Rachel Berger wins AACTA Reg Grundy Award

Rachel Berger wins AACTA Reg Grundy Award

Comedian Rachel Berger has been named winner of the AACTA Reg Grundy Award 2024 for her pitch concept, Seriously Funny.

A $50,000 prize is awarded towards the development of a new TV entertainment format.

Seriously Funny is described as a factual entertainment series following a diverse group of people, as they develop their unique personal stories into a 5-minute stand-up comedy routine.

The concept was recognised for using stand-up comedy as a lens through which to explore people from all walks of life as they reveal their true selves through the hilarious and therapeutic interventions of Berger’s stand-up workshops.

Previous winners include “Seven Pups” by the team from The Full Box, The Second Best Game Show by comedian Jason Chong, Rachel Kayrooz’s “Facing the Fear” and Jayden James and George Harrington’s “Mr. Wolf.”