World Class Comedian, Host & Keynote Speaker
Simon Kennedy is an international headline comedian, a successful writer, and a familiar face of Australian television. One of the country’s most intelligent and versatile entertainers, he is both hilariously funny and thought provoking.
A highly professional entertainer, MC and keynote speaker, Simon is renowned for his natural ability to engage and inspire his audiences, lead proceedings, and adapt quickly to last minute change.
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Simon Kennedy is a regular on all the major television networks, including the Morning Shows for Channels Seven and Nine, The Project and Studio Ten on Network 10 with Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris. He has also appeared on News 24 ABC among other stations.
For five years, Simon hosted The Show With No Name with comedian Steve Philp, as well as Kennedy & Philp on Nova 96.9FM.
Simon’s book 9/11 and the Art of Happiness, released in 2014 gained wide accolade and was described by Adam Hills as “so beautifully written, so heartfelt and more than anything, it has so many important messages contained within it”.
An engaging and thought-provoking keynote speaker, Simon addresses the topics of resilience, happiness, the art of forgiveness and letting go of bitterness and hatred. A world class comedian, he is also able to provide pure, hilariously funny entertainment. Whether you need to keep 700 sales managers inspired or 200 builders in fits of laughter, Simon Kennedy is guaranteed to deliver.
Simon was the perfect person for comedic relief after a long day at our Sales Conference. He captured the audience’s attention immediately and had everyone in stitches to the point where one of our Account Managers went purple!!! He did “Respectfully Rude” perfectly, and didn’t resort to making fun of people which was nice. I appreciated his efforts in taking the time to find out about the event, the audience, and also if there was any issues which he needed to avoid. I would recommend him for any event – small, big or large! Thanks so much Simon for a brilliant evening.
We had a great night and Simon was great, and carried off the Awards Presentation Hosting in an amusing but very professional manner. Simon also interacted well with attendees at the event and we received good feed-back during the evening.
-Property Council & Knight Frank
I want to thank you so much for enabling us to have Simon Kennedy perform at our Christmas Party last Saturday night - he was absolutely fabulous! We had 110 people attend and when I looked around the room everyone was in stitches. I know at the end of his performance I had "Panda Eyes" from my mascara. Could you please pass on our sincere gratitude to him - he is such a lovely person and ensured that he was thoroughly professional, bantered with the audience and did not do anything that was offensive - everyone at work has been saying how great he was!!!
-Cancer Care Associates
I can't recommend Simon enough, he truly understood our audience and what we were trying to achieve and it showed in his performance. Not only was he hilarious, but an absolute professional. We have had calls from attendees asking for your details as they were so impressed by Simon!
-Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
Simon Kennedy recently emceed Northern Beaches Mental Health Focus on Recovery Forum/EXPO at which we had over 300 people. He was amazing and very professional a great emcee and comedian, it was obvious he has years of experience. Due to a late start because attendees and stall holders arrived late we had to make many last minute changes to the program. Simon took it all in his stride, very quick on his feet and he even calmed me down when things weren’t going to plan. He was funny but also respectful to mental health and community issues I would definitely utilise his expertise again.
-Health Northern Sydney Local Health District
Thanks Mark. All good, Simon was super and hosted a great night! He picked up everything really quickly and worked well with me on the night to adapt timings and sessions to make it a great night for all! He’s a lovely guy and was great having him there to “lead proceedings!” His routine was awesome and he made adaptations based on the audience and reactions. I would definitely recommend him for future events.
A short note to thank you for the work you did on Tuesday in helping make our Crisis Management forum such a success. Your ability to keep the momentum going and also add that little bit comedy to keep everyone focused was most definitely a contributing factor in the overall success of the day. Good luck in your future and I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future.
-Council of Australian Tour Operators
I couldn't believe how skilfully he read the audience at our event and how he cleverly adlibbed his way during the presentations. He took control and the evening ran smoothly under his steerage. I was watching the audience throughout as it's always daunting when booking someone for the first time. They can make or break an event and it's a reflection on you. There was no need for worry. They couldn't have been more positive. Everyone was in stitches including me.. no need for sit-ups the next day! I would definitely use Simon again without a doubt as an MC or comedian. I trust him and he is a consummate professional.
-Ramsay Health Care
Simon was a superb MC for our recent Foster Care Angels fundraising event. He had a wonderfully warm and engaging style, was funny and kept the whole night on schedule. I would highly recommend Simon for any corporate or charity event.
-Foster Care Angels
On behalf of the Bank of Cyprus Australia Foundation we would like to thank you for being the Master of Ceremonies at our Charity Dinner. You were extremely entertaining, crowd engaging and made the evening flow very smoothly. Most importantly, you maintained a professional approach, which is why we would highly recommend you for any corporate event, we will definitely be using you again.
-Bank of Cyprus
Our event was a hit - Simon was amazing, he had us in stitches - really made the night!
He was incredible! We really felt as though he tailored his act for us and was really good at providing a mix of scripted jokes and also going with the moment. He doesn’t miss a beat. He is a really nice guy and hung out with us for a bit at the beginning.
Simon was a great, all enjoyed his performance.
Everybody had a laugh and hit the spot perfect, Simon was great and very engaging
Simon was very professional, used some great interactive features, and really added that touch of lightness to our day.
-Smart Group Corporation
Oh how we laughed and laughed. After 85 work Zoom calls we finally had a hilarious one. Simon got everyone involved and really lifted our spirits. We’ll definitely do it again.”
-BCG Digital Ventures Sydney
Simon Kennedy was amazing! Everyone enjoyed the evening and there were laughs all around. We received excellent feedback from all our guests. He was wonderfully warm, understood the audience and engaged them really well. He took charge of the event and kept the whole night right on schedule.
If we are ever in need of a comedian I would definitely book Simon again.