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The Scree - Paul McDermott
Paul McDermott is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers and artists with his comedy, acting, singing, writing and illustrating all publicly and critically acclaimed. As a Master of Ceremonies Paul McDermott’s quick wit, intellect and incredible ability stand him well ahead of most in the industry. He also hosts highly entertaining and tailored Good News Week events for Australia’s corporates.
In 2008, Paul McDermott reintroduced Good News Week to television audiences. Screening on Channel Ten, Paul headlines the mock game show with two teams, captained by Mikey Robins and Claire Hooper.
Paul McDermott has been at the forefront of Australian entertainment since he began performing with the Doug Anthony Allstars in the 1980s.
When the Allstars disbanded, Paul moved on to write, direct and perform in the stageshow MOSH! He was later recruited by Ted Robinson to host the first series of Good News Week (ABC, Channel Ten).
Since 1992, Paul has fronted the hot comedy trio GUD, which sold out theatres and festivals across Australia and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2003, GUD was awarded the prestigious ‘The Age Critics Award’ at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In 1996-1997 he co-hosted breakfast radio on Triple J with Mikey Robins, Steve Abbott and later Jen Oldershaw.
Paul hosted the ABC Show Strictly Dancing in 2004 and 2005, has released several books with the Doug Anthony AllStars and several of his own (The Forgetting of Wisdom, The Scree, The Girl Who Swallowed Bees). The Scree, was developed into a short film featuring comedian Paul Livingstone (better known as Flacco). It went on to win Best Film at the 2005 Flickerfest International Film Festival and was invited to be screened at the 54th Berlin Film Festival.
Paul has proved to be a sensational host of major televised events such as the ARIAs and The Great Debates. In 2002 he successfully hosted The World Comedy Tour, a stand up comedy program featuring leading performers from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
A broad range of corporate clients have used Paul’s talents in a variety of roles and he has built an hilarious and appropriate set of corporate entertainment options. In addition to his well known musical and general hosting roles, Paul has undertaken, with a great success, corporate debating as both panelist and moderator.
Without a doubt Paul McDermott is one of Australia’s most versatile, successful and popular entertainers. His talent as a host, comedian, debate participant, moderator and musical performer make him a unique addition to any corporate event or function.
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