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The Many Experiences of Elliot Goblet

Being a comedian has taken me into a lot of directions over the years and the long list follows…

  • Predictably doing standup comedy at public venues is how I started as a comedian and in my early days, I had lots of trial and error experiences at places like Melbourne’s Last Laugh and Sydney’s Comedy Store.
  • Corporate/business events have dominated my nearly 34 years in the industry. As an MC or doing a comedy spot I have appeared at over 1500 of these events. It has been a mix of conferences, product launches, lunches, dinners and end of year parties.
  • Weddings have become more common for me over the last 5 years and mostly I am hired as a wedding MC to ensure that the guests are properly entertained for the duration of the reception
  • Some people hire comedians to entertain at birthday parties and I have done 21sts right up to 71sts. I have been hired by the birthday person or by somebody else who uses me as a surprise for the birthday person.
  • Standup comedy spots on national television have been a big part of my life and through my, over 60 spots I have had huge exposure to the Australian public. Hey Hey, It’s Saturday, in particular, was a regular exposer of my comedy bits.
  • Because of my exposure through performances as a comedian on television, I was used for many TV commercials and corporate videos. With commercials, I advertised food, cars, furniture, newspapers and cleaning products just to name a few.
  • Television cameo roles are always fun and I have appeared on many shows like Neighbours, Burke’s Backyard and Pizza.
  • My film cameo roles have been in “Fat Pizza” and “Housos Versus Authority” and both were enjoyable experiences.
  • Overseas travel is also possible with my job and I was delighted to be one of the Australian comedians used for an 8-week tour of America in 1989. In that same year, I performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival and that was a buzz. With corporate performances added I have worked in 8 countries as a comedian.
  • In terms of regular exposure, I had a weekly segment on the TV current affairs show “Hinch” where I did a humorous review of the week’s news in 1988/1989.
  • Being a comedian I was the host of the Qantas in-flight audio comedy channel on all domestic and international flights for 18 months.
  • I have supported local and overseas artists and it was a thrill for me to support both Paul Anka and the band America.
  • Over the years I have had a variety of merchandise including an Aria nominated CD “internally berserk” and the best selling book “Business According To Goblet”. More recently I have released socks, a steel drink bottle and a CD “goblet’s greatest bits”.

Apart from that I have done many charity events and worked in large venues like Sydney Entertainment Centre, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Burswood Casino and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.