Brian Gibb

Hair Bald / Shaved
Eyes Blue
Height 172cm
Age 46
Location New Zealand - Auckland

Request Actor

Notes

photographs by Andi Crown

Acting

Skills

Basketball, Comedian (Stand-Up), Full Licence, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Singer, Swimming, Theatre Sports, Voice Artist

Accents

American (standard), British, Irish

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2005King Kong, 'New Yorker'

Universal Pictures Dir: Peter Jackson
2004Lord of the Rings, 'Orc'

New Line Cinema Dir: Peter Jackson

Television

2009Night at the Classic, 'Comedian'

Two Heads Production Dir: Josh Thomson
2004Insiders Guide to Happiness, 'Astronomer One'

Gibson Group Dir: Various

Theatre

2007Aladdin, 'Emperor'

Whangarei Theatre Company
2006Play Story: Magic in the Air, 'Various'

Downstage Theatre Dir: Sarah Delahunty
2006Super Beast, 'Blood Brother #1'

1st Gear Productions Dir: Sarah Delahunty
2004Story Time, 'Brad'

Toy Factory Dir: Roby Ormsby & Sarah Delahunty
2004King of Stains, 'Keith'

Young & Hungry Dir: Damon Andrews
2004Little Red Riding Hood, 'Mr. Wolf'

Kidzstuff Theatre Dir: Louise Proudfoot
2003The Forcemeat Incident, 'Inspector'

Young & Hungry Dir: Bill Guest

Web Series

2016Show Girls , 'Willy Johnson'

The Creative State Dir: Various

Short Film

2014It's Ball in Your Head, 'Morgan Foster'

48 Hr Film Festival Dir: Estelle Clifford
2006Minds Like Mine, 'Damon (lead)'

48 Hr Film Festival Dir: Josh Osbourne
2002How to be a Mature Student, 'Presenter'

Dir: Josh Thomson

Television Commercials

2022One Choice

NZ, 6 months
2016New World

NZ
2010TSB

NZ
2013Plenty Supersoft

NZ
2009University of Auckland

NZ, Internet only
2005Telecom Mobile Lion's Tour

NZ

Presenting

02-06Clued Up, 'MC / Performer'

Unique Events Dir: Nic Preddle & Greg Norris

MC / Speaker

Skills

Actor, Brand Ambassador, Debater, Director, Entertainer, Host, Improvisor, Live Commentator, Live Performance Host, MC, Panelist, Singer, TV Presenter, Writer

Biography

Gibby (as Brian likes to be known) has been working as an events facilitator for event management and team building specialists ‘CluedUp’ since 2002. From this, and his experience in the corporate sector Gibby is well versed at fronting and MCing events, conferences and special occasions for both small and large audiences.

With a background in comedy, theatre, performance and advertising, Gibby’s approach is light, upbeat and fun.  His keen sense of wit and humour is a strength that adds to his relaxed and playful style. He prides himself on his ability to read an audience and to improvise where necessary ensuring smooth transitions in and out of scripted material and/or format segues.  He has exceptional time management skills to keep proceedings on track and is an expert at rolling with the punches.

Alongside countless corporate team building events Gibby has MC’ed Battle of the Bands, awards dinners, charity auctions, radio promotions and many many weddings.

Testimonials

Gibby has a naturally relaxed yet informative MC style which ensures all relevant details are conveyed in an inclusive, friendly fashion. His quick wit and humour makes for the smooth transitions while linking speakers or hyping up an audience. Gibby is detail orientated and always makes sure that nothing falls through the cracks. I have no hesitation in recommending Gibby as an MC. His professionalism, drive and real understanding of client requirements make him an ideal host for any occasion.

Nic Preddle, Director of CluedUp Unique Events

A fabulous MC who can handle any event from Battle of the Bands Competitions to fundraising auctions, compeering large music events and pub quizzes. Is there anything Brian doesn't do well?

Rob McCann - Otago Events Manager

When were planning our wedding in March 2014 our choice for our ideal MC was a no brainer. We had known Brian Gibb (Gibby) for many years and were rapt when he readily agreed to take on the challenge. It was of great comfort to us to know that we could leave that aspect completely in his hands and expect that sufficient goodness and hilarity would surely result, and it did.Gibby had developed excellent comical back stories for each of our speakers. He hit the nail on the head with their individual idiosyncrasies, including those that he had only met the day before. Many people commented that the wedding flowed very smoothly and that the speech session was not at all drawn out. We couldn't fault how things ran and from what we could seeall the guests were happily engaged throughout, with smiles rising in expectation every time Gibby returned to the mic. His command of the audience was exquisite, and his comical surprises explosive with clinical precision and timing.It was a real blessing to have him on board and he added something very special and memorable to our wedding.

Ben Simmons and Tessa North, Nelson

Voice

Voice Characteristics

Retail, Character, Comedy, Friendly, Kiwi, Mid Range, Upbeat