Jesse Mulligan

Popular Radio host, TV presenter and talented MC

Jesse Mulligan hosts Radio NZ National and has become a household name in New Zealand thanks to his appearances on 7 Days, Seven Sharp and Best Bits. Jesse has ‘done it all’ in the media, and it’s his diverse resume which enables him to perform professionally and entertainingly at any live event. He’s been a stand-up comic, TV producer, writer, PR man, food reviewer, radio announcer and, of course, an in-demand MC. He’s even a trained lawyer.

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Jesse grew up in Hamilton and trained as a lawyer, before a surprise win in a first-timers’ stand-up comedy competition led his career in a different path. He spent several years working as a comedian and breakfast radio DJ in Wellington before heading to London, where he worked in food and drink at a busy Covent Garden PR agency. He also took up writing, and when he returned to New Zealand turned his love of food into a job reviewing restaurants for Metro magazine and on his Auckland Food Blog.  He is currently the eating out editor for Viva magazine in the NZ Herald.

His stand-up comedy background led him to a job as head writer and then regular panellist for hit TV3 show 7 Days. He was TV3’s go-to man for comedy writing for a couple of years, before TVNZ hired him as host of the new 7pm show Seven Sharp. Jesse left that show in April 2014, to become host of hit Thursday night comedy Best Bits. He’s also an occasional New Zealand correspondent for Australia’s “The Project”.

Jesse attributes his writing ability to the success of many of his MC roles. He spends time before the event preparing his presentation and humour to be specific to your industry or audience.

With hundreds of awards nights, conferences and gala dinners under his belt, family man Jesse knows what your event needs and delivers beyond expectations every time. His unique background in stand-up comedy and corporate communications allow him to inject humour and warmth to the evening, without ever losing sight of the overall objectives of the event.

Off screen, he works as an event MC and as a writer, helping brands “find the funny” in their TV ads, websites and communications with customers. He continues to freelance for publications such as The Spinoff, NZ Herald and The Economist, and lives in Grey Lynn with his wife Victoria and their three children.

Jesse is the consummate professional and perfect for your next event!

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