I need advice on a good Cbr MC.

Mia80 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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Thumper Thumper 10:17 am 06 Nov 09

Jessica Good, huh. Canberra’s Official Frump

Her wardrobe people need sacking. Did they raid St Vinnies for clothes that my grandmother used to wear?

Overheard Overheard 8:43 pm 05 Nov 09

As a professional MC, if my profile were as high as some of the more visible media identities/personalities, I’d be more circumspect about ad-libbing and deviating from scripts.

Happily (or not so, depending on perspective), mine’s low to low/light medium at best, so there’s more scope to be inventive, flexible and adaptive. (Keerist, sounds like a duty statement.)

MC-ing, and indeed life, is more fun when you can be creative and spontaneous. In context. Some functions only need to be straight up and down, and those high profile names/faces draw the punters.

On the plus side, I can be cheaper! http://www.myspace.com/overheardproductions and Facebook under the same name.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 2:26 pm 05 Nov 09

ant said :

Jessica Good, huh. Canberra’s Official Frump.

Is it just me, or is she looking a bit of a “lollipop head” these days?

AngryHenry AngryHenry 2:10 pm 05 Nov 09

Thoroughly Smashed said :

AngryHenry said :

Raaaar!

I didn’t see you over in the Furniture Direct thread defending their honour from all their nasty, evil, defamatory former customers.

By the way it’s libel, not slander. Slander takes the form of speech.

Whatever! And I couldn’t give a rats about furniture direct.

They weren’t being discussed on this topic thread and MC’s were.

So jam it.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 1:56 pm 05 Nov 09

AngryHenry said :

Raaaar!

I didn’t see you over in the Furniture Direct thread defending their honour from all their nasty, evil, defamatory former customers.

By the way it’s libel, not slander. Slander takes the form of speech.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 11:33 am 05 Nov 09

Mc’ing is a very challenging role. I dare anyone who has criticised any of the public figures here to try it themselves. I would be vary wary of your comments about them especially when you move into more slanderous territory as you are potentially doing them out of a job.

I wonder how you would feel if people’s comments denied you of any business/money? Pretty angry I reckon.

Let it go.

Lizzie76 Lizzie76 11:07 am 05 Nov 09

I was at a function MC’d by Ross Solly recently, he was not so good…

If the function requires the MC to think on their feet and is not highly scripted Ross Solly is not the best option – for this I would definitely choose Daniel Gibson. Ross Solley is better suited to a more conservative and smaller function where he can comment on local political issues. I’m not a fan of Mark Parton as an MC either only because I think he is a little too opinionated and can offend people unintentionally. If you’re not looking for a local MC I would also consider John Blackman – a little more costly but he does a good job.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 10:06 pm 04 Nov 09

jackal said :

Mark Parton and Ross Solly do ok

I was at a function MC’d by Ross Solly recently, he was not so good…

busgirl busgirl 10:05 pm 04 Nov 09

Mark Parton is boring…

I-filed I-filed 6:34 pm 04 Nov 09

Johnboy maybe?

Lizzie76 Lizzie76 4:47 pm 04 Nov 09

Just some comments about Daniel Gibson. To say that he is a sleaze seems unfair unless you have facts to back this up – not just heresay which is often the case. I have certainly never found him this way and with an almost all young female team you would think this would have become evident. He is confident and takes an interest in people which might be misconstrued. Our organisation has used Daniel as an MC several years in a row and he was fantastic. One year we had all our audio visual fail and he was left to pick up the pieces – I don’t know any other MC who could do this with little information to support him. Can also speak highly of Ross Solly if you have things well scripted as he has done a couple of more structured events for us.

DGis_slime DGis_slime 12:15 am 27 Jul 09

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

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

Watch your drinks ladies……….

I have to say that this is true. He is a total sleeze that will try anything on anyone (and I know Gibbo personally). Don’t bother with him….you’d get more personality from a wet blanket. Being totally honest and he knows what I think of his presenting style.

MsCheeky MsCheeky 3:25 pm 13 Jul 09

+3 for Overheard.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 11:10 am 13 Jul 09

The joys of being a public figure.

You get to hear peoples opinions about you even when you’re not asking for it.

Bitchy aren’t we?

misspris misspris 10:53 am 13 Jul 09

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

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

Watch your drinks ladies……….

He wears more makeup than most women I know and he’s an obnoxious twat.

Matt Sheppard Matt Sheppard 9:43 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.

Thumper Thumper 12:21 am 11 Jul 09

+2 for Overheard

Overheard Overheard 11:26 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.

YapYapYap YapYapYap 11:19 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?

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 9:39 pm 10 Jul 09

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

Watch your drinks ladies……….

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