David Smiedt

David is definitely a prolific comedian on the Australian comedy scene and according to Adam Hills, the host of “Spicks and Specks,” he is the total package for a living breathing joke machine.  This guy provides delightful, uplifting, engaging comedy and is clearly one of the most startling MC’s and corporate entertainers across Australia.  He is a regular on several television shows and is a well-known author of 7 entertaining and humorous books.  He also writes quite often for a number of magazines, one of the more infamous being Elle, but there are over 28 others.

David puts a humorous spin on style health issues, to try to lighten up the seriousness of them while reaching his audience in a more light-hearted manner.  He is, in fact, the current editor of GQ magazine, so he stays on top of the most current issues and uses these often in his live performances.  He is also the only known Australian journalist who appears in concurrent issues of the magazine Ralph and Your Garden.  David’s entire goal, in all of his endeavors is to charm, and educate in a more comedic type of way.  After all, if you can’t laugh, what can you do?

His critics, such as the past Joan Rivers say “he is so very very funny” and he worked with her on The Australian Theater Tour.  Helen Razer of Melbourn Age says “he is a comic whom your mother would love,” implying he is very clean and refreshing in his comedic phrasing and style.  Yet another, Rip It Up eagerly writes “David is refreshing, sincere and engaging.”  At The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, guests and critics alike claimed that David had won the audience over in the first five minutes of his show, having them wanting more and more as he entertained all evening.  This is the comedian you want, one who can woo you and your audience and leave all well satisfied.

Described by Adam Hills, host of “Spicks and Specks” as “a living breathing joke machine”. David Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive, uplifting, intelligent comedy and is one of Australia’s finest comedian MC’s and corporate performers.

A regular on television shows David is the author of seven humorous books and writes for a wide range of over 30 magazines including, Virgin Airline Mag,  Elle, Home Beautiful, Cleo, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Body & Soul, Sunday Style and Vogue where he specialises in a humorous take on style health trends and celebrity profiles. Aside from being the current grooming editor for GQ magazine he is the only journalist in Australian publishing history to be in concurrent issues of lads-mag Ralph and Your Garden. Topical and charming, David’s comedy will entertain and uplift.

What they Say

”So very, very funny”Joan Rivers (US Comedy Legend, David supported on her Australian theatre tour)

“A comic whom your mother would love.” – Helen Razer, the Melbourne Age

“Refreshing, sincere and engaging.” – Rip It Up

“Think Dorothy Parker meets Graham Kennedy.” – TalkFringe

“Disarmingly charming” – The Adelaide Advertiser.

“He captured the entire audience in the first five minutes of the show and had them eating out of his hands.” – Funny Tonne, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival

“Make an appointment to meet David Smiedt. If the post-show buzz is anything to go by, a lot more people are going to want to meet him.” – The Pun.

“Sharp dressed, sharp minded and very affable.” – DB Magazine

“A name to remember.” – Comedy Beast Magazine

Turf Australia recently hired David Smiedt as MC and Comedian for our annual conference. He provided a fantastic stand-up comedy session at our conference dinner. Many in the audience said they couldn’t remember when they had laughed so much. Thank you David for contributing a great laugh to a memorable evening.” – Turf Australia


“Dave was fabulous, everyone was very pleased. We will definitely get him back again. He had a few ‘heckler’s to contend with in the audience but he handled it very well. Thank you again for your help” Kind regards


VASA Secretariat


“David exceeded our expectations – his show was enjoyed by the entire audience such that he was approached by several guests after the show seeking his contact information.”

Thanks and regards


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“David was fantastic! His comedy was perfect for our employees. The employees have not been able to not stopped talking about him and his great performance! David was funny, confident and talented!  I have got to say I had some concerns about booking an act sight unseen but in this case Ward McKenzie could not have asked for anything better. ” – 



“David Smiedt 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”




“David recently attended and entertained 60 guests at my wife’s Birthday party that was held our home. David’s performance, interaction and overall desire to tailor and  blend his delivery (so it feels a part of the overall event) is not only a testament to his ability but also his skill to quickly sum an audience in the maximizing the involvement and response from the guests. Likewise His pre performance work in seeking details of who is attending, their ages, demographics, use of appropriate language (or not) only demonstrates his professionalism and desire to deliver his best performance possible and one we really appreciated.

I can truly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of using his services with the one guarantee being they will not be disappointed.”

Kind regards,



Thanks very much for helping us to create an enjoyable and memorable Vic Branch Meeting last Thursday.  You were very funny; one of those rare, clever comedians, who can respond to everyday comments with wit, and not offend anyone in the process. A lot of people commented afterwards that it was the best laugh they had had in a long time.  Thanks also for blending in so well, as one of us, white shirt included.  Just what we were looking for.

