Gary Eck is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer with a wide range of experiences in Film, Television and Radio.
His fun, affable style and sharp wit make him a perfect choice for an after dinner stand-up performance or to compere your next awards dinner, conference or roadshow. His ability to tailor material and ad-lib with the audience make him extremely flexible for a variety of events.
Gary is one of Australian most popular and versatile Stand-up comedians. He has performed all around the world from Singapore to Paris, to New York and London. He has done shows at the Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals. He has also done stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, MC'ed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and has even performed with the late and great Robin Williams. Gary can be heard regularly on Richard Glover's Thank God It's Friday on ABC 2. Gary has been nominated for an Aria Award for his comedy album The Hollywood Motel.
Gary is a well- respected, actor, writer and director, he co-wrote and co-directed Happy Feet Two with Academy Award winner George Miller. He also voiced several characters for the film. Gary won the world's largest short film competition, Tropfest with his film, The Money and took second place two years prior with Tragic Love. He also co-wrote and starred in the cult movie You Can't Stop the Murders and featured in the film Boytown alongside Mick Molloy and Glen Robbins. He is a regular writer for television too, having written episodes for Here Come the Habibs! (Ch 9) and Sando (ABC) and has his own TV projects in development as well as a feature film script optioned by George Miller’s company KMM.
Author:Gary is the author of two children’s picture books, Wake Up Sleepyhead (Zillion Publishing) and The Day the Moon Came to Stay (Scholastic, released 2020)
Media: Gary began his foray into comedy as a writer for 2DayFM's Morning Crew graduating to host his own nightly programme The Late Show with Gary Eck. Since then he has gone on to make numerous television appearances including Spicks and Specks, The Footy Show, Rove, The Nation, Studio 10 and early in his career hosted Candid Camera on Channel 10 (when he used to have more hair!).
On behalf of the Narraweena Rugby League Football Club we would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for making our sports dinner Auction Night Function on Friday 8th July 2005 such ... keep reading a success. Everyone that attended the function has commented on how brilliant Gary performed on the night. The guests have said that they have not laughed so much, which is a credit to you. Not only were you entertaining but you always remained very professional. Once again thank you for all your assistance in preperation for the night and for helping us make our function so successful. We look forward to working with you in the future. Narraweena Club President
Your performance really went down spectacularly and your work at making the day flow certainly added to the success.
Thank you SO MUCH Gary, you are brilliant! Hope we get to work with you in the not too distant future.
Dear Gary, A great big thank you from all of us at TNS! Your brand of comedy was exactly what we were looking for when we arranged the opening of our new Sydney premises. Our clients were extremely impressed with the whole evening, which was contributed to enormously by your comic set. It kept the evening light and allowed our guest to go home with smiles on their faces. Please accept my congratulations and thanks for your involvement in our special event.
Our thanks to Gary Eck for entertaining us. His performance was enjoyed by all as we had a good laugh at his quick, sharp humour. We also thank him for his tolerance as there were a few hiccups in the room set-up, but he good naturedly waited, and helped!, until everything was ready.
Despite the difficult task of entertaining a crowd of Accountants from Ireland to Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Sydney, ranging in age from 18 to 60, Gary Eck broke through the barriers and had the whole room in stitches. He tailored his performance to our needs and thanks to Gary our night was an outstanding success
Gary mixes experience with an outrageously funny stand-up routine
Fresh, funny, original… and he’s not even from Melbourne!
Gary was an absolute pleasure to work with. Would definitely use him again should the opportunity arise
Funny, funny man. Judged the audience well and held their attention throughout dinner. We will definitely use him again
His performance was great and he was very well received by the audience
Gary emceed our recent roadshow tour of Australia. He was very prepared and kept the audience in stitches through-out the long morning sessions. I don’t know what we would have done without him. Well done Gary!
Just wanted to say a big “Thank You!” for your efforts at the Melbourne Nestle Forum. The client was extremely happy with the interviews and I know the lovely Jenni enjoyed working with you. So thanks! I look forward to working with you again soon!
Gary was fantastic - would defintely use him again and recommend to others.
Gary was very friendly and co-operative and really got the local people involved. He was very funny.
Gary was an absolute pleasure to work with. Would definitely use him again should the opportunity arise.
Gary had the audience in the palm of his hand. Very professional, funny til it hurt and a fabulous result! I would be more than happy to have Gary on all my events.
I just wanted to let you know that I am eternally grateful for the wonderful job you did for us last night. It was a complicated brief and run sheet and not only were you the consummate professional, you made me cry with laughter time and time again. After all these years managing events it's not often I honestly think a performer deserves their fee - but you Gary are a star.
I just wanted to let you know that I am eternally grateful for the wonderful job you did for us last night. It was a complicated brief and run sheet and not only were you the consummate professional, you made me cry with laughter time and time again.