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Patrick
Duffy

MC, Trainer & Entertainer

Profile

With an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the theatre world and a dedicated focus on Improvisation, Patrick is easily considered one of Australasia’s most successful and dedicated performers.

He was one of the founding members of New Zealand’s most successful Improvisation company ‘The Court Jesters’, was instrumental in the creation of the Southern hemisphere’s largest street theatre celebration the ‘World Buskers Festival.’

Current Work:

Patrick also boasts a long and successful International career entertaining audiences and MCing Conferences throughout Australasia, Asia, Canada, The United States and Europe.
He was recently named in the Top Corporate MC's list for 2018

He is the only performer to have held the title of National Theatresports Champion for both NZ and Australia, is sort after as an Improvisation tutor in schools, the public, and the Corporate sectors.

His involvement with various professional Theatre productions, ranges from actor to director, devisor of his own works and children’s shows, and has included stints as both set and costume designer, he has also gained international recognition and success as a multi award winner at the WOW Wearable Art design awards.

As a trainer of Applied Improvisational skills and team engagement Patrick has run workshops in the corporate sector for companies such as NAB, Ford, IBM, Boost Juice, Monash University and Air NZ to name just a few.

He’s a mad keen, but admittedly terrible, surfer. Loves his Vespa and wishes he didn’t speak about himself in the 3rd person.

Expertise
Talking Points

Major Shitstorm

Need your gala dinner or event to run with military precision? Sir, yes sir! Then look no further than Major Shitstorm. Highly decorated and equally as highly opinionated, the Major takes no prisoners when it comes to interactive corporate entertainment. You will have a good time... sir, yes sir!

The Mountjoys

Lords of the manor Roger and Rumpy Mountjoy take the greatest of pleasure in hosting your medieval themed function. With improvised sonnets, rhyming couplets and more codpiece than you can shake a stick at, this dynamic duo of Elizabethan elegance guarantee a night of revelry and joyous jollys.

Underbelly - The Golden Smile

Characters so funny it's criminal. Taking the hardest of characters from the seedy underbelly and letting them loose on your conference delegates may not seem like a good idea at the time... and it probably isn't! Who knows what could happen?

Character Imposter

Characters created to initially blend in with the environment but then slowly taking over and creating nothing but chaos and laughs. From German hitchikers picked up on the way to your event, to technicians at the venue who pick the wrong time to run some maintenance, or keynote speakers that have been double booked... any character, anywhere, any time!
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Feedback
You took what has been an outline for numerous events I've attended over the years, and turned it into a fun, exciting and educational event that our customers will be talking about for quite some time! It would be my pleasure to hire you again if the opportunity ever arises on behalf of Caesars Entertainment. You are AWESOME! Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas

We couldn't more highly recommend Patrick Duffy. He applies an extremely high level of professionalism, and his experience in working in the field of corporate entertainment is evident in his versatility, while always maintaining 'flare'.

Christchurch Convention Bureau

As always you are right on the mark with your characters and your humour. Our client is completely delighted with the event and has done nothing but praise your contribution.

Conference Room, Sydney

Patrick Duffy has worked with Organisation Unlimited for the pass ten years on numerous Ford Motor Company of Australia incentive programs always adding that something extra special to our travels. His outstanding humour and his varied outrageous clever characters have been nothing short of brilliant. His exceptional ability to interact with the groups on all levels whilst maximising the entertainment factor and maintaining a level of professionalism is truly quite amazing! It is always a pleasure to work with Patrick on these events - his creative talents are second to none ensuring loads of laughter and fun for all involved!

Organisation Unlimited, Melbourne

A highly skilled and talented entertainer, Patrick's ability to really understand and adapt to our requirements as a client, (whether it be for a formal event, or for a more light-hearted atmosphere), and his improvisation skills are superb. His performances are always energetic, creative, and a lot of fun for everyone involved. I have always found him professional and exceptional to work with throughout the entire process from - conceptualisation and development of creative briefs, to the planning of production, and performance delivery on the day.

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