Welcome to Stand Up Comedians. We’re Australia’s Leader in Comedy.

At Stand Up Comedians we do one thing and one thing only: book Australia’s top comedians for gigs of all types throughout the country. It’s all we’ve done for the last fifteen years and we’ve become very, very good at it.

Whether its for your next corporate event, private function, party, trivia night or local pub event, we’ve got the right comedian for any occasion. We’ve got the experience, we’ve got access to the widest and best range of Aussie comedians, and most importantly, we understand what it takes to make your event a huge success. Don’t put your event in the hands of an amateur. If its comedy you’re after, talk to the experts - Stand Up Comedians.

Mark David, Chief Funny Man 
Mark David has two first names, a management degree from UNSW and a talent for making a business out of making people laugh. 

In 1999 Mark co-founded Left of Centertainment and has been raising the profile of the comedy scene in Australia ever since. Internationally recognised for developing comedy brands and extending the reach of live comedy entertainment, Mark eats, sleeps and breathes for the creative development and design of innovative comedic entertainment. 

From corporate events to weekly pub entertainment to the booking of comedians in gigs across Australia, Mark has helped cultivate some of Australia's most recognisable brand names in both corporate and venue entertainment across TV, Radio and Print Media. 

He also enjoys thinking and drinking beer in the shower.

