Graeme Bowman

Corporate Comedian, Master of Ceremonies and Hoax Speaker

Graeme Bowman has many years of experience as a Corporate Comedian, Master of Ceremonies and Hoax Speaker. A Lateral Thinking Trainer, accredited by the De Bono Institute, he effortlessly turns ho-hum into ha-ha at conferences, events, product launches and awards presentations in the firm belief that an audience that is laughing is not sleeping:

  • At an awards evening or gala dinner, nothing relaxes an audience like a good laugh. 
  • Humour can help to launch a new product in a way that is quirky and memorable. 
  • Laughter gives conference audiences a mental breather, when it is interspersed throughout the business sessions. 
  • Humour can be used to address serious issues through interactive Devil's Advocate Characters. 

Graeme's great advantage over other speakers, comedians and MCs lies in the versatility he brings to each event. For example, at a 2-3 day conference, he may appear at the welcome dinner as a hoax speaker, then deliver his creativity keynote the next morning. He can MC the entire conference, sprinkling impressions, humorous songs and comic routines throughout.

Graeme combines his hoax and MC talents to create a Hoax MC character which is very popular at awards presentations. Or he can combine a hoax speech with a genuine creativity keynote into a truly unique conference presentation called ‘Uncork Your Creative Genie'.

Because so much can be achieved through just the one person, Graeme is a cost-effective live presentation solution, particularly for lengthy conferences, roadshows and incentive trips. One air fare, one hotel room - get the picture?

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Graeme's work often takes him interstate, and he has also appeared overseas at conferences in New Zealand, Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China and the USA.

As someone who understands both business and comedy, Graeme is an ideal choice for events, seminars, conference, product launches and dinners.

Graeme Bowman's presentations include:

  • Keynote presenter - How to suck great ideas out of your head - As a Lateral Thinking Trainer, accredited by the De Bono Institute, Graeme offers an entertaining keynote address that will motivate your people to challenge their current thinking style, then give them valuable tips on how to think more creatively, in order to kick-start the process of innovation. This keynote, can also extend into a workshop. 
  • Hoax speaker
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Low cost product launch concepts based on humour
  • Uncork your creative genie - unique entertaining keynote
  • Comedy opener: Bruce Attenborough
  • ‘Stuck in the Middle' Australian Stand Up Comedy
  • Devils Advocate Characters
  • Hoax Master of Ceremonies
  • The Futurist
  • ‘Six Thinking Hats' Facilitator
  • Advanced Presentation Skills Coaching
  • Client testimonials

    Graeme joined us for a 3 day conference as our MC. His style was a perfect mix of fun, comedy, creativity and seriousness, and his involvement was a big part in this year’s event being labelled the 'best ever'. Graeme also brought a number of hilarious elements to our Awards Dinner, and his hoax speech had a room full of geologists staring bug eyed at the stage wondering what on earth was happening. I would recommend Graeme to any organisers of large and complex events like ours.


    Even the organisers were in tears laughing at how Graeme intermingled the information we gave him about some staff into his speech. Many people took notes until they realised at the end they had been fooled.

    Schneider Electric

    It was terribly important that we had an MC that could carry the evening, with such a diverse range of industries represented. Graeme did brilliantly.

    Australian Institute of Project Management (NSW)

    The humorous material was helpful, both in terms of breaking up the more serious parts of the program, and as a way of underlining some of the key points that were being made.

    BP Australia

    Graeme was received extremely well by our audience. He played his character well throughout the night, was very funny during his routine, and was also an excellent MC overall. We were very pleased with his attentiveness to making our night a success, and to the work he’d put into customising his performance for our event.

    AusIMM (VIC)

    Absolutely incredible. He is a cult hero now. The staff were totally fooled by his Scottish accent and we even have a Scottish lady working with us. Further, his detailed approach to the presentation and our sector meant the staff really didn't have a clue it was a hoax until the last moment

    Civic Disability Services Limited

    Graeme was received very well – He had the majority hooked with his Hoax, and there were plenty of laughs. He assisted us by providing some lateral thinking puzzles which we did as the night progressed with his help! We have had some good feedback from attendees on the night – they had a great time!

    Singleton Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.