Corporate MC & Stand-up Comic
Comedian Joel Ozborn's clean, clever and professional approach to his craft has made him a hit with corporate clients across the globe, including Qantas, Heinz, Budweiser and Toyota, to name but a few.
Since winning his High School public speaking competition by leaving students and teachers in stitches with his talk about the anxiety of wombats, rather than a conventional speech, Joel has continued to do the same for audiences wherever he performs.
Between sell-out comedy festival shows, national theatre tours and corporate events, Joel averages close to 200 performances a year.
Joel began honing his craft on the street at Sydney's Circular Quay. Not wanting to do the predictable type of street show with a unicycle or juggling equipment, Joel created his own bizarre style of street comedy which led to him winning the 98 Street Performer Of The Year competition presented by the Sydney Opera House live on 2Day FM.
Later that year, Joel moved to America to work with internationally renowned comedian /magician The Amazing Johnathan. Over the next few years, Joel found himself traveling extensively across nearly all 50 states of the continent including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tunica, Mississippi. Joel's street performing continued in Los Angeles, where he entertained large crowds on Venice Beach. He created more off-the-wall comedy to really get their attention including having a slingshot fired at his face, and squeezing his body through a genuine tennis racket, to name but a few.
In late 2004, Joel returned to the Sydney Opera House, this time performing inside. Since then, he has entertained audiences around the world. He tours regularly with fellow comedians including Arj Barker and Akmal Saleh and frequently has sold-out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Whatever the type of event - a conference, product launch, gala occasion or client party - the very talented Joel Ozborn is sure to make it a successful one.
As you can imagine, a business awards ceremony can sometimes be a bit dry, however as a host, Joel Ozborn’s comedic wit, enthusiasm and fresh jokes meant our guests were in stitches all night long, while also staying focused on the proceedings of the evening. His ability to think quickly on his feet was tested when an impromptu charity auction was sprung on us. In literally a minute, Joel transformed from MC to auctioneer. His professionalism, adaptability and ability to work under pressure have been a blessing to us all, which has made working with Joel a delight
Cumberland and Courier Newspapers
People were rocking backwards and forwards, holding their stomachs and letting out shouts of laughter.
He’s disarming; he’s accessible without being common, articulate and clever without being smug … bloody funny
His flair for improvisation left the crowd in stitches.
Joel Ozborn created a great fun atmosphere. Overall we had a great corporate night with our sales and marketing teams. Having an HR brief that afternoon we were a little anxious, however Joel delivered a great fun performance that had our HR manager, and the sales and marketing teams in stitches.
Virbac Animal Health
Joel was great, very entertaining especially with a difficult to please guests. He definitely won over a tough crowd of older male dealers. He was great in engaging the audience and it was a definite value-add that he went around the room and spoke to as many of the guests as he could. We would definitely recommend him and would absolutely use him for another event!