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Wade Jackson


2003Spooked, 'Mr SIS'
Silverscreen Productions


2016 Shortland Street, 'Daz Halloran'
South Pacific Pictures
2012 Harry, 'Bouncer'
Desert Road Ltd, Various directors
2011 Spartacus: Vengeance, 'Point Soldier'
Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Various directors

2009NZ Comedy Gala, 'Himself' (comedian)
Satellite Media
2008Legend of the Seeker, 'Royal Guard'
The Walt Disney Company
2008The Pretender, 'Jacobs'
Great Southern Television
2007Shortland Street, 'John Cheney'
South Pacific Pictures
05-07Eating Media Lunch, 'Various'
Great Southern Television, Dir. Lee Baker
2005Power Rangers, 'Muscular Man'
Touchstone, Dir. John Lang
2004NZ Comedy Gala, 'Himself' (comedian)
Satellite Media
1998Hercules, 'Eric / Darsus'
Pacific Renaissance
1998Hercules, 'Darsus'
Pacific Renaissance
1997Xena: Warrior Princess, 'Wayan'
Pacific Renaissance
1997Pulp Comedy, 'Himself' (comedian)
Phoenix Television


2012 The Eliminator, 'Improv Artist'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2012 Where's Your Head At?, 'Improv Artist' (solo show)
NZ International Comedy Festival
2011 The Improv Bandits, 'Improv Artist'
Musgrove Studio / NZ International Comedy Festival
2011 The Improv Bandits: The Eliminator, 'Improv Artist'
Maidment Theatre / NZ International Comedy Festival
2010The Improv Bandits: The Eliminator, 'Improv Artist'
NZ International Comedy Festival

2009The Improv Bandits, 'Improv Artist'
Musgrove Theatre
06-08The Improv Bandits, 'Improv Artist'
Herald Theatre
2005The Improv Bandits at NZ International Comedy Festival, 'Improv Artist'
NZ International Comedy Festival 
03-043 People @ the Cinema, 'Ensemble'
Chigaco & Auckland tour
2003ONE Act, 'Various'
Covert Theatre
01-03The Improv Bandits, 'Improv Artist'
NZ Laugh Festival
01-03The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Covert Theatre
00-03The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Chicago Improv Festival USA
2002The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Granville Island, Vancouver Canada
01-02The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Toronto Fringe Festival
2001The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Montreal Fringe Festival Canada
2000The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
International Maestro Improv Championship
2000The Improv Bandits, 'Comedian'
Gotham City Improv, New York USA
2000The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2000The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Fuel Festival, Hamilton
2000The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Otago Festival of the Arts, Dunedin
2000The Improv Bandits,
'Improv Artist'
Celebration of the Performing Arts, Auckland
19983 People @ the Cinema, 'Ensemble'
Silo Theatre


2002World Improv Champions for 'The Improv Bandits'
Chicago Improv Festival USA
2000International Maestro Improv Championship Winners


2011 Milka
Europe (excluding UK & Ireland)
2010 Slurpee



with Keith Johnstone, Canada
1998Meisner Class
with Michael Saccente
97-98Actors' Space
Acting workshops
1997Diploma in Drama
University of Auckland
1997Acting for Television
with Diana Rowan



When it comes to having a professional compere, Wade Jackson is as good as it gets. A double world improv champion and a professional comedian for over 30 years who has travelled the globe, Wade is a world-class MC.

His appropriate sense of humour brings events to life and ensures their success. His improvisation skills allow him to be flexible and adapt to any situation that more times than not makes him heaven sent for the event. His in-depth knowledge of business along with his award-winning comedy performances makes him a highly sought after MC. 

Wade has worked for a huge number of different industries including education, engineering, entertainment, financial, FMCG, government, health, insurance, IT, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, telecommunications, travel and more.


We were delighted with Wade as MC for our conference. He comfortably met our brief and set a tone through the event to keep delegates interested and their energy levels up. His improv humour was a great bonus and made a positive difference. Several delegates have provided feedback complimenting Wade and I’d have no hesitation working with him again.
Paul Divers, Auckland Airport
Just want to say what a fabulous job you did as MC at our conference recently. Your choice of activities was superb for the audience, people really enjoyed the humour and you managed to create some magic moments that really contributed to the overall atmosphere of the event. To do this as well as attend to the extensive practical tasks involved in ensuring the conference ran smoothly was impressive and much appreciated by the organisers.
Aly McNicoll, NZATD Conference Committee
The consummate MC, you completely won over the audience and held their enthusiastic attention for the duration of the performance.
Paul Walker, PowerStation Entertainment
What can I say? I bow to your talent. You were fantastic and I want to thank you for helping make our conference superb.
Sheryl Green, National Sales Manager, Yellow Pages
Wade, you were great to work with and you certainly lived up to the improv name! Despite all our planning, running the conference was a new experience for most of us and as things progressed we often weren’t sure exactly what was coming up next – your good humoured professionalism, calm demeanour and ability to improvise on cue and ad hoc as required was very much appreciated! You set the scene by creating a fun environment – you kept things moving and the audience engaged! You were AWESOME!”
Beryl Oldham, NZATD Conference Organiser


  • Actor
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Comedian
  • Debater
  • Entertainer
  • Host
  • Improvisor
  • Key Note Speaker
  • Live Performance Host
  • MC
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Panelist
  • Writer


  • Aerobics
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Full Licence
  • Horse Riding
  • Karate
  • Martial Arts
  • MC
  • Physical Theatre
  • Rugby Union
  • Squash
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Theatre Sports


Martial Arts accomplishments include triple black belt. Shiatsu (acupressure massage). Experienced Improv artist, member of The Improv Bandits. Can drive manual and automatic.