Speakers

Comedic

Alison Leonard

Former ballroom dancing champion and judge on Dancing with the Stars and presenter on Good Morning, Alison is now a 10.00-2.00pm host on a popular radio station.

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Bull Allen

Mark Allen, know as Bull all around New Zealand and overseas, is a rugby player with a difference.

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Phil Gifford

Phil is one of NZ’s leading all round sporting journalist and author of many books, including biographies for Grizz, Wylie, Joe Stanley, Mike Brewer, skipping rope Man Billy Graham and most recently Valerie Adams

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Pinky Agnew

Pinky has been working as a full-time performer and entertainer since 1990. The key to her success is versatility and much of her comedy work is done privately for corporate clients and large organisations, at conferences and product launches. She has developed a public profile through her stage work with ‘Hens Teeth’ and ‘The Power Breakfast’ and her own shows and as a regular radio commentator.

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Pio Terei

Pio's appearances as a comedian, actor, radio show host, musician and performer over the last decade has established him as one of New Zealand's most popular television and radio entertainers. A great M/C and entertainer Pio is also in high demand as a keynote speaker for corporate events and community functions throughout New Zealand.

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Simon Barnett

Simon is a down to earth and popular MC, experienced television presenter and voice-over artist.

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Sir Tim Shadbolt

Sir Tim is a real character and an entertaining speaker. As one of New Zealand’s best known personalities, former concrete contractor Tim Shadbolt caused quite a stir in 1983 when he was elected Mayor of Invercargill and remains in office to this day. Tim’s innovative and creative marketing has attracted investment and people to Invercargill. 

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Tarun Mohanbhai

New Zealand born Tarun Mohanbhai has been doing stand up for over ten years and has performed at various comedy venues and festivals in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Canada and the UK at various comedy venues and festivals.

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The Outwits

Comedic     Comedian     Hoax     Other

Providing top of the line entertainment for a wide variety of events. These highly experienced entertainers, comedians and MCs are available as after dinner comedy shows, conferences MCs, trade shows, festivals, corporate functions and events. 

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Tom Scott

Evening Post cartoonist and writer, Tom Scott is a satirical cartoonist, columnist and entertaining speaker who pokes fun at political and topical issues.

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Tony Laker

Tony’s topic “How the Hell did that Happen?” is described as a no-nonsense, common-sense, roller-coaster ride of adventure, fun, intrigue, mystery, and if time permits, a little bit of travel. His message of “if an ordinary guy like me can do this, just imagine what you can do” is hugely entertaining and empowering to all audience types.

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Urzila Carlson

South African born, and now New Zealand citizen, comic Urzila Carlson took to the stage for the first time in 2008 and has since racked up an impressive array of awards for her stand up including ‘Best Female Comedian’ at the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 NZ Comedy Guild Awards and the coveted TV3 People's Choice Award at the 2013 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

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Wade Jackson

A master educator, his teaching style is engaging, practical, human and powerful. World leading management thinkers such as Stephen Covey and Edward de Bono praise his work.

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Ward and Tutheridge

Greg Ward and Brett Tutheridge New Zealand's premier after dinner entertainment. They have a number of different shows to entertain and delight conference or event guests

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Wayne Mouat

Well known radio announcer.

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Clint Brown

Clint Brown has been a household name in TV and Radio for 30 years and is most well known for the 17 years he was with TV3.

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Peter FitzSimons

One of Australia’s very best raconteurs, he captivates audiences within minutes then keeps them hooked and laughing right through to the end. Highly intelligent and absolutely focused, Peter draws on his own stories as well as those of many international leaders of business, government and sport to tailor and deliver presentations that inspire and entertain.

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Dean Lester

With over 15 years professional hosting experience working in a variety of different venues and situations, Dean's expert hosting and continuity skills will help ease the pressure as he keeps everything on track and under control, leaving you free to network, focus on your guests and enjoy the occasion.

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Mark Mitchell

Mark taught middle and senior English for 5 years before deciding to follow his heart into performance.

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Patrick Duffy

Comedic     Comedian     Hoax

Patrick Duffy is the Swiss Army Knife of Corporate Entertainment.

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Robert Rakete

Robbie was the voice of Mai FM for 14 years before leaving to join the Breeze in 2006.

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Simon Marsh

Simon “Swampy” Marsh was one of the original owners of More FM. He was part of a small group of committed broadcasting business people who did not consider failure.

