Rhys Nicholson is an Australian comedian and judge on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under.
After moving to Sydney in 2009, Nicholson had limited success as a comedian until in 2012 he won the Time Out Award for Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Since then Nicholson has gone on to perform all over the world, including New York, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin's Vodafone Comedy Festival, the New Zealand Comedy Festival and London's SOHO Theatre.
In 2014, he was the co-host with Joel Creasey of the ABC documentary GayCrashers. The documentary saw the duo traveling to the small town of Colac and performing a stand-up show after Creasey had been the subject of a homophobic attack on an earlier visit to the town.
In 2016, to highlight the importance of marriage equality in Australia, Nicholson publicly married lesbian and fellow comedian Zoe Coombs Marr at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. That year he and Coombs Marr were also both nominated for the Barry Award for Best Show. Coombs Marr Won.
Nicholson guested on Housos vs. Authority, Balls of Steel Australia, The Morning Show, Comedy Up Late, Dirty Laundry Live, The Feed, Sydney Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs, GayCrashers, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation, The Project and Hughesy, We Have a Problem.
- Rhys is engaged to former Triple J radio presenter Kyran Wheatley.
- Rhys is the first permanent judge in the "Carson Kressley/Ross Mathews" slot without a judge that they switch with weekly.
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|5th: Elektra Shock • 6th: Maxi Shield • 7th: Etcetera Etcetera • 8th: Anita Wigl'it (Miss Congeniality) • 9th: Coco Jumbo • 10th: Jojo Zaho|
|RuPaul • Michelle Visage • Rhys Nicholson|
|Max Currie • Sean Walters • Rod Tian|