Gary Eck is one of Australia's most popular & versatile stand-up comedians whose sharp wit has been entertaining Australian and international audiences for nearly two decades. He is also an accomplished writer, actor and director. A graduate of Canberra University with a BA in Marketing and Advertising, Gary's career has taken him all round the world from Edinburgh to Paris to New York and London.
Gary has performed his stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, emceed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and appeared on numerous television shows including Rove, The Footy Show, Spicks and Specks and was weekly guest on Mick Molloy’s The Nation on Channel Nine.
Gary has also successfully ventured into film having co-starred and co-written the feature film You Can't Stop the Murders (Miramax 2003) and starred in the film BoyTown alongside Mick Molloy and Glenn Robbins.
Gary has won the world's largest short film competition, Tropfest, with his short film entitled The Money (2004). A collection of Gary's shorts recently screened in a special one-hour programme on the Comedy Channel entitled, Ecks Rated Shorts.
In 2010, along with Academy Award-winning director George Miller, Gary also co-wrote and co-directed the feature animation, Happy Feet Two.
Gary has released a stand-up comedy CD, Gary Eck Live!; and has been nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Comedy Album for The Hollywood Motel.