One of Australia’s funniest comedians and impressionists, Paul Martell’s repertoire of talents have made him a popular compere and host for many of our best shows including, Don Lane, Bert Newton, Midday and Hey, Hey It’s Saturday. His fast paced Irish wit and abundant array of Hollywood impressions have earned him several awards and nominations. A true entertainer, Paul’s comedic ability will have your audience in stitches.
Paul Martell is a multi talented performer who adds impact to any occasion with his fast paced Irish wit and an abundant array of Hollywood impressions. Just when his un-suspecting audience take the bait, Paul Martell lets fly with a barrage of stories, happenings and anecdotes backed up with impressions that range from Columbo to Charles Bronson, Jack Nicholson to Elvis, or even Sly Stallone to Gregory Peck and Sean Connery.
Whether he is ‘Master of Ceremonies’ at a three-day conference, ‘Compering’ an awards presentation, creating a ‘Hoax Character’ at a seminar or performing his Cabaret show at a Gala dinner, Paul Martell stands alone as the consummate professional!
Paul Martell is the only Australian performer to have been voted Comedian of the Year at the ‘Australian Variety Artists Mo Awards’ on eleven occasions! Two of which were the ‘gold’ award for Comedy performer of the Year. In 1997 the Variety Club of Australia presented Paul Martell their Heart Award for comedy.
On the Hilton Hotel circuit, Paul Martell has appeared with Andy Williams, Shirley Bassey, Thelma Houston, Isaac Hayes, Wayne Newton and Shirley MacLaine. His T.V. credits include Don Lane, Bert Newton, Midday with Ray Martin and Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
• Array of Hollywood impressions
• Crowd participation and interaction
Paul is one of the best stand up acts going around. Had everyone in laughing for his entire set. Very rare to find a comedian who tells great jokes, does great impersonations and all without dropping a swear word. Second time we have booked him and he did not disappoint.
Nick Mellos, Grant Thornton
“Paul made the CEO laugh! Most important. Given the awful weather and bad acoustics at the venue, Paul coped extremely well."
“Paul was a conscientious MC who kept moving along perfectly. His routine was exceptionally funny – we will definitely look at contracting his services again."
“Excellent, Outstanding, Superb, his motivation never faded – gold award!!"
Australian Wheat Board
“Excellent, A true class act. Paul had everyone in stitches from the start of his act to the very end."
Commonwealth Bank Financial Markets
“Everyone was in fits of laughter. The feedback the following day was excellent."
“Paul Martell was described as the best entertainer in Australia, professional and corporate. There were no surprises. He was excellent."
“Excellent, Paul was very funny and pitched his presentation to our audience superbly, well done."
Kings Rugby Club
“Just a short note to congratulate you on being a first class Moderator of the recent NIBA Convention. Naturally I had seen you in comedy mode previously and of course I saw you in absolutely sparkling form at the Tuesday night dinner – but your professional approach to the corporate business session aspect was outstanding."
Aon Risk Services
“Excellent, had the entire audience in stitches!! I have never seen a person make so many different people laugh."
“The perfect conference Ice-breaker."
Western Star Trucks
“Paul was very generous with his time and attention to detail and sensitivities in his act. He created many belly laughs amongst the audience."
Federation of Australia Commercial Television Stations
“Excellent, by far the most professional of the crop of MC/Comedians."
“Excellent, Exceptionally funny man, great array of material and talent, impersonations were right on the mark!"
“Very entertaining and a professional MC – Perfect for our anniversary dinner."
“Excellent, Paul was very professional, helpful and fitted in beautifully with our people. We really felt he was “part of the team"."
Vindex Tube Makers
“Excellent, Paul is a world-class performer, who delights a “hard core" crowd."
Aust Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
“Excellent, Jokes were great and he kept everybody's attention. Very well liked."
“An extremely entertaining comic with good range of characters. Well received by NAFM audience."
NAB Video Services
“Excellent, Great personality, had 100% attention from the audience, everybody loved him."
“Excellent, Paul really performed extremely well to this audience – 99% female. Extremely funny without being crude. I would highly recommend him and use him again!"
“Excellent, Had a major impact on the total night."
