Comedian, MC, TV Personality
PAUL EGO is a veteran of the NZ comedy scene and has been described as “NZ’s Top Professional Comedian” and “The Master of Improv”
Best known as team leader on TV3’s comedy panel show ‘7DAYS’ and as the voice of a large yellow supermarket, Paul is one of NZ’s most in-demand live and corporate performers.
Prior to his TV career, Paul served 11 years in breakfast radio on both MoreFM and The Rock.
Auckland, New Zealand
Bakels NZ Pie Awards July 2019
We had an amazing night. Paul was on fire and we, the clients and the audience love him.
He was funny, witty, intelligent and just really amazing.
Top of the South Forestry Awards June 2019
Paul Ego continues to be a favourite MC for our events, he delivered to a wide audience, entertains and is super professional and in one sentence “ you get what you pay for and usually more”!
Event Manager (Public Impressions Ltd)
2019 FCB Drafties Awards
We have a long standing relationship with Paul as the voice of Stickman, so he was top of the list to host the 2019 FCB Drafties Awards.
Paul set the evening up beautifully and with his quick witted quips, hilariously changed it up and down as he sequed from one awards introduction to the next.
Everyone left the evening saying he nailed the tone and totally helped to make it our best yet.
Pip Mayne - Head of Content - FCB New Zealand
Real Steel Christmas Function Nov 2018
We were very fortunate in securing Paul for a "stand up" gig at our Christmas function, 100 quest's. The performance was a resounding hit, Paul also took the time to hang back and have a chat,selfies etc which was much appreciated.
Alex Mathieson, Real Steel Ltd
Prue Younger, Public Impressions Ltd May 2017
Once again Paul was a unanimous hit, this master of ceremony can make it with all sorts, winemakers and black ties to forestry workers and high viz! He balances the formality of the awards process with enough humour to make it extremely entertaining without going off the timeline and is great at reading the audience in the first few minutes. Highly recommended and totally a great guy to deal with – thanks Paul
Hillary Riches - Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awrad
Paul was very professional and easy to deal with. He managed and understood the crowd very early on in the evening, I have received nothing but positive feedback from attendees. I would recommend Paul for any MC role in the future.
Daryl Hughes at Crombie Lockwood 2018
I felt our guys’ sense of anticipation dramatically amped up as soon as Paul (modestly) introduced himself. His ‘edgy’ persona (and part of the reason we chose him) filled our team with a frisson of ‘naughty’ expectation and while he never over-stepped, he tread the line perfectly. His material was clever; provocative and deliciously delivered. The oft derided ‘Dad joke’ has taken on a whole new meaning for everyone who was there. They loved him. From my perspective Paul was perfectly and professionally prepared and performed exactly as promised and better. Talent isn’t always the most reliable of mystical elements but I would have no hesitation endorsing Paul as a host or contributor to be counted on. And #^*~ing funny!
North Canterbury Business Awards - Aug 2018
Paul MC’ed for the North Canterbury Business Awards. Despite spending a stressful day in airports due to delayed flights and arriving just before showtime, he gave an excellent performance. It was polished, irreverent, rude and very very funny while still being respectful of the work and passion people had put in to their applications. Paul is a total professional who had us in tears of laughter.
Enterprise North Canterbury
ProCare Conference Nov 2018
Paul was a delight to work with and I would recommend him to anyone for future events. We had a great day!
Ainslie Caldwell - ProCare
Health 2000 Conference September 2016
Paul was absolutely fantastic!! He was so lovely to deal with and I would 100% recommend him to any one ?
Health 2000+ Ltd
ONE NIGHT FOR CHILD CANCER - MC - 26 June 2014
"Thank you very much for your professional approach as Master of Ceremonies for our RCP One Night for Child Cancer event at the Auckland Museum last week. We were thrilled with your quick wit and humour which was entirely appropriate for our audience. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive again as you worked your magic to pull the evening together." Nick Beale, Managing Director RCP and Board Member - Child Cancer Foundation and Robyn Kiddle, Chief Executive - Child Cancer Foundation
MID SOUTH CANTERBURY HOUSE OF THE YEAR - MC - 11 JULY 2014
“ Paul Ego is an entertaining MC that gets the crowd engaged and laughing right from the start. Paul is a pleasure to work with and adds appropriate, well thought out humour that appeals to a wide variety of his audience. If you are looking for a professional and entertaining MC for any event then Paul Ego should be your first choice.” Kirsty Burnett, Event Manager
Dicker Data Festival 2017
“Paul’s humour really helped to lighten the event and he was great at making sure things kept moving to time. He was very easy to work with & we’d be happy to have him again at future events.”
