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Zohan Impersonator

He’ll make your event silky-smooth…

A former Israeli counter-terrorist super-soldier, Zohan faked his own death and fled the soldier life to chase his dreams – becoming a hairdresser! This Adam Sandler created character is hilarious and outrageous, but with a heart of gold. He’s the perfect character to add noise and laughter to your events!

Stepping straight out of the movie You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, this Zohan character impersonator will leave your guest in stitches. Maybe he’ll help style your hair until it feels silky-smooth, in the latest, coolest hairstyle – his!

Hire Zohan character impersonator to help break the ice at the event. Do you need a host to warm up the crowd and introduce speakers? Perhaps a roving Zohan impersonator can interact with a few other funny film characters to entertain and amuse important guests, ensuring that there isn’t a single moment of dullness at your event? We have the event entertainment and character impersonators solutions for you.

If you want more information on our Impersonators, or Character Hosts/MC for corporate events, or private parties, call or contact us.

Our character hire performers are professional actors and performers who not only look the part, but their characteristics and mannerisms are perfect to the role. Check out our other impersonators and characters, or call or contact us for more information about what sort of characters we can bring to your event. Our characters suit all sorts of events, from private to corporate, funny to serious, young and old!


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, send us an enquiry to get started!

Hoax Mafia Hit/Fake Mafia Hit Prank Party Idea

Have you ever wanted to die a Hollywood death?

Imagine the gunshot wound exploding out of your clothing as the air is filled with the BANG of a firearm, and blood spurting everywhere. The gunmen, a mob of shady looking Mafia Hitmen, quickly hustle back into the shadows, leaving shocked onlookers to wonder – did they just witness a mob hit?

Or perhaps, you want your Murder Mystery game to be given an extra level of realism. Forget the Shakespearean death monologues, start the evening off with a hyper-realistic death! The guests will hear the tell-tale BANG, see the victim fall, complete with gunshot wounds and fake blood…it will definitely set the tone for the rest of the party!

The Hoax Mafia Hit Prank is not for the faint of heart! If you have a great (and slightly wicked) sense of humour, and would love to have one over on your mates and friends, this is the one for you.

We have Hollywood-grade fake gunshot wounds (squibs) that can explode out of you harmlessly, along with fake blood to add to the effect. Pair it up with our professional performers dressed as Mafia Hitmen, and the special effects will absolutely floor all witnesses! Then reveal the Hoax Mafia Hit Prank and watch as everyone around you are stunned at how well-executed (no pun intended) the whole prank was and sheepishly laughing that they were fooled. 

Note: As you can imagine, there are quite a few things to put into consideration before playing this hilarious prank. The best bet is to call us or enquire with us about how to best approach this fake mafia hit prank, and how we can tailor the experience just for you!

We have more Prank ideas just waiting to be played – check out our Prank gift experiences, our Hoax Waiters, or call us to ask about what other pranks we can come up with for you!


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

"I must admit my face hurt from laughing so much! People are already talking about organising another one of these events next year."

Gingerbread House Building Workshop

Now you can build your house and eat it too…

Even though the gingerbread house in Hansel and Gretel turned out to be a trap set by the wicked witch, every child was taken by the idea of a house made with delicious gingerbread walls, with furniture and windows made from gumdrops and candy. Now you can make your own gingerbread house at our gingerbread house building workshop, without the scary witch.

Gingerbread house building workshops are perfect for Christmas time festivities, either as the main focus of the party, or as an attraction for a bigger event. Gingerbread house building workshops can be inserted into a variety of events, so be sure to speak with us about adding a gingerbread house building workshop to your Christmas event.

This is a fun workshop for adults and children, such as at the corporate family event during end of year celebrations, or for the family Christmas party, where you want to keep the children entertained while the adults can relax – or the adults can join in the gingerbread house building! Christmas is a time for festivities and family, and what better way to celebrate together than by making something together?

Do you have a sweet tooth, and can’t wait until Christmas? The gingerbread house building workshops are also a great idea for charity fundraisers, school events, social events, and more! What a lovely way to gather together and participate in a fun team activity, and with a treat at the end as well!

The gingerbread houses can make great presents, but the real gift is in the laughter and fun you can have while building the gingerbread houses together.

Pair the Gingerbread house building workshop along with other Christmas themed entertainment to really bring in the Christmas cheer! Our helpful elves and jolly Santa will create a magical Christmas memory.


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

"My Murder Mystery birthday party exceeded my expectation and the expectations of my guests."

How to Hold Your Own Spring Racing Carnival Event

There’s no better way to experience Spring Racing than to attend the races themselves. But, for those of you who can’t make it down to the tracks, or who doesn't prefer limping home with sprained ankles and fractured pride, we’ve got something that you can enjoy anywhere you like.

Read on to find out how you can celebrate the unique spirit of the Spring Racing carnivals, every day of the year.

