Australian Jonathan Atherton has been described
as a multicultural comedian. Jonathan has spent most of his
life travelling making his first trip at the age of two, when
he travelled with his father who was a foreign correspondent.
Jonathan toyed with journalism, then academia and has ended
up combining his love of travel with his work as a comedian,
actor and stage performer.
Jonathan has travelled extensively in Asia and Africa. He
lived in Central Africa for two years teaching English and
working as a safari guide in Uganda. He was
initiated into Uganda's largest tribe, the Baganda.
In Asia, Jonathan lived in Thailand for two
years and taught English in Japan for six
Multi-lingual Jonathan speaks German, Indonesian, Malay, Thai,
Lugandan and Swahili fluently and some Japanese, Lao, Hindi
and several other African and Asian dialects. He has studied
Linguistics, Anthropology and religion at the University of
He describes working on the Globe Trekker programmes as, "the best gig in the world, I mean, how
many people can follow their passion and get paid for it?"