CANTERBURY REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS HOUSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS - MC - 1 AUG 2014
" We would like to thank Paul Ego for the excellent job he did being the MC for the Canterbury Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards last week. This is a large event and it can be difficult to keep the attention of the crowd as the awards progress, but Paul handled the whole evening extremely well using appropriate wit and humour. He had a good understanding of our requirements regarding timing and he kept to the script which was essential. However, he added his own flair and humour throughout, keeping the audience engaged. He is a very quick, funny man and this set the tone for the entire night which meant that the evening had a great atmosphere. We would definitely have him back again!" Sheena Hemens, Event Manager for the Canterbury Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, The Go2 Company Ltd.
AUCKLAND HOUSE OF THE YEAR - MC
AUCKLAND HOUSE OF THE YEAR - MC
"Paul was very accommodating about our requirements and kept the evening well on track. It was a hard audience to crack and he did a superb job – we had nothing but good feedback".
Ali Glover, Registered Master Builders Association of NZ
VERSATILE HOMES AND BUILDINGS AWARDS EVENING - MC - 17 SEPTEMBER 2014
" Paul was great, hit just the right level of humour for the guys. He was professional and well organised which I appreciated." Jon-Paul Ferris, General Manager, Versatile Homes and Buildings
2014 NZ PRINCIPALS FEDERATION CONFERENCE - MC - SEPTEMBER
"We had the pleasure of employing Paul’s services to MC the 2014 NZ Principals Federation conference in Invercargill. Quite simply he nailed it. Doing an excellent job of ensuring delegates were informed with all the appropriate information and at the same time making it funny to listen to. He never missed a step when the plan changed, as it often did. A highlight was spicing up the sponsors presentations. The lucky companies that agreed to the plan, were subjected a Graham Norton type interview experience without the actual red couch. Paul added life to this necessary part of the annual conference programme. I would no qualms booking Paul again for this type of event." - Ben Witheford, Principal
"Paul was fantastic again this year, very funny but also very receptive to the presentations. I have had such great feedback from a lot of our attendees and we would be hard-pressed to find a better MC!"
- AON New Zealand
"Paul is easily the best MC I have seen in action. When briefed he quickly understood the nature and context for our event, and on the day his humour was pitch perfect. Having Paul on board turned what would have been a good event into a truly memorable occasion for all our guests, many of whom had travelled from overseas and who were still commenting late into the night about how funny Paul was."
- Mayne Wetherell
"Our evening with Paul was absolutely fabulous – he was great fitted in with our group. Everything went smoothly, what a wonderful person, everybody could relate to his “stories” and I know there will be a few more tuning in to 7 days, if they were not already before . We would thoroughly recommend him for any function."
"I found Paul very easy to deal with. Timely, professional and organised. Paul quickly understood the crowd and worked well without over stepping boundaries. We have had numerous customers thanking us for the evening saying they enjoyed Paul's performance."
"Paul was fantastic on Friday night, he really knew the content and the audience. The client was very happy and we had huge amounts of positive feedback from guests. He managed to have the audience laughing and reduced all the repetition of the formalities, while still keeping all the sponsors happy. We will definitely use him again."
- Acumen Republic
"Paul Ego was the MC for The ASB Great Debate 2013 between accountants and lawyers. Paul was exceptionally professional, flexible, very easy to work with and he delivered intelligent, amusing humour to manage and control the evening. The many back stage convolutions were completely invisible to the audience who report the event “went like clockwork”, which it did – thanks to Paul. We thoroughly recommend Paul for corporate event evenings; his light hearted and amusing approach added fun and energy to the proceedings. Paul was amazing, spectacular, brilliant, flexible, fu
- Ngaio Merrick, Project Manager, The ASB Great Debate 2013
"To keep this terribly formal ……on behalf of Aoraki Development Business and Tourism and the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for your entertainment as our MC at the Business Awards on Friday night. Everyone has been absolutely delighted with the event, but particularly enjoyed your performance. The feedback has been excellent. Not average. And less formal ……Fantastic! Marvellous! Just right! They loved you! Thank you!"
