Comedy Speakers

James Smith

James is one of Australia's best live stand up comedians. He has appeared on all of the major television network programs: Rove Live, The Footy Show, The Fat, The Comedy Channel's Headliners and made countless other TV appearances. A banking and finance lawyer by profession, James began performing comedy and public speaking while at Law School. In 1995 he was selected to debate in the World Deba ...

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James Valentine

James Valentine is a broadcaster, writer and musician. Each afternoon from 1pm - 3pm he presents Afternoons on 702 ABC Sydney. He writes regularly for all major Australian publications, including a weekly column. He is the presenter and writer the ABC Television weekly arts show, The Mix. He plays saxophone and his Quartet has performed weekly at the Golden Sheaf in Double Bay for the last four ...

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Jason Jabba-Davis

Jason 'Jabba' Davis has been a familiar face to Australian Television and Radio audiences for over 15 years. A versatile broadcaster, performer, actor, interviewer, writer, presenter, MC, DJ, comic and voice-over artist, Jabba began his career on subscription TV's first inception, Galaxy. Today's Foxtel audiences would be familiar with his hosting, presenting and interviews across Channel V, MAX, ...

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Jason Ryder

Jason Ryder is a large than life character in the Australian comedy industry - the only surfer turned comic and corporate entertainer in the country. Jason's comedy is a blend of the "Aussie Idiot's" observations of everyday life, hilarious tall tales and true and wry comment on our society. Every major comedy room in Australia has seen Jason leave audiences gasping between laughs, with leading ...

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JayJay

From Australia to Japan, USA to India, Jay Jay is fast becoming one of the most in-demand entertainers and emcees on the corporate market today. His ability to walk into a room and engage any type of audience is amazing to see. He mixes in his skill as a magician, comedian and even pickpocket to get audiences engaging and interacting with each other. Having worked with the biggest brands, ov ...

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Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson is a popular comedy chameleon. Able to turn her skill and wit to a myriad of corporate events. Jean is a experienced MC, keynote speaker, panelist, facilitator and debate candidate. She has an extraordinary ability to draw on her talent as a performer and writer and channel it into any corporate, government or community arena. Jean is a familiar face and easily recognisable from h ...

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Jeff Green

Award-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV and radio since arriving for his first Melbourne International Comedy Festival performance. Now an Australian resident (he has an Australian wife), Jeff is greatly in demand here and in the UK, Europe and Asia as a highly entertaining after dinner speaker, MC and keynote speaker. An ex-Chemical Engi ...

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Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis, the American comedian whose unrestrained comic style has made him one of the most popular performers of the 1950s and '60s. Lewis was born into a vaudeville family, and, at age 12, he developed a comedy act in which he mimed to records. He dropped out of high school in order to perform his speciality in New York City theatres, burlesque shows, and nightclubs. He first met singer D ...

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Jimeoin

Jimeoin is acclaimed as one of the hottest stand-up comics on Australia's live and television circuits. A prolific writer with an exceptional audience rapport, he is known and loved for his brilliantly funny wit and charming observations on the absurdities of every-day life. Jimeoin's regular appearances at the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESITVAL and his widely successful Australian tours attr ...

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Jo Stanley

Jo Stanley is one of Australia's most popular comedians, widely recognised for her role as co-host on top rating Melbourne breakfast radio program Fox FM's 'The Matt and Jo Show', which averages over 580,000 listeners every week day. Jo supplements her television and radio hosting by combing her radiant personality and charisma to MC corporate functions. ...

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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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