Presenter, MC & Comedian
Multi-talented George Smilovici is an accomplished stand-up comedian, entertainer, actor, writer, ad-man, television personality, musician, lecturer, presenter, MC and speaker.
George is an original, a pioneer in Australian stand-up comedy. He was there at the beginning of the 80s and took stand-up to rock audiences. His hilarious monologue I'm tuff reached number 1 on the national charts in Australia, New Zealand and the American Comedy Play list.
George has performed in every arena from the Sydney Entertainment Centre to sports stadiums, theatres and concert halls, in festivals, intimate clubs, TV, film and radio. He's shared the stage with greats like Joe Cocker, Talking Heads, Neil Sedaka, Midnight Oil, INXS, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Winslow, Joan Rivers and many more.
Before his success, Cuban-born George tested his true grit as a high school English and History teacher. When George realised that his pupils found him amusing he left school for a different audience and so his comedy career began.
So far he has released four albums, four singles, two concert videos and much, much more. He even features as a question on Trivial Pursuit. George was also the author and face of the award-winning 'I'm cool' Brut Faberge TV commercials.
George has had numerous appearances on Today, 11am, A Current Affair, MTV and Midday and was a writer and performer/reporter on Live it Up (Channel 10), Wide World of Sport (Channel 9), and Sydney Extra.
His wide appeal has allowed him to perform in many overseas markets including London, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia and NZ, and also for the coalition troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.
These days George also spends time in his homeland, Havana, Cuba, where he records with his own band, Frente Caliente (Hot Front)
A consummate MC and raconteur, George Smilovici's passion for making people laugh and putting them at ease makes for a unique event. George mesmerises audiences with his talent and captures a room's attention with his stylish, energetic and theatrical delivery.
As both our MC and comedian, we received great reports from the audience on your choice of material, comic style and your poignant guitar playing. A great routine!
American Express Restaurant Awards
George's humour was not only specifically tailored for us but was right on the money - he set the conference on fire.
As it was a mixed audience, he maintained a high standard of humour. The hallmark of a natural entertainer.
The Clem Jones Group
We cried tears of joy!