Brian Nankervis is a performer, writer and producer. He taught primary school children at Wesley College, Glen Waverley and Kingswood College, Box Hill, for six years before fleeing the classroom in 1985 to become a waiter at Melbourne's legendary theatre restaurant The Last Laugh. He was a writer/performer on the Channel 10 hospital soap opera Let The Blood Run Free and made regular appearances on Hey Hey It's Saturday from 1986 as the tortured street poet Raymond J. Bartholomeuz.
Theatre credits include writing and performing in Let The Blood Run Free at various theatres and festivals. He performed in Storming St Kilda By Tram, On Shifting Sandshoes and Full House, No Vacancies for Theatreworks, Over In The West with Michael Thomas and It's A Dad Thing at The Athenaeum Theatre. Brian has written, performed and produced the one man shows, 'From The Cradle To The Grave' and 'Open Road' for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. From The Cradle To The Grave was performed on ABC television as part of the Smallest Room In The House' series.
He co-produced and wrote Boys and Balls for the ABC and was a producer for Class Clowns, an annual Comedy Festival project. He has done studio warm ups for a variety of television shows, including Thank God You're Here, contributes regularly to The Age, hosted the hit TV show Pictures Of You and is an experienced MC and performer for a wide variety of public events and corporate functions. For the last 15 years he has been performing a one hour poetry show in primary and secondary schools.
He is currently writing, producing and co hosting the A.F.I Award winning SBS music trivia show, RocKwiz. RocKwiz is a dream come true for this life long music fan, regularly interviewing the big names in Australian entertainment, and appearing as adjudicator and co-host alongside Julia Zemiro.
Brian is a brilliant MC and would be the perfect host for your next event. Alternatively, you could have Brian run a RocKwiz-inspired music quiz at your next function.