Find people to get together and socialize

Spring Racing is all about community, and getting together to socialize. You'll be hard pressed to find an Aussie who hasn't gotten together with friends, family, or the work colleagues to place a bet in the office sweeps. Our Bent Bookies and Racing themed party ideas are created to capture the best part of getting together and socializing, all with the fun and excitement of the Spring Racing carnival. The cheers growing louder as the horses are thundering down the tracks for a photo finish, the edge-of-your-seat anticipation...it's all better when experienced with friends and family. The best part - you don't have to be at the races to enjoy it!

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We love any opportunity to spend time with family and friends.

Bet with some interesting characters

Here's a chance for you to beat the odds without losing out! To make our Bent Bookies event extra interesting, we've invited - you guessed it - bent book-keepers to the race. Loud, persuasive, and dodgier than a train station hotdog, these bookies (aptly named "Lou Zitall" and "Robin U. Blind") will do and say anything to get your money. Will you let them?

And they're off! As the races are shown on the screen, the bookies will call it live to add to the excitement. These Bent Bookie characters are performed by professional event entertainers, trained to keep the entertainment flowing and on track (pun fully intended), so not only are they there to give you and your guests a realistic Spring Racing experience, but they're also working to make it a smooth event!

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No Spring Racing event is complete without a couple of these dodgy dodgers!

Personalize your event experience

But our Bent Bookies Spring Racing experience goes one step further than what you get on the tracks: you also get to name your own horses, so you control what names get called out – what’s the funniest name you can come up with? Throughout the planning process, we'll help you through horse naming, and come up with personalized form guides (introductions) for each horse.

We also provide personalized Funny Money, a special play money printed with any face you want on the notes. Will it be the boss? Your Aunt Glenda's pooch? Whatever it is, this will give the whole event a much more special feel, and you can even take the Funny Money home as a memento.

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Personalize your event with Funny Money and custom horse names. What can you come up with?

Strut your stuff and laugh a lot

Alright, now you're asking - but what is a Spring Racing carnival event without fancy fashion? We've got that covered too: our Fashions on the Field is a tongue-in-cheek take on the parts of Spring Racing that are almost as popular as the horses themselves. We challenge everyone to cobble together whatever they have on hand to come up with the most "fashionable" outfit, and strut it like they own it. You'll be surprised at how creative some of the outfits can be! It's just one other way we create more laughter and fun for your event.

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This is not nearly as good as what some of our clients have come up with.

Any time of the year

We can give you that fresh Spring Racing carnival feeling any time of the year. Our Bent Bookies events are often used for corporate evenings and team-building games. The friendly competition and the numerous activities that can be played during the event means it's a great way to get groups together and mingle. There are even more ways to enjoy the excitement of Spring Racing - think a real-life full Final Furlong arcade game to get the blood pumping, or a costumed brass band to add more atmosphere to your event! 

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What are you waiting for? Hurry and race to your phone to book!


So now that you've gotten some idea on how you can celebrate Spring Racing carnival year-round, it's time to clear a date on the calendar! Our events are guaranteed to exceed your expectations, and our professional services mean that during this busy period in the year, you won't be bogged down with one more task on your list.

For more information on corporate events, or more team building event ideas, you can check out their pages on this site, or call us on 1300 261 545.

Liquid-Nitrogen Ice Cream/Gelato for Event Hire

Delicious and Delightful Gelato at Your Event!

Is it a mad scientist, or a cloud created by a magical spell? Either way, you’ll be receiving delicious gelato at the end of it! Invite your very own Liquid-Nitrogen gelato bar to your event to astound and treat your guests to a real sweet experience.

Liquid-Nitrogen ice cream is especially delicious, as it’s cooled down by liquid-nitrogen, which boils at -196 degrees! That’s what helps create the magical clouds whenever you see Liquid-Nitrogen ice cream being made.

The magical clouds are absolutely perfect for Fairytale themed events, or put a dark twist to it and it can become a mad scientist’s lab in a horrifying Halloween themed event. What about an Alice in Wonderland themed event? The kids will love the wondrous flowing clouds, and they’ll love the delicious and delightful gelato even more.

The Liquid-Nitrogen ice cream artisans are fully trained to handle the liquid nitrogen, which evaporates into a harmless, odourless, and ethereal cloud by the time it reaches you. The cloud is a little chilly, which makes it great for summer-time events, or indoor events during winter. The ice cream can be made live in front of your guests, which makes it a fantastic show to watch while they wait!

Partner the Liquid-Nitrogen ice cream together with other entertainment and performers for the ultimate magical experience. The additional entertainer or performer can be utilized to hand out the ice cream to eager waiting hands, while performing their character and skill to enhance the event theme. The Liquid-Nitrogen ice cream bar can be themed to your event requirements and match the theme of the overall venue. Enhance your event atmosphere in a visually beautiful and practical way!

