Vince Sorrenti

Leading comic entertainer, MC and event host

Vince Sorrenti is one of Australia's best-known and leading comic entertainers. He is in demand for everything from after-dinner speaking to product launches, sports hospitality, awards ceremonies and any manner of corporate, fundraising, sporting or public event.

Vince performs around 200 shows a year in Australia and overseas. He has hosted TV programs in Australia and the United States, appeared in movies, released comedy albums, performed in festivals, and been a guest on countless talk and variety programs.

In 2011, Vince became a four-time winner of the Mo Award for Australia's Best Stand-Up Comic, presented as recognition of excellence in live performance.

Vince cut his teeth in Architecture Revues in the early 1980s and in the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene that he helped establish. After graduating as an architect in 1985, he focused his talent on his true ambition, since performing to ecstatic crowds on thousands of stages all over the world.

Vince is also a regular host of major sports entertainment events. He has entertained audiences at Bledisloe Cup and Ashes tests, NRL and AFL Grand Finals and State of Origin matches, to name a few. A truly flexible entertainer, he has successfully commentated sports events including the Rugby World Cup on the Seven Network and played the role of debating captain on Good News Week.

Vince Sorrenti is highly sought after for charity benefit events, political fundraisers, corporate award and launch events, and parties of all description, both as a host and performer. He has entertained everyone from prime ministers to PNG Highlanders, Hollywood celebrities to trade unionists, and cardinals to Wall Street bankers. He even once toured Australia with Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

Over the past 25 years Vince has hosted TV programs in Australia and the US, appeared in movies, released comedy albums, performed in festivals and been a guest on countless talk and variety programs. His most recent TV programs include The Great Aussie Cook Off, Sunrise, Wide Open Road and Celebrity Apprentice.

In addition to being a gifted MC, entertainer and actor, Vince Sorrenti is an internationally respected writer. His documentary No Laughing Matter in which he also played all seven characters, won a Gold Medal at the New York Film Festival. His feature film script Gino won full FFC funding in 1990 ($2.5 million). Vince has also written hundreds of feature articles for publications including The Bulletin, Sydney Morning Herald, The Weekend Australian, Vacation and The Daily Telegraph, to name but a few.

Nothing gives campaign launches greater impact than Vince Sorrenti at the helm. He has launched campaigns for Coca Cola, News Ltd, Miele, Telstra, Wattyl, Toyota and countless others. His "European Styling" Toyota TV commercial reaped massive increases in Corolla sales.

Client testimonials

Everyone absolutely loved Vince – he added his own flair and turned our very long awards Gala night into a fun and entertaining one. Absolutely brilliant!

L.J Hooker Ltd

Vince was such a great performer, we were lucky to have him perform for about 30 minutes which was just fantastic. The jokes were very appropriate and humorous.

21st Century Academy

Vince is very engaging and interactive and his material was highly relevant to the audience. We had several comments after his set and I was really happy with the feedback as it means we will now be able to lure the same audience back for next year's fundraiser!

ISIS Projects

On behalf of NSW ALP I would like to personally thank you for taking part in the NSW State Cabinet Budget Dinner on Thursday 5 June 2008, at The Westin Sydney. We were thrilled you were able to take part, and your appearance was a major contribution to the evening’s success. We have had excellent feedback from all attendees.

NSW Labor Party

My objective was to raise the profile of the awards and with your help we appear to have accomplished that…your polished performance and your ability turned what could have been a boring evening into a very entertaining time for all, especially the sponsors, who have all agreed to come back next year.

Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia

Can you please personally thank Vince for stealing the show, he was amazing last night. I have worked here for almost 8 years and have dealt with a lot of entertainers and he was so professional and friendly to deal with. Vince arrived early to work out the room which was hard as a lot of older people and he worked out the crowd quickly and won them over … We have had such great feedback from the night and that is due to Vince’s performance.

NSW Harness Racing Club

Vince was received extremely well by the audience. He had the audience well engaged and I have had nothing but positive feedback since the event.

Telstra Corporatation

He was one of the highlights of the event

Luna Park Sydney

Extremely well. It was mixed group of industry representatives so he did well to get a laugh out of the majority. Vince was mentioned by many on the survey results under “conference highlights”.

AusIMM - VIC (The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy

Brilliant. He was so funny and professional, our awards night ran like clockwork and he definitely made the night for us. Everyone loved him!

Smith & Sons