As one of Australia’s most recognised faces and voices, Mikey Robins is quick wit, clever and brings audiences to their feet. From radio presenter to TV personality and co-author of two books, Mikey is a great asset to any conference whether it be MC, debater, comic or facilitation.
- Celebrity Speakers
- Conference Facilitators and Moderators
- Corporate Comedians
- Corporate Humour
- Corporate Master of Ceremonies
- Master Of Ceremonies / MC
- Media Personalities
Testimonials for Mikey Robins
A great MC job - in a difficult (huge) auditorium - you made a success of the evening.
Bob Carr - Premier NSW
Mikey was absolutely fabulous and everyone had a great time. We cannot thank you and Mikey enough for helping us out on such short notice, Mikey definitely made the evening.
Mikey was absolutely hysterical and his presence was thoroughly enjoyed by all. He was a really great guy and I am very happy to have had him as part of our night.
Chemist Warehouse Group
Mikey’s wit, timing and professionalism are fantastic!
Daniel Antman, Standard & Poor’s
A wit and raconteur wrapped in a very likeable bloke.
Sydney Morning Herald
Mikey was great to deal with, his after dinner speech was a great success and pitched at just the right level, I'm happy to recommend him as a corporate speaker.
Russell Barratt - SunRice
Our guests have given us such superb feedback! Many commenting on how fortunate we were to have secured you and what an inspired choice you were!
Cathrin Cassarchis - WA Museum Foundation
An absolute professional - so lovely and gracious and easy to work with. The audience response was great and we have a very happy client!
Mikey was an absolute champion! He is such a wonderful person and managed to keep the attention of a large audience. Absolute delight to work with, I would be delighted to recommend him to others and really hope I have an opportunity to work with him again in future.
Fee Range: $5001 to $10000
Mikey Robins's Biography
Starting out as part of iconic Australian sketch group Castanet Club and subject of the 1991 cult film of the same name, Mikey Robins made the transition to radio and television to become one of Australia’s best-loved, intelligent and in-demand entertainers on the strength of his clever observations, quick one-liners and brilliant, biting banter.
Mikey ruled the airwaves in the 90s on triple j’s national breakfast show, where he & his co-host Helen Razer remain one of the most popular breaky teams the station has enjoyed to this day. After seven years Mikey hung up his microphone and moved into the TV studio, swiftly becoming an audience favourite as team leader on the hugely popular, high rating Good News Week and its various franchises.
Mikey has worked for ABC radio, Vega, and Triple M and where he co-hosted Merrick… and Australia weekly with Merrick Watts and was a Grill Team regular. His numerous regular television appearances have included co-host of Studio 10, You Have Been Watching, regular guest spots on Sunrise, Spicks and Specks, and an episode of ABC TV’s acclaimed long-form interview programme, One + One with Jane Hutcheon.
ABC TV also featured Mikey in an episode of Australian Story, and thanks to Mikey’s tremendous popularity amongst TV audiences the episode went on to become one of the highest rating episodes of the esteemed biographical program. The episode dealt with Mikey’s health and weight loss issues in a frank and very personal account.
In 2016 Mikey was invited back for the Australian Story ’30 years on air’ celebration special, and that same year also joined the on-air celebrations for iconic children’s TV show Play School’s 50th anniversary. Mikey has devised and hosted a series of documentaries about Australians and their favourite pubs for Channel 10 – leading to episodes being filmed overseas – and fronted shows for the Foxtel network.
Mikey’s co-authored the books Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razer) and Big Man’s World (with Tony Squires and The Sandman) and written columns for The Daily Telegraph, GQ and Men’s Style.
With performing stand-up comedy now included in Mikey’s long list of talents, he’s achieved successful seasons at the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals, regularly performs at Australia’s comedy clubs and cruise ships, and is a highly in-demand corporate entertainer. Mikey has travelled to Afghanistan to entertain Australian troops, a moving experience which he recounted in a special piece for Australia’s Number One men’s fashion magazine, Men’s Style.
Mikey was given the honour of being chosen to perform Master of Ceremonies duties for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet’s public talk at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The day-long celebration was attended by luminaries such as Cate Blanchett and has been a highpoint in both Mikey’s personal life and career.
Skilled debater Mikey was also engaged to argue the negative for The Ethics Centre’s IQ2 Debate ‘Has political correctness backfired?’ Filmed in front of a live audience at the historic Sydney Town Hall and broadcast on BBC World News, ABC News 24 and ABC RN the debate was viewed by tens of millions worldwide. The negative team achieved a resounding win, swinging the audience from 22% ‘against’ before the event, to a whopping 69% after.
Mikey’s third book, Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit – a fascinating, funny and downright bizarre survey of culinary oddities was published by Simon & Schuster in 2018, and the forthcoming Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is due for release in 2020.
An expert facilitator who has extensive experience in the corporate and public sectors, Mikey is well known for his ability to coordinate workshops, strategic planning sessions and team-building exercises. With his academic background Mikey is able to understand and present to diverse teams, and bring an audience to its feet, its senses, and its knees – whether serving as an MC, public speaker, debater or comic.