Corporate MC & Comedian
Gary Eck is a multi-talented individual, recognised internationally as a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director. He has performed all around the world from Singapore to Paris, to New York and London and at the Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals.
A polished corporate MC and comedian, Gary has compered and performed stand-up comedy for hundreds of companies around Australia and internationally, among them Qantas, AMP, Optus, Smith Kline Beecham, Fosters, Boral, Apple, the Attorney General’s Department, Energy Australia and Telstra.
His fun, affable style and sharp wit make him a perfect choice to compere awards dinners, conferences and roadshows. Gary tailors material and ad libs with the audience, making him extremely flexible for a variety of events and after dinner comedy shows.
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A graduate of Canberra University with a BA in Marketing and Advertising, Gary began his foray into comedy as a writer for 2DayFM’s Morning Crew, graduating to host his own nightly programme – The Late Show with Gary Eck. He has made regular appearances on Richard Glover’s Thank God It’s Friday on ABC 2 and numerous television appearances including, Spicks and Specks, The Footy Show, Rove, The Nation and Studio 10. Early in his career (when he had hair) he hosted Candid Camera on Channel 10.
Gary first children’s picture book, Wake Up Sleepyhead is a primary school favourite and Gary has several more kids’ books on the way. He was nominated for an Aria Award for his comedy album, The Hollywood Motel.
Gary co-wrote and co-directed Happy Feet Two with Academy Award winner George Miller. He also voiced several characters for the film. Gary won the world’s largest short film competition, Tropfest with his film, The Money and took second place two years prior with Tragic Love.
Gary co-wrote and starred in the cult movie You Can’t Stop the Murders and featured in the film Boytown alongside Mick Molloy and Glen Robbins. He penned a comedy feature film which was picked up for development by a major studio.
Gary emceed our roadshow tour of Australia. He was very prepared and kept the audience in stitches through-out the long morning sessions. His rapport with the audience and his adlib skills are also highly commendable.
Funny, funny man. Judged the audience well and held their attention throughout dinner. We will definitely use him again.
-The Events Centre
We hired Gary Eck to MC and perform stand-up comedy at LG Electronic’s 2005 Road Show. It was a large and spectacular event incorporating Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. Gary was truly hilarious. His style of humour was very well received and his repartee with the audience was outstanding. Most importantly the client feed back in all states was excellent. We wouldn’t hesitate in using him again.
Gary mixes experience with an outrageously funny stand-up routine.
-Sydney Harbour Casino
The guests said that they have not laughed so much... Not only were you entertaining but you always remained very professional. Once again thank you for all your assistance in preperation for the night and for helping us make our function so successful. We look forward to working with you in the future.
-Narraweena Rugby League Football Club
Despite the difficult task of entertaining a crowd of Accountants from Ireland to Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Sydney, ranging in age from 18 to 60, Gary Eck broke through the barriers and had the whole room in stitches.
Our sporting club has never employed a guest speaker before and Gary was very well received by the audience. They were all very impressed and many of the boys chatted to him afterwards. They loved him.
-Bits Saints Australia Rules FC Inc
Gary was very well received for our awards night. He was entertaining, professional and quick witted, adapting to the audience participation and feel of the night. He was easy to speak with and worked with our events coordination with ease. I would highly recommend him for any event and thank Celebrity Speakers for arranging the appointment.