What Customers are Saying

Your team were so professional, yet friendly and according to the crowd put on the best show comedy Orange has every seen! I have also had endless requests for when the next one will be :)
No doubt with word of mouth this will be even more successful the second year, so I am going to propose that we do it all again (maybe just a little earlier so things in town aren't so flat out in town). It is no hurry at all, however if you can provide us with a quotation for what we can expect to pay next year so I can put it forward for approval and lock everything in early (to save all the venue and accommodation problems), it would be appreciated.
Thanks again, can't wait to deal with you guys again! Kylie
The team event went really well thank you. I was very happy with It. He was a great host. A very funny man & he interacted with the crowd. I had great feedback from staff members - as well as senior staff members from our leadership team. Will definitely remember your details if we have another team event like this one. Thanks
Jacqui, Westpac
It was wonderful! We were running late, and the comedian was very accommodating of our changes. Everyone loved him. He was hilarious! Honestly everyone had a great night and commented on how great it was. Thank you so much. We will definitely recommend you guys.
Kristen, Disney
National Business Coordinator
He was fantastic! He had all the guests in stitches laughing and was a perfect match for our event. I really appreciate Mark’s efforts to secure our preferred comedian. He was extremely professional and made the booking process smooth and easy.
M’Leigh, Parramatta City Council
We had a ball with the comedian up here It was nice to see some laughter out of generally a very beige lot We will very much keep you guys in mind for future events
Geoff, ESS
The comedian was absolutely hilarious - He definitely lived up to his reputation! On Another note: he was also so lovely! Our guests absolutely loved him. Honestly over all he was an absolute gem - the only bad thing is.. WE WISH HE COULD HAVE STAYED LONGER! Great working with you again - you guys are so helpful! THANK YOU!
Natalie, Business 2 Business Commercial Fitouts
He is absolutely hilarious, very professional not to mention a really nice guy. We all adored his brand of comedy and he had everyone and I mean EVERYONE in stitches. Delegates wrote to me after the event saying they were literally crying tears of laughter.  A very successful evening and it was due to the comedian. I would book him again? In a heartbeat! I just hope he is free for my next event!  
Samantha, Ramsay Health Care Symposium
The comedian was fantastic!  Everyone one was in stitches and I got so many thanks from all the staff for arranging his appearance. Will definitely want to book him again if we have another event.  He is a really nice guy too!
Maggie, Vision Stream
He was absolutely brilliant- his comedy was a perfect fit for our event, and the people have not stopped talking about how good the day was, and how funny the comic was!!! The feedback has being along the lines of ‘Funniest hour of my life’. Again, you have delivered another memorable performer for our event!
Leigh, Buninyong Football & Netball Club
He was great! I have had nothing but positive feedback from the comedy spot and his efforts as MC for the night. He was very funny and managed to adapt to our environment well, picking up on little extras along the way to work into the night. I would highly recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Job well done! Thanks.
Sharon, Kennards Self Storage
It was absolutely awesome. First time we have had a comedian at the event and everybody loved him. It was a very funny show. We look forward to using you guys again down the track.
Rob, Winston Hills Tigers Junior Rugby League Club
Everyone that attended the party enjoyed The Comedy. It was a great success.
Dianne T, Hawkesbury City Council
The 40th Birthday Party for my husband went really well. The Comedian was able to personalise his set so that he could take the mickey out of the birthday boy just enough! He also catered for the mixed age group that we had at the party. We’ve had so many comments about how hilarious he was and my husband thought it was the best surprise. Many thanks to you.
Roberta L
Hi Molly, The event was a great success all round with the comedian proving to be a perfect match as the end of night entertainment. We will certainly be in touch again for future events.
Kieran, Auburn D.C.C
The Comedian was excellent and made the crowd laugh out loud. He was really clever, and clean and consistent with his observations about Australian culture. Feedback was excellent. Thank you for your recommendation for and organisation of the comedian, much appreciated. He was very professional and easy to deal with on the evening. I would highly recommend him for similar events.
Dr Tom, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Senior Medical Staff
It was absolutely fantastic! He was funny, relevant and very talented. Thanks for everything Mark, we will definitely use your company again for any function we may have in the future.  You’re one of those people that actually delivers what you say you will. Warmest Regards
Lynn S, AH Fabrications Pty Ltd
It was a pleasure dealing with Left of Centertainment when organising a corporate night. They were always professional, easy to deal with and took care of all the details concerning the entertainment. The host they provided was fantastic! He really made the evening. I look forward to using Left of Centertainment again and highly recommend their services. Thanks again for your help – the evening was a great success.
Laura Eckstein, Egencia
The Comedian was brilliant. He put on a really great show and everyone I spoke to afterwards said how much they thoroughly enjoyed the quick wit. We also had some American and New Zealand colleagues in the audience so of course they were easy targets. I’m afraid the success of the night is going to be very hard to top at next year’s conference! Thanks for making it so easy to book and handle the event.
Rachel, NPA
It was a great night and the comedian was sensational.
David, ETU
Just wanted to drop you a short note to pass on our thanks to the host he added a lot of fun to the evening and his sense of humour was well received by all our staff and managers. What a great guy! Thanks again.
Mirette, BMW Sydney
It was an intimate setting and he managed to pull it off brilliantly, bringing everyone in on the gags and providing much laughter. It is always a good sign when people repeat their jokes after they've gone which is definitely what happened in this case!
Jackie, YSC Australia
