Universal Pictures Dir: Peter Jackson
New Line Cinema Dir: Peter Jackson
Two Heads Production Dir: Josh Thomson
Gibson Group Dir: Various
Whangarei Theatre Company
Downstage Theatre Dir: Sarah Delahunty
1st Gear Productions Dir: Sarah Delahunty
Toy Factory Dir: Roby Ormsby & Sarah Delahunty
Young & Hungry Dir: Damon Andrews
Kidzstuff Theatre Dir: Louise Proudfoot
Young & Hungry Dir: Bill Guest
The Creative State Dir: Various
48 Hr Film Festival Dir: Estelle Clifford
48 Hr Film Festival Dir: Josh Osbourne
Dir: Josh Thomson
NZ, 6 months
NZ, Internet only
Unique Events Dir: Nic Preddle & Greg Norris
MC / Speaker
SkillsActor, Brand Ambassador, Debater, Director, Entertainer, Host, Improvisor, Live Commentator, Live Performance Host, MC, Panelist, Singer, TV Presenter, Writer
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.
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.