RACHEL BERGER is widely acknowledged as one of Australia's finest stand up comedians. Her material is political, psychological and socially conscious. It encompasses contemporary lifestyles, offering a hilarious and poignant expose of human foibles. Her dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas.WHAT THE PRESS SAY ABOUT RACHEL BERGER
"Berger, queen of stand-up satire and dominatrix extraordinaire of audiences." The Australian
"She is one of the sharpest comedians of either gender or hemisphere"
The List, Scotland
"An hour with the unique Berger is like driving on a hot, dark night with high beam lights coming straight at you. She's alluring, seductive and dazzling. Two hours could be dangerous."
The Canberra Times
"There are passive stand-ups and there are active ones. Berger is one of the latter ... but there's still a centre to the act too. She's sharing her observations with us rather than pounding out the gags."
Time Out, London
"An uninterrupted high-octane monologue, delivered at breathtaking speed… Elle Magazine, Britain
David Koch (affectionately known by the Australian public as “Kochie”), is the co-host of Channel Seven’s morning show ‘Sunrise’. He is also the host of ‘Kochie’s Business Builders’ which is owned and produced by his own company Pinstripe Media. David is one of Australia’s foremost business and finance commentators. His finance columns include writing for New Idea magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser and the Hobart Mercury.
As a former business owner, operator and company director, David is in demand as a presenter and regularly addresses a wide range of corporate events and groups. His specialty is speaking on success in small business and investment issues as well as providing practical tips. David speaks informatively from a base of personal experience and in depth knowledge of business and financial issues.
A survey conducted by ‘Money Management’ newspaper recognised David as one of the 10 most influential people in establishing the retail financial services industry. A Reader’s Digest survey found he is also one of the top 25 ‘Most Trusted People in Australia’. David has published numerous bestselling books on finance as well as his hugely successful ‘Kochie’s Best Jokes’ books. He was named Father of the Year in 2007. Combining his passion for AFL and business credentials, David was appointed Chairman of the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2012 and has since dramatically transformed their membership base, profitability and ability to get points on the board.
Michael Pope has been entertaining people of all generations for over 20 years. His experience spans theatre, cabaret, corporate presentations and radio. On a national level, Michael has hosted six different television programs, as well as appearing on many others as an actor, and currently is the Producer of "Bert's Family Feud"; a program known for its emphasis on fun.
A skilled improviser, Michael brings it all together, knowing an audience will long remember being participants in the creation of a unique experience. Combining humour, confidence and flexibility, along with know-how and professionalism, Michael is the consummate master of ceremonies.
The ideal corporate comedian, very dry & very very funny. The king of the straight faced one liners, Elliot is in constant demand as a corporate presenter & of course as a comedian.
With so many TV appearances over the years it would be hard to find a person who hasn't seen him perform. Good, clean, fast & funny.
• Over 50 stand up spots on Australian national television shows
• Over 1000 corporate performances at conferences, product launches, dinners and cocktail parties
• Oodles of public performances at comedy clubs through to big theatres, including the Sydney Entertainment Centre and Melbourne Concert Hall
• International public appearances including the Montreal festival and an 8 week tour of the US
• A number of radio and television commercials in Australia and New Zealand
• Several cameo roles on television including an episode of Neighbours
• Several corporate videos specifically tailored for the client company
• Host of the Qantas in flight audio comedy channel on all domestic and international flights (since December 2000)
• Best selling book "Business According to Goblet"
• CD "Internally Beserk"
The talent of Steve Bedwell is tremendous, he is a television host, a radio personality, a producer, a director, a ARIA nominated recording artist, an author and a very funny comedian.
Each morning the people of Melbourne wake up to the voice of Steve Bedwell for he is the co-host of the top rating Triple M breakfast show 'Bedder's, Tim & Margie for Breakfast'.
In 1998 Steve found enormous radio success when he moved into the breakfast shift at Triple M Melbourne. This shift is considered one of the top radio positions in the country for a stand up comedian. Teamed up with long time friend Tim Smith they have topped the ratings.
