As an Entertainer, an Actor, a Designer, Theatre Director and Professional MC, he has been the creative force behind countless shows in both the public and corporate sector throughout NZ, Australia and Europe.
Forging a career in Improvisation Patrick has represented NZ in festivals throughout Germany, New York, and Australia
He is the founding member of the Court Jesters in Christchurch NZ and is currently a company member of the acclaimed Impromelbourne Improvistaion company.
As a designer he has won 7 awards at the prestigious World of Wearable Arts, including the WOW factor award, and the Weta Workshop award.
His corporate entertainment company ‘Cleverfool Creative’ has seen him gain international popularity in the Conference and Incentive market performing around the world as a character entertainer and MC. Understanding that presentation and packaging is essential to a positive perception, Patrick ensures the clients planned event and program of events are presented to the highest possible standard.
As an MC, Patrick ensures seamless transitions, professional introductions, sustained interest, and high energy levels. Through experience and inquisition, he carefully observes audience responses, then adapts to the moment to skilfully guide the proceedings and control the climate.
Over his 20 years of experience as a professional MC and corporate entertainer Patrick’s clients have included
Ford Motor Company – Australia
Harvey Norman NZ / Australia
Hogs Breath Australia
Lexus NZ / Aust.
IBM New Zealand
Air New Zealand
Christchurch and Canterbury Conference Bureau
House of Travel
New Zealand Tourism – Germany
Transit New Zealand Ltd.
ING ( NZ ) Ltd.
Lonsdale Financial Group
NZ Government – Dept. of Labour
Foodstuffs ( South Island ) Ltd.
Lyttelton Port Company
The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Central Bank of Australia
Roche Products Pty Ltd. NZ/Australia
Thank you so much for helping us out at the Conference. The feedback I have received so far is extremely positive, particularly your involvement and ability to keep the guys energised and focussed. We haven't used a comedian before and I think it has made all the difference in getting some really positive outcomes from our meeting.
Karen Cronan | Shell Company of Australia | Parramatta NSW
Thanks for your help on this, the client absolutely loved you and she called me today to let me know how great you were and they were raving about you and the fact that you stayed in character the whole time..she was very happy after all!!! Great job Patrick, we knew they’d all love you!
May Fahd | Account manager |The Conference room |Sydney Australia
Patrick has developed a fantastic relationship and rapport with our staff and customers nationwide, and this always creates a great dynamic which adds a fun and interactive element to all of House of Travel’s events.
A highly skilled and talented entertainer, Patrick’s ability to really understand and adapt to our requirements as a client, (whether it be for a formal event, or for a more light-hearted atmosphere), and his improvisation skills are superb. His performances are always energetic, creative, and a lot of fun for everyone involved.
I have always found him professional and exceptional to work with throughout the entire process from - conceptualisation and development of creative briefs, to the planning of production, and performance delivery on the day.
I thoroughly recommend Patrick to anyone looking to add an entertaining and fun dimension and atmosphere to their event or occasion.
Ian Yee | Events Manager | House of Travel Events
Patrick was our master of ceremonies and part entertainer at a National conference which was held over 4 days. His total professionalism and creativity not only enhanced our conference but created colourful energy for our delegates.
Patrick provided above and beyond our expectations and I most certainly look forward to working with him again. Patrick – you made my job much easier!
Susan Graystone | Simply Great Ideas | Brisbane | Australia
Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau has employed Patrick on numerous occasions and in varying “roles”. We have needed his services as MC, a comedian and coordinating support entertainment for dinner and cocktail events.
I couldn’t more highly recommend Patrick Duffy. He applies an extremely high level of professionalism, and his experience in working in the field of corporate entertainment is evident in his versatility, while always maintaining “flare”.
Leone Ashford | Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau | Christchurch | NZ