The Laughter Master
Anthony Ackroyd is one of Australia's most successful stand up comics and comedy writers. He is currently one of the stars of Australia's top rating radio comedy show, the ABC's Thank God It's Friday! and a panel member on TV's Q&A. He is the creator and director of the global organisation United Nations Of Comedy.
In the corporate event arena Anthony is one of the most in demand and accomplished comedians and speakers, and an MC par excellence. Due to his striking resemblance to our nation's leader he has also become the world's No. 1 Kevin Rudd impersonator with a specially designed corporate act
As a stand up comic, Anthony has entertained audiences ranging in number from a private party of 10 to 110,000 at ANZ Stadium.
About Anthony Ackroyd:
Anthony Ackroyd rose to prominence as a star of the ABC's legendary comedy series The Big Gig and has performed and written for over one hundred Australian and international TV shows, radio programmes, and feature films (he's even been a question on Wheel Of Fortune!). He was a writer-performer on Australia's most successful comedy TV series, The Comedy Company.
Anthony has worked extensively throughout Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand, and Asia. He has workshopped material with writer-performers such as Billy Crystal and Rowan Atkinson, and co-starred in the movie Reckless Kelly with Alexei Sayle. He has also written material for Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura character.
Anthony is recognised as an authority on the benefits and applications of humour in both business and life in general. Several of his articles on that subject have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue, Life Etc, Studio, The Age, Good Taste, and Good Weekend.
Anthony was the creator and Director of the Bowral Of Laughs Comedy Festival, a three year project that showcased the cream of Australian comedy including the staging of the official Graham Kennedy Celebration which honoured Australia's greatest comedian. He has directed the United Nations Of Comedy feature film documentary.
As a clown-doctor Anthony has spent years cheering up sick children in the Sydney Children's Hospital. He is a certified Laughter Group Leader with Laughter Club International.
Anthony Ackroyd talks about:
Keynote presentations: Anthony Ackroyd's keynote presentation Go Ahead, Laugh!: How to use the amazing power of humour to increase happiness and success! is laugh packed and packed with valuable information on how to reap the rewards of consciously creating more laughter in our personal and professional lives. Anthony's work in this area was recently featured on Oprah Winfrey's website www.oprah.com.
The Go Ahead, Laugh! Workshop is the most fun a group of people can have learning the skills that enhance our laugh-life.
Stand Up Acts: Having been being "blessed" with an uncanny resemblance to our Prime Minister, Anthony has become the No. 1 impersonator of Kevin Rudd. Just like our esteemed leader, only much funnier, "Kevin" is a highlight of any corporate function with every speech tailored to the client's specifications.