Comedy Speakers

Joel Cresey

Joel Creasey's life is like a Broadway show. And every good blockbuster has bundles of conflict - something Joel can't seem to avoid. At age 16, Joel Creasey rigged an election ensuring he was elected Drama Captain of his high school. Ever since, that title seems to have stuck, literally. At just 22, he's been dumped, fired and beaten up. Luckily Joel is armed to face all this with his two greates ...

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Joel Gilmore

Joel Gilmore received a PhD in physics from the University of Queensland in 2007 where he was researching models of biological systems such as vision and photosynthesis. During that time, he founded the UQ Physics Demo Troupe, a group of performers who travel Australia doing science shows and workshops. He now works full time as a science communicator at the University of Queensland promoting scie ...

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Joel Ozborn

Between sell out comedy festival shows, national theatre tours and corporate events, Joel Ozborn averages close to 200 shows a year. Joel's clean and professional comedy has made him a hit with corporate clients across the globe, including Qantas, Heinz, Budweiser and Toyota to name but a few. Whatever the corporate occasion, whether it's an award ceremony, gala event, conference, client party or ...

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Joel Salom

Joel started as a street performer. He spent four years on the road in Australia, Thailand, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK, honing his skills in front of the toughest audiences in the world. Already a killer juggler and comic improviser, Joel began developing new ideas, combining music and juggling. He unveiled his unique electronic big beat juggling in Sydney night clubs in ...

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John Blackman

John Blackman is one of those rare talents who possess the energy and professionalism to have enjoyed success in two careers - radio and television. He also has the acumen to triumph in many other media-related ventures. His radio and television experience spans almost 30 years. John's well-known voice has been described as "gentlemanly, sardonic, resonant and glib" and his humour as "droll, spon ...

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John Cleese

Fans of comedy will instantly recognize Comic Icon John Cleese: a co-founder of the groundbreaking and influential British television comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus, Cleese later went on to further success on British television, playing beleagured hotelier Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers. Cleese has continued his acting career, with recurring roles in the popular Harry Potter film series and th ...

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John Safran

John Safran is an Australian documentary maker and media personality, well-known for pranks and indelicate handling of controversial issues. He is known for his outlandish stunts such as rummaging through Australian television personality Ray Martin's rubbish in John Safran: Media Tycoon (an early pilot for a TV series), placing a temporary fatwa on the life of Rove McManus and sneaking nine young ...

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John Sweeney

John Sweeney doesn't just understand Innovation; he has been changing the human behaviour that drives innovation within the biggest businesses in the world for 15 years. Having been trusted by the likes of Microsoft and Target John can guarantee tangible shifts in the mindset of innovation in your organisations. Owner of America's oldest comedy theatre, John has been featured across countl ...

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Jordan Raskopoulos

Jordan is an Australian comedian, actor and singer best known for his role as a writer and performer on the Network Ten sketch comedy show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, as lead singer for the comedy rock group, The Axis of Awesome and as a team captain on the SBS sports panel show The Squiz. Jordan's supreme skill is his ability to present absurd original material whilst remaining accessible to all ...

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Jordana Borensztajn

Jordana Borensztajn is a social media strategist, presentation skills coach, author and humourist who inspires, educates and entertains audiences with action-packed and high-energy presentations and workshops.

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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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