I need advice on a good Cbr MC.

By 10 July, 2009 45

I belong to a Community not-for-profit organisation.

Every year we hold a large fundraising ball.  It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year. Black tie, live band, dancing, games, the whole sha-bang. 

Next year, we are going to need a new MC.

We need someone who can appeal to all ages, Baby Boomers to the iGen. 

Does anyone have any suggestions on Canberra Celebs or just darn good MCs we could hire for the night?

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45 Responses to I need advice on a good Cbr MC.
#1
jackal12:08 pm, 10 Jul 09

Mark Parton and Ross Solly do ok

#2
Hank12:10 pm, 10 Jul 09

Queenie Van de Zant is brilliant

#3
johnboy12:27 pm, 10 Jul 09

Adam Hadley rarely disappoints.

#4
punkarella1:00 pm, 10 Jul 09

Scotty Masters from 104.7. Good bloke. I’m pretty sure he does MC’ing. He did for a friends wedding, but that’s because he was a friend of the groom.

#5
fnaah1:18 pm, 10 Jul 09
#6
kelso1:21 pm, 10 Jul 09

Ross Solly is pretty good. I’ve been to a few funtctions that he’s mc’d and he’s always entertaining and works the crowd pretty well. One of them was a fundraiser and he did a good job getting people to donate.

#7
peterh1:24 pm, 10 Jul 09

is overheard around at all? he is good value for MC’ing.

#8
Calwell Resident1:45 pm, 10 Jul 09

Daniel Gibson The weather guy. I have been to a couple of functions that he has MC’d and he is hilarious.

#9
Holden Caulfield2:17 pm, 10 Jul 09

kelso said :

Ross Solly is pretty good. I’ve been to a few funtctions that he’s mc’d and he’s always entertaining and works the crowd pretty well. One of them was a fundraiser and he did a good job getting people to donate.

Maybe he should try that as a full time job. He’s a wanker on the radio.

#10
Friska2:23 pm, 10 Jul 09

Daniel Gibson the weather guy is annoying and NOT funny

#11
Calwell Resident2:29 pm, 10 Jul 09

hoh

#12
Sammy2:43 pm, 10 Jul 09

Jessica Good from WIN seems to do a fair bit of MC’ing.

#13
Overheard3:19 pm, 10 Jul 09

Hi Mia. I’m a Canberra-based MC with 17 years’ experience, and have done it all from weddings (always in a tux) to musical festivals, national sports presentation nights, trivia nights, etc.

Contact details are at: http://www.myspace.com/overheardproductions

#14
ant3:24 pm, 10 Jul 09

punkarella said :

Scotty Masters from 104.7. Good bloke. I’m pretty sure he does MC’ing. He did for a friends wedding, but that’s because he was a friend of the groom.

Is he the very fat one, or the other one? I would think either of these blokes would be pretty good, I find them amusing on the radio.

Jessica Good, huh. Canberra’s Official Frump.

#15
M Rose3:33 pm, 10 Jul 09

Calwell Resident said :

Daniel Gibson The weather guy. I have been to a couple of functions that he has MC’d and he is hilarious.

Don’t do it. At the function I went to he was irritating and condescending, and failed to get names/places/causes right several times. I also want to throw something at the TV every time he comes on.

#16
weeziepops3:35 pm, 10 Jul 09

Jessica Good is great. If she has a script.

#17
imarty4:19 pm, 10 Jul 09

I was MC at a launch function at a very upmarket restaurant in Sydney about 8 years ago and I was crap.
The chef reminds me everytime I see him. I wouldn’t get me to do it.

#18
Overheard4:36 pm, 10 Jul 09

imarty said :

I was MC at a launch function at a very upmarket restaurant in Sydney about 8 years ago and I was crap.
The chef reminds me everytime I see him. I wouldn’t get me to do it.

Ha! Yep, that’s why I don’t service my own car and rarely pretend to be able to cook, choosing to pay others to do things that they can do better than me.

But I’ll happily charge people to be their MC. (References available.)

#19
Igglepiggle4:48 pm, 10 Jul 09

Calwell Resident said :

Daniel Gibson The weather guy. I have been to a couple of functions that he has MC’d and he is hilarious.

Every time I see that guy I think of the weather snippet I saw him do the day Schapelle Corby was sentenced- started out with – its Friday, bet Schapelle Corby’s glad it’s Friday- followed not long after by the news she got 20 years….

#20
Trunking symbols5:46 pm, 10 Jul 09

MC – motorcycle club?

#21
grunge_hippy6:22 pm, 10 Jul 09

jay sullivan, a local comedian who has been featured here before.

http://www.jaysullivan.com.au

#22
platinum7:11 pm, 10 Jul 09

Calwell Resident said :

Daniel Gibson The weather guy. I have been to a couple of functions that he has MC’d and he is hilarious.

If Daniel Gibson was MC of your fundraising event I would certainly NOT attend.

The function would be done with an air of “wing it when he gets there – did not do the preparation? so you will get – be overly quipy to look confident and laugh at his own jokes which are not funny, just talking rubbish about almost nothing of importance to the event, smugly charming…..and maybe no one will notice hosting” People are not that silly. Doubt it would be wise to engage him as your MC.
Well I wouldn’t.

#23
MWF7:16 pm, 10 Jul 09

Calwell Resident said :

Daniel Gibson The weather guy. I have been to a couple of functions that he has MC’d and he is hilarious.

I agree. He was great as MC.

#24
Deano8:57 pm, 10 Jul 09

+1 for Overheard

#25
grunge_hippy9:12 pm, 10 Jul 09

i’m with platinum in regards to daniel gibson. he spoke once at our schools year 6 graduation, rambled on about himself, no connection to his audience and that whole laugh at his own jokes was LAME.

#26
Eyeball In A Quart J9:39 pm, 10 Jul 09

Daniel Gibson would also spend most of the night sleazing onto anything with a pulse.

Watch your drinks ladies……….

#27
YapYapYap11:19 pm, 10 Jul 09

Overheard said :

Hi Mia. I’m a Canberra-based MC with 17 years’ experience, and have done it all from weddings (always in a tux) to musical festivals, national sports presentation nights, trivia nights, etc.

Contact details are at: http://www.myspace.com/overheardproductions

For free?

#28
Overheard11:26 pm, 10 Jul 09

YapYapYap said :

Overheard said :

Hi Mia. I’m a Canberra-based MC with 17 years’ experience, and have done it all from weddings (always in a tux) to musical festivals, national sports presentation nights, trivia nights, etc.

Contact details are at: http://www.myspace.com/overheardproductions

For free?

You get what you pay for, YYY, so not for free, no. I do lots of volunteering and pro bono work, but I do have this little eating habit that’s grown on me!

I’m open to negotiation and am happy to talk with anyone on their specific requirements.

#29
Thumper12:21 am, 11 Jul 09

+2 for Overheard

#30
Matt Sheppard9:43 pm, 12 Jul 09

Nigel Sutton did a great job MCing at the Canberra Impro Challenge last weekend. I’m sure I can get some contact details for him if you’re keen.

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