Tim Ferguson

Accomplished Performer and Writer

Tim Ferguson is one of Australia's most accomplished performers and writers. Tim has more than twenty international festivals and a dozen television series under his belt.

Tim has been a regular guest on ABC TV's The Glasshouse and The Einstein Factor. In 2003 Tim was the host of Network Ten's Bog Brothers - Insiderr show and also hosted the drive program on Radio 3AK.

Previous to this, Tim was the creator, co-producer, co-writer, director and actor in the 13-part series of the comedy-drama Shock Jock for TVI, which also screened on ABC TV, and achieved wide acclaim on The Comedy Channel in Britain. In 2001 he was the host of Channel Ten's Unreal TV and Unreal Ads. In 2007 Tim was a co writer with the TV and online 2nd series Forget the Rules. Tim also has a feature film in development with co writer Edwina Exton, producer Kelly LeFever and executive producer Tristram Miall, called Circle Work.

For a decade, he toured the world with The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS), and then moved to prime time television hosting the Nine Network's Don't Forget Your Toothbrush. Tim starred as Frankenfurter in the 1998 Paul Dainty production of The Rocky Horror Show and in 2005 was in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as Potiphar / Pharaoh for the MS Society. Following this tour, Tim was the presenter on the Australian and New Zealand tour of Dr Who - Inside the Tardis.

A writer and performer, Tim's experience in television, music, literature, film and radio makes him versatile to say the least. This versatility has lead Tim to perform for over 300 clients around Australia at conferences, awards nights and gala dinners. Some clients include Australian Gaslight Company, Coca Cola, Packaging Council of Australia, KPMG, Honda, Merck Sharp & Dome, Westpac, Suncorp, Panasonic, Telstra, Australia Post, Woolworths, Franchise Council of Australia, LG and Optus Networks to name a few.

A regular columnist in The Age, Tim has also published his first political satire novel, Left, Right and Centre (Penguin), and is currently working on his second book, The Comedy Manual for Currency Press. This month The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) released an unlimited uncollectible sterling deluxe edition 2 set DVD through the ABC. The compilation includes footage from the ABC TV comedy classic - The Big Gig.

Client testimonials

Tim’s performance has received the highest acclaim … brilliant, fantastic, best ever MC … These are just some of the comments from the audience, and I thoroughly endorse them all.

Errol Jones Productions

The event was a great success and Tim’s contribution gave the evening that extra ‘sparkle’


Tim delivered the goods to the total satisfaction of our audience. He is a very talented person.

Australian Telemarketing & Call Centre Association

Enthusiastic and spontaneous; very interesting in group and absolutely hilarious.

Macquarie Bank

Excellent. Tim was fantastic and added greatly to the success of the night. If we don’t use him next year it will only be because we decide against using the same host two years in a row.

GBA Communications

Excellent. Tim was according to the audience ‘the best MC we have had’. He had them listening, interacting with them and maintained their interest.

The Packaging Council of Australia Inc

I have been booking entertainers & MC’s for 20 years and Tim Ferguson would undisputably be the most professional, conscientious, diligent & charming MC I have ever had the pleasure to work with.

Coles Myer

Tim lived up to his very good reputation as an MC. He delighted the audience with his journey, which was very relevant, he ensured that there was an air of lightness to the way he introduced other speakers to the panel and genuinely won over the audience. Without his input on the night it would have been just another staid event. He was very accommodating in our requests to participate in a media event where he received very good TV and Newspaper coverage. Staff and clients who did not know of him were very complimentary. Overall the event went very well from MS Tasmania’s perspective and in no way would it have been so well received without Tim’s comments and general ability to work a crowd and positively contributing to the other speakers being relaxed.

MS Tasmania