Forget everything you think you know about ventriloquists! In his modern show Dean Atkinson breathes new and exciting life into an old art form. No ‘creepy dummies’ or ‘old jokes’ here, just fast paced, hilarious comedy that leaves the crowd in hysterics.
With the help of his characters, Stan The Bogan and Fetch The Talking Dog, Dean Atkinson spins a classic art form into a modern cutting edge corporate act where the jokes are fresh, fast and furious. During his act the audience also become part of the show when two delegates from your organisation are turned into human ventriloquist dummies. Imagine the fun you could have watching the boss or CEO under someone else’s control for a change, and being made to talk in a silly voice!
Dean has over 20 years experience performing in front of crowds of all shapes and sizes both in person and on television. He made a big name for himself after his appearance on Australia’s Got Talent where he appeared in the grand final and was awarded The Judges Choice for the whole season. Since then he has headlined on luxurious cruise liners and at major events all over the country. Considered one of Australia’s funniest and most inventive comedians he will provide your guests with life long memories.
If you are looking for something very different and want to treat your company to a really good laugh at the end of your conference or corporate dinner then look no further.
Dean Atkinson’s likable personality, versatility and skill never fail to capture the imagination, hearts and laughter of his audience. With his unique form of interactive comedy and showmanship he provides a perfect recipe for you to let your hair down and just have a bloody great giggle.
Comedian, ventriloquist, and MC, Dean Atkinson has over 20 years’ experience performing in front of crowds of varying sizes, both in person and on television. Considered one of Australia’s funniest performers, he combines comedy, skits, ventriloquism, including his well-known characters Fetch, Stan, and Penelope, into the events he speaks at, providing guests with life-long memories. No matter what type of occasion you’re planning, Dean will most certainly make it one of the most entertaining events of your guests’ lives.
Dean Atkinson studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before making a name for himself on Australia’s Got Talent. He has since performed or appeared on every single national TV network in Australia, as well as television programs all around the world. He has performed at comedy clubs, exclusive functions, corporate events, and cruise ships.
When it comes to company get-togethers, whether for employees or sponsored events, Dean has a unique way of working products into his act without sounding like an advertisement, giving companies even more bang for their buck. And, unlike some comedians, Dean does not require any props to keep the audience keeled over in laughter: his natural talent does all of the work.
Dean was very well received by our guests and the room was echoing with laughter for his whole presentation! He arrived in high spirits, was overly engaged with us from the very beginning and understood our audience very well. The atmosphere in the room was cheerful and lively during his performance and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to have him join us on the day.
Dean was great, he had our guests in fits of laughter from the outset. Dean was an important part of our event being the success it was and all feedback received from guests in attendance was fantastic. Thanks Dean.
Country League Club
All our guests had an excellent night, I had a couple of guests say they had tears in their eyes throughout the show. Dean is very professional and it has been an absolute pleasure working with him.
Master Builders Association of NSW
Dean’s show hit the mark beautifully at our 2017 Christmas function.
Carboon Financial Services
Great performance, was exactly what our event needed.
Dean was an amazing MC for our awards night. Professionally covered the important event information and coupled it with great comedy routines spread throughout the evening. Great to deal with and a huge hit with the audience.
National Mortgage Brokers
This is the second time we have used Dean as our MC at the Carpet Court Xmas party. Not only is he very funny but he is an excellent and professional MC who made sure the night ran smoothly. He makes an organizer’s job so much easier by working with the band, speakers etc to keep the night on track.
Excellent – really had the crowd going from the outset.
I couldn't stop laughing, my jaw was sore!!
CHU Underwriting Agencies Pty. Ltd.
Very funny and appropriate for a corporate audience
Very professional, happy and friendly.
I loved it ,loved it loved it….tell Fetch I loved it.
Dean, you were hilarious. We loved the way you incorporated our products into your performance.
I have had Dean three times in three very different sized performing situations, He adapted to each like the pro he is. Each time the audience were crying into their soup.
When are you coming back?!
Maquarie Private Wealth
Dean did a great job at a small scale customer night. This is a first class show that can be done anywhere without the need for special effects and glitter. Very simple and very funny.
One of the best nights I have ever been too, we were sore in the stomach from laughing so much. Dean is the best ventriloquist I have ever seen. A very clever performance with great audience participation.
Latrobe Valley Funerals
We have Dean back every year and he always finds someone else for his dummy ‘Stan’ to pick on. You are a very funny man, thanks again for all your help.
We continue to use Dean at every opportunity. He was a very special part of our new renovations celebrations in 2008. Many people ask for his details so they can book him for their own parties.
Yarra Yarra Golf Club
Dean, you are a world class comedian and performer. Thank you so much for making my Christmas party memorable, particularly when you got Mark up and turned him into a dummy.
Quality Packing Services
Dean thanks you for the extra special effort you put into our event. We had much positive feedback for the special lecture you gave on ventriloquism and your show was hilarious.
Dean, you really know what your doing, a very fast moving and professional performance, a great act.
Tom Burlinson, Actor
Dean , we had fantastic feedback on your show. I hope we can work together again
Jane Flemming, Olympian
Dean did a great job customising his performance to fit our Harry Potter launch. His Owl Character looked just like the one in the film.
Robinsons Book Shop
My daughter is a big Jeff Dunham fan and we wanted a ventriloquist for our Christmas function. Dean certainly rose to the occasion. His act is polished and very funny.
I saw Dean and Fetch steal the show on a cruise and I had to have them for our party!!
Custodian Wealth Builders
Dean did a fantastic job to include our product range within his performance. He was a big draw card to our business.
Dean did a great job entertaining 100 blokes who had basically been drinking all day. A very funny show. I had tears in my eyes
Cables Plus Tasmania
10 out of 10 for passenger response. The most talked about act of the cruise. A great ventriloquist!
A very clever man with a very funny show. The houses are packed every time from ages 8 – 80. A really nice guy
He’s hilarious, it’s terrific.
Dean made sure that he had the audience on-side with his show plan and was professional at all times
Dandenong Bassball Association
"Dean was very entertaining, funny and different from other acts we have had. He was a delight to deal with and everyone really enjoyed his performance. We were laughing hard and wanted more as we called out for an encore. We loved it."
AMP Financial Services
"Dean Atkinson was sensational. That wasn’t just my impression, it was also the feeling of the many people who came up to me after his show. He was extremely funny and very clever and quick witted, while remaining extremely attentive to the nature of his audience. As a result, our college dinner is already going down in history as one of the best college dinners ever, if not the best."
Royal Australian & NZ College of Ophthalmologists
"Dean was an absolute highlight of our event. Incredibly professional, organised and he was able to have our audience in fits of laughter. I’ll admit we did have concerns whether ventroliquism would be seen as a little “childish" given the tone of our event, we were thrilled with how well it went down and would have no hesitation in recommending Dean to others".
Printing Industries Association of Australia
"We loved Dean he was amazing, clever, funny and read the audience perfectly".