Consider the Liquid-Nitrogen gelato entertainment for promotional purposes, especially during the warmer months. The spectacle of the misting ice-cream bar will be sure to draw a crowd, and who has ever passed on the possibility of delicious ice-cream? It's a great idea for brand and product launches!

Don't leave your promotional entertainment as an afterthought - often it can be the make or break between a successful expo or festival, or becoming yesterday's news! We have had over a decade in professional promotional entertainment, and work closely with huge national brands and clients to provide the best in promotional entertainment services. Our unique background in theatre and events promotion means you'll be getting a professional service that can creatively think outside the box!

We have creative event entertainment solutions for all events, from large corporate events to private parties. Nothing is too big! Our high level of professionalism ensures you a stress free evening that your guests will talk about for months, event years, to come.

Get Hands On

Are you curious about how all of it works? Want to make your own Liquid-Nitrogen Gelato? Ask us about our team building/group Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream workshops! Available in Melbourne only.


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Shoe Shiners for Event Hire – Leather Polisher, Shoe Shiner Act

Live out a scene from an older time...

The earnest shoeshine goes to work polishing, buffing and shining up the leather shoes while the customer reads from a newspaper – all while waiting for the steam train to leave. Now you can bring that iconic image to the modern age, with shoe shine polishers hire for your next event.

The professional and friendly shoe shiners will sit you down on their comfy leather chairs, prop your foot up, and away they go! Their polite mannerisms and lively personalities will help create the perfect environment to sit back and have a chat, or relax and let your mind rest from the business of day-to-day demands. And, when they're done, you're left with squeaky beautiful shoes.

Shoe Shine artisans can be a great entertainment for all kinds of events. If it is a formal/fancy dress event, chances are guests are arriving in lovely leather shoes and heels – give them a pleasant surprise and a memorable unique experience with the shoe polishers. The shoe shine act isn’t restricted to shoes – they can also polish other leather goods, such as belts, wallets, handbags etc. Not only is it an interesting act and entertainment for your guests, but they are able to walk away from the event with gorgeously polished leather goods. It’s an easy and effective way to lift the overall atmosphere of your event.

"Thanks so much for providing us with the shoe shiner yesterday. He was dressed very smart and provided a very professional service. Our guests loved him! Thanks again." Natalie Kelly, Event Marketing Specialist at Macquarie Telecom

Shoe Shiners for your Promotional Needs

Enhance the guests' impression of your event and brand at promotional and corporate events with this unique shoe shine event hire, or treat your patrons and customers for product launches, special festival events, and so on. The possibilities are endless!

Don't leave your promotional entertainment as an afterthought - often it can be the make or break between a successful expo or festival, or becoming yesterday's news! We have had over a decade in professional promotional entertainment, and work closely with huge national brands and clients to provide the best in promotional entertainment services. Our unique background in theatre and events promotion means you'll be getting a professional service that can creatively think outside the box!

The shoeshine can be themed, so how about a vintage 1920s shoe polisher to add to the atmosphere of your Roaring 20s party? Or fancy it up at your Casino Night event, and feel like a real high-roller? You can even spice up your Horse Racing Carnival themed events with some bright shoe shines!

We have creative event entertainment solutions for all events, from large corporate events to private parties. Nothing is too big! Our high level of professionalism ensures you a stress free evening that your guests will talk about for months, event years, to come.


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Elsa from Frozen Character Performer Impersonator Hire

The cold never bothered her, anyway!

From the beautiful and award winning Disney film Frozen, you can invite the magical queen of Arendelle to your event.

With her long flowing ice-blonde locks and the iconic dress, our Elsa character impersonator will bring the beauty of winter to any event. Are you holding a snowy Winter Wonderland event? Entertain and grace your guests with the iconic Elsa from the film Frozen – after all, she is royalty. How about a Disney themed nostalgia party? It’s not a Disney party without the Disney princesses…and queens!

Do you love fairytales? Check out our Fairytale Fiasco Murder Mystery theme. 

Add some character and colour to your next event with our character impersonation performers. Not only are they a great surprise for the guests, they will create a wonderful and lasting experience for your events. Character impersonators are able to rove your event and interact with your guests, helping create and enhance your event’s atmosphere and theme.

Our character hire performers are professional actors and performers who not only look the part, but their characteristics and mannerisms are perfect to the role. Check out our other impersonators and characters, or call or contact us for more information about what sort of characters we can bring to your event. Our characters suit all sorts of events, from private to corporate, funny to serious, young and old!


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

Daniel Tusia - Character Host Hire with a Hundred Faces for Event Entertainment

Character Event Hosts: Daniel is a man of countless faces, he will be the character your event needs!

