with the 'anorexic' Santa
& Mary Christmas!

Book a Comedian at an Affordable Price for your Christmas Party!

Our most popular Christmas Act for over 18 years!

The 'anorexic' Santa, alias Comedian & Variety Artiste Don Murchison, bursts into your Christmas party, with the traditional Ho...Ho...Ho... and 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' (song). He walks around the tables ad libbing. The ensuing repartee invariably leaves the audience in fits of laughter. Santa next delivers a short witty speech (a specially written comedy script, with reference to information you have emailed us about the guests or the company. We email you a questionnaire form.) At the conclusion of the script, he invites the Managing Director (or eminent guest) to open a gigantic parcel. Out leaps Ms Mary Christmas, an attractive dancer, who performs an energetic dance routine (modern, jazz, tap or acrobatic!) The act concludes with the Santas giving out hilarious comical / booby-prize presents to pre-selected guests of your choice.

You can either choose your own presents to be handed out as part of the act, or we can email you a list of approximately 30 personality traits which match suitable comical / booby-prize presents. The presents are generally comparatively inexpensive and cover a wide range of personalities / humour.After you have emailed back your gift list, & have purchased them we calculate the exact cost of the gifts for you. A deposit is necessary prior to purchasing the presents.

We find most companies tend to give comical / booby-prize presents to 6 - 20 guests. Usually gifts are given to employees or select guests - especially those who have made gaffes, faux pas, or have been caught in humorous or embarrassing situations [to laugh about in hindsight] during the year. Gifts are also sometimes given to a popular or helpful people as thanks or a reward, the MD, or someone who may be far from popular, due to a particular decision made during the year.

Every year some companies leave their bookings till the last minute & find we are either booked out, or they miss out on their choice of date, time or first choice for comical / booby-prize presents! We urge you to book & decide on gifts as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The COST when booked during December is: $1,500 + Comical Presents (if applicable).

The early bird gets the worm, with a special post-Covid discount of $300 for bookings prior to 30th confirm & pay your deposit prior to 30th November & the price is only:

When booked prior to 30th November: $1,200 + Comical Presents (if applicable).

The Winter Solstice Price, for June or July is subject to review next year.

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* COMEDY SPECIALISTS, DON MURCHISON, ARTISTES & SCRIPT WRITER RESERVE COPYRIGHT ON ALL PERFORMANCES. Any video of the performance is for private use & must not be reproduced, sold, or screened on TV, without the express conditional approval of Comedy Specialists, the performers & script writer.

* Comedy Specialists expect a courtesy request to video or film the act. In return for allowing filming, the client will supply a copy of the video to "Comedy Specialists" for their records.

* No booking is confirmed until we receive a non-refundable deposit. Until then we are not obligated to accept the booking & at our discretion may accept another booking should another deposit arrive earlier.

* Deposits can be paid by bank / internet transfer. We do not accept credit cards.

* The cost includes Script Writing, Comedian & Dancer [if relevant for this act].

* When you verbally [or via email] confirm your booking with us, we will email you a CONFIRMATION & QUESTIONNAIRE FORM. You complete & email back to us. This becomes the brief to write the script.

* The final payment is due no later than 5 days PRIOR to the performance, by bank / internet transfer.

* All performances are scripted & performed in jest, fun & good faith, without meaning to be vindictive. Comedy Specialists, the performer , comedian & script writer are not responsible if the performance happens to offend anyone. Care is taken to see the script & performance are in keeping with the information that is supplied as a guideline in the questionnaire. Your thorough completion of the questionnaire will assist us to write a memorable script.

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Travelling time is additional and added to the fee. When you let us know the location & time, we will confirm the travelling time. Peak hour travelling will incur an additional charge depending on the distance travelled and anticipated traffic.

Relevant Harbour Bridge, Tunnel & Road Tolls are additional.

* Usual SHORT NOTICE CHARGE to prepare script -
..................Only 3 or 4 office days - extra $100.
..................1 - 2 office days - extra $200, with need to organise own presents.
..................Less than 8 office hours notice) - regretfully too short notice, please book in advancenext year.

..................Scripts that need to be written during the weekend - extra $200.

* Sunday Performance Charge - extra $100.

* Xmas Day - additional minimum $400.

* BOOKINGS between 9.30 pm - additional $250.

* BOOKINGS between 4 - 7 pm , Monday to Friday, except public holidays, when not affected by peak hour driving. - additional $75. This does not apply for Local Bookings.

* The price allows for a half hour Starting Time Range. [This is to allow for potential delays in traffic or holdups if performing more than one gig.] If you want the show to start at a precise time, ie. a GUARANTEED STARTING TIME, this is an additional charge of $150. In this instance, if we are more than five minutes late starting, there is no additional charge of $150.

* Because a female dancer is included, as part of this duet act [also applies to Cake Act, Surprise Retirement Parcel], occasionally, especially if short notice, we may not be able to book a dancer from our normal pool of talent. If this happens & we have to subcontract through an outside dance agency, the price may increase, in which case we will have to pass on any additional fees that apply.

* OUT OF TOWN GIGS - extra $50 - $750, depending on travelling time, inconvenience & extent it restricts number of gigs performed on day / night.

* PARKING needs to be arranged in advance by the organiser and if necessary paid for as an additional charge..

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Anorexic Santa & Mary Christmas Comedy & Dance Act.
Don Murchison delivers a specially written script about the company & colleagues.

Mary Christmas jumps out of the Christmas Parcel
to perform a dance routine [on the Svanen Tall Ship.]

The Santa Comedy & Dance Act concludes with hilarious presents
being presented to preselected guests.

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SYDNEY, NSW, 2065.
Phone:61 - 2 - 9906 2350. (9.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.)
Mobile:n/a. (en route to gigs.)

This page was last amended 31.10.2022.