Tour Hosts

“Des Dowling was a fantastic host for the REIA National Awards 2009. He understood my clients requirements and my needs as an event manager. He had the audience right there with him the entire night and his improvisation through a technical glitch made it feel like it was all done on purpose. He was funny, professional, flexible in dealing with last minute changes and a pleasure to work with. We will certainly recommend him to our future clients.” Leanne Medeiros Senior Events Co-ordinator Tour Hosts Pty Ltd

Victorian Caravan Parks Assoc Inc

“Just a quick note to say thankyou for the wonderful job you did as MC at our 2010 Annual Conference. You were able to find the correct balance between professionalism and comedy and you were a pleasure to work with. The feedback from the delegates has been great. They enjoyed your witty humour.” Yvonne Di Sisto Victorian Caravan Parks Assoc Inc

Australian Music Association

“Des was fantastic at our annual awards. I don’t recommend treating him like we did .. we threw an awful lot of stuff at him at the last minute, but he didn’t flap orcomplain, he just handled it. And when he got up on stage you’d havethought he’d been rehearsing for weeks. A consummate professional, easy to work with and the audience loved him. What more can you ask for? Would book him again in a trice.” Sara Hood, Australian Music Association


Banyule Amateur Football Club

“I’ve been to a lot of functions throughout my time as President of the Banyule Amateur Football Club and quite frankly Des Dowling was absolutely magnificent last Saturday at the Bear Cave. The audience, from our u19 boys to some of our senior life members, were thoroughly entertained as Des let them rip in a very professional and polished performance. Get on the Des Dowling bandwagon! Excellent!” Rick Brockwell, May 2009. Banyule Amateur Football Club


Australian Workers Union

“Des Dowling MC’d the Australian Workers’ Union Annual Gala Ball. This is a huge event for around 1300 guests at Crown Casino’s prestigious Palladium Room. Guest speakers included former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Opposition Leader Kim Beazley. Des did a fantastic job and had the crowd in stitches from the start of the night. He even prepared a special comic slide presentation which set the tone for the evening. I would recommend Des for this or any other kind of event in the future.” Samantha Bond AWU Training and Education Officer


Sacred Heart Mission

“Sacred Heart Mission is based in St Kilda, Melbourne and works with the homeless. For the past three years Des Dowling from Funny Guys has been involved as an MC or entertainer at many of our major fundraising events. These include a crowd of 20,000 people at our annual community football game, a fashion parade involving Australia’s top designers, a sports dinner with 500 guests and 20 sports stars and a Women’s Dinner. In all cases we received great feedback on Des’s performances. He was required to entertain people with his stand up routines, interview a cross range of people on stage and think on his feet when events don’t go quite to plan. Given the work that we do, Des is also required to tell our story in a way that captures peoples attention and encourages them to become involved. In all respects Des does a superb job – he makes people laugh, is spontaneous & witty and can be serious when required. In summary, the perfect MC / Entertainer.” Michael Perusco CEO Sacred Heart Mission St Kilda.


Open Family Australia

“This year Des Dowling was our MC at Comedians for a Cause at Melbourne’s Crown Casino to raise money for Open Family Australia. He not only had to entertain the 900 strong crowd and keep the night flowing he also more than held his own against a line-up of the best stand-up comedians in the country. We were very impressed.” Les Twentyman OAM Youth Worker Open Family Australia


Kangaroos Football Club (AFL)

“The AFL’s Kangaroos Football Club prides itself on engaging the best possible comedic talent for the many diverse events it holds each year. Des Dowling is one of those performers. As well as performing his stand-up routine to much acclaim Des has also worked closely with us to produce specific, and hiliarious, comedy tv sketches for special Kangaroos events. With these value adding skills and his professionalism I would have no hesitation recommending Des to other event Managers.” Kate Paterson Kangaroos Events Manager