Comedian, Voice Artist, Author
As seen on the Channel 7 Morning show, The Project Ch10, Ch9 Morning Show, regular host of Studio 10 on Network 10 (with Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Joe Hildebrand and Sarah Harris) News 24 ABC and many others. From an emcee for 700 Telstra sales managers, keeping events inspired through comic cheek or as a feature comedian for 200 Brisbane Builders, Simon Kennedy is an assured hit that will leave your audiences wowed.
Simon’s book 9/11 AND THE ART OF HAPPINEES released in Feb 2014 is and has gained wide accolade. Simon has featured on a large variety of national television shows, radio and print media and also speaks on the topics of resilience, happiness, the art of forgiveness and letting go of bitterness and hatred. ‘This is so beautifully written, so heartfelt and more than anything, it has so many important messages contained within it’ Adam Hills
For 5 years Simon hosted “The Show With No Name” with comedian Steve Philp, as well as “Kennedy & Philp” on Nova 96.9FM. Simon’s Radio, Television and Corporate experience is extensive.
‘A World Class Comedian’ – Concrete Playground.
Corporate and Private Event Testimonials:
Thank you so much it was fantastic, it is a really hard gig and you mastered it.”
Amanda Webster | Advancement Manager
“Thanks Mark. All good, Simon was super and hosted a great night! He picked up everything really quickly and worked well with me on the night to adapt timings and sessions to make it a great night for all! He’s a lovely guy and was great having him there to “lead proceedings!” His routine was awesome and he made adaptations based on the audience and reactions. I would definitely recommend him for future events.”
Best Practice & Optimisation Leader
Simon was absolutely fantastic.
He managed to get by without a microphone, and also catering to kids that we weren’t expecting to be there.
Thanks for checking in.”
Krystle Fishwick | Fleet Dealership Manager | Toyota Fleet Management
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Simon was perfect. Lots of laughing and I’m sure retelling of his jokes.
Thank you for your assistance in arranging a comedian for our function.”
1 Campbell Street, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia
Simon Kennedy was amazing! Everyone enjoyed the evening and there were laughs all around.
We received excellent feedback from all our guests. He was wonderfully warm, understood the audience and engaged them really well. He took charge of the event and kept the whole night right on schedule.
It was great working with you and Simon
Sini Rajeeve / Marketing Co-ordinator
Hope your well, the event went extremely well and we were very impressed with Simon Kennedy. I had some great feedback from the Partners and everyone had a good laugh. Simon was also very professional, we ran a little late a Simon was great, he was understanding which took a lot of pressure of us trying to rush for time to catch up.
Overall it was a great experience and if we are ever in need of a comedian I would definitely book Simon again.
Thank you for your help with the event and I will be in touch if we are ever in need for a comedian again.
“Mark, they were amazing!
What a hit! This event was one of if not the best TGIF event since I joined.
Everyone had nothing but good feedback and there were laughs all around. They were both very easy to work with and very supportive of our Atlassian comedian.
Thank you so much for everything – I have been asked by many people for another show so I will touch base next year to do it all over again!”
Just wanted to say a big thank you for recommending Simon, he did a terrific job entertaining us all last Friday.
Senior HR Advisor
Thanks for your email and I have been meaning to email you all day, time has just gotten away!
Simon was fantastic! He made our night and was not only funny but a true professional!
We couldn’t be happier with how he conducted the evening and would highly recommend him as we were all very impressed.
Thanks for following up.”
Accounting 4 Success
Simon was great, his jokes were hilarious and we had very positive feedback on him. He kept the audience engaged throughout the entire night.
Thank you very much!”
Yusur Al-Hiali | Return To Work Coordinator/Operations Administrator
ECA Training Pty Ltd trading as NECA Electrical Apprenticeships
Thank you so much for your beautiful presentation on Saturday – it was definitely my highlight of the day
So many of our staff were truly touched by your story
Thank you again”
Ally De Nicola HR Consultant
Greenwood Early Education Centre
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having Simon at our dinner. He was very professional and fit the mood and sentiment just perfectly. There were plenty of laughs all around! Would highly recommend him.
Thanks for your help.
“Good Morning Simon,
A short note to thank you for the work you did on Tuesday in helping make our Crisis Management forum such a success.
