Stand-up Comedian, Character Performer & Corporate Host
Terry Hansen is a veteran stand-up comedian, actor and director with massive experience on the national comedy circuit, and as a corporate compere and character performer on stage, television and radio.
As a stand-up comic Terry Hansen has been a compere at all of the Sydney Comedy Stores and was invited to the London Comedy Store 10th Anniversary Best New Comic competition.
As compere or comic character, Terry Hansen is a regular on the corporate circuit who is renowned for tailoring his material to support his clients’ themes and content.
His clients include McDonalds, Woolworths, Aristocrat, Telstra, Optus ABN AMRO, Deustche Bank AMEX and Coca Cola. He launched Botox in Australia, has performed with a gallery of interpreters at a McDonald’s World Conference; and been engaged as a Comic Cultural Attache, accompanying 500 conferees in Singapore and Spain and across the Pacific from the Philippines to Hawaii!
Terry was the resident funnyman on Brisbane radio’s 97.3fm breakfast team for 15 years, after which he continued on radio with regular morning comedic segments. On television he has hosted episodes of Channel 7’s live to air sports/comedy panel show, The Hard Yards and appeared in comic commercials for McDonalds, Mitsubishi and more.
Over the years, Terry Hansen has created several memorable characters including:
- Terribly Handsome: Larger than life TV Celebrity, Lifestyle Coach and sometime Quiz Master, The Dalai Lamé.
- Te Ri Hang Seng: Yogic Economist: Balancing Yin and Yen to bring the mind to a state called ‘Confusion.’
- Tezza Hands-on: Sports Panel Host in favour of the Hands-on Approach.
- Toby Llewellyn-Smyth: Creator of Schroders Consulting and Actuarial Ministry (SCAM), member of the British Legend of United Fund Managers (BLUFM) and the Guild of Asset Technicians (GOATs).
Rarely has a convention convener got it so right. The blending of support for the presenters laced with humour while maintaining focus on the issues, ensured our company goals were met. We’ll do it again.
-Aristocrat Technologies Australia
Terry was thoroughly professional. He was well prepared, did his research and his approach – despite raising eyebrows when he first suggested it to us – was highly creative but absolutely spot on with our audience. Our CEO has never had an introduction quite like it! Terry’s role as MC was a huge part of our event’s success
The audience gave lots of positive feedback saying he was very entertaining