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Sam
McCool

Unique cross-cultural comedian and MC.

Profile

A world-class MC, comedian, debater, playwright, voice-over artist and hoaxing expert.

Sam burst onto the national comedy scene in 2012 as a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent. Followed by sell-out solo shows at Sydney Opera House and his debut DVD “Multiple Personality Distorter”. McCool has since gone global.

He’s a multi-lingual expert in TLC: travel, languages and culture, having traveled to over 60 countries and speaking French, Indonesian, Arabic, Spanish and English in all it’s colourful variations.

Sam McCool is one of the most trusted and highly-requested professional MC/comedians in Australia. He adds his unique flavour to each event by writing original tailored material, and is as confident and competent in both high-end corporate events as he is with blue-collar employees.

Previous experience

Performances: Sam McCool has completed several International Tours, entertaining audiences in: USA (LA, Las Vegas, NYC, Chicago, etc), Canada, Mexico, India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore), Bali, Singapore, Malaysia , Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam, France, Switzerland, UK, NZ, and at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Career Highlights:
* HOST - TEDxSydney Business Hive (3 years running)
* SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - Sell-out seasons 2012 & 2016
* AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT - Finalist - stand up comedian
* SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY - Writer/actor “Lighten Up”
* GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY - Writer/actor “Lighten Up”
* MICROSOFT/NOKIA - Writer/actor - online ad campaign
* TV - Glasshouse, Can of Worms, FOXTEL, Aust Got Talent
* RADIO - ABC Radio, Wave FM, Pulse FM, Power FM, etc
* FILMS - Dags, Eclipse, Mao’s Last Dancer
* WRITER - Stand Up Comedy Mag (LA), Beat Mag (Bali)
* PRIME MINISTER - Hosted events with the PM of Australia

: MAJOR clients have included: :

Global - TEDx, ACCOR, 3M, DELL EMC

Travel - TRAVEL INDUSTRY EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE

IT - MICROSOFT, NOKIA, OPTUS, POSTCLICK, AIRTASKER

Property - BOVIS LEND LEASE, LJ HOOKER, MIRVAC, PIR, UDIA, HARCOURTS

Automotive - MAZDA, CAPRICORN CO-OP, AAAA

Education - TEG, UNSW (Academic Board & Anti-Racism Campaign)

Health - VPNG, BECTON DICKINSON (BD)

Govt. - AUSTRALIA POST, AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION STARTUP HUB

Fin Services - ST GEORGE, LLOYD’S, CBA, NIBA, MFAA, IPAC, AMP, ING DIRECT

Other: - ABORIGINAL RUGBY, JOE BERRY RETAIL AWARDS, WIN TV, GNS STATIONERY, ZIP HEATERS, THE AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS, THE CHASER LECTURE

Charity:
The Smith Family, Westmead Children’s Hospital, Variety Children’s Charity, NSHD, Children’s Oncology Foundation, Medicins Sans Frontiers, Hunter Valley Breast Cancer Foundation.

Media
Expertise
Talking Points

EMBRACISM

Uniting opposition, and learning from difference”. [DIVERSITY/INCLUSION]

MID-LIFE OASIS

Avert mid-life crises, re-awaken motivation & find your ideal future [MOTIVA-TIONS/INSPIRATION]

9 LIVES

Sam has survived multiple near-death experiences including: Bali bomb, open-heart surgery, no oxygen while scuba diving, falling off motorbikes in Cuba, Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, close-call car crashes, 2nd degree burns etc. Here’s how to cheat death & come out thriving.
Feedback
Lucky for us Sam, is not just a comedian, he's a 'Master of Atmosphere' and a 'Mood Changer'. Without a doubt it was Sam's words, wit and charm that relaxed the crowd, lifted the atmosphere so that every single person in the room was in stitches of laughter. I can safely say that after Sam performed we noticed a huge spike in the level of raffle ticket sales and silent auction bidding on the evening. I am certain that Sam's entertainment set the mood for the crowd on the night that resulted in us raising $20,000 for this wonderful cause. Weeks after the event I still have clients and guests commenting on how great 'that Sam comedian was' and 'Does he do corporate gigs? I'd like him to do ours'. One guest on the evening (who spent a lot of money on a few silent auction prizes) said 'Sam was great, he addressed everyone in the room, no-one felt left out. He has to be the funniest comedian I have ever seen'. I have no hesitation in recommending Sam McCool to anyone wanting to leave a lasting and memorable impression on their guests. We'll be hiring Sam McCool again next year for our event, without a doubt. Ten Stars

Our experience in dealing with Sam was positive throughout. Not only was he happy to meet with us beforehand to discuss in length exactly what we were looking for performance-wise, but he also gave us a variety of options and talked about the different things he had done for other events and if that would work with our audience. Sam is a very down-to-earth guy who connects well with people. He was very happy to socialise with our guests both before and after the dinner, and I know our clients appreciated the opportunity to come up and chat with him. If you are looking for a comedian who can provide hilarious, light-hearted and tailored banter, delivered in a variety of quality global accents, then I would definitely recommend Sam McCool.

ipac

Sam was fantastic! Very well prepared and professional. He cross checked the material prior to delivering it with me which demonstrated he was concerned on meeting our expectations. What I witnessed was how well Sam brought to life the material we had reviewed prior…very impressive that he was able to read the audience and rapidly adapt to extract maximum response. We had a large number of high quality performers to choose from and we were able to match the speaker availability with our budget. Both the Leadership Team and all the associates participating in the meeting very much enjoyed the performance of Sam McCool. He read the audience well, and was able to lighten the mood and enjoyment level of the Awards presentation.

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

Thank you so much for your outstanding performance on Saturday at the Studio, Sydney Tower. You had our clients and team captured in the palm of your hand right from the beginning and were absolutely amazing with the manner in which you interacted with the very diverse range of cultures that were present in the room. You were able to have us all laughing at the peculiarities of different nationalities accents and sayings in a totally fun and inoffensive way. The fact that you took the time to learn something of our industry, which I believe was quite foreign to you was really appreciated. Also that you were able to include some humor regarding the Freight Forwarding Industry and especially our company name. Everyone was delighted that you performed for longer than anticipated - it was obvious that you were having as good a time as the rest of us. Many clients have sent us messages of thanks since the event and all of them have mentioned your performance as being the highlight. Thanks again, Sam. You certainly were a huge contributor to making our special celebration a huge success.

Fracht Australia Pty Limited
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