Your ability to keep the momentum going and also add that little bit comedy to keep everyone focused was most definitely a contributing factor in the overall success of the day.
Good luck in your future and I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future.
Council of Australian Tour Operators
“Just a quick note to add my thanks. We’ve received excellent feedback on the event and the fact we got you to do the MC’ing. Made it an enjoyable day despite the topic!
Hope the gig in Newcastle went well and you managed to get yourself a fridge magnet or t-shirt to commemorate your visit.
Hopefully we’ll be able to get you to do some more gigs with us in the future.
I want to thank you so much for enabling us to have Simon Kennedy perform at our Christmas Party last Saturday night – he was absolutely fabulous! We had 110 people attend and when I looked around the room everyone was in stitches. I know at the end of his performance I had “Panda Eyes” from my mascara. Could you please pass on our sincere gratitude to him – he is such a lovely person and ensured that he was thoroughly professional, bantered with the audience and did not do anything that was offensive – everyone at work has been saying how great he was!!!
Once again thank you so much!
Merry Christmas to you and Simon and your families – I hope we can work together again in the future!”
Director of Nursing
“The event went great!
I can’t recommend Simon enough, he truly understood our audience and what we were trying to achieve and it showed in his performance. Not only was he hilarious, but an absolute professional. We have had calls from attendees asking for your details as they were so impressed by Simon!
Thank you for all of your help.”
CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS
“Simon was the perfect person for comedic relief after a long day at our Sales Conference. He captured the audience’s attention immediately and had everyone in stitches to the point where one of our Account Managers went purple!!! He did “Respectfully Rude” perfectly, and didn’t resort to making fun of people which was nice. I appreciated his efforts in taking the time to find out about the event, the audience, and also if there was any issues which he needed to avoid. I would recommend him for any event – small, big or large! Thanks so much Simon for a brilliant evening.”
Simon was very professional and a real gentleman. Please pass on our thanks for a job well done.
Thanks for following up. Simon was great. All of the feedback I had was very positive. I’d happily book him again for a similar event.
Thanks for your help in arranging, much appreciated.”
Thank you again for organising.”
Kind Regards, Kate.
“Simon Kennedy recently emceed Northern Beaches Mental Health Focus on Recovery Forum/EXPO at which we had over 300 people.
He was amazing and very professional a great emcee and comedian, it was obvious he has years of experience.
Due to a late start because attendees and stall holders arrived late we had to make many last minute changes to the program. Simon took it all in his stride, very quick on his feet and he even calmed me down when things weren’t going to plan. He was funny but also respectful to mental health and community issues I would definitely utilise his expertise again.”
Thank you Simon
Northern Beaches Mental Health Service
Brooke Dundas – Foster Care Angels
“We were exceptionally happy with Simon’s performance, professionalism & humour he bought to our event.
The night was a success with lots of positive comment.
On a personal note as someone who put a lot of work into organising the event I very much appreciated Simon’s skills as an emcee & comedian but most of all a really nice guy. I would not hesitate recommending Simon to emcee any event and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
Thank you also to your team for recommending and booking Simon for our event”
“The whole experience was fantastic from the initial phone call with Mark to our fun filled half hour with Simon.
Simon was fantastic and hit the mark with everyone – a true professional.
Thanks again for making the experience so easy and enjoyable”.
I’ve had a lot of great feedback over the last two days. A huge number of people have made positive comments on the mix of entertainment.
They thought the comedy then 9/11 components from you a real hit and certainly hit the right notes, the band really ramped it up later in the night and got everyone dancing and having fun right until close, then our MC Pottsy pulled it all together.
I should pass on a private conversation I had with Pottsy yesterday. He mentioned to me, as someone who works in the industry he has to deal with entertainers all the time.
Many come with big ego’s, great needs and a whole lot more. In his words, you were the easiest, most humble entertainer to work with, and captivated the audience.
Thanks again and well done!!
“The event was great and so was Simon’s performance. He was received extremely well especially the international accents he did.