The name will be familiar to anyone who has lived in Australia, switched on a TV, picked
up a magazine or listened to the radio. New Zealand born Richard Wilkins recently
celebrated 20 years at the forefront of Australasian television, a milestone in anyone’s
Richard moved across the Tasman in 1980 and got his break as the host of MTV
Australia. A six year run that established him as one of the country’s hottest properties.
Over the past two decades Richard has interviewed practically every major star in the
world of film and music from Billy Connolly, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Robbie
Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Britney Spears, Barbara Streisand, Barry Humphries /
Dame Edna and countless others. As well as hosted a myriad of top rating TV specials
from the eight-hour Millennium Live, the Annual Tropfest Short Film Special and for ten
years, the New Year’s Eve Festivities and Fireworks over Sydney Harbour.
Richard has also established himself as the MC of choice, hosting everything from the
Australian Record Industry Awards, Australian Fashion Awards, Miss Australia Awards,
the Annual Oscars telecast and a plethora of corporate events for A-list clients including
Qantas and American Express.
Currently Network Nine’s Entertainment Editor, filing daily reports for the national Today
Show, regular stories for prime time A Current Affair, network News and a multitude of
other outlets. Richard Wilkins’ experience and depth of talent and ability speaks for itself,
he is without doubt Australia's most respected and credible television host, compere,
journalist and MC both here and overseas.
Best known for his character acting and radio voices, in particular on hit shows such as D-Generation and Fast Forward, Michael offers the rare opportunity to corporate clients to tailor his after dinner performance and appear as just about any type of character required. Obviously, Michael is extremely competent to perform a straight MC role (or comical) for the evening.
In April 1992 Brigitte took on the role of morning newsreader for Melbourne's Triple M radio breakfast show and with her fun sense of humour and natural 'chatty' personality she became part of The Richard Stubbs Breakfast Show team within four months.
Armed with her ferocious laugh and wit to match, Brigitte returned to the Ten Network in 1996 as host of "Monday to Friday", a national daytime show featuring interviews, information and entertainment.
After four years on The Richard Stubbs Breakfast Show, Brigitte in 1997 joined The Grill Team, sharing the microphone with Dermott Brereton and her former Channel Ten colleague Eddie McGuire. Brigitte quickly established herself as the strong, quick witted, lovable "lady" of the trio, not afraid to give her opinion and equally not afraid to joust with the boys.
During 1997 & 1998 Brigitte also reviewed movies on Channel 10's national Saturday morning show 'Video Hits".
Brigitte has established a successful career as a host and guest speaker at many business and entertainment functions and has been a regular columnist with the Herald Sun's Sunday Magazine.
Together with Eddie McGuire, Trevor originally formed The Grill Team. This sports and comedy show aired on Triple M Melbourne on Saturday mornings. Due to the show's overwhelming success, Triple M moved The Grill Team to a regular Monday to Friday drive time slot.
Trevor has performed stand up comedy at all major comedy rooms throughout Australia including Last Laugh, Comedy Store, Comedy Club, theaters in every state, countless hotels, clubs and private functions and all comedy festivals.
Trevor is also renowned as a director of live comedy shows and is often head-hunted to do so. He has been involved as a writer for successful television shows such as Comedy Club, The Big Gig, Larger than Life and Hey, Hey It's Saturday and wrote the successful pantomime Hey Hey It's Cinderella performed at The Palais Theatre in Melbourne during 1996/1997.
Nationally, Trevor's profile sky rocketed since he played the live cross man on "Hey, Hey It's Saturday"
In 1994 he took on the role as the man behind the bar on the top rating Channel Nine "The Footy Show". The show has been an enormous success and Trevor has never looked back.
After all Trevor's writing experience he decided to publish a book titled "Any Danger?" which was a best seller, giving an insight into Trevor's humorous slant on life.
Trevor still performs regular spots on radio, various television shows and corporate performances.
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