Comedian available for hire, based in Victoria
Whether it’s as a black tie MC, conference facilitator, ice-breaker or after dinner entertainment, Michael Pope has done it all. A master of improvisation, Michael has entertained audiences for nearly 30 years. Originally trained as an actor, then presenter of over a dozen national television programs, Michael now shares his time between television producing, corporate work and audience warm-up for TV shows. From the man-in-the-street to the Prime Minister – from an intimate gathering of 20 to 30,000 on the lawns of Parliament House, Michael makes any event excel with his unique blend of quick wit, warm personality and professionalism. Standby to be involved!
The television industry's first choice in Audience Warmup, he has honed the ability to engage an audience and make them feel comfortable. No matter what it is; the glitterati of The Logies, or the teenage mob from Dancing With The Stars, Michael has a unique ability to keep a night moving, involving and unexpected. Michael has also many years as a television Producer, and is able to work with the client to produce a great event. So if you want an MC or Feature Act, an ideas man or facilitator - you get it all with Michael Pope.
Numerous public appearances as MC or after dinner speaker for private, government and charitable functions include; The Premier’s Export Awards; Tasmania, The HIA Awards, The MBA Awards, The Clubs Assoc. of Vic. Awards, The Year of The Built Environment Ball
Other clients: AFI, ANZ, Avaya, Brainwave, Cancer Council, Canteen, CPA, Crown, Freehills, Fuji Xerox, Guardian, HIA, Lighthouse, Mack Trucks, Master Builders, MEA, NAB, NRMA, Optus, Orlando Wyndham, Shell, Smorgons, SMS, Star City, Toyota, Telstra, TXU, The HayGroup, Franklins, AG Coombs, CCI Insurance, SPASA, Pronto Software, Sydney Swans, AllHank Industries, Mobil, Lighthouse Foundation, Cities of Yarra & Stonnington and many more
"We couldn’t have asked for a better conference. We worked hard through a lot of heavy sessions & Michael kept it all flowing & used great techniques to highlight key messages in the most fun & entertaining ways. His unique skills helped make our conference work to its best … a true professional, flexible & easy to work with" Rheem
"Just a quick note to let you know that Michael Pope stole the show on Saturday night - every single bit of feedback from guests has been that "Michael was the star"! He more than earned his keep on stage and they simply loved him! He is an absolute professional who reads his brief, does his homework and never misses a beat." AFI Awards - Kerry Freer Events
"Michael is a great MC, he was very easy to work with particularly because he did this event last year and knew the demographic of group. Michael was professional and kept the formalities running smoothly as well as entertaining the guests during a lengthy Awards presentation." Fuji Xerox