Aunty Donna is an Australian comedy group that has gained international recognition for their unique style of sketch comedy. The group consists of Mark Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane, who all met while studying at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy in Victoria, Australia.
Early Career and Rise to Fame
After graduating from university, Aunty Donna began performing live shows in Melbourne, Australia, where they quickly gained a following. They gained wider recognition with their YouTube channel, which features a mix of short skits and longer-form sketches. Their unique style of comedy, which blends absurdity, music, and pop culture references, quickly gained them a devoted following online.
In 2016, Aunty Donna released their debut album “Aunty Donna – The Album,” which featured a mix of original songs and sketches. The album was a critical success and helped to further boost the group’s profile.
Television and Film Work
In 2017, Aunty Donna was given their own six-part sketch comedy series on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) called “Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun.” The series was a huge success, with its absurd humor and catchy musical numbers gaining the group a new legion of fans. The show was later picked up by Netflix and released globally in 2020.
The group has also appeared in a number of films, including “The Package” and “Glenrowan,” and has made several television appearances, including on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and “Conan.”
Aunty Donna has toured extensively throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, performing their live show “Glennridge Secondary College” to sold-out audiences. The show combines live sketches, music, and multimedia elements to create a unique and unforgettable experience for audiences.
The group has also used their platform to raise awareness and funds for various charitable causes. In 2020, they raised over $50,000 for the Australian bushfire relief effort through a livestreamed comedy show.
Aunty Donna’s unique style of comedy, which blends absurdity, music, and pop culture references, has earned them a devoted following around the world. With their own television series on Netflix and a successful touring career, the group shows no signs of slowing down.