Simon McKinney


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.


Dunedin, New Zealand


After Dinner Speaker, Comedy Host, Compere/MC, Debator, Field Presenter, Improvisor, Judge, Live Performance Host, MC / Stage compere, Mimic & Impersonator, Panellist, Radio Host, Reality/Entertainment Host, Speech Writer, Television


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Testimonials (11)

Forest Industry Contractors Conference Breakfast N

Coming in as breakfast speaker can be daunting especially to a room of forestry loggers but Simon read the crowd well and had grown men crying for the full 45 mins of his performance.

Nothing like a bit of laughter to take the edge of conference formalities and to start the day as it is meant to end. The topics he picked resonated well with both the females and males in the room and a good decoy to come dressed in a suit that early in the morning, someone mentioned they could not have guessed what was going to come out did!

Nice to catch up with him again.

Cheers. - Prue Younger, Director Public Impressions Ltd