My Story

Writer, singer, stand-up comedian and podcaster Em Rusciano is truly one of Australia’s most well-rounded performers.

Em’s podcast ‘Emsolation’ was picked up as Australia’s FIRST ever Spotify exclusive and came second in the Australian Podcast awards in the People’s Choice category. Emsolation is now produced by Em’s production company Down The Hill Studios and they debuted at number one on the Apple podcast comedy charts on their first week of independence. They’ve also launched a hugely successful premium subscription offering, Emsolation Extra on top of their weekly regular episode.

Em’s best-selling first book Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever went to the top of the iBook charts before it was even released, with great critical and public acclaim. After release, the self-narrated audiobook version reached the top of the iTunes charts and was nominated for the ABIA Audiobook of the year award.

Em’s social media community is fierce, loud, and passionately loyal. With a Facebook following of over 281,000 fans and 242,000 on Instagram, she has a weekly social media reach of up to 10 million and is an extremely in-demand content creator. Em has worked on campaigns for Amazon, Telstra, The Body Shop and Uncle Toby’s to name a few.

Em is an engaging and unique keynote speaker; she recently addressed the prestigious National Press Club of Australia on the subject of ADHD and her son’s autism. She has been widely praised for the speech and the effect it’s had on helping to remove the stigma around neuro-divergence.

Em is one of the highest selling Australian comics, having spent the last seven years touring the country annually with her sell out, stand-up comedy concerts. Em’s 2019 one hour comedy special ‘Rage and Rainbows’ was a rating smash on Network Ten, with original music Em wrote with Australian music royalty Kate Miller-Heidke.

Em has two dogs, three kids and one husband. Is that the order in which she loves her family? Sometimes, yes. Em regularly encourages her family members to keep trying, to improve their spot in the order.

Most importantly, she still finds time to watch every single episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Priorities are essential.

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