Monty Franklin is an Australian born stand up comedian now based in LA.
He tours all over the world headlining some of the biggest comedy clubs and also opens for Rob Schneider. He is currently appearing in Rob's new TV Show 'Real Rob' on NETFLIX, season 1&2.
He has had roles on 'New Girl' - FOX, 'Becoming Bond' - Hulu and is the creator and star of 'The Manny' - TV Pilot.
Monty’s numerous television stand-up performances include AXS TV's Live At Gotham, Channel 10s The Circle, Foxtel’s Stand Up Australia, and as part of The Comedy Channel’s special – The Best Of Stand Up and Comedy Gold.
Performing sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010, he received wide recognition and praise for his shows The Full Monty and Monty McFly.
Monty performed at the 2009 Carols By Candlelight to a crowd of 15,000 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and MC’d for 18,000 music goers at the 2010 and 2011 Pyramid Rock Festivals.
Monty has produced, written and starred in two TV Pilots of sketch-comedy show No Monkeys on Bikes for Channel 7, co-hosted a weekly radio show on Fox FM and produced a number of short films featured in festivals around the world.
Monty was the host of the pilot Tv Show 'Australia UpLate' and filmed a forth pilot with Channel 7 for a comedy travel show.
Monty is now based in Los Angeles where he performs all over the country and world with legendary Saturday Night Live favorite Rob Schneider. Monty also headlines some of the most sort after comedy clubs in the world including The Improv Comedy Clubs, The Laugh Factory and Monty's name was recently added to the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, up there with all the greats like Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams and Steve Martin, he is the first Australian on the wall, a great honor.
2015- Live at Gotham
2014 - First Australian ever to get name on The Comedy Store marquee
2013 - 5 city theatre tour of Australia with Rob Schneider
2011/2012 - Xgames LA - Host for Vitamin Water After Party
2010/2011 - The Pyramid Rock Music Festival - Host for the main stage
2010 – The Full Monty – The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 – Performance – Carols By Candlelight
2007 - Monty McFly - The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 - Green Faces Comedy Competition - Melbourne Winner
2006 - Eye Candy - The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2006 - Stand-up Competition Winner - The Comic’s Lounge
2006 - The Best of Green Faces
2006 - Comedy Knockout Competition Winner
2005 - You’ve Got to be Joking Finalist
2005 - Comedy Competition Finalist - Angler’s Tavern
2017 - Real Rob Season 2 - NETFLIX
2017 - Becoming Bond - Hulu
2016 - New Girl - FOX
2015 - Real Rob - NETFLIX
2015 - AXS TV Live At Gotham - New York
2011 – Stand Up Comedy Guest – The Circle – Channel 10
2011 - Host - 'Australia UpLate' - Tv Pilot Channel 9
2008 - El Cheapo TV Pilot actor/writer - Fremantle Media/Ch 7 (Not broadcast)
2008 - No Monkeys On Bikes actor/writer (Pilot/Not Broadcast)
2008 - Stand Up Australia - Comedy Channel
2008 - Best of Stand Up Australia - Comedy Channel
2007 - Underbelly - Screentime Productions - Channel 9
2007 - Comedy Gold Grand Finalist - Comedy Channel
2006 - The Comic’s Lounge Live - Channel 31
2006 - The Comic’s Box Interviewee - Channel 31
2005 - Champagne Comedy - Channel 31