The Axis of Awesome are The World's Most Awesomest Comedy Band. In the incredible time that they have been together, they have done literally so much stuff. They have blown audiences away around the world, including the prestigious invite -only Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and three sold out seasons at the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.
Their latest show, 'Songs in the Key of Awesome' received multiple 5-star reviews in it's premiere season at the Edinburgh Fringe, and they were described as 'a superbeast of high energy, high impact comedy'. They have also sold out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals, the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals and Singapore Flipside Festival.
Not content with breaking box offices around the world, they've also smashed internet records - their Four Chord Song is the highest rated comedy video of all time on YouTube, and has received over 30 million hits. They have multiple TV appearances in Australia and globally, and their DVD 'The Axis of Awesome Live' is already a hit with audiences worldwide.
They picked up the Time Out Award for Best Australian Act at the Sydney Comedy Festival, and they are also recipients of the prestigious Moosehead Award for their first ever Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, 'The Axis of Awesome Comeback Spectacular'. They have been touring the United States, and their album 'Animal Vehicle' has been released worldwide.
The Axis consists of Jordan Raskopoulos, Benny Davis and Lee Naimo.
- Jordan Raskopoulos: Lead vocals. Star of stage and screen, Jordan is best known for his work on 'The Ronnie Johns Half Hour' on Channel 10. His memorable characters and humorous lines were both memorable and humorous. Currently a National Theatresports Champion, Jordan was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his one-man show, 'The Adventures of the Man With the Dominant Claw'.
- Benny Davis: Keyboard, vocals. A classically trained musician, Benny brings some class to the Axis. And a portable keyboard. As an original member of the sketch comedy troupe 'The Delusionists', Benny was a stand out in their 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show. A regular cast member of almost every improvised comedy show in Sydney, Benny is a virtuoso on the keyboard.
- Lee Naimo: Guitar, way way back up vocals. One of Sydney's best improvisers, Lee has made stuff up while touring Australia and internationally. Along with Jordan, Lee is a current National Theatresports Champion, and he is co-creator of the hit live show, 'Scrabble Unscripted', which was a sold-out success at both the Melbourne and Cracker Comedy Festivals in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Lee enjoys sunshine and the music of the Dixie Chicks.
Their musical lampoons really hit the mark... they had the audience in stitches, hooting for an encore - 4 stars
- The Age
If only all musical comedy was like this - 4 stars
Catchy tunes, brilliant lyrics and hilarious banter... in a word: awesome - 4 stars
- The List
A fantastic hour of entertainment. The Axis of Awesome may just become my new favourite band!
- The Groggy Squirrel