Rodney Marks

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Apr 4th, 2008
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Rodney Marks
15th October, 1956
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Rodney Marks

Rodney is Australia's (mis)leading comedian. Check him out at

His comedy satirises management language, and is usually in the form of fraudulent keynote speeches at business events.

Extract from Who’s Who in Australia and the Concise Companion to Theatre in Australia

Rodney Marks, Comedian. Creator and presenter of joke-name double-talking characters, around 100 shows annually for the past 20 years, usually in the form of fraudulent keynote speeches at business meetings. He has performed throughout Australia, and has had over 30 international tours to England, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and the United States.

He can adapt to different environments, having performing comedy at over 1,000 venues:

* in corporate offices, private homes, restaurants, major hotels and resorts, wineries, convention centres, universities and schools, and cultural institutions
* in comedy rooms, pubs and clubs
* at arts, fringe and comedy festivals, and on Comedy Walks Over Sydney
* in the theatre, and on film, television and radio.

Appointments as a comedian, concurrent with other comedy performance work

Visiting Professor-at-large and Artist-in-residence: University of New South Wales 2007

The Macquarie Dictionary 2002-03
University of New England 2001-02
Australian Graduate School of Management 2000-01
Harvard University, January 1995
Shalom College, University of NSW, 1980

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (Actors’ Equity – Variety Section)
Australian Order of Comedians (The Echidnas)
National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA)

Rodney is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). This is the highest accreditation level recognized by the International Federation for Professional Speakers. He is one of approximately 75 CSPs in Australia. He was the 2007-08 President of the National Speakers Association of Australia.