Award winning Comedian, MC, Entertainer & Host
Simon McKinney is NZ’s #1 stand up Character Impressionist and a much sought after comedian for both live, touring and corporate performances. His impressions are now so well known, that they are now mimicked by the public.Simon has appeared in numerous televised “Comedy Gala’s” as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and TV3’s “AotearoHA” series. In 2010 Simon also appeared in and took the character of “Rachel”, Rhys Darby’s receptionist in TV2’s “Comedy Christmas Cracker – The Work Do”, as well as TVNZ’s “New Zealand Variety Show” and also appeared on TV2’s hit comedy series “A Night At The Classic” & TV3's "After Hours". As an established and highly sort after comedian, Simon’s fun and generous style of quirky comedy charms one and all! Most recently he has been the voice of a lead character on Children's TV Show - "The Mo Show" and has been performing all over the world as a celebrated entertainer on elite Cruse Liners.
Auckland, New Zealand
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Simon's Smooth, relaxed style and tone hark back to the days of raconteur entertainers before it was even called standup; his snappy three-piece suit and blond quiff have me thinking 'Tintin Bond'. His affable, approachable personality has the crowd on-side all the way, and he barely even swears, so really in the present day comedy climate his old-fashioned glib charm is something of a unique selling point - Nik Smythe