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TESTIMONIALS FOR CORPORATE COMEDY


Endorsement: Michael Daunt - Board Member - Creswick Community Bank
Events: Opera In The Otways [2011] & Bendigo Bank State Conference [2012]

Damian is a standout, gifted Comedian and MC with a great ability to tune in to any audience. I first saw him as MC of the annual "Opera in the Otways" [Cape Otway/ Apollo Bay - 300 people] He was very funny and entertaining. The second time was as Comedian - 'Troy the country football coach' at the Bendigo Bank State Conference [450 people - Bankers and Partners] He had the room in stitches and did not offend.

Thoroughly recommend.


Endorsement: Tim Rodda - Victoria Area Manager, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
Even: Bendigo Bank State Conference
Venue: Mercure Ballarat
Year: 2012

It was the perfect act for the bank's conference. You tailored your act to perfectly suit the theme of our night. The act went off without a hitch and was thoroughly enjoyed by both our community directors and staff alike. A fantastic night. Thanks.


Endorsement: Wendy Grimston - Communications & Change Manager - State Trustees of Victoria [2011]
Event: State Trustees Ball
Venue: Hyatt Ballroom
Year: 2011

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you Damian for your fantastic efforts as our MC on the night. We have had so much great feedback about you Damian - you really did help to make the night even better than it has been in previous years. Thanks for being so flexible and accommodating around timing, seating and the program. We would be very interested in exploring having you as MC again next year.


Endorsement: Tanya Costello - Senior Manager, Philanthropy Partners, ANZ Trustees
Event: Daffyd Lewis Scholarship Dinner
Venue: RACV Club
Year: 2008

Thanks so much for creating and bringing to life your comic Dafydd Lewis Alumnus character for the Dafydd Lewis Dinner last Friday night. I personally was greatly amused by the absurdity of the country football player describing so proudly the wondrous cultural post season tours he had been on. And looking around me I could see lots of our Alumni and current scholars were also. Well done you!


Endorsement: Kim Odea - Fertility Society Of Australia
Event: Fertility Society Annual Conference
Venue: Elwick Racecourse, Hobart
Year: 2007

On behalf of the convenor, Dr Bill Watkins and the organising committee of the Fertility Society Annual Conference, thankyou for the wonderful performance at our dinner.

Your show 'Spaznuts' could not have been more appropriate for our delegates and they enjoyed every moment. Your performance was, without doubt, one of the stand-outs of the conference and was discussed and re-lived in detail throughout the next day!

We greatly appreciated the work you put onto 'personalise' the show to our delegates and the conference.


Endorsement: Geoff Sinclair - President -The Roaring Forties Club & CEO Brigadoon Horses
Event: Roaring Forties Annual Post Grand Final Lunch
Venue: Hyatt Ballroom
Year: 2010

Dear Damian,

I want to thank you on behalf of all the Roaring Forties members for your absolutely fantastic support of our event at such incredible short notice last Friday. You are rated as one of the best comedians we have had in 29 years and I have already been requested your contact details for other events!

People with your skill and willingness to help are rare and we really appreciate your contribution ... you were very, very, good!


Endorsement: Ray Wilson
Organisation: Roaring Forties
Year: 2010-2012

The Roaring Forties Club has engaged Damian not once, not twice, not three times, but four times in two years for functions from 80 to 650 guests where we have needed the best Australian comedy has to offer. He knocked 'em dead every time. Totally different shows each time, delivered with sparkling visual and voice skills. A special talent.


Endorsement: Karen Patterson - Director of COPACC [Colac Otway Performing Arts Centre]
Events: Touring shows 'Spaznuts' & 'Cave To The Rave' & MC of 'COPACC Launch' & 'Opera In The Otways'
Year: 2009-2012

Did you hear the one about the comedian who was locked out of his accommodation and slept in his car the night before a big gig? He still had the audience in the palm of his hand from the get go. He was an extremely funny, engaging and accomplished MC. (By the way it was Damian!)

Damian Callinan writes and performs brilliantly observed comedy that's instantly recognisable and exceptionally funny. His routines should come with a health warning - some of our punters end up with respiratory problems after laughing so hard.

Some comedians work really hard at trying to be funny, but often aren't. Damian Callinan is a naturally funny man and nails it every time.


Endorsement: Chelsea McLaren, Team leader
Organisation: The Cube Theatre, Wodonga
Events: Touring Shows - 'Last Drinks', 'Spaznuts', 'The Merger' & 'Cube Theatre Launch'

If you're at a Damian Callinan show and you're not laughing hysterically it's most likely because you have fallen off your chair.

Damian's characters and observations are hilarious - they have you smirking one minute and doubled up with laughter the next, it seems he is happy to poke fun at anything that moves. Attend a Damian Callinan show and we challenge you not to laugh.





