Anh Do has come to be recognised as one of Australia’s most precious gems, having sold out nationally and touching the hearts of the nation both live and on our television screens, most notably and recently in ABC’s “Brush With Fame”. Anh is an accomplished comedian and MC as well as a talented writer, actor and producer.
Anh Do (born 2 June 1977) is a Vietnameseborn Australian author, comedian and artist.
He has appeared on many Australian TV shows such as Thank God You’re Here, Good News Week, Anh Does Vietnam and was runnerup on Dancing With The Stars in 2007.
His first book, ‘The Happiest Refugee’, won Australian Book Of The Year and each of his ‘Weir Do’ children’s book series have been national bestsellers.
As an artist, Anh has won numerous awards and in 2014 he was selected as a finalist for The Archibald Prize. Each year he tours Australia performing his comedy show, ‘The Happiest Refugee Live’. He is also an in demand corporate speaker and MC.
Anh studied a combined Business Law degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.
He is the brother of film director Khoa Do and has acted in several of Khoa’s films, including Footy Legends, which he cowrote and produced. He co-produced The Finished People (described by Margaret Pomeranz as ‘one of the best Australian films of 2003’), wrote the script for Footy Legends in which he acted alongside an all-star Australian cast including Angus Sampson, Claudia Karvan and Emma Lung, and has been a sketch writer for SBS’s Life Support and Sitcom Head Writer for Westy Ninja.
The Happiest Refugee: A memoir was published in 2010, winning numerous awards including 2011 Australian Book of the Year, Biography of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, as well as 2011 Indie Book of the Year and Non-fiction Indie Book, and being shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Community Relations Commission Award. It describes how his entire family came close to losing their lives at sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat, facing murderous pirates and the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease and dehydration, to Anh’s current status as one of Australia’s best-loved personalities.
Anh is one of Australia’s favourite corporate speakers. He uses his life experience to tailor the perfect speech for each client and has performed over 500 speeches in the past 10 years. The reason he is in such high demand is simple… when Anh speaks at an event, he lifts the whole event to ANOTHER LEVEL.
REVIEWS / TESTIMONIALS
“Irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism.”
The Sydney Morning Herald
“The happiest audience experience I have ever had.”
“Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season.”
“We could have heard a pin drop whilst Anh was speaking, and to address a room of 150 principals on the third day of their conference was outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone, one minute there was tears of laughter, the next minute tears of sadness. He is very gifted in speaking, but so genuine; I think a lot who heard him speak were heading straight to the bookshop to purchase his book.”
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
“Your inspiring talk to the Commonwealth Bank was nothing short of life changing.”
Michael Duff – Managing Director, Mindsense
“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