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Marty
Fields

Comedian, actor, musician.

Profile

Marty has achieved popularity in comedy, radio, acting and music.

It is Marty’s ability to adapt to suit the taste of his audience that has allowed him to dominate both the corporate comedy scene as well as the more hard-edged pub circuit, resulting in him being nominated for a prestigious “MO” award as the best stand-up comedian in Australia.

Current work

As an M.C., Marty has taken the role to a new level in the corporate market. He combines his unique style of humour with a finely tuned sense of propriety and occasion. Marty has hosted successful functions for most major corporations both in Australia, and overseas. He possesses impressive interview skills, and has chaired many lively Q & A sessions.

Previous experience

Marty began his stand-up career in 1987, playing the comedy circuit in the hotels and clubs of Australia, which soon led to a four year run on Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday, resident comedian on the game show Blankety Blanks, and a regular role on Battle of the Sexes.

Marty also enjoyed sell out shows at his last Melbourne International Comedy Festival at Melbourne’s iconic Comics Lounge.

He has also performed in Los Angeles, Vegas, and at the prestigious New York Comedy Club.

During this time, Melbourne radio audiences also got to enjoy Marty’s performances on top network 3AW where he’s had various regular segments on ‘Afternoons with Denis Walter’, ‘Sundays with Tom Elliot’ and regularly filled in on ‘Nightline with Bruce and Phil’.

Musically, Marty trained for fifteen years at the Melba Conservatorium in piano, voice and theory. He became a professional at the age of 14, playing all over Australia and around the world as a piano bar performer. Marty also played in a number of successful rock bands and was a session vocalist for the ABC Network.

As an actor, Marty has appeared in most Australian TV dramas, featured and leading roles in numerous movies and has starred in successful stage musicals, High Society, Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down and Crazy For You, receiving Green Room Award nominations for each production as Best Actor in a Musical, and winning the Award for his performance in Crazy For You. During 2000, Marty played the role of “Nathan Detroit” in the sell out season of Guys and Dolls starring opposite Marina Prior. Marty returned to the stage in 2001, to play the hilarious “Moonface Martin” in Anything Goes at the State Theatre Melbourne. Continuing his relationship with the Production Company by playing the role of” Luther Billis” in South Pacific in 2003 and “Mike”, the Sinatra role in High Society in 2004. In 2005 Marty played the role of “Gangster” in Production Company’s Kiss Me Kate and performed the role of “Alfie Dolittle” in My Fair Lady at Melbourne’s The Comedy Theatre.

His television credits include most of the major television series in Australian history including, Homicide, Division 4,Matlock, Prisoner, The Sullivans, Skyways, Carson’s Law, Starting Out, Neighbours, The Flying Doctors, Seachange, Something In the Air, Blue Heelers and City Homicide.

Author:
Marty is a bestselling author of three comedy books Marty Fields’ Funny Things, Takeaway Jokes and Dinkum Aussie Jokes. Marty also wrote a regular Friday column for the Herald Sun during 2011 and 2012.

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COMEDY

Marty Fields is a rapid fire power station of material and one of the big guns on the Australian comedy scene.
Well recognised from his five years on Hey Hey it's Saturday, 3AW, The Battle of the Sexes, Blankety Blanks or his character Roy Holland on Blue Heelers, as a comedian Marty combines his unique style of humour with a finely tuned sense of propriety and occasion. His attention to detail, charisma and 30+ years involvement in prestigious corporate events makes Marty one of the most sought-after comedians in the country. Always aware of client content sensitivities, Marty performs hilarious risk-free comedy. And for repeat clients, he guarantees all new material, every time.

He’s an author, a Herald Sun columnist and a regular presenter on Melbourne radio 3AW. He also stars in the comedy feature Film, “That’s Not My Dog”. The son of comedy icon, Maurie Fields, his humour pedigree is impeccable.
He recently won the “Mo” award as the best stand-up comedian in the country for the 2nd time. His Facebook joke page has gained huge popularity, with one gag recently gaining over 50,000 'Likes' and 18,000,000 views.
He's just returned from his fifth tour of the United States where he performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Chicago, and headlined for a week at the prestigious New York Comedy Club in Manhattan.

In 2005 he was inducted into the Australian Comedy Hall of Fame.

HOST / MC

As an MC, Marty had taken the role to a new level. He is concise, professional and a skilled interviewer and is able to slip into his award winning comedy material and back again without disrupting the flow of the occasion or the mood of the moment. Over the last two decades he has continued to dominate the corporate MC and conference scene, because he knows when to be funny, and when to get on with business. His finely tuned sense of propriety and strong business background has made him invaluable to companies looking to put their events in the hands of a reliable MC who knows how to point delegates in the right direction. His experience gained through 5 years as a talkback radio host on Melbourne’s 3AW shines through. He’s hosted successful and diverse functions for most major corporations, both in Australia and overseas, including Toyota, Nestle, CUB, Best Western, Millenium3, Coates Hire, The PGA Tour and TT Line.

