As soon as Anh Do hit the comedy scene Australian audiences developed an immediate warm affinity with him.  It wasn't long till we saw Anh named Australian Comedian of the year.  Watching Anh transition from lawyer to comedian, film producer to a top corporate performer and keynote speaker has been truly remarkable.

Anh has the ability to capture audiences' hearts and minds.  He has proven this time and time again on shows such as Rove, Thank God You're Here and Dancing with the stars.  His 100% corporate friendly attitude and material has also seen Anh entertain and inspire at more than 1600 events.  His versatility and friendly disposition have made him the Master of Ceremonies, Comedian or Keynote speaker of choice for companies everywhere.

The team at Ovations were ecstatic when we heard for the first time Anh's keynote. His presentation is based around his bestselling memoir The Happiest Refugee.  It's a vivid encounter of Anh's family story as they flee Vietnam for a new beginning in Australia.  It begins on a fishing boat at the age of 2 and describes the trials and tribulations of growing up in our great Southern land.  Anh takes audiences on his astounding journey and has the incredible ability to have people laughing out loud one moment and shedding a tear the next.  While sharing his life lessons Anh encourages us to be fearless and simply give things a go.  He gently reminds us through illustrating his own story that we are more powerful and capable than we know.  By altering our attitudes and actions we can obtain the results we are looking for. This keynote is both motivational and inspirational.  A perfect session anywhere on your event program, especially suited to Opening, Closing or After Dinner. If there is a specific theme or message you would like incorporated Anh can weave your direction into his keynote.

If you would like more focus on the comedy Anh's 20-30 minute routine is a wonderful way to entertain your audience.  And if your event needs a highly capable, professional and friendly host or MC he is one of the best in the business.  With his background as a lawyer and numerous corporate events under his belt clients have full peace of mind Anh will hit the mark.  You only need to take a look at Anh's media credits and glowing client testimonials, they speak for themselves.  He has performed for top companies such as Telstra, Woolworths, McDonalds and even Prime ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd have called upon Anh as a trusted host.  However Anh's wide appeal and universal message means he is the perfect choice for any audiences, large or small, regardless of industry or role.

The team at Ovations would be happy share their experiences working with Anh on every aspect of an event.  We have featured Anh at our own showcase events for clients and have booked him for numerous others.  He is brilliantly talented yet very humble, always generous, intelligent, professional and of course very funny.  Look out for his big smile, it's highly contagious!   Due to his wide appeal and popularity corporate demand runs high for Anh. We recommend making your enquiry as early as possible.  Please contact the team at Ovations who can complete a full diary check for you today.

Credits:

Writer, Actor and Producer.  Anh is co-producer of the film "The Finished People" (Post 75 Productions) a film project with local street kids about street kids. The film, described by Margaret Pomeranz as 'one of the best Australian films of the year' was officially selected for the Montreal International Film Festival and released by Dendy in Australia to rave reviews.

Anh's awards and nominations include:

Winner - National Green Faces Comedy Competition
Winner - NSW Triple J Raw Comedy Competition
Winner - Sydney Comedian of the Year
Winner - Co-writer of 'Best Short Film', Palm Springs Film Festival, USA
Winner - Co-writer of 'Best Screenplay', St Kilda Film Festival, Victoria
Nominee for 'Best Short Film' and for 'Best Screenplay', AFI Awards


Author:
Anh's book The Happiest Refugee: A memoir was recently voted by booksellers around Australia as the "Australian Book of the Year" and he has signed a movie deal with Russell Crowe to turn it into a film. It describes how his entire family came close to losing their lives at sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat, facing murderous pirates and the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease and dehydration, to Anh's current status as one of Australia's best-loved comedians.

Testimonials

Ahn Do is a true professional and entertainer and he grabbed our audience like there was no tomorrow. His story is inspirational and the comical aspect brilliant. Our audience was left captivated and wanting more. I would definitely not hesitate even a minute to promote him to more companies in the corporate arena as he will add not only an inspirational and business element to his story but the comical element extends his genius.
- Marketing Manager-Corporate and Channels, Westcon Group

Anh Do was just magnificent. He presented to an audience of around 110 people, most of whom were tired and slightly under the weather having partied hard the night before. He was able to get everyone to sit up and listen to what he had to say. His jokes were just fabulous and totally appropriate for the audience. He was able to weave some of our corporate messages into his story, and what I liked about it was he was funny and at the same time he touched people's hearts. Many of our staff have commented to me that he was just amazing and that he made our conference special.
- Managing Director-ANZ, Westcon Group

Simply Amazing!!!...he received a standing ovation at the end of his performance
- Toshiba Australia

We thought we were "just" getting a really funny comedian - and we certainly did - but so much more...we have had many speakers over the years and Anh was the "best ever!"
- The Conference Team

Anh is the consummate professional and took a lot of time to learn about our business and the people involved - he has a strong inspirational message and is just a great performer - I'd recommend Anh unreservedly.
- Fuji Xerox

Anh was phenomenal - as our first awards dinner there were lots of nerves on our side - as soon as Anh took to the stage I felt myself physically relax knowing we had made the best choice for the entertainment for the night. The awards we were presenting were quite technical and very 'dry' - Anh managed to break this up with suitable jokes too. Anh pitched his comedy pieces just right and the inspirational life story he has blew us away - there were lots of tears and laughter... The feedback has been incredible positive and I would have no hesitation in giving Anh my highest recommendation.
- Intermedia

Anh Do was fabulous, he suited the audience down to the ground and was so easy to work with. They laughed their socks off and his humour was perfectly pitched to the audience. He was a pleasure to work with.
- BIS Industrial

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Anh Do - Melbourne Showcase 2010

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