Compere and Comedian
Mark Mitchell is one of Australia's finest comedy performers and a much sought after corporate entertainer. Whether as guest speaker or Master of Ceremonies, in character or as himself, Mark has the expertise, skill and dedication to bring that something special to any function, event or campaign.
Mark Mitchell’s extensive corporate clients include: Telstra, The Master Building Association, IBM, Fairfax, Macquarie Bank, Tag Heuer, United Distillers, National Australia Bank, QBE Mercantile, Tatterstalls, Caltex and Merrill Lynch.
Trained as an English teacher, Mark Mitchell practised just long enough to realise he was never going to be any good, then resigned himself a career in a devil’s costume delivering singing-telegrams! Oddly enough, this venture only lasted two weeks.
Later while working in advertising and performing stand-up comedy, Mark Mitchell had his first television exposure in Channel 7’s late night comedy sketch The Eleventh Hour with fellow cast members Steve Vizard and Maryanne Fahy.
However it was Mark Mitchell’s appearance in The Comedy Company in 1988 that brought him into the homes of all Australians. Mark’s character portrayal of Con, the Greek fruiterer, endeared him not only to all Australians but also the Greek community (where it was rumoured he became a sex symbol with the Greek ladies).
The popularity of Con The Fruiterer led to Mark Mitchell becoming the first comedy character to don the crown King of Moomba at the Melbourne Moomba Festival. Soon, Mark bought to life Marika, Con’s wife, who was then followed by their six beautiful daughters - Roula, Toula, Soula, Voula, Moula and Agapi.
As well as his comedy performances Mark’s numerous television credits include Farscape, Round the Twist , Blue Heelers, Carson’s Law, ANZACS, The Sword of Honour and The Petrov Affair. A talented actor, Mark’s film appearances include Like Mother, Like Son, the critically acclaimed On The Beach, Ground Zero and Wills and Burke.
On stage, Mark Mitchell appeared in the successful Cameron Mackintosh production of Oliver in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore in the role of Mr Brumble.
An Australia Day Ambassador, Mark has been Chief Patron of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) and “Father” of the Make a Wish Foundation.