Anthony Ackroyd is one of Australia's most successful comedy writer-performers and corporate speakers. He is currently one of the stars of ABC Radio's top rating comedy show Thank God It's Friday! as well as creator and Director of the global project United Nations Of Comedy.
Anthony Ackroyd rose to prominence as one of the stars of the ABC's legendary comedy series The Big Gig and has performed and written for over sixty Australian and international TV shows, radio programs, and feature films including Reckless Kelly... he's even been the subject of a question on Wheel Of Fortune!
Anthony has worked extensively throughout Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand, and Asia. He has workshopped material with writer-performers such as Billy Crystal, Rowan Atkinson, and Alexei Sayle. He has also written material for Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura character.
Anthony is a certified Laughter Group Leader with Laughter Club International. Working as a clown-doctor Anthony has spent years cheering up sick children in the Sydney Children's Hospital. He is creator and Director of the Bowral Of Laughs! Comedy Festival and he has produced laughter live in front of audiences ranging in number from a private party of 10 to 110,000 at Stadium Australia.
For over a decade Anthony has applied his unique talents to entertaining and inspiring the business and corporate world. The ANThony ACKroyd Companies specialise in creating and presenting performances and corporate events that are immensely enjoyable for the participants and produce exceptional business outcomes for the client.
Companies as diverse as Novo Nordisc, Finite, GUCCI, Qantas, Insurance Australia Group, Asteron Insurance, BOC, News Limited, Greenpeace, BHP, Wespac, Telstra, Coca-Cola, Reebok, and even the NSW State Parliament are among his extensive list of satisfied clients.
Anthony Ackroyd is now Australia's number one impersonator of our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. 'Blessed' with an uncanny vocal and visual resemblance to Australia's PM, Anthony applies his renowned ability for writing and performing outstanding comedy to produce unforgettably funny presentations in the persona of our nation's leader.
Client Comments for Anthony Ackroyd
Anthony Ackroyd travels from New South Wales Australia
- Anthony's impression of Ruddy (Kevin Rudd) is the funniest bloody thing I've ever seen!
- I cannot recommend Anthony Ackroyd highly enough. He was brilliant and his efforts over the last 2 days helped lift us to heights not seen before in my time at this organisation.
- Anthony Ackroyd is an outstanding performer with a sharp intellect. But he has another rare quality: a real appetite for understanding exactly what a corporate client wants to achieve and why.
- We brought Anthony in to create transformational training for both Qantas and Acer Computers.
Yes, he is an exceptionally funny human being. But I've learnt over the years that it's also his enormous capacity for strategic thinking, creativity and understanding of human learning that's his value to me. But be warned his mind is so sharp he should be arrested for being in possession of a concealed weapon!
Australian Business Theatre
- Our work members had never socialised together before, but after the workshop we were so inspired we all went out to dinner.
The John Mewburn Centre
- In the corporate arena Anthony Ackroyd is nothing short of a genius!
- THE POWER OF POSITIVE ENERGY IN BUSINESS!
"Emma was a great help. She took our brief, understood what we were looking to achieve and suggested a range of speakers that was hard to select only one option from. She was always available when needed and made sure that all arrangements were in place once we selected our speaker. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with Emma and/or Saxton again (and in fact a number of colleagues are dealing with Saxton for current and ongoing needs)."
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