Gary Eck

Professional funnyman.


Gary Eck is a stand-up comedian, actor, director, and writer with a wide range of experiences in Film, Television and Radio.

His fun, affable style and sharp wit make him a perfect choice for an after dinner stand-up performance or to compere your next awards dinner, conference or roadshow. His ability to tailor material and ad-lib with the audience make him extremely flexible for a variety of events.

Current Work

Gary is one of Australian most popular and versatile Stand-up comedians. He has performed all around the world from Singapore to Paris, to New York and London. He has done shows at the Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals. He has also done stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, MC’ed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and has even performed with the late and great Robin Williams. Gary can be heard regularly on Richard Glover’s Thank God It’s Friday on ABC 2. Gary has been nominated for an Aria Award for his comedy album The Hollywood Motel.

Gary is a well- respected, actor, writer and director, he co-wrote and co-directed Happy Feet Two with Academy Award winner George Miller. He also voiced several characters for the film. Gary won the world’s largest short film competition, Tropfest with his film, The Money and took second place two years prior with Tragic Love. He also co-wrote and starred in the cult movie You Can’t Stop the Murders and featured in the film Boytown alongside Mick Molloy and Glen Robbins. He is a regular writer for television too, having written episodes for Here Come the Habibs! (Ch 9) and Sando (ABC) and has his own TV projects in development as well as a feature film script optioned by George Miller’s company KMM.

Previous Experience

Author:Gary is the author of two children’s picture books, Wake Up Sleepyhead (Zillion Publishing) and The Day the Moon Came to Stay (Scholastic, released 2020)

Media: Gary began his foray into comedy as a writer for 2DayFM’s Morning Crew graduating to host his own nightly programme The Late Show with Gary Eck. Since then he has gone on to make numerous television appearances including Spicks and Specks, The Footy Show, Rove, The Nation, Studio 10 and early in his career hosted Candid Camera on Channel 10 (when he used to have more hair!).