TESTIMONIALS FOR EDUCOMEDY


Endorsement: Helen Howden - Principal, St Francis PS, Oak Park
Event: Northern Catholic Regional Office
Venue: Jeff's Shed
Year: 2011

I am aware that the Northern Catholic Regional Office will of officially thank you in some way for the wonderful job that you did at our recent "The Art of Possiblity"Conference in Melbourne, however as one of the many plebs who attended I personally wish to thank you. Your understanding of the catholic system, your wry sense of humour, your research into speakers and how you joined in made for an outstanding presentation. Congratulations again and hopefully we get to see you in 3 years time.


Endorsement: Carol Rawson - Lowanna College, Newborough
Event: Professional Development Day
Year: 2012

Damian made our first day at work a really great day. Everyone laughed and enjoyed every minute. He was able to capture so many points related to teaching and put them into true and comical situation. Well done, Damian.


Endorsement: Cassandra (Sandy) Webb - Student Advocate & Support Coordinator - Monash University Gippsland Student Union
Event: Monash Gippsland First year Integration Day
Year: 2009

I just wanted to thank you for last night and let you know that we've been getting some fantastic feedback. You did an excellent job, especially at getting the students involved! Students keep telling us about how much they enjoyed the activities and how they'd like to do it again! So great work, your activities were just what we were after.

I wish you well in your upcoming ventures. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Thanks again!

Endorsement: Mandy Croker - MTA Australia
Event: Victoria University Staff Forum
Year: 2008

Just a quick note to let you know that the client thought Damian was superb. She really enjoyed his performance and has already received lots of positive feedback. She has sent out feedback forms to attendees of the conference and hopes to put together some written testimonials for Damian when she gets them all back just before Christmas. She said he was lovely to work with and really appreciates how he called her etc. Thank you for all your help once again and please pass on a big thanks to Damian.


Endorsement: Helen Howden - Principal, St Francis PS, Oak Park
Event: Northern Catholic Regional Office
Venue: Jeff's Shed
Year: 2011

I am aware that the Northern Catholic Regional Office will of officially thank you in some way for the wonderful job that you did at our recent "The Art of Possiblity"Conference in Melbourne, however as one of the many plebs who attended I personally wish to thank you. Your understanding of the catholic system, your wry sense of humour, your research into speakers and how you joined in made for an outstanding presentation. Congratulations again and hopefully we get to see you in 3 years time.


Endorsement: Carol Rawson - Lowanna College, Newborough
Event: Professional Development Day
Year: 2012

Damian made our first day at work a really great day. Everyone laughed and enjoyed every minute. He was able to capture so many points related to teaching and put them into true and comical situation. Well done, Damian.


Endorsement: Cassandra (Sandy) Webb - Student Advocate & Support Coordinator - Monash University Gippsland Student Union
Event: Monash Gippsland First year Integration Day
Year: 2009

I just wanted to thank you for last night and let you know that we've been getting some fantastic feedback. You did an excellent job, especially at getting the students involved! Students keep telling us about how much they enjoyed the activities and how they'd like to do it again! So great work, your activities were just what we were after.

I wish you well in your upcoming ventures. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Thanks again!


Endorsement: Mandy Croker - MTA Australia
Event: Victoria University Staff Forum
Year: 2008

Just a quick note to let you know that the client thought Damian was superb. She really enjoyed his performance and has already received lots of positive feedback. She has sent out feedback forms to attendees of the conference and hopes to put together some written testimonials for Damian when she gets them all back just before Christmas. She said he was lovely to work with and really appreciates how he called her etc. Thank you for all your help once again and please pass on a big thanks to Damian.


Endorsement: Jenny Fink - Operations Manager, Central Highlands Regional Library Corporation
Event: Walking With Words - Early Years Literacy Conference
Venue: Mercure, Ballarat
Year: 2009

Dear Damian,

On behalf of the Walking on Words committee I would like to thank you for your fantastic dinner speech and terrific MCing at our conference. It was wonderful and we appreciate the time and effort that you put into your work. 100% of Conference delegates gave your performance the highest rating, which is a huge result and has never happened before. Dinner participants also raved about your very funny and clever performance. So thank you, it was a pleasure meeting you and I wish you every success with your tour.


Endorsement: Tony Byrne, Co-ordinating Manager
Faith and Catholic Identity
Organisation: Catholic Education Office, Melbourne
Event: Catholic Education Office Religious education Conference - Park Hyatt, Melbourne 2012

Thanks for the great performance last Thursday night at the RE Conference Dinner. It was all they said it would be and more. People who claim to rarely laugh at comedy talking about how much fun it was and how much they laughed.


Endorsement: Various Principals
Event: East Gippsland Region - Education Leadership Awards. Lakes Entrance
Year: 2008

'Damian provided a fantastic "in context" conclusion to help finish the conference on a high note, well played sir!'

'To have Damian Callinan at the end of the conference was a fantastic way to finish. He should be rehired for next year.'

'Damian - absolutely excellent.'

'Excellent way to finish a conference - such a positive!'

'Such high quality entertainment.'

'Research on individuals made it so humorous - great work Damian'

'What a funny guy! Captured us all.'

'Had us in stitches for the entire time.'

'What a talent! Funny guy who had the audience worked out very quickly and worked the room in a sensational way.'

'Still laughing!'