Vince Sorrenti

One of Australia's best known and successful comic entertainers.

A household name for over a decade, Vince was one of a small group of stand-up comedians that launched Sydney's Comedy Store in the early 1980's heralding a new era in Australian comedy. The bottom line of course is that Vince is funny. He has performed with people such as Robin Williams, Phyliss Diller, Ben Elton, Roseanne Barr, and many others. He has received rave reviews from sporting legends like Greg Norman to Arts festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe.

Vince Sorrenti is one of the most popular comedians in Australia. He is a graduate of Architecture, B Sc (Arch) and Arch, Sydney University. Star and writer of popular Architecture Revues, Vince became known as one of a band of new wave comics working at the newly established Sydney Comedy Store. He was a nationally known performer before he graduated in 1985. Vince has literally worked everywhere from Hobart to Darwin, New York, London, Los Angeles, London, Edinburgh, Venice, Tokyo and South East Asia, averaging almost 200 performances per year over the last decade. He has shared stages with talent as varied as Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Midnight Oil and Barry White. He has entertained New Yorkers and New Guinean Highlanders, Prime Ministers and rugby players. He has performed in intimate comedy clubs and giant sports stadiums. Vince Sorrenti’s work is regarded as seminal in the development of Australian humour and ethnic cultural relations. Recently, he co-starred in the acclaimed Robyn Archer directed production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He hosted his own nightly national youth talk show. The Big Blank Show on American MTV and won the American CBS International Starsearch while living in New York. In Australia he hosted the national game show ‘Lets Make a Deal’ and ‘Telespin’ for the TEN Network, hosted the ground breaking Video Comedy Show for ABC Television and was resident humourist for the 7.30 Report and A Current Affair. He has appeared on every programme that has guests from Hey Hey It’s Saturday to Face The Press and Burke’s Backyard to the Footy Show. He has acted on Neighbours, debated social issues on SBS forums, hosted Live and Sweaty and spun the Wheel of Fortune. He participated in the historic Australian Live broadcast to 200 million people in 1988. Vince co-wrote and starred in No Laughing Matter, an environmental documentary shot in India, France and Australia. The film won a gold medal at the New York Film Festival where Vince was also nominated for Most Outstanding New Talent. The Federal Government has used Vince as a national spokesperson to Australian Youth in two massive year long campaigns ‘Get It Together’ and ‘Go For It’. Vince toured and lectured nationally to school leavers and the unemployed on the CES and training opportunities. In the commercial field, Vince has starred in TV ads for Corn Flakes, Donut King, Pizza Hut, NSA Lotteries, Sydney Morning Herald, Mellow Yellow, Bottlemart, The Smith Family, MS Society, and others. Currently Vince Sorrenti is one of Australia’s most sought after corporate speakers, entertainers and awards ceremony presenters. He has a long list of clients which vary from small retailers to giant multi-nationals. His work frequently takes him abroad for international conventions and seminars. Apart from presenting on television, Vince is often used as a presenter of corporate videos. He has won two MO Awards for Best New Wave Comedy Performer in 1995 and 1997 and has been an Australia Day Ambassador since 1991.