Uniquely Entertaining TV Personailty & Compere
As a master of ceremonies, facilitator, compere and presenter, Andrew O'Keefe has earned a reputation for his sharp wit and unique presentation style.
Andrew is the host of Channel 7's Deal or No Deal, a team member of Channel 7's popular Sunrise programme, and he presents live prime time specials such as 7's Ultimate Transformations.
An accomplished compere, Andrew has hosted charity events on behalf of numerous organisations including: Cure Cancer Australia, the Sydney Children's' Hospital, the Garvan Institute, the Ian Tucker Sports Injuries Foundation, Father Riley's Youth Off The Street, and marie claire magazine's Business Chicks for Kids' Help Line.
He has hosted, entertained and participated in comedy debates at corporate events for companies including Eurest Australia, Macquarie Bank, Toshiba, Thredbo Alpine Village and The Bell Shakespeare Company.
Recognised as one of Australia's best comedy improvisers, in 2001 Andrew was a member of the Australian team that won the World Impro Championships at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. In 2004 Andrew was nominated for a Logie Award in the category of Best New Male Talent. His talent as a comedian, writer and performer has been showcased on the popular Channel 7 sketch comedy series Big Bite, with his close-to-the-bone impersonations of figures such as Russell Crowe, Eddie McGuire and Mel Gibson.
An entertaining speaker, Andrew was a member of the Australian Schools Debating Team where he was named Best Speaker at the World Schools' Debating Championships in Canada in 1990. He has a Diploma in classical singing and, prior to entering show business practiced as a solicitor for four years with Allens Arthur Robinson, and worked with PIAC (the Public Interest Advocacy Centre). Andrew is also the Chairman of the White Ribbon Foundation (Australia), a campaign aimed at men for the elimination of violence against women.
Andrew O'Keefe is passionate about art, music, social justice and politics. As a popular media personality, he has received significant media coverage including feature articles in many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines.
Andrew was a fabulous Compere/Quiz Master, making this the most successful Quiz Night to date. Not only was Andrew very lively, professional, humorous and entertaining, but was also very gracious by taking part in several photographs and signing autographs for a few attendees. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. The Society also received some fabulous exposure as a result of Andrew's appearance and publicity relating to the event.
MS Society of SA & NT
Andrew was an exceptional Master of Ceremonies. His wit and humour were instrumental in encouraging the [audience] to donate generously. His performance as auctioneer was exceptional and he managed to keep the audience thoroughly entertained. Andrew's energy and stage presence brought an edge of professionalism to the evening.
Andrew O'Keefe’s improvisations skills and interpretation of our organisation's vision and values remains a talking point in meetings and amongst staff on site. He has been instrumental in maintaining one of our core values for the year: 'big smiles' for our customers.
O’Keefe is affable, intelligent, laid-back, and doesn’t duck issues. His schmoozing technique with guests is admirable. The guy’s a natural… everyone’s saying so.
The West Australian
He worked effortlessly with our celebrity guest and made the interview comfortable to observe and engaging for our audience.
Andrew worked the crowd very well and kept the night going. He was incredibly flexible and a joy to work with.
National Retail Association
Well, how fantastic was that! I didn't ever think I'd gone out on too finer limb when I recommended you, but you really did exceed my expectations. We were so appreciative of your positive reaction from the time we sat in the ANZ Boardroom. Your focus and general feedback on ideas and concepts was terrific. Your sitcom segment was well written and conducted and your 70s "party suit" was a treat as well! You were dealt a blow when your welcoming piece suffered at the hands of the house PA system, but it is a great credit to you that you were able to regain the audience attention and keep them with you once you could be heard. A tough task indeed. ANZ were thrilled with your performance and so were we. The feedback on both the dinner and you personally has been great.