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Mark
Wright

Actor, comedian, creator of comic characters and MC.

Profile

Mark Wright is an actor, comedian, entertainer and raconteur.

Current work
Speaker
Mark is a professional speaker, conference facilitator and M.C. He has hosted many live and televised events; including ‘The New Zealand Film Awards’, ‘The Comedyfest Gala’, ‘Inside New Zealand’, ‘The Radio Awards’, ‘The ALAC Sports Awards’ and ‘The Smokefree Stage Challenge’. At present, Mark is in high demand in the corporate field as an entertainer, MC and presenter coach.

Previous experience
He graduated from the NZ Drama School some 20 years ago and worked extensively in professional theatre before embarking on a successful television career appearing in over 20 different series including the ‘Billy T James Show’ ‘Issues’ with McPhail and Gadsby, ‘That Comedy Show’ ‘Comedy Central’ and ‘Newsflash’.

He has also graced our screens in ‘What Now’, ‘Shortland Street’, ‘Celebrity Squares’, and ‘The Mean Team on Sports night’. And more recently in ‘Amazing Extraordinary Friends’

Awards

Mark has won two NZ Film and Television awards both for Best Performance. He is also a talented improvisor, being a regional, national and international Theatresports champion. He has represented NZ at Improv festivals in Sydney, New York and Amsterdam.

Philantropy

For many years Mark has been involved with a number of charity organizations. In 1999 Mark was made a New Zealand Ambassador of Variety International-The Children’s Charity, and in 2007 received a Presidential Citation for 10 years of service to Variety.

Despite all of this, Mark is perhaps most well known as New Zealand’s original “ODD-FELLOW”

Media
Feedback
Exceeded my expectations. Fantastic performance. [The audience] loved it, especially the way Mark entered the room as a gardener. Gave them a great laugh and an excellent relaxed atmosphere. City Care Limited

Mark was very entertaining and related well to the audience. He had them laughing from beginning to end.

Loyalty New Zealand Ltd

Mark was intelligent, empathetic but witty and added real value to our awards function. We were very satisfied customers and were impressed with his improvisation.

The New Zealand Way Ltd

Excellent speech/performance, exceeded expectation. Superb timing with relevant jokes/stories. Mark was fantastic entertainment, enjoyed by all.

Heinz-Wattie Australasia Ltd

I have had great feed back.... Mark certainly added to the luncheon by providing the humour needed to increase the enjoyment of the event.

Tourism Auckland

Mark was fantastic. Dressing up and working outside as delegates were leaving and then inside when they came back for the dinner, just added to the whole evening. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening and Mark. Feedback has been nothing but positive.

Fire Protection Association NZ
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