Rodney Marks is Australia's (mis)leading corporate comedian.
As a corporate impostor, Rodney Marks has performed his Hoaxes and Jokeses® for many business, government and non-profit groups over the past two decades. He is based in Sydney and is happy to travel - even to Melbourne - to fool people into having a good time
His corporate comedy satirises management language, and is usually in the form of fraudulent keynote speeches at business events:
• awards nights
• cocktail parties
• product launches
• other special events, and
• roasts - for the retiring Managing Director, for example.
Rodney is an impersonator, a humorist and a political satirist. He combines these styles as a
corporate entertainer within the genre of the comic hoax.
In 2007, Rodney was honoured by the University of NSW with the title visiting professor-at-large. He has since been performing his own style of comedy for students on a part-time basis. Also, in March of this same year Rodney became the president of the National Speakers Association of Australia which he still holds today.
Rodney has presented his tailored corporate entertainment all over Australia, and has had more than 30 international tours.
"Jim Kirk" futureshocks staff. A mildmannered, big-titled, public servant with change-of-season coloured braces et al., shocked our interstate staff into believing that their states were at ... keep readingthe brink of collapse. Big relief set in when "Jim Kirk" turned into Rodney Marks!! However, one staffer has since crossed the border and is now working in Sydney (just in case?). Australian Business Monthly
We want to thank you for your splendid appearance at a dinner of our Owner/President Management group. You could not have been more convincing - or controversial - as Mortimer Gage, our new Professor Organisational Behaviour. You did a superb job of fooling a group of experienced managers not easily misled, and we all enjoyed the experience greatly.
... not only did you rate well (the highest score of any speaker), your 'presentation' has been the talking point around the office ever since . . . well done.
... your comedy performance and MC role did indeed significantly contribute to probably the best function ever conducted by this organisation. Don't know how you get away with it but you did. Our Chairman wanted to know "where the hell you were employed in the organisation", is he "really an engineer" and "who the blazes is this bloke". Well done.