Speakers Profile - Gary Eck

Comedian, Actor, Director, Writer, MC and Speaker

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Gary Eck is one of Australia's most popular & versatile stand-up comedians whose sharp wit has been entertaining Australian and international audiences for nearly two decades. He is also an accomplished writer, actor and director.

A graduate of Canberra University with a BA in Marketing and Advertising, Gary's career has taken him all round the world from Edinburgh to Paris to New York and London.

Gary has performed his stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, emceed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and appeared on numerous television shows including Rove, The Footy Show, Spicks and Specks and was weekly guest on Mick Molloy's The Nation on Channel Nine.

Gary has also successfully ventured into film having co-starred and co-written the feature film You Can't Stop the Murders (Miramax 2003) and starred in the film Boytown alongside Mick Molloy and Glenn Robins.

Gary has won the world's largest short film competition, Tropfest, with his short film entitled The Money (2004). A collection of Gary's shorts recently screened in a special one hour programme on the Comedy Channel entitled, Ecks Rated Shorts.

Presently, Gary is writing a screenplay with Academy Award winning director GEORGE MILLER on a special film project due for world wide release in 2010.

He has also penned a screenplay with Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, Collateral) for Working Title Films.

Gary has released a stand-up comedy CD, Gary Eck Live! and has been nominated for an ARIA award for comedy album The Hollywood Motel.

Understandably, Gary is a much sought after in the corporate arena as a master of ceremonies, comedian and keynote speaker. His ability to tailor material to suite client's needs and ad lib with the audience make him extremely flexible for a variety of events. Gary is an ideal choice to compere your next conference, roadshow or to provide after dinner comedy entertainment.