Comedy Speakers

Josh Lawson

Best known for his returning guest appearances on the hit TV series Thank God You're Here, Josh has a long history of performing and comedy improvisation. He can also apply these skills to corporate events as a professional MC and performer. He has hosted The Short and Sweet festival in Melbourne (which also aired on The Movie Channel) and has also performed as part of an improvised group performa ...

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Josh Thomas

Josh Thomas is an Australian comedian. Born in Brisbane, Queensland, he received his start in stand-up comedy when in 2005 he became the youngest ever winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Raw Comedy Competition at the age of 17. ...

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Judith Lucy

Her formidable reputation as a compere and her sharp as-libs and considerable improvisation skills have quickly elevated Judith to the forefront of a new generation of Australian comics. Her unique style of observation allows her to interact with a wide ranging audience on topics such as advertising, glossy magazines, Elvis Preslely, Food and Television - a fast and furiously funny poem condensing ...

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Julia Morris

With almost 30 years inspiring laughs across the world, Julia Morris is Australia’s First Lady of Comedy – making her one of the country’s most in-demand corporate entertainers and hosts who regularly thrills audiences at events ranging from award ceremonies through corporate team building to high-end functions. Julia’s career has taken her across the globe working with comedy royalty including Richard Pryor, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robin Williams.

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Julian Morrow

Julian Morrow is a co-founder of The Chaser, a satirical media empire which rivals Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in all fields except power, influence, popularity and profitability. He now works as part of the Chaser creative team and, for his sins, its Managing Director, as well as working independently in the media. ...

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Julian Schiller

A talented radio and television performer with an easy charm and a sharp wit, Julian Schiller is one of the country's most respected original talents. He is currently anchoring the Breakfast show alongside fellow comics Tony Moclair, Lisa Fernandez and Ryan (Fryzie) Fitzgerald on the highly successful Nova 91.9 Adelaide. ...

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Kate Langbroek

As one of Australia's most recognised media personalities, Kate Langbroek is best known for her regular appearances on Network Ten's The Panel. Her first appearance in 1999 instantly created controversy about her hair, fashion and opinions. Since 2001, Kate has co-hosted Melbourne's top-rating weekday NovaFM 100 breaky show with Dave Hughes. Her career has spanned popular prime-time TV shows, top- ...

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Kevin Kropinyeri

Get set for the ride of your life when Kevin Kropinyeri takes to the stage along with his scooter. A one-man whirlwind that will have you holding your sides laughing, Kevin shares tales of growing up, marriage and the intricacies associated with life in general as well as life as an Aboriginal Australian. Kevin is a proud Aboriginal man who's not afraid to laugh at himself. A deadly performer, ...

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Kirsten Schaal

Kristen Schaal gives Jon Stewart a run for his money as the Senior Women's Issues Commentator on The Daily Show. This female comic also has her own stand-up special Comedy Central Presents ... Kristen Schaal which premiered to record ratings. Although she is perhaps best known as stalker-fan Mel from HBO's Flight of the Conchords, Kristen also appears on the big screen in features such as When i ...

Kitty Flanagan

A mainstay of the Australian comedy scene, Kitty Flanagan has been involved with some of Australia's most well known and prestigious comedy projects. Initially a stand-up comic, Kitty rose to popularity with her work on the acclaimed news satire Full Frontal and is currently featured on Good News Week and The Project. Kitty's comedy breaks down cultural boundaries, having performed stand-up in Ja ...

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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