Does your event need a little extra character? Consider hiring a character host for your event. Character hosts are a creative and fun way to add colour and laughter to your event - they carry out all the traditional event hosting duties, such as warming up the crowd, introducing keynote speakers, escorting guests onto the stage, and so on - but they do it with more flair!

You need a reliable and professional performer, who not only excels in public speaking - that's a given - but who is also convincing as their character. This is where Daniel comes in.

Performing since he was 12, as a busker, Daniel has had over two decades of public performance under his belt, and over a decade as a key performer and event manager at Applause Entertainment. With him as your event character host, you are guaranteed the smoothest experience, no matter your event type. Corporate Night? Private parties? Expos and brand promotions? He's done them all.

Daniel is a man of countless faces - a talented performer, Daniel has an arsenal of originally created characters and spot-on character impressions at your disposal. Do you have a specific character in mind? Or perhaps your brand or company has a certain message you want to convey? Daniel will work with you to come up with and choose the best possible character for your event - then deliver that character perfectly. You and your guests will truly believe that the real deal is present at your event or function!

Daniel loves a challenge - so present us with whatever character you need! He will be sure to go above and beyond your expectations with his professionalism and talent, and ensure that your event experience is unforgettable.

Check out the gallery for examples of Daniel's current list host characters, and be sure to look around the website for more inspiration and ideas. Some of Daniel's memorable characters include:

  • Achmed (original Arabian character)
  • Ali G
  • Austin Powers
  • Big Tony (original 1920s character)
  • Horse Racing Bookie (original character)
  • Borat
  • British Guard
  • CarMan Miranda
  • Circus Ringmaster
  • Comic Fortune Teller
  • Cowboy/Outlaw
  • Dez Maddison
  • Dick Deveroux (original character)
  • Disco Dan
  • Don the Fruiterer
  • Doorman/Usher
  • Dr Evil
  • Drunk Santa/Bad Santa
  • Manuel from Fawlty Towers
  • Freddie Mercury
  • French Mime
  • Hansel (original German character)
  • Grinch
  • Hoax Waiter
  • Keith 'Teeth' McVitty (original Aussie character)
  • Lord Gorgeous (original Renaissance character)
  • Old fashioned Paper-Boy
  • Scoops McGee (original New York character)
  • Senor Jalapeno (original Mexican character)
  • Silly/Fake Security
  • Sir Les Patterson
  • The Colonel from Jumanji
  • Town Crier
  • White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland
  • Zidler from Moulin Rouge
  • Zohan (Adam Sandler character)

With a variety of Impersonators and original Characters in his repertoire, Daniel will bring a creative edge to your next corporate conference!

To discuss your next event – call today and set up an appointment. Do you have your own idea of what character you want to see? Speak to us now!


If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

 

 

Hollywood Heartwarmers - An Applause Entertainment Fundraiser

Helping FareShare cook and distribute meals to those in need.

Hollywood Heartwarmers was Applause Entertainment's first very own charity fundraiser. Performers, staff, and sponsors donated their time, services and products in order to help raise funds for the charity FareShare (click here to read about what FareShare does, and how you can help.)

The evening's main event was a Trivia Night like the guests have never experienced before. Using the same technology as our Game Show LIVE! games, we had crafted a series of Trivia questions based around the most heartwarming moments in Hollywood. The guests were all snug and warm inside comfortable cinema seating, and with electronic buzzers in hand, answered questions off of the big cinema screen.

But that's not all the entertainment the guests experienced. True to the Hollywood experience, the guests were greeted at the door by a red carpet entrance and a trio of celebrity impersonators - Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, and Liza Minelli - and an entourage of paparazzi performers. After they've made their way into the foyer, a flurry of energy descends upon them in the form of Dick Deveroux and Hanz Fondelle. This A-List celebrity treatment is carried throughout the whole evening, with Dick and Hanz also acting as hosts for the game show.

Apart from the trivia questions, there were also rounds of fundraising games where guests donated a gold coin to participate for a chance to win bonus points. The winning team at the end of the night won a lovely gift basket of various gifts and services donated by our sponsors.

Hollywood Heartwarmers was our way to give back to our community, and we are beyond pleased with the results. Watch the video to see what went down!


If you have a fundraising event and you need entertainment to really help it go the extra distance, give us a call at 1300 261 545.

 

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Murder Mystery Masquerade at the State Library of Victoria

A custom-made Murder Mystery Masquerade story that took place at the beautiful State Library of Victoria

This Murder Mystery masquerade was custom created for a client's corporate function. This event showcased Applause's creativity in creating an entirely original Murder Mystery story, coupled with unrivaled event theming and entertainment. From providing horse-drawn carriages, to dressing the guests full Victorian gowns and evening wear, this event drew on every aspect of what makes an immersive experience truly exceptional.

To read more about the event, you can visit our blog here. For more information on customized events, feel free to contact us on 1300 261 545, we would LOVE to hear your ideas!


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