Vince Sorrenti in January 2012
21 March 1961 |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Vince Sorrenti (born 21 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 nationally and internationally. He is highly in demand at sports hospitality, charity events, corporate events of all descriptions, club venues and even private parties. He performs, MCs, and facilitates at around 200 events per year.
Whilst studying Architecture at Sydney University, he played rugby union and featured heavily in the acclaimed Architecture Revues over many years. It was here and at the newly opened (1981) Sydney Comedy Store that Sorrenti cut his teeth as a performer.
In the late 1980s Sorrenti lived and worked as a stand up comic in New York City. Spotted by MTV he became the host of the national Big Blank Show, a live variety/video show which aired nightly from Mon-Thurs. Vince Sorrenti has appeared on virtually every variety show on Australian TV over the last 3 decades. He hosted the game show Let's Make a Deal in 1990. In recent years he has appeared on Australian Celebrity Apprentice, Skating on Thin Ice, Wide Open Road, 20 to 1, Studio 10, and many others.
Vince Sorrenti has co-written 2 films. The first was the publicly funded training flim entitled No Laughing Matter (1991). It focused on global environmental sustainability and Sorrenti played all 7 characters in the film. He was nominated for awards at the Berlin and New York film festivals and was Awarded Best Training Film at Berlin Flim Awards. In the same year he co wrote with Larry Buttrose a feature flim entitled Gino (1994). The screenplay was awarded full funding by the FFC (Film Finance Corporation). It received a limited release and was nominated for an AFI Award (Production Design)
Sorrenti has represented many brands over the years. He is currently the face of Tyreright and Allhomes.
Vince Sorrenti is the national Patron of Immigration Place Australia.
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