Starting out in cabaret as part of Newcastle's Castanet Club, Mikey Robins made the transition to radio and television to become one of Australia's best-loved, intelligent and in-demand entertainers on the strength of clever observations, quick one-liners and brilliant, biting banter.
Mikey spent seven years behind the microphone as the host of Triple J's national breakfast show before becoming a team leader and audience favourite on high rating Good News Week and its various franchises.
On radio, Mikey's also worked for Triple M and Vega, while his other television appearances include The Jesters, You Have Been Watching and regular guest spots on Sunrise, Spicks and Specks and The Fat.
ABCTV featured Mikey in an episode of Australian Story, it went on to become one the highest rating episodes of this high quality program. The episode dealt with Mikey's health and weight loss issues in a frank and very personal account.
Mikey's also devised and hosted a series of documentaries about Australians and their favourite pubs for Channel 10 - leading to episodes being filmed overseas - and fronted shows for the Foxtel network, including Campaign and Hollywood Head To Head.
Mikey's co-authored the books Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razor) and Big Man's World (with Tony Squires and The Sandman) and written columns for The Daily Telegraph, GQ and Men's Style.
Mikey has recently added stand up comedy to his long list of achievements and has performed at the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festivals. Last year Mikey went to Afghanistan to entertain the troops, he wrote a moving account of this experience for Men's Style Magazine.
Yet Mikey comes to his own on the live stage, where he is able to bring an audience to its feet, its senses, and its knees - comedically speaking, of course - whether serving as an MC, public speaker, debater or comic.
Mikey was absolutely hysterical and his presence was thoroughly enjoyed by all. He was a really great guy and I am very happy to have had him apart of our night.
- Chemist Warehouse Group
Mikey was absolutely fabulous and everyone had a great time. We cannot thank you and Mikey enough for helping us out on such short notice, Mikey definitely made the evening.
- Gadens Lawyers
Mikey's wit, timing and professionalism are fantastic!
- Standard & Poor's
Mikey was an absolute champion! He is such a wonderful person and managed to keep the attention of a large audience. Absolute delight to work with, I would be delighted to recommend him to others and really hope I have an opportunity to work with him again in future.
- Cash Converters
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how great Mikey Robins was at the Ateco Launch. An absolute professionalso lovely and gracious and easy to work with. The audience response was great and we have a very happy client!