The audience loved him, and they’re a hard group to please. He was so easy to work with and all round great guy.  Would definitely recommend him for other events. Thanks for organising him and for the follow up. Was a great night.
Natalie, Adelaide Crows
Hi Mark, Event went really well, The comedian was hilarious! Thanks again for all your help.
Katie, NAB
Our launch was a great success and Simon was an absolute hit. He had them all in stitches from start to finish. Thanks so much for your recommendation of Simon. We do about four to five launches a year with different clients so next time we need a comedian I'll give you a call. Thanks
Darren, AH Beard
I have got some really good feedback.  Sounds like the night was a great success. Thanks
Kaye, Coles Australia
The function was a great success!  Simon was fantastic... He really helped to keep things running smoothly, and funny.  All of the guests and the company directors really enjoyed having him along. I will definitely recommend Simon in the future.
Jennifer, Mainbrace
Thanks again for coming out to Forbes and all your help. What a great experience it was to be able to bring a children’s comedian to Forbes and perform during our Children’s week activities. Jonas provided lots of laughter for everyone and was really able to keep the crowds captivated and engaged. I loved watching some of the children even get up and perform their own jokes to the crowd. Jonas even provided each child with an activity card which was a lovely gesture. Thanks for being a part of our Children’s Week events Jonas, it was fantastic having you travel all this way to entertain us.
Natalie Walker, Forbes Shire Council
Youth Liaison Officer
The comedian performed at Forbes North Public School on Friday 26th October and delivered a great show for Kindy to year 2, and a group of year 3 & 4 students. The students were engaged from the moment he leaped out of the store room, held their attention for the whole of the session. The teachers enjoyed the show, too! The show was hilarious and educational at the same time. We particularly loved his interpretation of what a "whinger" looks like (as opposed to a "Ninja") and it has given us common language that we can use with the students. Because the message was delivered in a non threatening manner we can use "are you a whinger or a Ninja" without fear of damaging delicate self esteem. Jonas covered a range of tantrum tactics and the students (and teachers) all had a good laugh at themselves. Well done, to the comedian and team, it was a pleasure to have you in our community.
Marie Yapp, Forbes North SaCC (Schools as Community Centres)
Trudi Ross added so much to our event. She brought tears of laughter to our eyes (literally) and was a highlight. Trudi is also very professional and easy to work with. If you are after a good comedian, stop thinking and get her, you won't regret it.
Franziska & Christo, Basic Bananas
Cam was great, I had a great laugh and so did everyone. It was a difficult room to work being very long but he did a fantastic job and is a really lovely guy. We loved having him at our dinner. Please pass on our thanks.
Jess, Sports Marketing and Management
Just like to thank you for helping us get a comedian for out night and hope to be using you again!!
Taylor, Melton Fire Brigade
Dave was excellent and I would certainly recommend him to my colleagues for future events (we would have him back!) Thanks again. 
Kate, Property Council of Australia
He made the night; he was excellent during his act and his professional approach leading up to his act.I would happily recommend him. 
Michael, CJD Equipment
Cam was fantastic, made everyone laugh and it’s definitely something everyone will remember for years to come. 
Amy, Malouf Auto Group
Hilarious!! Exactly the type of comedy we wanted for our event and very happy with the outcome. We would definitely recommend to anyone considering him and will keep him in mind for our own future events. Thanks for all your help. Best Regards, Sophie
Sophie, Mercedes Benz Toorak
All of the guests had commented that it was the best performance that we have had so far, so you can pass that on to him from us all. You will be hearing from us again for next Christmas. Thanks  Genele
Genele, Sada Group
He was fantastic at our National Conference Dinner! I can’t think of anyone who could have been better suited to our diverse group of delegates and guests.  His comedic range is great, ensuring no one left their table during his set and there was constant laughter.   Afterwards I heard only universal praise for his performance, including from the ASU National Secretary, who was the official host of the Dinner. Dave’s involvement certainly raised the overall appreciation of our key social event for the Conference.  We would not hesitate to recommend him and hope to use his services again in the future. I’m sure there is extra interest in booking Dave arising from his performance at our Dinner.  I also wanted to thank you, Jasmine, for your assistance. I appreciated your professionalism during the booking process and your prompt and helpful replies to all my emails. If only all the companies I deal with matched up to your standard, it would make my work so much easier.
Brigid, ASU – Australian Services Union
Simon was very professional and a real gentleman. Please pass on our thanks for a job well done. Kind regards Trev.
Trev, Lifeline – Broken Hill
Chris, your set was amazing you had all our guests in stitches. Just spot on. Thanks Laurie.
Laurie, Wisdom Homes
We had a great night and Simon was great, and carried off the Awards Presentation Hosting in an amusing but very professional manner. Simon also interacted well with attendees at the event and we received good feed-back during the evening. Thank you again for organising. Kind Regards, Kate.
Kate, Knight Frank
He made me laugh so hard I pulled a muscle in my chest! There’s my testimonial. Thanks so much. He’s a lovely man, the whole crowd was in hysterics. He was perfect.  Thank you Sophie. 
Sophie, Sydney Opera House
Sean engaged the audience from the start, and left them laughing until it hurt Paul. 
Paul, K&R Plumbing Supplies
Immediate Impact – had attendees of the Grand final Luncheon rolling, a great distraction from the seriousness of Rugby League. Our sincere thanks Tamara. 
Tamara, Luke Priddis Foundation
David was amazing, what a nice guy and he brought the event to a much higher standard than we have ever had. We could not be happier with David, he was brilliant!!  Honestly he was sensational, got the crowd pumped, conversed with all the VIP, got the funds flowing in the door etc Could not speak highly enough of him . Thank you for all your efforts in organising it. Cheers, Simon.
Simon, Barnardos Australia
