator/Performer
2007 “2030 Project”, City Of Sydney TVC - Director/Writer/Himself
2007 “Axe Tape” (Pilot) Fairfax Digital - Writer/Voice Over
2005-2006 “Ronnie Johns”, Network Ten -Writer/Lead Performer
2005 “Tonight On Ten”,Network Ten - Host
2006 “NYE 2006 Broadcast”, Network Ten -Bruce Gyngell (Guest)
2004- 2005 “Funniest Home Videos”, Nine Network -Herman (Regular Guest)
2003 “Audition” (Pilot), Hayden Group - Host
2000 “Cool Room”, Nine Network - Guest
1984 “Romper Room”, Seven Network - Guest
2008-09 “Beaconsfield: a musical…”, Downwind Media Lead/Writer
2008 “Comicide: Death by funny”, Downwind Media -Lead/Writer
2007 “A Night On Broadway”, Mosman Musical Soc. Lead (EP)
2007 “Impro Royale”, Twisted Melon - Lead Player
2007 “Scrabble Unscripted”, Impro Australiam - Guest Player
2007 “Chopper Harden The F Up”, Laughing Stock - Video Guest/ Video Director
2006 “Chopper Bingo”, Laughing Stock - Lead (Guantanamo Ray)
2006 “Hoff: The Musical”, Tap Gallery - Lead (Peter Neathway/Jad)
2004 “How To Succeed In Business” SYMT - Minor Lead (Wally Womper)
2004 “The 3rd Degree”, Laughing Stock - Lead/Writer
2003 “Beatification of Newt Berton”, Laughing Stock - Lead (Newt/Time Man)
2008 Fox FM – The Show With No Name Host
FBi Radio – Broadcaster.
Medium Is The Massage - Regular Segment
Up For It (breakfast) Host
Weekend Overhang (weekend breakfast) - Host
The Doorlist Host
All- Nighter - Host
Up For It, Out Of the Box, Lunch, The Bridge - Standby Host
Various Sponsorship Announcements - Voice
Triple J – Guest/Voice/Character
Restoring The Balance Guest (Alan Jones)
Mid-Dawn Guest Co-Host
Hack Profile / Guest
Super Request with Caroline Tran - Regular Guest (Super Poet)
Comicide Radio Host/Broadcaster
Smart Arts - Host
Smart Arts - Regular Guest
2001 - 2SER FM
Undercurrents Profile (New Media)
Undercurrents Profile (Filmmaker)
2008 51st State, Fairfax Media/Heavy.comwriter/presenter 2008 Shooting Blanks, Fairfax Media writer/director
2007-8 \Alan Jones, SMH.com.au/theage.com.au writer/performer/director
2007 Spoof “David Hicks on MTV’s Cribs” Hits: 40 000+ Lead (David Hicks) /Writer
2006 Spoof “Where The F…. Hell Are you?” Hits: 300,000+ Director/Writer