Delta Laboratories Pty Ltd
“We recently had Simon Kennedy Emcee our Awards Gala Dinner. Not only did he have the whole room laughing, Simon tied the whole evening together. He was able to engage the audience and really bring everyone together. Simon’s transition from comedian to emcee was seamless. I would also like to thank Simon for going above and beyond his call of duty by liaising with F&B when I was running late due to a delay with the printer. I was very impressed with his professionalism, it is obvious he has years and years of experience. I received a lot of positive feedback from delegates the following day, it really couldn’t have gone any better. We will definitely be using Simon Kennedy again, thank you!
“The event was great, Simon was very professional and a good fit with the crowd.
“ Simon Kennedy was fantastic! Professional, a true gentleman and most importantly very funny! Our staff thought he was great. We would definitely use him again.
Sarah Korbel | Executive Coordinator
” Just letting you know that Simon did an outstanding job and everyone was very impressed with his comedy and MC duties. He held the crowd very well and was funny but not over the top which was great.” Kind regards Sarah Thane
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the comedian last night. Simon was very professional last night and arrived on time…. Great reception from the group. We will definitely touch base again for our next comedian act!
Kind Regards” Leah
Simon’s second gig with the client – “Hi Mark,
The event was really good. Everything worked out well and we had a good laugh. Everyone had a fun night and loved him. Thank you.”
Laura Smart Sales Coordinator
Tempo (AUST) Pty LimitedDirect Ph: +61 (2) 8422 2106 | Ext: 2106
Mobile: +61 450 681 875 Mailing: PO BOX 6056, Frenchs Forest D.C. NSW 2086 Australia Deliveries: 8/14 Rodborough Road, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 Australia
” He was great very professional everyone loved him, we had great feedback from our guests.”
YAMAHA MOTOR AUSTRALIA
“I just wanted to thank you for your recommendation on Simon Kennedy at our event last Saturday. He was great and our guests thoroughly enjoyed. Kind Regards, Kristine Clark Executive Assistant to Nick Johnson and John.”
Level 3, 40 River Boulevard Richmond VIC 3121
“Thank you so much for being part of our Launch of World Hepatitis Day 2012 at Martin Place on the 27th July 2012. You did a great job MCing the event and bringing it all together. The day was a huge success. We really appreciated your professional attitude. Once again thank you, it was great to work with you.
Kind Regards Wendy Anderson Workforce Development Manager Hepatitis Australia
”I couldn’t believe how skilfully he read the audience at our event and how he cleverly adlibbed his way during the presentations. He took control and the evening ran smoothly under his steerage. I was watching the audience throughout as it’s always daunting when booking someone for the first time. They can make or break an event and it’s a reflection on you. There was no need for worry. They couldn’t have been more positive. Everyone was in stitches including me.. no need for sit-ups the next day! I would definitely use Simon again without a doubt as an MC or comedian. I trust him and he is a consummate professional”– Samantha C | Ramsay Health Care
”Thank you for touching base with me. The function was a great success! Simon was fantastic… He really helped to keep things running smoothly was funny and even helped out with a small AV issue we had with the speakers on the night. All of the guests and the company directors really enjoyed having him along. And he helped keep my ”event mode” stress-head self calm! :} I will definitely recommend Simon in the future”–
Jennifer – Executive Assistant Mainbrace Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd
”Our launch was a great success and Simon was an absolute hit. He had them all in stitches from start to finish. Thanks so much for your recommendation of Simon. We do about four to five launches a year with different clients so next time we need a comedian I’ll give you a call thanks”
Darren – AH Beard
“On behalf of the Bank of Cyprus Australia Foundation we would like to thank you for being the Master of Ceremonies at our Charity Dinner. You were extremely entertaining, crowd engaging and made the evening flow very smoothly. Most importantly, you maintained a professional approach, which is why we would highly recommend you for any corporate event, we will definitely be using you again” Betty – Bank of Cyprus
“Good afternoon Mark, thank you for the follow up, the event went well, Simon’s presentation was very good and it was as I expected. Thank you for your work on this.”
Juan Gomez ICT Manager
TERUMO AUSTRALIA Pty Limited
“I can highly recommend Simon as a master of ceremonies. Simon reads the moment smoothly, anchors the event, and combines just the right elements to make the occasion memorable”
Trudy Atkinson – Kwik Kopy Australia
“Simon Kennedy is funny, very funny in fact. The man can certainly think on his feet”
Kellie Warner – Meap Careers