As the official host, the Master of Ceremonies holds a pivotal role in the smooth running of your event. They will become an essential part of your event team by professionally presenting speakers and performers, entertaining the audience, and keep the event moving.
Our experienced MCs capture and maintain the attention of the audience, and rise to any and all unforeseen deviations from the event’s running script.
If you don’t see your emcee of choice here, talk to a Talent Specialist on 1300 884 485 (intl: +612 9518 3944) for an MC solution that’s the ideal fit for your event.
Hugh Sheridan was the host and mentor on Network Ten's talent show, I Will Survive. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Straight after graduating from NIDA, Hugh was cast as ‘Ben Rafter’ in Australia’s highest rating family drama, Packed to the Rafters, for which he received three Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor, a 2011 Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor, a Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and a Graham Kennedy Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent.
It’s been a rapid rise for Alex Cullen who joined the Sunday Night team in early 2010. Since then, Alex has travelled to all corners of the globe from Vanuatu to Alaska, Vietnam to Cuba and calls Laos his favourite country. He’s covered a broad range of stories including the Japan tsunami in 2011 and interviewed global stars like Stevie Nicks and Lionel Ritchie. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). The 33-year-old started his career with 7 as a general reporter in Perth in 2006. In 2007 he joined Sunrise and six months later, he became a general reporter for Seven News. Highlights include reporting on the Bathurst 1000, the Melbourne Cup, and the inspiring story of Jane McGrath.
Bryan Dawe is one of Australias finest political satirists. He has enjoyed a long, successful career writing and performing on national radio, television and film. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Best-known for his work with John Clarke on the ABCs 7.30 Report where they prick the balloons of the nation’s alleged political leaders. Bryan was also a cast member and writer of the critically acclaimed and highly successful spoof of the Sydney Olympics, the ABC TV series The Games. His film credits include the Australia hit comedy The Castle, The Honorable Wally Norman, and Paul Coxs Lust and Revenge.
TV & Radio personality, Tim Blackwell can be heard from 4-6 PM each week day co-hosting NOVA’s National Drive show with Kate Richie and Marty Sheargold. Tim has been appearing on radio ever since he convinced his local Sydney community station to let him on air. Since then, he hasn’t stopped and now he actually gets paid to do what he loves! Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Having started with the Nova Network occupying a studio chair as a late night announcer in 2001, Tim was the first voice on air to launch Perth’s Nova 93.7 FM in 2002 with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Soon after, he packed his bags and moved back to Sydney to host the drive show on Nova 96.9 FM. After stints as breakfast anchor, co-host on nights, breakfast and drive, Tim found his new home alongside Kate Ritchie and Marty Sheargold for the national drive show in 2014.
Mike van Acker has been a fixture of the Australian comedy circuit since his Stand Up debut in 1992. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). He has toured internationally, made many media appearances, won awards and run a successful business operation within the comedy industry.
Peter Switzer is one of Australia's leading business and financial commentators. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). An award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for Best Current Affairs Commentator in radio, and former economics lecturer at UNSW, Peter currently works with Yahoo!7, The Australian and ABC Radio to bring you the biggest breaking stories in finance and business.
Multi-award-winning South African-New Zealander, Urzila Carlson, has become one of the biggest names in comedy in Australia and New Zealand. Areas of speciality include Master Of Ceremonies (MC). Her trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit has seen her win fans the world over for her television appearances and live shows.