He’s hosted countless awards nights including The Australian Music Awards, ADMA Awards, A.G.C. Awards, the NSW Retail Awards, Australian Greeting Card Awards and the Network Video Awards, as well as major sporting events and fundraising auctions.

Marty has anchored countless major corporate conferences and roadshows, traveling the country and the world for Sensis, Hilton Hotels, Beaurepaires and Microsoft among many others. He’s developed impressive interview abilities and has chaired many lively Q&A sessions. Marty also possesses unique auctioning skills and brings humour and excitement to any fundraising auction, having been the host of the weekly auction television program, Bid On TV for the Nine Network.

MUSICIAN/VOCALIST

As a vocalist and musician, Marty has been performing professionally for four decades, seamlessly combining his piano skills and vocals into his MC roles or a stand-alone spot when the event requires something musical.

CORPORATE TRIVIA

Marty is able to provide a sensational night of trivia, including the unique ability to make one of the rounds completely musical, using a keyboard to sing and play the clues. This is combined with his award winning comedy.
Feedback
I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for you assistance during the recent Sensis Business Series you hosted around Australia. As an inexperienced presenter I really valued your support and encouragement during the series. Your constructive advice really helped me to focus on the key parts of my presentation, shake the nerves, and get the message across to the audience. The feedback I have personally received has been fantastic. It was great working with a true professional, and I had an absolute ball at the same time. Thanks a million. Yellow Pages Online

I can't remember hearing a funnier man. He held the crowd for forty minutes to the level that you could hear a pin drop.

Landmark Wholesale

The response to your hosting of the AAMI Ball last weekend was extraordinary. People have already booked their tickets for next year, so of course we would like to book you for next year as well.

Tote Tasmania

Thanks for your great work at the Derby Ball! I have had lots of excellent feedback in relation to your comedy and MC work.

Cadbury Schweppes

Marty was very easy to work with and an excellent choice for our event. He livened up the room and thoroughly entertained our lunch guests, who were politicians, sponsors and clients important to the North Queensland Cowboys. We received great feedback on his performance and would recommend Marty for any corporate function.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys

Marty was fantastic and exactly what we were after. We found him to be very professional, adaptable (thank goodness because of the event nature) and obviously funny (he read the audience really well and finished at a perfect time!) Happy to recommend him for future events. Thank you so much for your patience with the event info!

Hi Event Management

Marty was very funny, he read our audience very well and was very well received by them. I received great comments about his performance from our guests.

Atlas Copco

I just wanted to pass on our team’s appreciation for the way you handled that heckler at our event on Sunday night. I have seen comedians rip people to shreds, and while it may be ok in a smoky pub, at a corporate event it doesn’t fly. But what you did was highly professional and well handled. You didn’t make fun of him, only of the things he said. You preserved his dignity when he clearly didn’t deserve it and most importantly intertwined it into your performance without missing a beat, allowing the rest of us to continue to enjoy the show. As you said to me afterwards, in a corporate environment you never know who you’re dealing with so you err on the side of caution. What you didn’t know was he was actually one of the directors and essentially the boss. You made the absolute most out of a tricky situation and I have not seen it done as well. I felt I should pass on this feedback as it was widely voiced on the night after you’d gone. Congratulations and I’m certain we’ll see you again soon.

SCTV

Marty did a great job - jumping in to help out at the last minute when our booked MC fell ill. Marty conducted himself professionally and had the audience in stitches right from the start.

Master Builders Association

Fantastic night. Marty Fields is a funny man, and entertained a group of 200 footballers. Not an easy task but he pulled it off spectacularly.

Queensland Police Service Australian Football Club

Marty is an excellent entertainer, but also a lovely man. Very polite, and appreciative.

Mt Isa Chamber of Commerce

Marty proved to be a great choice for our sponsors, directors, staff and guests. His warm and vibrant personality shone through whilst thanking our sponsors reading a brief description regarding their company. Marty then introduced and assisted our directors in handing out our awards in an extremely professional manner. Marty's comedy routine was extremely funny and well received and was appropriate to the audience. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Marty, a true professional, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to MC or perform at a corporate function or any other function for that matter that required a true professional with a quick wit.

Fletchers

Marty is an excellent entertainer, but also a lovely man. He was very polite and appreciative.

Mt Isa Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for your recent efforts as our M.C. You controlled the event, cutting a path between propriety and hilarity. And all new material! Everyone’s been raving about you. Cadbury look forward to a long association with you.

Cadbury Schweppes Australia
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