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Damian Callinan

Damian Callinan is much demand as a stand-up, character speaker and MC in corporate Australia. Already enhanced with a reputation on the circuit for a being able to localise his material wherever he performs, he brings the same observational and...

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Damian Callinan Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Damian Callinan's Biography

Damian Callinan is much demand as a stand-up, character speaker and MC in corporate Australia. Already enhanced with a reputation on the circuit for a being able to localise his material wherever he performs, he brings the same observational and research skills to his corporate clients.
Whether it be holding together an event for a diverse group as an MC; pinch hitting with some specific tailored material as a stand-up or taking the room by storm with his after dinner speaker ex AFL, New Age recruit Troy Carrington, Damian ensures the audience take something more than another nametag away from the event.
Damian’s MC skills, honed in the comedy rooms of Australia, have been put to the test in a myriad of situations. From music festivals to sporting events and award nights to launches his ability to lighten the mood with his own tailored spin on proceedings; adapt his delivery to varying age groups and audience types and keep the event ticking along in a smooth and professional manner sees many clients booking Damian Callinan for further events before the night is through.
Damian Callinan’s knack of getting inside the event and finding a connection to the audience he speaks to, instantly puts the crowd at ease. With this rapport established he effortlessly combines tailored material with his own to construct a unique and hilarious set that only they will ever see.
Damian is willing and able to create or adapt characters specific to any occasion. By providing the appropriate information he will research and write scripts that add both plausibility to the character and points of reference for the audience. Characters may be created to cater for organisations wishing to create a hoax or a surprise for the audience by way of speeches or stunts. His interactive style and complete lack of shame and dignity leave audiences in hysterics. Ideal for a bogus workplace bonding session, Gerald will tailor his session to ensure all targets are found.
Damian Callinan’s extensive radio career has included co hosting stints on JJJ and 774ABC Melbourne as well as regular segments on Mix FM, Fox and MMM. He can currently be heard on Radio National doing regular satirical arts pieces and on 774ABC in a variety of character and co-hosting roles. Year after year he has produced quality shows on the Australian festival circuit that have showcased his skills as a gifted writer, stand-up and character comedian. He’s won a truckload of awards for them, but he hides them away like bad Christmas presents.
Damian Callinan’s knack of getting inside the event and finding a connection to the audience he speaks to, instantly puts the crowd at ease. With this rapport established he effortlessly combines tailored material with his own to construct a unique and hilarious set that only they will ever see.