Comedian, Writer, Emcee, Author
Is described by Adam Hills, host of “Spicks and Specks” as “a living breathing joke machine”. David Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive, uplifting, intelligent comedy and is one of Australia’s finest comedian MC’s and corporate performers.
A regular on television shows such at the ch7 Morning Show with Larry and Kylie. David is the author of seven humorous books and writes for a wide range of over 30 magazines including, Virgin Airline Mag, Elle, Home Beautiful, Cleo, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Body & Soul, Sunday Style and Vogue where he specialises in a humorous take on style health trends and celebrity profiles. Aside from being the current grooming editor for GQ magazine he is the only journalist in Australian publishing history to be in concurrent issues of lads-mag Ralph and Your Garden. Topical and charming, David’s comedy will entertain and uplift.
What they say…
“So very, very funny” - Joan Rivers (US Comedy Legend, David supported on her Australian theatre tour)
“A comic whom your mother would love.” – Helen Razer, the Melbourne Age
“Refreshing, sincere and engaging.” – Rip It Up
“Think Dorothy Parker meets Graham Kennedy.” – TalkFringe
“Disarmingly charming” – The Adelaide Advertiser.
“He captured the entire audience in the first five minutes of the show and had them eating out of his hands.” – Funny Tonne, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
“Make an appointment to meet David Smiedt. If the post-show buzz is anything to go by, a lot more people are going to want to meet him.” – The Pun.
“Sharp dressed, sharp minded and very affable.” – DB Magazine
“A name to remember.” – Comedy Beast Magazine
Thanks very much for helping us to create an enjoyable and memorable Vic Branch Meeting last Thursday. You were very funny; one of those rare, clever comedians, who can respond to everyday comments with wit, and not offend anyone in the process. A lot of people commented afterwards that it was the best laugh they had had in a long time. Thanks also for blending in so well, as one of us, white shirt included. Just what we were looking for.
Denise, SMS Management & Technology
David was amazing, thank you very much.
Many thanks, and we will certainly be keeping David in mind for future events!
“David was fantastic.
Everyone was talking about him afterwards and coming up with ideas to have an event just so they could have him speak.
Please touch base with him and give him a big hug and sloppy kiss.
“David recently attended and entertained 60 guests at my wife’s Birthday party that was held our home. David’s performance, interaction and overall desire to tailor and blend his delivery (so it feels a part of the overall even) is not only a testament to his ability but also his skill to quickly sum an audience in the maximizing the involvement and response from the guests. Likewise His pre performance work in seeking details of who is attending, their ages, demographics, use of appropriate language (or not) only demonstrates his professionalism and desire to deliver his best performance possible and one we really appreciated.
I can truly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of using his services with the one guarantee being they will not be disappointed.”
“Once again thank you.
To be honest I was a bit nervous… RSM Bird Cameron had never done anything like this before and I wasn’t sure how it was going to be received. How wrong I was! David Smiedt was brilliant – he took the time to meet with us prior, to walk through his performance, and on the day he nailed it.
David had a great blend of original gags and was able to personalise his performance, providing some hilarious insights about our senior people and our industry. This worked perfectly and was exactly what we were looking for.
David was extremely professional and polished, I would highly recommend him for any corporate event, especially if you wanted to have a bit of a laugh at yourself.”
“David’s style and humour were perfectly measured. His jokes had everyone laughing but he also maintained a feeling of inclusiveness, an approach we were tremendously impressed with and grateful for.”
Jorge Aroche, CEO, NSW Service For The Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.
“David was the MC and entertainment for our Clinique / GQ men of influence event. He understood the brief perfectly and delivered a routine that was spot on for the audience. He also created a very welcome vibe in the room and engaged with all guests. His act was the perfect mix of cheeky, relevant and irreverent! I could not fault his work”
Alexis Green, Communications Manager, Clinique.
“Greetings from the Maldives where Dave and I are currently enjoying our honeymoon!
The wedding went spectacularly well – David Smiedt is an incredible MC. We had so many comments from guests stating they want to hire him for their events! From the phone call to me to check on details, to keeping things running on the night, David was a consummate professional and hysterically funny. His personal anecdotes and observations on the night kept the atmosphere jovial and a heap of fun.
Thanks so much for your email, we were so very happy with David’s services at our wedding.”
Thanks again, Sam
“We had nothing but praise for David’s fantastic work as MC and his professionalism for this event, for the client and our team. Thanks again for all your help and we look forward to working with David again in the future. “
Nicolas Alexander, Thomson Street Creative Event Management.
“As a charity who aids ill children, we needed an MC upon whose sensitivity we could rely to convey the gravity of our message but who could also entertain the audience during the light-hearted moments of the evening. David did both. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a warm, funny and intelligent MC”
Graham Berman, The Humpty Dumpty Foundation.
‘‘David Smiedt is your one stop shop for a professional charismatic and engaging emcee and of course humorous. David is both a comedian and an emcee and can turn up the comedy as far as you let him take it! I look forward to the next event with David and Benefit Cosmetics where laughter is the best cosmetics….so – rin and wear it.”
Justin Fullerton – General Manager Benefit Cosmetics