Corporate MC and Comedian
Gary Eck is one of Australia's most popular and versatile stand-up comedians whose sharp wit has been entertaining Australian and international audiences for nearly two decades. He is also an accomplished writer, actor and film director.
Gary is enormously popular in the corporate arena as a master of ceremonies, comedian and keynote speaker. His ability to tailor material to suit the client's needs and ad lib with the audience make him extremely flexible for a variety of events. Gary has performed for hundreds of companies including Qantas, AMP, Optus, Smith Kline Beecham, Fosters, Boral, Apple, the Attorney General's Department, Energy Australia and Telstra.
A graduate of Canberra University with a BA in Marketing and Advertising, Gary's career has taken him all round the world from Singapore to Paris to New York and London. He has performed at the Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
He has performed his stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, emceed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and made numerous television appearances including on Spicks and Specks, The Footy Show, Rove, The Nation, Studio 10 and early in his career hosted Candid Camera on Channel 10.
Gary began his foray into comedy as a writer for 2DayFM's Morning Crew, graduating to host his own nightly programme - The Late Show with Gary Eck. Gary can be heard regularly on Richard Glover's Thank God It's Friday on ABC 2.
Gary has also successfully ventured into film. Gary co-wrote and co-directed Happy Feet Two with Academy Award-winner George Miller. He also voiced several characters for the film.
Gary won the world's largest short film competition, Tropfest, with his film, The Money and took second place two years prior with Tragic Love.
He co-wrote and starred in the cult movie You Can't Stop the Murders and featured in the film Boytown alongside Mick Molloy and Glen Robbins. He was also nominated for an ARIA award for his comedy album The Hollywood Motel.
More recently Gary wrote and directed a commercial for Four Seasons Condoms that went viral around the world with over 25 million hits!
Gary Eck can be engaged as:
Keynote Speaker - From the humiliation and pain of getting booed off stage to the elation of receiving his first paid gig, even if it was for only ten bucks. Gary points out that to succeed in stand-up comedy is no different to succeeding in any other profession. Gary incorporates humour and wit to deliver an informative and motivational keynote speech that is refreshingly different from the rest.
Master of ceremonies - Gary's versatility makes him a perfect choice for your next conference or convention. He will ensure the day is kept light and fun and will throw in a few surprises to keep the delegates on their toes.
Awards night or gala dinner compere - If you're after a Master of Ceremonies for your awards night or gala dinner then Gary's experience and professionalism will ensure the night runs smoothly and the audience is highly entertained.
After-dinner comedy performance - Gary has been performing stand-up comedy for many years. His wealth of experience makes him an ideal choice for your next corporate dinner.
Roadshow MC - Gary has MC'd roadshows for LG, Sensis, and Vodaphone.
Comedy auction - As host, Gary will inject humour into your charity auction to ensure everyone relaxes and digs deep into their pockets!
Gary Eck's fun, affable style, sharp wit and total professionalism make him a perfect choice for a variety of events, whichever of the above roles he takes on.
Gary emceed our roadshow tour of Australia. He was very prepared and kept the audience in stitches through-out the long morning sessions. His rapport with the audience and his adlib skills are also highly commendable.
Funny, funny man. Judged the audience well and held their attention throughout dinner. We will definitely use him again.
The Events Centre
We hired Gary Eck to MC and perform stand-up comedy at LG Electronic’s 2005 Road Show. It was a large and spectacular event incorporating Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. Gary was truly hilarious. His style of humour was very well received and his repartee with the audience was outstanding. Most importantly the client feed back in all states was excellent. We wouldn’t hesitate in using him again.
Gary mixes experience with an outrageously funny stand-up routine.
Sydney Harbour Casino
The guests said that they have not laughed so much... Not only were you entertaining but you always remained very professional. Once again thank you for all your assistance in preperation for the night and for helping us make our function so successful. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Narraweena Rugby League Football Club
Despite the difficult task of entertaining a crowd of Accountants from Ireland to Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Sydney, ranging in age from 18 to 60, Gary Eck broke through the barriers and had the whole room in stitches.
Our sporting club has never employed a guest speaker before and Gary was very well received by the audience. They were all very impressed and many of the boys chatted to him afterwards. They loved him.
Bits Saints Australia Rules FC Inc
Gary was very well received for our awards night. He was entertaining, professional and quick witted, adapting to the audience participation and feel of the night. He was easy to speak with and worked with our events coordination with ease. I would highly recommend him for any event and thank Celebrity Speakers for arranging the appointment.