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Blake was raised in the Glen Waverley neighborhood of Melbourne. He is the middle child; his sibling Sophie has earned an arts degree, while his older brother Lachlan is a solicitor. When Blake was 17, his parents Noel and Kerry divorced; his father later remarried. Blake claims to have grown up watching British comedies like Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Blackadder. As a young adult, he "worshipped" Tony Martin and Mick Molloy. Blake spent the latter part of the 1980s singing with the Australian National Boys Choir. He went to Glen Waverley South Primary for his elementary education, Caulfield Grammar School for his high school education, and finally St Leonard's College, where he received his diploma in 1999.
Blake enrolled in a double degree program in Science and Commerce at the University of Melbourne after taking a year off. "Computer science and artificial intelligence are two of my interests. I'm still fascinated by those material "He claims. However, he met Andy Lee a few weeks into the semester: "That was the pivotal moment. My academic career suddenly came to an end." After a while, Blake left school to pursue a career in comedy with Lee. Blake entered a university competition, which was his introduction to comedy. He hoped to take home the $500 first prize at the moment because he was poor. He finished third in the competition and advanced to the final at the state's universities, which he ultimately won.
Spicks and Specks, Thank God You're Here, Twentysomething, Australia's Brainiest Comedian, The Librarians, The Panel, Rove, Talkin' 'bout your Generation, and The Footy Show are just a few of the Australian television shows on which Blake has made appearances. He has also appeared in the Thank God You're Here British version. He spoke for the opposing side in the televised Great Debate at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2008.
In the Australian women's magazine Cosmopolitan, he writes a monthly piece. Additionally, in 2008, he took home the TV Fugly Award for Spunkiest Male TV Personality.
In the Australian women's magazine Cosmopolitan, he writes a monthly piece. Additionally, in 2008, he took home the TV Fugly Award for Spunkiest Male TV Personality. The Eather corporation named Hamish Blake its 2007 Comedian of the Year. His native countryman Andy Lee came in at number 14 for 2007. [Reference needed] In 2009, Blake also won the title of "Television's Most Powerful Celebrity," with Lee coming in at number 19.
11 December 1981
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia