Joel Ozborn

Corporate Comedian

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. He's also a sell out at comedy festival shows and national theatre tours.

Whether you're planning a gala event, a conference, client party or product launch, he is guaranteed to keep your audience entertained and ensure your event is a success.

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.

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 travelled 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 toured regularly with fellow comedians including Arj Barker and Akmal Saleh. Joel performs regularly at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Sydney Comedy Festival, The Brisbane Comedy Festival. He has headlined at comedy clubs, performed in his own solo theatre show, and taken his comedy around the world from South East Asia to Las Vegas.

Client testimonials

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.

The Advertiser

He’s disarming; he’s accessible without being common, articulate and clever without being smug … bloody funny.

The Age

His flair for improvisation left the crowd in stitches.

The Program

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!

Toyota

Thank you so much for your brilliant work with us on our Futsal Premier & Super League Dinner. Your dedication and attention to detail was outstanding, going above and beyond to get all the award winners’ names correct! Ever obliging, your professionalism is an asset to any event. Thanks again, we hope to work with you in the future.

Football NSW