Best regards,


Principal Consultant

SMS Management & Technology+Empowering Business


“Greetings from the Maldives where Dave and I are currently enjoying our honeymoon!The wedding went spectacularly well – David Smiedt is an incredible MC. We had so many comments from guests stating they want to hire him for their events! From the phone call to me to check on details, to keeping things running on the night, David was a consummate professional and hysterically funny. His personal anecdotes and observations on the night kept the atmosphere jovial and a heap of fun.  Thanks so much for your email, we were so very happy with David’s services at our wedding.”

Thanks again,


David was amazing, thank you very much. Many thanks, and we will certainly be keeping David in mind for future events!

All the best,


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“David was fantastic. 

Everyone was talking about him afterwards and coming up with ideas to have an event just so they could have him speak.

Please touch base with him and give him a big hug and sloppy kiss.

Thanks again”




“Once again thank you.

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.,



“David was the MC and entertainment for our Clinique / GQ men of influence event. He understood the brief perfectly and delivered a routine that was spot on for the audience.  He also created a very welcome vibe in the room and engaged with all guests. His act was the perfect mix of cheeky, relevant and irreverent! I could not fault his work”

Alexis Green, Communications Manager, Clinique.


“Greetings from the Maldives where Dave and I are currently enjoying our honeymoon!The wedding went spectacularly well – David Smiedt is an incredible MC. We had so many comments from guests stating they want to hire him for their events! From the phone call to me to check on details, to keeping things running on the night, David was a consummate professional and hysterically funny. His personal anecdotes and observations on the night kept the atmosphere jovial and a heap of fun.  Thanks so much for your email, we were so very happy with David’s services at our wedding.”

Thanks again, Sam

On David’s work as emcee for the launch for the brand new Leibherr premises in 2013 –  “We had nothing but praise for David’s fantastic work as MC and his professionalism for this event, for the client and our team. Thanks again for all your help and we look forward to working with David again in the future. “

Nicolas Alexander, Thomson Street Creative Event Management.


“As a charity who aids ill children, we needed an MC upon whose sensitivity we could rely to convey the gravity of our message but who could also entertain the audience during the light-hearted moments of the evening. David did both. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a warm, funny and intelligent MC”

Graham Berman, The Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

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“David, Look Good…Feel Better would like to thank you for a fantastic job you did at Dream Ball. Your opening jokes got a great laugh and your MC skills were fantastic. Dream Ball is always a tough gig to control the guests in a nice way, while your scripts are being continually updated. You achieved both in a very friendly and professional way. It was a great pleasure working with you and hope we get to do it all again soon.”

Garth Phillips

Event Producer of Dream Ball for Look Good… Feel Better.

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“Dave’s act was intelligent, funny and very well received.”

Wayne Meaney, Assistant State Secretary, National Union of Workers NSW


“David’s style and humour were perfectly measured. His jokes had everyone laughing but he also maintained a feeling of inclusiveness, an approach we were tremendously impressed with and grateful for.”

Jorge Aroche, CEO, NSW Service For The Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.


“Our function was a roaring success thanks to your humour, which brought the whole event together.”

Michael Caminer, Vice President, Courage to Care Foundation

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“A brilliant writer, facilitator and comedian whose style and tone delivers perfectly in the corporate market.”

Troy Swindells-Grose, GM, Humour Australia


“Thanks David for demystifying the art of seeing the humour in the reality of our daily lives.”

Darren Maier, GM Retail, Optus.


“He reads his audience brilliantly.”

Andrew Haynes, MD, Jennifer Franco’s TrueLight Foundation.

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“David’s act was great and we were very happy with his performance. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and I had a call from a few of the guests saying that they thought he was really good.”

Lynne McMillan, NHP Electrical.


“David was a wonderful MC at Sydney Comedy Festival’s charity showcase evening for Camp Quality. He kept everyone engaged and laughing throughout the evening, but had the warmth and empathy to create a genuine understanding amongst the audience of the work that Camp Quality does. – Michaela Durrant, Sydney Area Manager, Camp Quality.”

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”David Smiedt is your one stop shop for a professional charismatic and engaging emcee and of course humorous. David is both a comedian and an emcee and can turn up the comedy as far as you let him take it! I look forward to the next event with David and Benefit Cosmetics where laughter is the best cosmetics….so – rin and wear it.”Justin Fullerton – General Manager Benefit Cosmetics


 He was great,

He really researched our company and tailored his performance to our audience.
We were all very impressed with the effort he put in.

Very, very funny!

I was also very impressed with your service. You were such a pleasure to deal with! As we have never done anything like this before I wanted to thank you for really explaining everything so clearly. It made the process of booking so much easier. It was great to speak to someone so professional, friendly and knowledgeable.
I called many other suppliers. No one came close to the level of customer service you provided.
Thank you again.
Amanda Piatek
The Australian College of Commerce & Management