Bob Franklin (comedian)

Robert Andrew Franklin (born 1965), is a Hillingdon,[1] London-born, Welsh raised, comedian who has lived in Australia since 1989.[2]

Bob Franklin
Franklin at a live performance in 2011
Birth nameRobert Andrew Franklin
BornHillingdon, London, United Kingdom
GenresStand-up comedy, Television, Film



On Australian television, Franklin was both writer and performer on Jimeoin (1994–95), Shaun Micallef's World Around Him (1996), Small Tales & True (1998), Eric (1997), The Mick Molloy Show (1999) and Introducing Gary Petty (2000), in which he played the title role and received an Australian Writers' Guild award nomination.

Franklin has also acted in TV dramas such as Kangaroo Palace (1997), Stingers (2002), After the Deluge (2003), CrashBurn (2003), The Heartbreak Tour (2005), Tripping Over (2006) and an episode of The Adventures of Lano and Woodley ("Starquest").

Franklin has made several appearances on Thank God You're Here (2006–07) and was in the sitcoms The Librarians, and Stupid Stupid Man.

Franklin tarred in Shaun Micallef's TV series Mr & Mrs Murder, Episode 9: The Art of Murder (aired 17 April 2013) as "Jack"; a homeless gentleman with an exquisite eye for class and beauty. He had a recurring role in the second and third series of Please Like Me, a drama by Australian comedian Josh Thomas. Franklin also featured as a loan shark in the Australian opera miniseries The Divorce.


Franklin has appeared in several Australian films, including The Craic (1999), You Can't Stop The Murders (2003), Bad Eggs (2003), The Extra (2005), Macbeth (2006), BoyTown (2006) The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008), Three Blind Mice (2008) and Beneath Hill 60 (2010).


Franklin's first book Under Stones, a collection of 'tales of unease', was published in 2010 by Affirm Press. It won the 2010 Australian Shadows Award for Long Fiction.[3]

His debut novel, Moving Tigers, was published in 2015.


  1. admin (1 February 2012). "Under Stones". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. "Australian Television: Crashburn: profiles". Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-02-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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