- Aoraki Development Business and Tourism and the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making the Gala Dinner a fantastic event! I have received great feedback about your performance and really appreciate the lengths you went to, to make your comedy relevant to our delegates. I know the sponsors of the Gala Dinner absolutely loved the exposure you have them. Being a small organisation is can often be quite hard giving sponsors value for money but you achieved this and I have had sponsors come to me since the dinner and ask to secure their spot again!"
"Paul was our comedian at three “Men Only” events we held on consecutive nights in locations around the South Island to celebrate the start of Duck Shooting! As you can imagine, the men were quite raucous and looking forward to a good night out. Paul did not disappoint. His quick wit and ability to shoot from the hip had the men rolling around on the floor with laughter. Over the three days Paul entertained nearly 1,000 men and they all left sore …. from laughter! Paul is such a damn nice guy too and so easy to work with so I have no hesitation in recommending him."
-Helen Shrewsbury - CRT
"Please pass on a huge thanks to Paul for the MC’ing & comedy set he did at our National Conference. He was great to deal with and everyone can’t stop raving about him. I felt the best thing about him was that he was actually listening to the presentations so when he thanked each speaker he was able do a hilarious recap of their presentation. Paul is an extremely funny man who read the crowd really well and injected humour into the often serious presentations."
-Carla Childs -Aon NZ
"Many thanks to Paul Ego who superbly MC’d the two sold-out gala dinner events headlined by Andre Agassi last month. He made the evening fun and light when required and did a great job of making the major sponsors feel much loved and important – an essential skill in our eyes! The MC is such a key role in this type of event and Paul was funny, very professional and a delight to work with. "
- Carlena Limmer - Duco Events
"Paul Ego was literally the shining star of the Kordia One Awards ceremony held in August this year. He has a fantastic relaxed stage presence and was able to switch between the obligatory autocue and his own wicked sense of humour with ease.His entrée onto the stage singing a ‘Kordia’ theme song was a fantastic way to warm up the crowd (160+ hard to please managers!) - we had people laughing before the show even really started. And he can really sing! Thanks Paul for raising the bar another notch for Kordia this year"
- Emma -Kordia
"We are always happy to work our butts off to deliver a great event but on the night we’re relying on you to pull it off. Events are always a moving feast but we truly appreciated all your efforts to support us to deliver a cracker night for RCP and Child Cancer. You were extremely professional and easy to deal with – absolutely no ‘ego’ at all and will now be known In our Iroquois pad as ‘The Paul’. Thank you for keeping to time, engaging so well with the guests, your humour and especially for your work to squeeze the last copper coin from the loins of an extremely generou
"Vegas was a blast, extremely hot, but heaps of fun. All our customers had an awesome time and it all went off without a hitch.Paul was placed in an awkward position, being wedged between a DJ who was just firing the crowd up and the next lot of musical entertainment, but he did a great job of interacting with them all and they had a huge laugh. A lot of people came up to me thanking us for bringing him over as he is one of their favourites."
- Duane - Grabaseat
"Please pass on thank you to Paul for the job he did on Saturday…it’s a shame we couldn’t have more time with him onstage entertaining as he was very funny for the short periods he was up there! Anyway, he was a pleasure to deal with…very accommodating and friendly…
- Lauren - Soiree
“We have had so many comments saying how much they enjoyed your performance. One of our colleagues said they hadn’t cried so much in years! We would have no hesitation recommending you as a great night’s entertainment and would definitely use you again.”
- Department of Intensive Care, North Shore Hospital
"We enlisted the services of Paul Ego to MC our Air New Zealand staff, family and friends ‘Live and Loud’ concert in Christchurch, on Thursday, 25 September 2008.Paul was a great MC on the evening, he entertained an audience of 1500 with stand-up comedy and introduced the acts (Dave Dobbyn and The Feelers) with much enthusiasm. From his background in breakfast radio, Paul was also able to inject a few facts about each band prior to and post their performances which made the connection between Paul’s role as MC and the bands performing more noticeable.
- Air New Zealand
“Paul Ego's set went down especially well with the crowd and made up most of the evening's entertainment. His fast pace, sarcasm and laid back style delighted the audience.”
- City Voice Wellington
CHILD CANCER FOUNDATION BALL - MC - SEPT 2014
"Paul Ego – Fantastic job!! You had a tough crowd with so many in the room, but you were very entertaining and kept things flowing perfectly"