Harley projects the immediately recognisable and relatable image of the unpretentious Aussie male. However the difference between him and so many other comedians is that Harley doesn’t just use his instant likeability as a platform to deliver solid, topical material, he also gets beneath the nature of things to create a true bond with all his audience and deliver an experience that will be talked about long after the gig is over.
No stranger to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Harley has performed over 7 solo shows with several sell outs and was awarded the Comic’s Choice Award in 2011. Harley is also one of a select handful of comics chosen to tour around Australia as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow including tours throughout Victoria Tasmania and the Northern Territory. Subsequently, Harley was also chosen to represent Australia as a part of the first Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow in INDIA.
While he is a true Australian comic, with sell out shows at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival, Harley has also ventured across the ditch. You may recognise Harley from the NZ International Comedy Festival in 2015 when he made his NZ debut. As well as travelling further abroad to South East Asia and the UK where Harley was awarded the ‘Tron Best Newcomer’ at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Harley also has a strong background in improvisation and acting. His broad media experience, which includes resident on screen Warm-up guy on ABC1’s Adam Hills Tonight, an appearance on Peter Helliar’s “It’s a Date” ABC1 interviews on major FM stations, spots on the Comedy Channel and appearances on the well-loved TV show The Circle, all demonstrate his value as a versatile media personality.
“The laughs are guaranteed thanks to Breen’s innate sense of humiliation, timing and good humour.” - CHORTLE
“Honest Refreshing and delivered with gusto. Breen charms the audience with his quick wit and snappy material.” - Herald Sun
“He reminds me a lot of a younger Billy Connolly” – The Heckler
WINNER 2011 “Piece of Wood” Comic’s Choice Award Melbourne Comedy Festival
WINNER 2010 Spleen Comic of the Year
WINNER 2007 Tron Best Newcomer Edinburgh Fringe