Aussie comedian and TV & Radio Personality, Lawrence ‘The Moonman’ Mooney is officially joining ‘Marto’ and Robin on the new Triple M BIG Breakfast 104.5FM in 2018 (fabulous imagery from this morning’s announcement available as well as audio).
Triple M listeners already know Lawrence from his appearances on Merrick & Australia and The Triple M Cricket Commentary Team. Lawrence has been a regular contributor to Triple M Brisbane Breakfast, calling in as “Big Mal” and most recently filling in for Ed Kavalee whilst he was on paternity leave.
He’s been a regular at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and will again have his own show in 2018.
His stand-up comedy is widely regarded by fans and peers as one of the funniest of the funnies. His brutally honest and hilarious insights have earned him Best Show at Sydney Comedy Festival 2015 and a Barry Award Nomination for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015.
“I’m really looking forward to The Triple M Big Breakfast with Marto and Robin in 2018. Having filled in for Ed with the guys, and having played Rich Uncle Mal over the past three years I have a great rapport with them and the whole team. The show is fun to do and I think that translates to our listeners who feel free to jump in and get involved,” said Lawrence aka ‘The Moonman’
“There is however, a little trepidation because Ed is leaving some big shoes to fill, not because he’s talented just because he’s got massive shoes.”
Triple M Brisbane’s Content Director David Rymer said, “Marto and Robin are everything Brisbane. They’re not afraid to speak their mind and love a great laugh with the people of Brisbane each and every morning. The addition of ‘The Moonman’ will bring a brilliant injection of dry, quick comedy to the show; it’s the stuff we are famous for and it’s why our listeners tune in.”
Ed Kavalee, who has shared the brekkie microphone at Triple M Brisbane for the past four years, will be moving back to Melbourne to spend time with his new baby boy Arnold Martin Kavalee, and his wife Tiffany Hall. Kavalee will continue with Southern Cross Austereo as well as his raft of media commitments including Have You Been Paying Attention?
The announcement was made live in-studio this morning.
Triple M Brisbane is also home to the city’s only local FM drive show in The Luke Bradnam Show with Libby Trickett & Dobbo, and in 2018, comedy legends Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy under the title of Kennedy Molloy will complete the day for listeners.