It was a great night and the comedian was sensational. David.
David, Electrical Trades Union Australia
Thanks for your help with arranging. Hes was very funny and tailored his routine to meet the requirements of our particular audience.  I received great feedback on the night and would recommend him to anyone.  Warwick.
Warwick, Anderson Boemi Lawyers
There were mostly lawyers from Sunshine Coast in attendance at the event. However there was also a Supreme Court Judge from Brisbane, two local judges and the President of the Queensland Law Society and their wives. Chris handled the mixed audience really well and provided a brand of humour that everyone really enjoyed. They seemed to appreciate his content which related to real life experiences we were all familiar with. Thanks again to Chris for adding an excellent piece of entertainment to our event and topping off a great night for all those that attended.   Kind Regards President
President, Sunshine Coast Law Association
Thank you for arranging for Sean to perform at our annual golf day.  His performance was very, very good and helped turn a great day of golf in to a full day of fun.  Will happily use Sean again at some of our other functions.  Regards, Jeff
Jeff, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
The whole experience was fantastic from the initial phone call with Mark to our fun filled half hour with Simon.  Simon was fantastic and hit the mark with everyone - a true professional.  Thanks again for making the experience so easy and enjoyable.  Regards,  Millia
Millia, Gategourmet
I just wanted to let you know that the show was an absolute hit last night! He was just brilliant, we’re all still laughing at his jokes!  Thanks again for a fabulous recommendation. Cheers, Fiona
Fiona, Lion
He had the whole room in tears of laughter. If you could please extend the feedback and thanks for us J. Cheers, Catherine
Catherine, CSG
We were extremely impressed with Dave. His professionalism and adaptability was outstanding, from his first phone call to me to find out more about the audience and event, to his actual performance which felt very personalised and relevant to our industry. He certainly did his homework and asked the right questions to deliver a fabulous set. He was very personable, and the crowd loved him. He even stayed back a little after the show and chatted with our guests - he really valued added. As the night was a networking and recognition style occasion to celebrate a challenging year, he certainly lifted everyone’s spirits. Thanks, Ruth - Community Partnerships Specialist HomeStart Finance
Ruth, HomeStart Finance
I actually had one of the guys in here telling me about it and we were both in hysterics, I only wish I could have been here to enjoy myself. Thanks for being such a pleasure to work with Mark and would definitely recommend your company to anyone.  Once again thank you.
Dynamic Property Services
To be honest I was a bit nervous... RSM Bird Cameron had never done anything like this before and I wasn't sure how it was going to be received. How wrong I was! David Smiedt was brilliant - he took the time to meet with us prior, to walk through his performance, and on the day he nailed it. David had a great blend of original gags and was able to personalise his performance, providing some hilarious insights about our senior people and our industry. This worked perfectly and was exactly what we were looking for. David was extremely professional and polished,  I would highly recommend him for any corporate event, especially if you wanted to have a bit of a laugh at yourself. Brian
Brian, RSM Bird Cameron – Chartered Accountants
Thanks for the follow up, our night was a success this was our 54th retirement Christmas party where the workers invite back all of the retired people from our department for a meal rinks a show and to catch up with old mates. We usually have around 100 members and retirees at the party.  The comedian that we had this year as you know was Chris Radburn, we as a group found Chris to be very funny, he interacted well with the audience and put on a great performance. Well done Chris.  Frank
Frank, Blue Scope Steel
A fantastic job! From start to finish he was brilliant. We loved the way he was able to work with audience so well.  We definitely look at getting him again for future events.   Every single person who I have spoken to has provided me with really good feedback on him.  Thank you for recommending him and sending him on such short notice. Regards, Jennifer
Jennifer, ThyssenKrup
He was hilarious!! I got plenty of feedback from staff after the event, everyone thought he was great! He got everyone laughing and all his jokes were relevant for our audience.  He was great a pushing the boundaries without taking it too far. Definitely a highlight of the party. Thanks again, it was definitely worth it. Cheers, Estelle
Estelle, Nivea
What can I say, he was absolutely brilliant.  He had the audience totally captivated and laughing from start to finish.  He was amazing speaking about his experiences as a father and as a committee member were so funny.   I spoke to a number of people after the event and they all said he was fantastic.    Can you please pass these comments on to Dave and I would certainly recommend him to anyone who was looking for a speaker or entertainer. Thank you so much heading me in Dave’s direction.  Mary
Mary, City of Casey
The performance was fantastic!! He had us all in stitches. We would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a stand-up comedian and I’m sure we’ll be using him again for our future functions. Regards, Brooke.
Brooke, RPM Real Estate Group
We recently had Simon Kennedy Emcee our Awards Gala Dinner. Not only did he have the whole room laughing, Simon tied the whole evening together. He was able to engage the audience and really bring everyone together. Simon's transition from comedian to emcee was seamless. I would also like to thank Simon for going above and beyond his call of duty by liaising with F&B when I was running late due to a delay with the printer. I was very impressed with his professionalism, it is obvious he has years and years of experience. I received a lot of positive feedback from delegates the following day, it really couldn't have gone any better. We will definitely be using Simon Kennedy again, thank you! Ashleigh.
Ashleigh, K.J Ross & Associates
Chris was fantastic. He held the crowd and put on a performance that had the audience laughing from start to finish. He arrived early and did the performance to just the perfect length of time. I will recommend him to all. The amount of customers that referred how good he was. Was huge. Paul Reedy  
Paul, K & R Plumbing Supplies Toowoomba