Actor • Writer • Comedian
Zoe McDonald is a writer, actor and comedian.
She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Music Theatre course in 2008. Since then, she has performed and written for theatre and television.
She debuted her one woman show FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2013, and was a recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Ready Award. This led to sell-out seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Zoe debuted internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, with the Huffington Post UK naming Zoe as one of the “Four female comedians to watch at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.” In 2016 Zoe returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Malthouse Theatre) with her multi-character comedy Good Morning Mofo. She was named one of “Three must-see women” at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, alongside Celia Pacquola and Hannah Gadsby.
In 2015 Zoe was part of the writing team for sketch comedy series Open Slather on Foxtel’s Comedy Channel and in 2017 starred in the award winning web series Sexy Herpes ( 9 Go, Virgin Inflight). Zoe graduated with a Masters in Screenwriting from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018 and in the same year co-wrote the pilot for comedy web series Butch (currently in development).