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Aussie comedian Nick Cody lands Conan slot

AAP logoAAP 22/09/2016 Danielle McGrane

Aussie comedian Nick Cody has landed a spot on Conan O'Brien's talk show in the US.

Making jokes about how his fiance loves old houses and exercise, the 29-year-old from Hopper's Crossing in western Melbourne held court on the popular chat show for four minutes.

"For the last three weeks, all I've been thinking about is four minutes of material," Cody told AAP.

Those four minutes were a snapshot of Cody's hour-long set which he performed at international comedy festivals, Just for Laughs in Montreal and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The booker for the chat show caught Cody's show at both festivals and from there, asked him to come on the show.

Cody then had just under a month to perfect his four-minute set, which he successfully performed on Tuesday in LA.

"It was a fun day, a really fun day. I can tick that off the bucket list," he said.

"Once my set finished, because that was the end of the show, Conan came over and we had a chat on stage for a couple of minutes. He said 'great job, man, thanks for coming over (from) Australia' and then we chatted about Australia for a bit."

According to Cody, O'Brien seemed keen to come back Down Under.

"He said he had only ever been to Sydney once, it was for a few days, but he really wanted to come back over for a big trip and he was super nice," he said.

Cody, who performed his first stand-up when he was 19, has been preparing for this moment his whole life.

"My parents got me into comedy when I was a little kid," he said.

"They just always watched stand-up and as a little kid I just loved it. And my parents are hilarious, always pulling pranks on each other and messing about, it was a good home to grow up in."

After his Hollywood adventure, Cody hopes this might lead to a chance to perform in bigger venues to larger audiences.

And it's straight back to work once his feet touch the ground.

"I leave LA on Saturday and then go to a gig in Canberra, from Hollywood to Canberra."

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