Donald Mackee

World-class MC, audience expert, corporate entertainer

Donald Mackee is a unique multi-talented performer who has entertained over a million people around the world in his career to date.

He is a successful world-class MC who has worked with every sort of audience there is - from 100 GSK sales reps at Uluru to 500 Caltex retailers in Beijing to 2000 Flight Centre travel agents in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas -and an audience expert who engages audiences at live events, conferences, shows and television.

He is also a comedian, improviser, actor, writer and entertainment producer with over 25 years full-time professional experience.

Donald has performed professionally in live theatre and had leading roles in musicals, comedy cabaret and improvisation. He has written and produced over 15 live comedy / musical shows, countless character stand-up routines, a multitude of corporate videos plus numerous road shows, sales and marketing presentations. For ten years he also owned and operated 'KAOS Comedy Restaurants', NSW's largest and most popular comedy venues.

Donald Mackee can also combine his role as a superb MC with any of the following highly memorable corporate entertainment events:

  • Your Company's Got Talent - a fun interactive night's entertainment built around a typical TV talent show in the style of Australia's Got Talent or Australian Idol. Throughout the evening, six predetermined ‘talent acts' chosen from amongst the attendees have to perform their act in front of the other audience members and be judged with the assistance of a pair of very funny MCs. All the performances e.g. best air guitar solo, singing a section of karaoke, joining in a set dance routine etc. are impromptu, guided by the MCs and require no rehearsal.
  • Beat the Bosses - a great fundraising night and team building activity perfect for stand-alone evening events or conference dinners. A fun, entertaining staff social event, it incorporates team building with the capacity to raise money for your charity of choice. The events are tailored to each company and involve multiple tables of staff from different departments competing against one or two tables of senior management (Bosses). The team with the most points at the end of the night is the ultimate winner.
  • The Rechargeables - a high energy interactive improvised comedy show with a difference for conferences and gala dinners. As Australia's foremost experts at improvisation, rapid change and engaging the nervous system of any audience, their corporate performances are tailored to fit your event every time.
  • Donald Mackee's considerable and versatile skills put any audience at ease. His live performances are high energy and overflow with creativity, entertainment and laughter, ensuring exciting and memorable ways to present key messages and information.

    Client testimonials

    Thank you for doing such a great job with our team last Friday! Your energy and humour were exactly right for our audience - in fact I think you read them like a book all day! They can be a tough crowd but you had them engaged from the first moment. I've already had lots of requests to bring you in again - so I hope you liked us too!

    Coca-Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd

    You were fantastic, just sensational!

    Epson

    Thanks Donald and team, we really thoroughly enjoyed the day and the time working with you all, we were just thrilled with the outcome. Your creative ideas and imagination were supported by flawless execution, we could not have asked for anything more.

    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Australia

    We recently held our second conference and throughout the entire conference Donald showed why he is our first choice as an MC. His creativity, quick wit and increased understanding of our delegates and their business are one of the key elements in making our event such a success. Delegates again loved the character he played and Donald's personal touches always had delegates laughing. Thanks again for making our event a wonderful success.

    St George Margin Lending

    Our sales team could not stop raving about what a brilliant MC you made.

    Aventis Pasteur

    Just take a tough crowd of 110 people and try to keep them both entertained and in order for 3 whole days – sounds like a job for Donald and The Rechargeables MCing our Annual International Sales Conference in Singapore … The feedback has been sensational. Not only were the team entertained throughout the session but the content was also supported by your performances. Whilst the meeting did provide some challenges, (having 1000 people in attendance and being translated into 14 different languages), the professionalism in your preparation made sure that all ran smoothly on the day.

    Stryker Australia

    Staff Conference is a challenging job at the best of times and The Rechargeables added a whole new level to the role. They engaged, they entertained, they kept people organised and in order, they challenged and they made laughter. Most importantly, The Rechargeables treated the audience as though they were intelligent, so they had them in the palm of their hand. They were a true delight to work with and ultimately flexible. The Rechargeables are true professionals in this rare art. I simply cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Ashe Morgan Winthrop

    Donald and The Rechargeables were extremely professional, very easy to deal with, very clever and funny. There were delegates who told me on the evening they hadn't laughed so much in a long time. They were very sensitive on a corporate level and they involved senior key Directors in an activity that worked brilliantly. I couldn’t recommend them more highly. They were perfect for the evening.

    BioCSL

    Thank you for the wonderful way you facilitated our recent National Sales Conference. Because there was a lot of information to be absorbed throughout the day, it was important to inject some light-hearted moments into the agenda and you achieved this splendidly. It is not an easy task to keep people motivated and interested over such a long period but your vitality and wit kept us all attentive, energised and focused. You were clearly in tune with the room as they related to you instantly and the feedback we received was brilliant … I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other organisations. In fact they are crazy if they don't hire you!

    Wyeth