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Steven Bradbury

Gliding over the finish line at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games saw Steven’s name etched into the history books. Skating in the 1000m final and in fifth place, the unthinkable happened. The race favourite and the other three skaters ahead of Steven, fell in a tangle of skates and arms and legs on the ice. Leaving the path clear for Steven, he glided across the finish line in first place and became the first ever Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal!

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Terry Williams

Terry is a clever, business savvy speaker on engaging employees – how to attract, develop and retain talent. With a background in comedy, he is also an excellent and entertaining MC, trainer, facilitator and entertainer.

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Ben Hurley

Born in Taranaki, Ben cut his comedy chops in Wellington before making the move to London where he honed his craft to the fine tuned beast we now see.

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Jesse Griffin

WILSON DIXON: Hailing from Cripple Creek, Colorado, country music legend Wilson Dixon is considered by many to be the finest exponent of what has come to be known as the “Cripple Creek Sound.”

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John Cocks

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Marty Wilson

Marty has spoken to over 500,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. In his first 12 months Marty won Australian Comic of the Year competition, appeared on the Aussie Footy Show, and was invited to the UK to become a full time Stand Up. He returned home 2007 is now the bestselling author of 18 books and a powerful keynote speaker and brilliant MC.

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Nick Rado

Nick is currently the Head Writer for TV3’s Award winning panel show 7 Days, Head Writer and Associate Producer for 7 Days of Sport and has recently just finished a nationwide NZ tour opening for Danny Bhoy. 4 x winner of NZ Comedy Guild Best MC, Nick is the perfect comedy MC for your next event!

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Peter Feeney

Peter began his career in Stand-up comedy and has kept the faith ever since, performing to great acclaim in the Auckland and Wellington Comedy Festivals in 2005 and 2009. In his work as a Corporate entertainer Peter brings his political antennae and comedic writing - as well as his proven abilities as a character actor. !

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Andrew Clay

Andrew Clay is one of New Zealand’s best stand up comedians, and he should be, he’s be doing it for longer than just about anybody else. He first stood on a comedy stage at the Sydney Comedy Store in 1990 having left his comfortable career as a sales rep his home town of Auckland. For the next 4 and half years he learnt his craft in the unforgiving world of the Australian Stand Up Comedy scene often battling drunken yobbos, halfwit hecklers and disinterested bar patrons who just wanted to watch the footy …. and that was usually just the management

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Jesse Mulligan

A former PR professional, Jesse is a popular MC choice thanks to his corporate-friendly wit and charm; he's hosted some of New Zealand's most prestigious awards ceremonies and continues to receive fantastic feedback from clients across a range of industries. 

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Austin Powers

Comedic     Comedian     Musician or Band     MC

Gary is amazing. He is not your ‘normal DJ’ who puts CDs into a machine and stands under flashing lights. Gary really gets involved – dances and entertains at the same time. His real talent is as Austin Powers – he dresses as Austin and really ‘gets going’. He can do an evening’s entertainment as DJ and then do an Austin Powers floor show.

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham's presentations are 'punchy', 'lively' and 'fun'. He is full of energy and his humourous presentations are always memorable.

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Brett Rutledge

Few speakers offer the dynamic versatility of Brett Rutledge and the ability to be equally effective in both the business speaking and entertainment roles. Brett has a separate profile for his public speaking

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David Nottage - CSP

He is also a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

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Eric Rush

Eric has balanced his distinguished and highly successful rugby career with goals off the field. He completed a Bachelor of Law degree and was admitted to the Bar as a Barrister. He worked for seven years in Corporate Law before devoting himself full time to his rugby career. At the same time, he has continued to pursue other business interests and investments. Eric has strong leadership skills and is a highly rated speaker. 

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Frankie Stevens

Frankie is both an excellent M/C as well as a world class entertainer, and is more than happy to do one role or both. Frankie can perform on his own for a 30 – 40 minute show using backing tapes; can bring in a female singer like Tina Cross or Jackie Clarke and dancers if required, or have live backing band – he is very flexible and will fit in with your requirements.

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Geoff Dolan

Geoff has established himself as an extraordinary conference and product host, as either an MC or character facilitator. He has the ability to add energy to those long presentations through ‘ice-breaker’ interludes, team building activities, and his interaction between you and your venue personnel.

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Ginette McDonald

Ginette started her career with her infamous Lyn of Tawa, went on to be a successful actress and television producer and is now a great commentator on life in NZ.

