This Working-Class Cultural Icon and Logie Award winning legend has been in our hearts and homes for over 3 decades. Star of the phenomenally successful stage show: ‘Wogs out of Work’. And smash TV shows: ‘Acropolis Now’, ‘Effie: Just Quietly’ and ‘Greeks on the Roof’ She’s the author of ‘Effie’s Guide to Being Upyourself’ And the star of the critically acclaimed one-woman show: ‘Effie the Virgin Bride’ as well as the stage show ‘Star Wogs – The Ethnics Strike Back’.
Film, TV & Stage
THE WONDER BRA OF SPEAKERS
A FEW WORDS FROM THE CULTURAL ICON HERSELF:
A star was born the day I hit the TV screens of Australia in Acropolis Now in the late 80’s. I’m gonna say one word: “stole the show”. I’m gonna say another word: Logie Award. Good thanks.
Culturally I have shifted bias, preconceptions and plenty of merchandise. But my work here is not done people. I will dedicate my life to liberate, entertain and uplift the public whilst adding much appreciated cash to my coffers. Corporate clients gimme a call and I’ll lift youse up where youse belong, where the eagles fly on a mountain high. Let me, help youse, help me.
I am a corporate favourite – der fred. I mean business and they make business. Hello? That’s what you call a match made in heaven. For over 3 decades we have forged a mutually beneficial relationship that has resulted nothing but greatness.
My Unlimited Abilities
Master of Ceremonies
Topics of Discussion
Modern Day Woman
A List of Just Some of the Lucky Recipients
BANK OF SYDNEY – HOST & COMEDY SPOT
BAYER PHARMACEUTICALS – HOST & COMEDY SPOT
BUNNINGS – COMEDY SPOT
COLLIERS – COMEDY SPOT
COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB PRESIDENTS LUNCH – COMEDY SPOT
DELOITTE – COMEDY SPOT
DICK SMITH ELECTRONICS – COMEDY SPOT
DIVERSITY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA DEBATE – “IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO BRING YOUR WHOLE SELF TO WORK?’ WINNING TEAM
ABC – INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY DEBATE – ‘MOTHERHOOD IS OVERRATED’ – WINNING TEAM
SENIORS WEEK – COMEDY DEBATE – ‘AGE IS JUST A NUMBER’ WINNING TEAM
ENCHANTED BALL – NAB, WESTPAC, ANZ, COMM BANK –
EFFIE COMEDY KEYNOTE
ERNST & YOUNG – COMEDY KEYNOTE
TYREPOWER – COMEDY SPOT
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY – COMEDY KEYNOTE
NAB – COMEDY SPOT
TIESS – MINING SERVICES PROVIDER – COMEDY SPOT
VITTORIA COFFEE – CEO LES SCHIVATO’S 60TH BIRTHDAY –
EFFIE SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
MASTERBUILDERS AWARDS – CANBERRA – HOST
MIDWINTER BALL – PRESS GALLERY CANBERRA – EFFIE HOST & COMICAL KEYNOTE
NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE –
EFFIE COMICAL KEYNOTE
PRINCETON PHARMACEUTICALS – HOST
ST GEORGE BANK ‘FIRE UP’ 2-DAY CONFERENCE – HOST & MODERATOR
WESTPAC SENIOR LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – HOST & MODERATOR
WESTPAC HELICOPTER RESCUE FUNDRAISER – HOST
TARONGA ZOO FUNDRAISER – HOST
TRADELINK – COMEDY SPOT
GAY GAMES FUNDRAISER – COMEDY SPOT
Some of My Big Banana Gigs
Effie brought the house down and I suspect whatever she had argued, she’d have shifted votes which is presumably why Tony Jones asked if she’d consider running for office.
On 2018 Diversity Debate – Women’s Agenda
Brilliant! Guests loved her. She cleverly combined professionalism with comedy and happily engaged with our guests. We have had nothing but positive feedback from our guests.
An absolute pleasure to work with.
Cannot speak highly enough of Mary/Effie. One of our best emcees to date.
Agent – Claxton Speakers
‘Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service Fundraiser’
Dearest Effie (and Mary)
We thank you both for giving us the honor to be with us. You mastered the event with such an impressive appearance.
It was beyond expectation and all guests enjoyed it so much!
Head of Marketing, Branch and Community Development, BANK OF SYDNEY
Wow – what a night! The feedback from guests and staff has been absolutely incredible. Your comical anecdotes were a great hit and your banter with Larry was very entertaining. I can’t begin to thank you for your contribution in making our Client Appreciation Party a night that will be remembered for many years to come.
Commercial Manager – Australia Post
The standard of entertainment was second to none. As Master of Ceremonies, you delighted the audience as well as conveying all our key messages in your own unique wicked way. It was a night we will all remember.
CEO – 2002 Gay Games
Thank you so much for Effie’s amazing hosting of our event last week. Effie’s insights and connections made throughout the day I believe worked a treat and helped to drive energy in the room. I had started with the analogy of having two groups – like oil and vinegar in the room and I truly believe by the end of the day, with your help we were getting closer to making a salad dressing!
Westpac, CHIEF DIGITAL MARKETING OFFSITE EVENT – Luna Park
Film, TV & Stage
Being photogenic and upmyself there’s no shock that TV is one of my favourite mediums.
This awe-inspiring face has appeared in:
– Acropolis Now
– Effie Just Quietly
– Greeks on the Roof
– Who Wants to be a Millionaire Logie Award winner special. *I won $68,000 unfortunately I had to give it to charity – spew!
– Hey Hey it’s Saturday
– The Today Show
– The Project
– A Partridge in a pear tree.
For those hungry for more who desperately needed to see me in the flesh I have appeared in the following
– Wogs out of Work *phenomenal ground-breaking show
– Acropolis Now Live
– Waiting for Effie *my first one woman show
– Effie X-posed
– A Date with Effie
– Effie the Virgin Bride *my spectacular & critically acclaimed
one woman show which did 2 national tours – bingo!
– Star Wogs: The Ethnic Strike Back *which killed it.
As we all know the most famous book in the world was written ages ago. It was called ‘The Bible’. Well youse will be thrilled to know another bible has been written since then and it’s called ‘Effie’s Guide to Being Upyourself’ This incredible piece of literature is aimed at anyone who needs a GPS to find their best self. Whether you’re a teenager, a Uni student, a primary school student, a CEO, a hairdresser, a plumber, a farmer, whether your Gay, A, Straight or not exactly sure mate. This piece priceless gold can change lives and hairstyles at the same time. Boofheads put your dreams and self esteems on track with this psychological Google Maps Guide to the best youse. It’s funny, it’s practical and it’s a life-changing piece of art.
A work of genius. Even if I do say so myself.