Ackroyd as one of the best comedians of his generation. Cosmopolitan Magazine dubbed him “The Man of the Moment”. Beat Magazine declared him “one of the ultimate comedy legends”.
He has written for TV and film including the highly successful Australian sketch show The Comedy Company and two years writing for an internet sitcom spin off for Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura character. He has workshopped material with writer-performers such as Billy Crystal and Rowan Atkinson. Ackroyd’s articles have appeared in theSydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, Life Etc., Studio, Eco Magazine, Parenting, Men’s Stuff, the Good Weekend and Good Taste.
Ackroyd’s film work includes roles in the movies Reckless Kelly, Gino, and WillFull. He provided the voice of Dragon on the award winning children’s TV show Magic Mountain.
He writes and performs comedy for stage, print media, TV, and feature films. Due to an uncanny resemblance, Ackroyd also became a frequent impersonator of former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He is believed to be one of Australia’s leading political satirists and hosted his own show Political Bent.