Comedy, Media, Hosts/MC's
Anh Do is an accomplished writer, actor, producer and stand-up comedian. After bagging all the comedy awards around town, including the Sydney Comedian of the Year, and appearing on all the TV shows that feature comedians, including “Thank God You’re Here” and “Rove Live”, Anh finally realized that those regular gigs at Rooty Hill Bikers Club would one day get him killed, so he has since supplemented the income with acting, film producing and writing. Anh’s keynote presentation is truly inspirational. It begins with him as a 2 year old cramped like a sardine in a boat with 47 Vietnamese Refugees. He talks about the ups and downs, trials and tribulations and difficulties of a refugee. From language difficulties to divorcing parents, being broke to being bullied, from becoming a lawyer to Comedian of the Year, the audience is taken on an emotional journey being gripped with emotion at one point and then howling with laughter the next.
* Winner - Sydney Comedian of the Year.
* Winner - National Green Faces Comedy Competition.
* Winner - NSW Triple J Raw Comedy Competition.
2006 saw the release of “Footy Legends” in which Anh was the star along-side Claudia Karvan and Matthew Johns. In 2003 Anh co-produced the film “The Finished People” (Post 75 Productions). It was described by Margaret Pomeranz as “one of the best Australian films of the year”.
Even though he is a terrible dancer, Anh got to the grand final of “Dancing with the Stars”, being a huge favourite with the voting home audience. This success saw him offered his own TV show “Made in China with Anh Do” – an Olympics special which rated through the roof. Anh has more of his own TV projects in the pipeline.
Anh is also a regular on “The Footy Show” and has been seen on “Spicks and Specks” as well as “Seachange”, and “All Saints”.
Anh is still one of the most sought after stand-up comedians in Australia. His completely clean material and friendly stage manner makes him one of Australia’s most popular corporate comedians, having entertained clients ranging from The Commonwealth Bank to Hallmark Cards to IBM. He is used again and again as an MC and comic by many companies who enjoy the warmth and joy he brings to an evening.
Anh is now the bestselling author of “The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir”, which charts his journey from a starving refugee at the age of three to a successful commercial lawyer to one of Australia's best-loved entertainers. His book has sold in excess of 150,000 and was awarded the Book of the Year at the recent Australian Book Industry awards.
And right at the end of the biography (cos it’s something he doesn’t like to admit), in 1999 Anh completed a Bachelor of Business and was 6 months away from completing a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology, Sydney. The threat of having to go back to finish his law degree ensures that Anh works hard at his acting and comedy career. So far he is doing superbly.
“Simply amazing, he received a standing ovation!!!”
Lisa Dawson - Toshiba Australia
“We thought we were just getting a really funny comedian - and we certainly did - but so much more. We have had many speakers over the years and Anh was the best ever!"
Glenys Broadhead – The Conference Team
“Anh is the consummate professional and took a lot of time to learn about our business and the people involved - he has a strong inspirational message and is just a great performer - I'd recommend Anh unreservedly.”
Simon Lyon - Fuji Xerox