Quickly discover the types of events you’ll need a professional event host, plus the roles a good MC will play in those events in this special MC report: When You Need a Master of Ceremonies
As the official host, the Master of Ceremonies holds a pivotal role in the smooth running of your event. An Enhance Master of Ceremony will become an essential part of your event team by professionally presenting speakers and performers, entertaining the audience, and keep the event moving.
Our dynamic and experienced Master of Ceremonies (MC) capture and maintain the attention of the audience, and rise to any and all unforeseen deviations from the event’s running script. See our Masters of Ceremonies below.
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"Australia's Most Travelled Woman", that's the title earned by Catriona Rowntree after nearly 15 years at the helm of Australia's favourite travel show Getaway on Channel Nine. Her television career began after completing a Diploma of Journalism at Macleay College in 1990, followed by stints researching at BRW and various Sydney newsrooms. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). In 1993 Rowntree filmed a story for WonderWorld! and has been employed on-air ever since. That soon led to hosting What’s Up Doc, filmed live on weekends from Melbourne and a paid gig on Triple J radio, hosing the national Weekend Request Show ensued. So began a period of working 7 days a week in 3 states and loving every single second of it.
Bree Laughlin is breaking the mould as Melbourne's fresh new face. The long-time racing fan with a flair for fashion is a woman of many talents. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Possessing an Accounting degree, Bree has also represented Australia in golf and has her Grade 8 in Classical Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance, England.
Tom is in every Aussie comedian's Top 5. A true master of the craft, he remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). He’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world, been twice nominated for a Helpmann and the biggest stand up on the planet Louis CK chose Tom to be his support act for his Australian tour. A sure fire, killer stand up at the top of his game.
Carrie Bickmore is the laughing man's newsreader, unafraid to laugh at herself or the weirdness that can often be headline news. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Carrie has been co-hosting Network Ten’s The Project for the past six years. During that time she has delivered live news ‘but not as you know it’ to homes across Australia. She has travelled the world for stories including the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in New York, interviewed celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell and Sarah Jessica Parker. As well as falling over live on air.
Ray Martin is an Australian television journalist best known for his on-air roles on Channel Nine from 1978 to 2008. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2011 for journalism. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Ray Martin was appointed the ABC’s North American correspondent in 1969. Over the next 10 years his coverage included race riots, anti-Vietnam War protests, Olympic Games and presidential elections for news and current affairs television and radio, from Four Corners and This Day Tonight to science and religion programs.
Ian Dickson (everybody calls him Dicko) worked in the record industry for 20 years. He was born in Birmingham, the UKs second city in 1963, the son of two factory workers from the motor industry. (Imagine Detroit with heavy metal instead of Motown and you've got Birmingham - explains Dicko). Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). In 1985 Dicko graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Politics and heads to London to set up home with his new girlfriend Mel. He immediately lands a job as press and promotions manager for seminal independent label Creation Records, the brainchild of legendary A&R impresario Alan Magee. Creation bands include Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Felt, Weather Prophets, My Bloody Valentine, and eventually and most famously Oasis.
Dave Thornton has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. He's stormed the world's three major comedy festivals – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and the invitation-only Just For Laughs in Montréal. Back home Dave is a hot ticket across the country, filling thousands of seats with a growing army of fans. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Dave hosted ABC1’s RAW Comedy Competition final, landed a role in Channel Nine’s hot new drama House Husbands and became the co-host of the Mamamia Today show with Em Rusciano, heard nationally across the Today Network.
Fifi Box is one of the most popular radio and television personalities in Australia. As a co-host of Fox FM’s stellar breakfast show, The Fifi and Dave Show, the popular personality is well and truly living her dream. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). In early 2015, Fifi Box kicked off a new show called ‘Boxed In’ in which she interviews local and international celebrities, asking the questions you’ve always wanted the answers to. The show is broadcast nationally across Today’s Hit Network in a one hour slot every Sunday from 5pm.
A versatile and enduring personality, Livinia Nixon has confirmed her position as one of Australia's most popular talents, developing her skills over seventeen years in the media.
Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). A resume packed with experience, Livinia has travelled the globe as a host for Nine’s Things To Try Before You Die; Getaway, The Shaun Micallef Show, Co hosted Weekend Today, Mornings and The National IQ Test with Eddie McGuire. Livinia also co-hosted the hugely popular nightly show,Temptation for four years, and co-hosted the iconic Hey Hey its Saturday for three years. In addition she has also hosted Carols by Candlelight and the Logies Red Carpet Arrivals.
The third daughter of a bubble-wrap addicted mother and a father who enjoys customising Econovans just for fun, Chrissie Swan first entered Australia's conscious in 2003 as Australia's first female runner-up in Network Ten's Big Brother. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Taking up an opportunity to become a breakfast radio announcer on the Sunshine Coast, Chrissie relocated herself and her coffee machine up to Maroochydore and set her recurring alarm for 4am. Her work as a breakfast radio announcer saw her be nominated for Best Newcomer On-Air at The Australian Commercial Radio Awards in 2004, and won Best On-Air Team in 2005.