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Brian Nankervis

Australian comedian, a performer, writer and producer Brian Nankervis is a sharp, versatile and experienced MC working in the corporate space, performing poetry shows in schools and offers a RocKwiz-inspired music quiz for corporate events.

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Brian Nankervis's Biography

Australian comedian, a performer, writer and producer Brian Nankervis is a sharp, versatile and experienced MC working in the corporate space, performing poetry shows in schools and offers a RocKwiz-inspired music quiz for corporate events.

 

Brian taught primary school children at Wesley College, Glen Waverley and Kingswood College, Box Hill, for six years before fleeing the classroom in 1985 to become a waiter at Melbourne's legendary theatre restaurant The Last Laugh. He was a writer/performer on the Channel 10 hospital soap opera “Let The Blood Run Free” and made regular appearances on “Hey Hey It's Saturday” from 1986 as the tortured street poet Raymond J Bartholomeuz.

 

Theatre credits include writing and performing in 'Let The Blood Run Free' at various theatres and festivals. He performed in 'Storming St Kilda By Tram', 'On Shifting Sandshoes' and 'Full House, No Vacancies' for Theatreworks, 'Over In The West' with Michael Thomas and 'It’s A Dad Thing' at The Athenaeum Theatre. Brian has written, performed and produced the one man shows, 'From The Cradle To The Grave' and 'Open Road' for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'From The Cradle To The Grave' was performed on ABC television as part of the 'Smallest Room In The House' series.

 

He co-produced and wrote 'Boys and Balls' for the ABC and was a producer for 'Class Clowns', an annual Comedy Festival project. He does studio warm ups for a variety of television shows, including 'Thank God You’re Here', contributes regularly to The Age, is an experienced MC and performer for a wide variety of public events and corporate functions. For the last 15 years he has been performing a one hour poetry show in primary and secondary schools.

 

He is currently writing, producing and co hosting for the A.F.I Award winning SBS music trivia show, 'RocKwiz'. RocKwiz is a dream come true for this life long music fan!  

 

Brian Nankervis's Rockwiz - here’s how the night could unfold:

Brian will schmooze with guests during pre-dinner drinks, making himself known and finding out some interesting, “insider” details about the attendees.

 

He will then welcome everyone and ask one or two guests to join him on stage for some entertaining antics. He will perform moments of impassioned verse as Raymond J during this stage.

A participant, as chosen by Brian, then introduces him. The participant becomes the official scorer/adjudicator for the night.

The room is split in half (This can be done based on the location of tables and/or another differentiator, such as Victorian employees versus interstate/overseas’ employees), and Brian commences the quiz. By this stage, the room is well and truly warmed up. This component is performed with pre-recorded audio support.

 

Brian selects 18 lucky guests to play Rockwiz. These guests can, of course, be pre-selected.  

Brian proceeds to run three rounds of Rockwiz with the participants. Each round consists of 6 x general knowledge questions, 4 x pick-the-riff and 4 x sing-alongs.

 

The night finishes with the 3 x winning teams having a whistle off as judged by the rest of the guests.