Vince Sorrenti in January 2012
|Birth name||Vince Sorrenti|
25 March 1961 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Vince Sorrenti (born 25 March 1961 in Sydney, New South Wales) is one of Australia’s best known and leading comic entertainers, a respected and successful Australian stand-up comedian from Punchbowl, New South Wales. He is of Italian heritage. Sorrenti performs at many functions and events, such as the AFL Grand Final Breakfast. He writes an opinion piece for The Daily Telegraph, and in 2004 appeared on A Current Affair with his comedy antics.
Whilst studying Architecture at Sydney University, he played rugby union and became a keen advocate of student causes. During this time, on annual retreats to Don Hearn's Health Cabins at Manyana on the New South Wales south coast, his eclectic style of stand-up comedy was born. His 'unbelievable' catch-phrase, the product of firm friendships within the Australian Customs Service, evolved during these sabbaticals.
Sorrenti is currently a comic entertainer who performs for a variety of private and public events. He also serves as the "face" for television and print marketing for an Australian property web site, Tyreright (Tyres4U tyre store chain), MailPost Australia, and Uncle Tobys Oat Brits.
Vince Sorrenti is a three-time winner of the Mo Award, presented as recognition of excellence in live performance.
Sorrenti was criticized as a homophobic mysoginist after a "comedy" routine went badly wrong at a NSW AHA Dinner in Sydney in November 2012. http://afr.com/p/national/sexist_jokes_served_up_at_hotels_iWzLYGF2MY2nOHNQ7JXzTO
Sorrenti has also been on the Australian Celebrity Apprentice in 2012.
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