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Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann
Born August 27, 1969 (1969-08-27) (age 40)
Australia
Occupation Comedian
Radio Host
Website
http://www.lehmo.com.au

Anthony Lehmann, better known by his nickname Lehmo, is an Australian comedian, radio personality and television personality. He is probably best known as co-hosting Before the Game for Channel Ten, and co-hosting Triple M's drive time show with Wil Anderson. In 2010, Lehmann will join Brigitte Duclos on Mix 1011 presenting Mix Mornings, replacing Tom Gleeson.

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Career

Lehmo started out working as a chartered accountant before becoming a comedian.

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Stand up

Lehmo has travelled to the Middle East to entertain the troops and on his return used his experiences as part of his comedy routine.

He has also performed sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (2000, 2002 and 2004), the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (1996 and 1997).

His live credits in the U.K include the 1996 and 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, the Comedy Store and Jongleurs - the largest chain of comedy clubs in Britain. Lehmo has also performed regular gigs at The Boston Comedy Club and The Gotham Comedy Club both in New York City.

Overseas demand for Lehmo has seen him appear on England's BBC TV Comedy Showcase and as a regular compere on Britain's longest running television stand up show Stand up Live. Lehmo also played himself in a series of ads for XXXX beer which were shot in India and screened in the UK.

World record

In May 2005, Lehmann broke the Guinness World Record for the most jokes told in an hour with 549, beating the previous record of 499.[1] It was previously held by UK comedian Tim Vine.

Radio

He had been the host of the breakfast show on SAFM with Milly.

From April 2007 until November 2008, Lehmo was a co-host on Triple M's drive-time program Wil & Lehmo which also starred fellow comedian co-host Wil Anderson.

In 2010, Lehmann will join Brigitte Duclos on Mix 1011 presenting Mix Mornings, replacing Tom Gleeson.

Television

Lehmo is a co-host of Before The Game (AFL). He works alongside Dave Hughes, Sam Lane, Andy Maher and Mick Molloy. He used to work with Peter Helliar and Anthony Hudson. He has his own segment on the show as well called Lehmo's Footy Clinic. The show is based on AFL, and Lehmo has stated that he is a die-hard supporter of the Hawthorn Football Club. Other television appearances include Rove Live and The Glass House.

Other work

In 2007, he was the face of the advertising campaigns for the Australian International Motor Show held in Sydney. He is also the face of adverts for the new Vegemite spread iSnack 2.0 which commenced airing on 21 September 2009 and during the AFL Grand Final broadcast.

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