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Greg Ward

After Dinner     Other     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     Hoax     Musician or Band     Voice

With a background in business, acting, and musical performance, Greg is the consummate professional, regularly receiving outstanding feedback and multiple repeat bookings. A popular MC for conferences, awards events, gala dinners and exhibitions throughout New Zealand and Australia, Greg tailors his skills to suit each specific event. 

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Guy Cater

Comedic     Magic

Guy Cater is a fully trained and qualified hypnotist who presents one of the funniest shows you will ever see!

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Jackie Clarke

Jackie is the original jack of all trades - she's a singer, actor, MC and all round entertainer, as comfortable on stage as she is on screen and in the studio.

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Jason Gunn

Most well known as a Television Presenter, Jason Gunn was also the host of ‘The Rich List’, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and the front man for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for five years. He is also an actor, a musical entertainer, celebrity and motivational speaker.

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Jeremy Elwood

Jeremy was born in Canada, raised in the UK and has lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has become one of New Zealand’s favourite stand up comics with his unique brand of insightful, intelligent and irreverent comedy. Having been performing for more than 15 years, he has the ability to get any crowd laughing be it a corporate hosting or a pub in Timaru.

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Jim Hopkins

Still one of the best after dinner speakers and Master of Ceremonies around with his intellectual, satirical wit. Jim makes a great effort to tailor his address to suit your people.

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Paul Allison

He is a self-confessed sports fanatic whose life has centred around sport. 

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Joe Bennett

Prolific columnist and writer of books written in his inimitiable comic style.

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John Glass

After Dinner     Comedic     Comedian     Hoax

If you are looking for a Hoax Speakers, M/C or stand up comedian for hilarious entertainment, look no further than John Glass. Your people will love you for it. With many years of comedy experience from stand-up to clubs to the corporate boardroom, John Glass is a comic you can trust.

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John Hawkesby

Winner of six Mobil Radio Awards for excellence in broadcasting and winner of awards for best TV presenter. Former news presenter for both One News and 3 News and host of It’s in the Bag. Since leaving the broadcasting industry, Hawkesby has been active in the NZ wine scene as a judge and reviewer.

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Kerre McIvor

Kerre is very funny and ‘down to earth’, and is an excellent entertaining speaker, debater and M/C

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Kim Potter

After Dinner     Comedic     Comedian     Hoax

Kim is best known for his comic character, superstar celebrity has-been “Vinyl Burns”. 

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Mark Bunting (Bunty)

Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Voice

Mark Bunting started life as a primary school teacher, before moving into television presenting and radio announcing. He is a fun, funny but professional MC, public speaker and presenter.

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Mark Ferguson

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     Hoax

Well known for his TV appearances, Mark is an hilarious theatresports actor and with his acting partner could put together an interactive hilarious act for you.

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Mark Hadlow

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     Hoax

A veteran of stage, television and screen, Mark Hadlow has had a varied career in entertainment.

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Mark Wright

After Dinner     Comedic     Comedian     Hoax

Mark Wright's experience both as an actor and comedian is extensive. He has performed with leading theatre companies on radio and in film. Mark’s television credits include Laugh Inz, the Billy T James Show and all the “Issues” series. As National Theatresports Champion for 5 years, he has represented New Zealand in international competition.

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Michele A'Court

After Dinner     Comedic     Corporate     Facilitator     Comedian     MC

Michèle is a frequent voice on RNZ National’s “9 to Noon” and “The Panel” and is a regular guest host on Three’s primetime show, “The Project”. She has made regular appearances on the hit comedy show “7Days” since it began in 2009.

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Mike King

In a previous life, Mike King was our very own comedic, cultural ambassador, performing at more international festivals than any other Kiwi comedian. He was a familiar face on New Zealand television, hosting numerous comedy series.

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Mike Loder

Mike Loder is a proven crowd pleaser who knows how to entertain corporate audiences and can also add a teambuilding dimension to your next event. A crowd favourite with fifteen years experience, the ‘Billy T’ Award winner has been a regular feature act on TV's 'Pulp Comedy' and the last several 'TV2 Laugh! International Comedy Festival Galas'.

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Paddy O'Brien

Paddy O'Brien is NZ's most capped test referee. He refereed for 20 years and is currently the most experienced referee on the world refereeing panel. 

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Scotty Stevenson

After Dinner     Sport     Comedic     Corporate

His relaxed and humourous approach makes him a highly sought after MC and after dinner speaker.

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