Comedian, broadcaster, actor and pole-dancer Bianka Ismailovski is Australia’s #1 ethically non-monogamous sober bisexual gluten-free vego divorcée comedian (one can only assume she is #1 – and only by default).
Her sharp wit, bite-sized sketches and sassy, sex- and body-positive clips have earned her a rapidly growing 15,000 followers across her TikTok and Instagram accounts. A prominent figure in Australia’s sober community, Bianka does a lot of work in that space – participating in international panels, speaking about alcohol and sharing her story to help others.
A cerebral creative and thorough researcher who has no problem making fun of herself, Bianka’s sobriety advocacy began when she documented her struggle with alcohol addiction and her subsequent sobriety on her hugely popular, impressively researched Alcohol Miniseries, in which she interviewed scientists, researchers, sexperts, marketing gurus, alcohol researchers, addicts and more.
Quite literally a born entertainer, Bianka’s father was a Croatian popstar and Eurovision finalist; her mother is a former Miss Yugoslavia. Originally from Perth, Bianka is now a rusted-on Melbournian, having made the move East to attend Broadcasting College. Her first podcast We Want To Be Better, co-hosted by “Uncanny Annie” Annie Nolan reached Number 1 and has been a staple in the top 50 on the iTunes charts, with tens of thousands of monthly downloads.
During a turbulent 2020, in which Bianka split from her husband during pandemic-induced Stage Four stay-at-home restrictions, rather than let the difficult circumstances drag her down the resilient feminist found herself thriving – and her solo podcasting career was born with the top 20 iTunes charting Damsel Undistressed.
Now in its second season, Damsel Undistressed follows Bianka’s journey as she navigates life following her divorce. The popular podcast has gathered a dedicated audience thanks to Bianka’s sex-positivity and straight-up, free talk as she chats all things marriage, divorce, separation, dating, and independence and ethical non-monogamy. Bianka openly shares her darkest moments with her followers, inviting them to treat themselves kindly and live their best lives.
Along with the more serious life stuff, Bianka is constantly creating comedy content through social media. Her hilarious stories, funny and relatable videos see her collect views into the thousands on her posts.
On stage, online and on-air, Bianka’s quick wit and vibrant resilience is fast making her a force to be reckoned with on the media landscape!