Radio Host, MC, Keynote Speaker
Radio presenter and commentator, television star, corporate speaker, comic, published poet – Gary is one of New Zealand’s favourite entertainers. Never one to take it easy, Gary has always combined television work with touring. Over the years rock band gigs, celebrity debates and corporate speeches have drawn considerable crowds to pubs, town halls and function rooms throughout the country. Long-standing companions on the road have included poet Sam Hunt, former Prime Minister David Lange, Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, ‘Lyn of Tawa’ Ginette McDonald, and blues musicians Hammond Gamble and Paul Ubana Jones.
"I would just like to sincerely thank you for being our dynamic speaker at our Gala Awards dinner last Friday at the Church Road Winery in Napier. It was great having you there. The members thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and you set the audience alight with your humour! You certainly made an impact on the evening and the atmosphere. Sally Dunbar General Manager New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors September 2016—
SCIRT HALF TIME CELEBRATION - MC - JAN 2015 Gary McCormick provided the glue for this broad-ranging celebration bringing together Board members and the Mayor of Christchurch with SCIRT people from the five delivery teams – City Care, Downer, Fletcher Construction, Fulton Hogan and McConnell Dowell. As well as delighting the audience with his “Ode to a Digger Driver”. Gary made everyone laugh and ensured everyone there felt part of SCIRT’s push to get the city’s infrastructure network completed by the end of 2016.—
RSA DIALYSIS CONFERENCE - SPEAKER - 10 OCTOBER 2014 "We all thoroughly enjoyed having Gary along. Gary was certainly the best speaker to have in that very tricky timeslot after lunch. This can most certainly be put down to Gary's expertise at getting the punters attention! Thanks again for helping us make the conference even more successful." Sandy Neale, Canterbury District Health Board—
GLOBE THEATRE - TEAM LEADER - JULY 2014: "Despite some confusion - completely on the promoter's part! - in the organisation of "The Globe Great Debate", Gary McCormick was both hilarious and a total pro in his Palmerston North appearance. Indeed, Gary's ability to hold things together was a key factor in what turned out an extremely enjoyable evening and, we hope, the beginning of a new Theatre tradition."—
BUY NZ MADE - MC - 2013: "Buy NZ Made recently held our first ever “People’s Choice Awards”. The awards function was at SKYCITY Convention Centre on Thursday October 31. As an iconic NZ entertainer, Gary McCormick fitted really well with our vision for the event. Gary was excellent to work with , friendly ,flexible, and willingly shared his ideas. On the night Gary’s professionalism and experience was obvious and he conducted the Awards with style. The stories of his own personal involvements with many of the nominated companies were really humorous and one of the highlights of the night." - Scott Willson—
RAKAIA FISHING - MC - 2014: "Gary once again was a very professional compere and managed to get through the busy programme with his usual aplomb." - Robyn Jackson—
PUKE ARIKI TRUST - MC - 2014: "The Puke Ariki Trust warmly thanks you for your contribution as MC to a very successful evening celebrating the Surf: Changing the Shape of Taranaki exhibition fundraising dinner. " - Lynn Bublitz, Chair—
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS - MC - 31 OCT 2014 "Buy NZ Made recently held our first ever “People’s Choice Awards”. The awards function was at SKYCITY Convention Centre on Thursday October 31. We wanted the whole event to have a Classic Kiwiana theme to compliment the People’s Choice campaign, which encouraged the NZ public to vote for their favourite NZ Made products, in five categories. As an iconic NZ entertainer, Gary McCormick fitted really well with our vision for the event. Throughout the planning process for the event Gary was excellent to work with. He was friendly and flexible, and willingly shared his ideas. We always felt assured that he would do a great job as our MC. On the night Gary’s professionalism and experience was obvious and he conducted the Awards with style. The stories of his own personal involvements with many of the nominated companies were really humorous and one of the highlights of the night. Since the function we have had plenty of feedback about how much our guests enjoyed Gary as MC and the evening in general. We would have no hesitation working with Gary McCormick again in the future and would recommend him to others also." Trina Snow and Scott Willson, Buy NZ Made—
View more testimonials (7)...