Australian Greek actor/writer/comedian Jim Dailakis has been touring the USA for the last 15 years headlining in major comedy clubs including Caroline’s, Stand Up New York, Broadway and The Laugh Factory all in New York City. He’s also performed at The Borgata in Atlantic City and in 44 of the United States..
He has performed worldwide in Australia, at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Pilandri International Comedy Festival the Montréal Comedy Festival, all across Canada and in the Cayman Islands. He performed for The IG Corporate 53 City Tour across Canada in sold-out 2000+ seat theaters. He also performs for English-speaking Greek communities around the world.
He has worked with the likes of Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Weird Al Yankovic and alongside Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Since his arrival in the US, Jim has appeared in TV commercials as well as having performed a lot of voiceovers in radio and television.
He has written and performed a one-man show in New York City called SKITSO where he convincingly plays over 30 original characters and celebrities. Charles Messina is directing. The project has attracted the attention of Broadway producer Robert Blume.
On stage, Dailakis is highly animated as he talks about relationships and love mimicking movie stars with an uncanny ability of being able to contort his face so he can look like them too. His performances have earned him standing ovations and adoration from audiences across the world.
Comedians and bookers alike have said that they call upon Jim to do a show “When you need a guaranteed homerun!”
As one critic put it after seeing him perform, “Jim is friendly, charming, quick to respond, cool in a crisis and always guaranteed to bring the house down.”