TT Line Company
“He was an essential part of the evenings success, and further more, the company that sponsored him were delighted."
“Excellent, Paul had our whole group on the floor laughing hysterically! He used familiar themes that were suitable for an international audience to appreciate."
EDS Hong Kong
“Excellent, Paul was as professional and entertaining as his reputation indicated. The group loved him and he made the evening a great success."
“Excellent. A number of attendees commented that they had seen Paul 4 or 5 times and each time was refreshingly different. Made the night. A true entertainer – 1st Class."
NSW Cricket Umpires
“Excellent. Paul had everybody in stitches from start to finish. Very funny man without being crude. Will definitely recommend him to others. Played a big part in a very successful evening.
Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association
“Excellent. Paul Martell was excellent. Not a person in the room was unaffected by his entertaining and professional performance – First Class."
CSIRO Corporate Property
“Paul’s expertise as a MC combined with his quick sense of humour and impeccable delivery and timing as a comedian made him the perfect host of our Business Awards."
Liverpool City Council
“Excellent. One of the most entertaining comedians in Australia...he was fabulous.... really gave his all.
SAPRO Conference Management
“A tough audience – cracked with no problem. A true professional."
“Better than excellent!!!"
Flag Choice Hotels
“Excellent. Paul Martell is a fabulous entertainer providing side-splitting stories... he is certainly one of a kind!"
Destination Event Management
“Paul was a delight to work with. His use of humour throughout the presentations kept everyone entertained whilst still recognising the "seriousness" of the awards that were being presented. We are only disappointed that we could not have given him more time in the program to present his own material."
Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW Inc
“Excellent, Paul was extremely professional and the crowd thought he was brilliant."
“Excellent. Paul is just the right mix as an event MC. He keeps the event moving and is an exceptional comedian."
“Excellent. This is the second time that we have used Paul and he has always been very professional and excellent otherwise we would not have asked him back for the second time. Very obliging, always on time and just great. I can highly recommend him."
Raine & Horne
“Excellent. I have used Paul twice now, and both times he has exceeded my expectations."
“Excellent. Paul gave a very polished performance. After taking the time to gauge the audience, in advance of the performance, he then provided a show that was enjoyable for each section of a wide range of ages and backgrounds."
Sydney Cricket Association
“Paul was absolutely fabulous and very accommodating as we were running nearly an hour late - a real 'no fuss' type of guy. Our guests never stopped laughing and I would certainly use Paul again in the future!"
Fisher & Paykel
“A true professional made the evening a riotous occasion. In the end you weren't sure if you were laughing at Paul, or at those laughing at Paul. I have never heard so much hysterical laughter."
Nursery & Garden Industry Vic
“Paul's humour was clever, clean and very, very funny. He had everyone laughing from the moment he walked on stage through to his final joke. It was great to have his light-hearted act incorporated into the otherwise serious business luncheon. Feedback from the event has been excellent. Thank you for recommending Paul."
“Excellent entertainer. Kept the whole audience in fits of laughter for over an hour. “
Petrie’s Mitre 10
“Excellent. Paul was fabulous, it's not an easy job to get 400 Optometrists laughing and he had them rolling on the floor with his first joke."
“Excellent. Paul was superb. Everyone I have spoken to thought he was hysterically funny.
One gentleman I saw at the table next to me was laughing so hard that he almost fell off his chair!"
NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries
“I can’t express enough how much we loved Paul and his very funny, thought provoking entertainment. With over 400 guests there was laughter from every inch of the room. Paul was just outstanding and a huge success with our audience. I would also like to add that Paul was very kind and sincere in his approach and very charming – he was just an absolute delight."
Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation
“Paul was the MC for the Yokohama Dealer Forum in Christchurch. He performed, what seemed to be, relevant off-the-cuff sketches throughout the conference session and Gala dinner. He kept the delegates laughing on and off for about 12 hours. He is very funny and his content has broad appeal. Everyone was laughing."
"I have always been nervous about comedians at large functions as it can be hard to be all things to everyone. Paul would have to be one of the best entertainers I have come across, from the minute he was on stage he engaged the whole audience and certainly added something special to our conference."
Siobhan McCray - Red Rooster