about tracy

Tracy was snapped in New York’s Central Park by Photographer David Haldane. Of course, Tracy barged into someone’s else’s shoot! 


If laughter is medicine, then Tracy Bartram is the CEO of chemists. It’s a sense of a parallel universe.

When you are enveloped by the indomitable spirit of Tracy Bartram, you tend to never forget because she’s on your wavelength.

From the hairdresser’s salon in Melbourne, Australia, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Burbank, California…

From breakfast radio to prime time TV, hers is a loyal audience because she is instantly relatable.

Tracy Bartram is high thread-count Australian fabric.

As if in a mirror held up to our own travails, dreams and perceptions, our experience of day-to-day life, friends, family, relationships; awkward, unfamiliar and otherwise, her foundations in humour are rock solid … reliable.

She gets people. She makes it obvious laughter is a life force, a fuel for empowerment, a therapy to overcome, an axis of survival. Laughter is a must.

Tracy is a Laughaholic

It comes naturally. She is tickle-fit.

She has been lifting weight from people’s lives for more than 30 years.

And she accepts no barriers in her conveyance of the wellbeing that laughter brings.

She is multifarious … on stage before a live stand-up audience, or in her band, in laughter workshops for business teams, working as a media trainer and , defying traditional formats on screen and on the airwaves, as a festival or function MC, commanding podiums as a keynote speaker in the corporate community.

And also on tap, from YouTube to her Laughaholics podcast with colleagues in commune such as awarded stars Shane Jacobson (Kenny) and iconic comic Vince Sorrenti and singer/songwriter/musician/TV’s Eddie Perfect.

Riding a razor’s edge, challenging typecasts and saying ‘no’ to the cowardly perpetuation of social stigmas, she re-sets the model on how we communicate, on how we observe, on how to laugh in the face of adversity – and then skip onward, thoughts still pinging from her hilarious revelations.

Her brand of fun becomes apparent as a kind of primal commodity.

You get some and you want more. In trying times, we need Tracy even more. She speaks from experience. She has known pain, hardship, gender imbalance, blatant stupidity, and intolerable excess.

Everywhere I go, I meet people who want more laughter’ says Bartram.

Laughaholics Experience

Especially at the hairdresser - where, you know, it costs a lot of money to stay a natural blonde…’

Comedian Tracy Bartram

With international golfer Jan Stephenson at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, with Tracy as MC.

She speaks a common language

Ask, and she’ll compare notes. Listen, and you’ll take away a little bit of yourself that you found in her. She is a very tall social keel who makes serious fun of showing us how to stay the course.

Today, still, she is reaffirming that you have to live a little to get a true handle on yourself. And with the grip of experience comes trust.

You can trust her to draw a crowd, to nail the rigours of a hot-live stage, to snap to cue in a sound studio or broadcast setting and to be on point with the requisite KPIs that frame outcomes in important work.

She delivers perfect escapism.

Tracy has a back-catalogue of life lessons but she also has her own ideas; concepts that form her hard-earned insights.

She knows that fun is survival. She knows laughing evolves social acceptance.

She knows that women over 50 deserve more hope.

She knows some suffer a laughter deficit. She knows animals need love. She knows males who strive for equality, too.

She is town and country

And she is an an everyday but extraordinary interloper, regularly passing through – and often stopping to stay, just for the experience.

Her instantly recognisable face, her naughty, infectious, rasping laugh and her desire to engage – and always follow-up to learn more from her audiences – have solidified her as an enduring entity on the international scene.

The Scotsman’ voted her Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show Best Show.

But more than that; she’s instantly familiar … magnetic in her field.

Tracy Bartram is an icon on the comedic stock market ¬- the ever-rising unflappable commodity you’ll love jangling around in your psyche.

USER'S WARNING: To come across Tracy can be habit-forming. You'll splurge on laughter. Often.

Tracy is an animal rights campaigner. This baby wombat (a joey) was rescued from its mothers pouch.


This extraordinary work was done by American artist Aubrey Rhodes for the prestigious Archibald Prize.

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