Reuben Kaye

Reuben Kaye is an award-winning comedian, singer, and writer.

Reuben made his TV debut in Australia, performing twice on ABC Australia’s Melbourne Comedy Fest, as a guest on SBS Australia’s Celebrity Letters & Numbers, and on ABC Australia’s Spicks and Specks. Reuben has also appeared on UK television shows including BBC’s Tom Allen: You’re Fired, Channel 4’s Kids React to Drag, and given a lauded keynote at TEDxCurrumbin titled When Your Child Comes Out.

Reuben is an internationally renowned cabaret host, with previous residencies in London, Berlin and Stockholm. In 2022, his comedy cabaret show The Butch Is Back won three Green Room Awards: for Best Cabaret Artist, Best Production and Best Musical Direction. In 2021, both Perth Fringeworld and the Adelaide Fringe awarded Reuben their Best Cabaret award, and Melbourne Comedy Festival nominated him for the Most Outstanding Show award.


  • 2022 Green Room Award – Best Cabaret Artist
  • 2022 Green Room Award – Best Production
  • 2022 Green Room Award – Best Musical Direction
  • 2021 Melbourne Comedy Festival – Most Outstanding Show Nominee
  • 2021 Fringeworld Perth – Best Cabaret and Variety Show
  • 2021 Adelaide Fringe – Best Cabaret
  • 2019 Green Room Award – Best Production
  • 2017 Adelaide Fringe – Best Cabaret Performance



  • Pointless Celebrities- BBC1 (Guest)
  • You’re Fired – BBC2 (Guest)
  • Kids React to Drag – Channel 4 (Host)
  • Celebrity Letters & Numbers – SBS Australia (Guest)
  • Spicks and Specks – ABC & ABC iView Australia (Guest)
  • Melbourne Comedy Fest Gala – ABC, ABC iView, Channel 10 Australia (Guest)
  • Melbourne Comedy Fest Allstars Channel – ABC, ABC iView, Channel 10 Australia (Guest)
  • When Your Child Comes Out TEDx – Online

Radio & Podcasts

  • Come to Daddy Podcast – Acast (Host)
  • Transplaining with Jordan Gray (Guest, 2023)
  • Sloss and Humphries On The Road (Guest, 2023)
  • My Seven Wonders with Clive Anderson (Guest, 2023)
  • Trusty Hogs (Guest, 2023)

A new comedy star rose in the extraordinary Reuben Kaye…You can’t take your eyes off him: he’s beautiful, hilarious, knowing, wicked
The Times

‘The Kaye Hole’ is a must-see at this year’s Fringe. Reuben Kaye proves once again that he is one of the biggest and best acts in Edinburgh this August, adding some of the biggest and boldest acts of the Fringe into the mix makes it simply sublime.
Theatre Scotland ★★★★★

The evil love child of Liza Minnelli and Jim Carrey
British Theatre Guide

Reuben Kaye is a cabaret God!
Broadway Baby

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The Butch is Back

Reuben Kaye

Fast, on the edge and brutally funny. Australia’s favourite comedian Reuben Kaye is back to tear the world apart and put it back together. Backed by a full band, this show is guaranteed to have you on your feet screaming or bent over in hysterics. Kaye is utterly unforgettable and not to be missed!

‘A glorious comedy cabaret that’s by turns funny, poignant and political – and never less than fabulously executed’