Anh Do's unique life experiences makes for a poignant, relatable and inspiring story, which he shares easily with audiences of one or one million. Well known as a comedian, he’s also the author of The Happiest Refugee, soon to be made into a film. Anh is one of Australia's most popular and well-loved comedians, having done over 1,500 comedy performances throughout Australia and overseas. Anh's inspirational story shines light on the trials and tribulations, difficulties and successes of being a refugee. Anh leaves audiences gripped with emotion one minute and howling with laughter the next.
Anh Do, one of Australia’s most famous comedians, authors, and actors, is also one of the most hilarious public speakers in the world. However, unlike some with his same skill-sets, Anh’s unique life story makes for a poignant, relatable, and inspiring story, which he shares easily with audiences of one or one million.
Born in Vietnam in 1977, Anh’s family fled the country in 1980, landing in Australia after a harrowing journey. Since then, Anh has made a name for himself in his new country, starting his career at the age of 14 breeding tropical fish and moving on to comedy and writing later in life. Perhaps one of the most inspirational comedians and media personalities around, Anh Do is well known in not only Australia, but the UK and US as well. He has hosted for some of the top leaders in the world, including Prime Ministers John Howard and Kevin Rudd, as well as some of the most illustrious companies in the world, including Telstra, McDonald's, and Toyota.
In the US, UK, and Australia, he has made a name for himself in television, appearing on shows such as Thank God You’re Here, Spicks and Specks, Rove Live, and Dancing With the Stars. His gut wrenchingly funny presentations and routines have earned him the title of Comedian of the Year, and led way to him writing a book based on his experience leaving Vietnam and settling in Australia. Titled The Happiest Refugee, Anh’s story won him Indie Book of the Year in 2011, as well as Non Fiction Indie Book of the Year. It was also been shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier’s Literary - Community Relations Commission Award.
Anh is hilarious. Our conference delegates were in stitches for the entire performance, and are STILL raving about him. A poignant message delivered with humour.
Almond Board of Australia
As lovely, lively and engaging off stage as he is on stage.
Anh was outstanding. The response from the 550 people attending covered a plethora of sincere and generous acknowledgements. Anh had such warmth, generosity and connectedness to the group with his incredible story, which he interspersed with his natural infectious humour. He was definitely the highlight of the conference day and left the audience with a deeper and more intimate appreciation of the real Anh Do.
National Employment Services Association
Very appropriate for our event. Very professional and polished entertainer. Great start to the night with his relaxed and easy going manner, and made me (the main co-ordinator who is always feeling rather worn out by this stage) very relaxed too.
McPhersons Media Group
Anh's presentation went beyond our expectations. He took special note of our briefing and incorporated our specifications into his presentation. We had lots of positive comments from the audience. They found him very entertaining, and were in awe of his ability to bring you from tears to laughter through relating his life experiences. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to future clients.
Gordon Institute of TAFE
Excellent, Anh was absolutely wonderful - he was so easy to work with, the guests all loved him, I can't speak highly enough of him - a very funny and personable entertainer with an amazing story to tell.
Excellent Anh is a true professional, he tailored his delivery to coincide with the theme of the night, his message was inspiring but very funny at the same time, a unique blend of entertainer. I would recommend Anh for any corporate event.
Ahn was lovely. He made sure he was there well in advance, he understood what the event was for and included that as part of his outline. He really got the crowd excited and in a good mood for the rest of the evening. As well as being exceptionally funny he was also very inspirational.
Teachers Credit Union
An act that you didn’t want to miss a moment of his humour. Anh’s act was fantastic, a combination of comedy along with leaving you absolutely inspired, a true professional.
Baringa Private Hospital
Anh Do’s keynote presentation was outstanding, highly entertaining, humorous, motivating and had a fabulous message that met our brief perfectly. Feedback from our staff and Institute Management Group has been extremely positive. We were completely satisfied with our choice to have Anh as our keynote speaker to open our Learning and Development Week 2009.
South West Institute of TAFE
Anh was an absolute pleasure to deal with a true professional, he held the room in the palm of his hand. Personally I was on the verge of tears from the story of his journey one minute and then crying from laughter the next!
Very easy with arrangements in the pre-planning stage, showed flexibility towards his rider items to suite our event, he was professional and organised but easy going on the night, and the feedback from his performance from our guests was all brilliant, a good mix of comedy and inspiration. He also offered to stay around and let us take photos with him after his performance, which we really appreciated. I would certainly recommend Anh Do