Jim Hopkins

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Jim Hopkins

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An hilarious after dinner speaker, Jim Hopkins is famous (or infamous) throughout New Zealand for his work on stage, in television and radio.His ability to script and tailor his presentations, an incredibly quick wit, coupled with his genius for making people laugh, have made Jim one of the countrys most sought-after humorous speakers. Jim can always be relied upon to be politically incorrect.He researches his audience thoroughly, and tends to be able to embarrass everyone, in a nice way of course, the CEO to the headwaiter, or the head of the waiter if you prefer.

He can turn his hand to any subject or topic and politicians are particularly fair game and easy prey for Jim.Career HighlightsJim has spent the best part of 16 years in and around the electronic media - as a scriptwriter on "Close To Home", presenter of "Fast Forward", "Don't Tell Me", "The Inventors", "Dateline Monday", a performer on the BNZ Festival Debates and radio talkback host on Radio Pacific in Auckland and Radio Avon in Christchurch.Jim Hopkins first book "Blokes and Sheds", released August 1998 hit Number 1 on the best seller list after only one week. In addition to being in demand as an after dinner speaker and debater, Jim is also considered to be one of New Zealand's top MC's and orchestrates many conferences throughout the Pacific each year.

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