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Steve Haddan

Steve Haddan has built a reputation for excellence across the widest range of talent-based skills and disciplines. As a comedian he has forged enduring relationships with the movers and shakers of corporate Australia who’ve acknowledged Steve as the go-to man when the job has to be done properly, and with class.

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Testimonials for Steve Haddan

“Thanks for the very humorous and entertaining “This is Your Life” you prepared and presented at my 60th birthday last week.

It was most definitely the highlight of the night and set the fun tone we wanted to achieve. It has been gratifying to us and should be to you that so many guests have expressed exactly that sentiment.

Thank you for a job very well done. “

Leigh Matthews, AFL Player of the Century and four-time premiership coach.


“Thanks for your MC role at our Rugby Dinner. The humour and flow you brought to the podium was enjoyed by all – even the most conservative of us – namely me! Your ability to work the audience was excellent and added an important dimension to the night.”

Jonathon Hensman, Headmaster, Churchie

 

“Thanks for doing such a wonderful job with the master of ceremony role/comedian at this year’s Sonic Imaging Conference…You had the audience in the palm of your hand for the entire evening, which is a credit to your professionalism and an indication what a good job you did. You managed to turn what potentially could have been a “stuffy” evening into one no one will forget. The delegates have commented that it was one of the funniest and best nights out they can remember.”

Dr Robert Clarke, Conference Convenor, Sonic Healthcare

 

“Thank you for accepting to role as MC of our best Christmas Awards Celebration ever! … How can we ever forget the evening at the Convention Centre. You did a fantastic and humorous job! … there is no one better than you out there! You had the crowd absolutely in laughter! Love you heaps … and thanks for everything you have done; the Premier’s 50th party; the launch; and the Christmas Awards! I just love you as a friend – and a working partner!”

Sarina Russo, Sarina Russo Group.

 

“It was a pleasure to work with you and have you host our event – we’ve received heaps of positive feedback which came as no surprise given your involvement so I look forward to speaking with you about further opportunities to have you involved in our events moving forward.”

Lisa Bathe Event Manager North Queensland Cowboys

Steve Haddan Travels from QLD
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Steve Haddan's Biography

Steve Haddan has built a reputation for excellence across the widest range of talent-based skills and disciplines. As a comedian he has forged enduring relationships with the movers and shakers of corporate Australia who’ve acknowledged Steve as the go-to man when the job has to be done properly, and with class. His 19 year stint as an on-air presenter and sports journalist with the Nine Network was an accomplishment of which he is immensely proud, so too his achievements as a best-selling author and award- winning radio host.

 

Steve is a creative thinker, proactive, a team player who with dedication and empathy has forged a richly textured and eclectic career. Toowoomba born and bred, after completing studies in journalism, drama and Australian History at the University of Queensland in 1980, Steve spent two years as a professional actor, starring in major productions with the La Boite and Queensland Theatre Companies. In 2003, Steve shared the stage with fellow alumni from the RQTC, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, giving a show stopping performance as his alter ego “Molly” Meldrum at a gala tribute to commemorate the career of the company’s long serving Artistic Director, the late Alan Edwards.

 

After his stint with the RQTC, Steve embarked on a four-year career with Xerox, becoming one of the company’s top salesmen. In 1985 he won the American Chamber of Commerce Xerox Australian Salesman of the Year Award. At the same time he was moonlighting as a stand-up comic. In 1985, in a series of show-stopping appearances on Network Ten’s hugely popular variety show “Star Search”, an earlier incarnation of the “Australian Idol” concept, Steve cloned an uncanny impression of rock guru, “Molly” Meldrum and achieved national stardom. A run of appearances on Nine’s “Hey it’s Saturday” and Seven’s “Celebrity Family Feud” saw him take his amazing talents as a comic impressionist to the next level. Steve immediately became one of the country’s most sought after corporate performers, engaged by the most demanding blue chip entities.

 

In a two-year stint as a comedy writer and on-air performer with FM 104, then boasting the largest per capita audience in Australian radio, he landed the Australian Federation of Radio Broadcasters “Raward” for the Best New Talent on Australian metropolitan radio in 1989.

In 1990 he authored and self-published “The Power’s Bitter History of the New South Wales Rugby League Finals” – the first ever history of what is now the National Rugby League. It was a runaway best seller. Another two editions followed with over 17,000 books sold. During the NRL’s centenary year in 2008, Steve produced a third edition “The Finals: 100 years of National Rugby League Finals”, again a runaway success.


In 1992 he was asked to join the Nine Network, hosting the morning variety show “In Brisbane Today” with Fiona McDonald. It was the beginning of a formidable career lasting from 1993 to 2010 where he worked as a sports presenter and journalist with Nine News. In 2010 Steve developed a breakthrough workplace education programme – the Head Heart & Body Master Class – which in its first year trained over 1200 staff at QR National, the Nine Network, Lend Lease and ANZ Private. In late January 2012, 18 months after finishing at Nine, he was asked by the Managing Director Ms Kylie Blucher to return to the station and deliver his ground-breaking Master Class to all 120 full-time staff. It was the first blanket training the station had undertaken since 1993.

 

In October 2016 Steve launched his book ‘Our Game: The Celebration of Brisbane Rugby League 1909-1987’.

 

Steve’s strengths are simple: he’s good, he’s funny, he shows up and he gets the job done. His attention to detail and love of his work are indisputable – he knows the business and is dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with his clients. There is not a major corporation in Australia which hasn’t at one time utilised the services of this impressive performer. If it has to work, Steve Haddan is your man.

Speaking Topics Include

What Steve Haddan Can Do:

 

  • Stand-up Comedian
  • Master of Ceremonies/Compere/Host
  • Conferences, Award Nights, Industry Functions, Gala and Charity Dinners, Trade Launches, Sportsmen’s Lunches, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anything
  • Appearances in Character either as a known identity e.g., Ian “Molly” Meldrum, Stefan, Clive Palmer, Sir Joh,or as an industry- specific character developed in consultation with the client
  • Bespoke Script Writer/Speech Writer (I write you perform)
  • Work Place Training and Team Building
  • Corporate Media Relations and Advice
  • Network Building
  • Actor
  • Author
  • Journalist