Ian von Memerty

Location: Based in Port Elizabeth



Ian von Memerty is the multi award winning "dictionary definition of show business." The presenter of 'Strictly Come Dancing' for 5 series, the Judge on 'SA's Got Talent' for 4 series, and the creator of the legendary 'A Handful of Keys', seen by more than 450 000 people. Best known for his combination of professionalism, charisma and talent Ian offers a 'one-stop shop" of entertainment. A world class performer who is Proudly South Africa.

As an ENTERTAINER Ian offers a mix of comedy, song, piano and dance that ranges from class and chic to laugh out loud send up. Whether thundering out Crocodile Rock on the piano in full Elton John get-up ; or performing dazzling dance moves ; or telling a series of (clean) hilarious jokes (with impressive kuwaiti moves) - Ian offers a wide range of entertainment options, powered by his extraordinary energy and versatility.

As the MC / HOST of an event, Ian's experience in live television and award shows means that he is able to read an audience, drive the evening, and keep the momentum going with a stream of "off the cuff' relevant commentary that keeps the audience engaged and entertained, whilst ensuring the client's key message remains the focus of the event.

As a MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER Ian inspires the audience with his primary talk "CHOICE - the only guaranteed power". The huge medical and financial battle to save his first two children's lives from an extraordinarily rare genetic illness resulting in 3 Bone Marrow Transplants in the UK ; being diagnosed with Bi-Polar Type 2 at the age of 47 ; and 30 years of being a freelancer in a world of constant change, means that the audience takes away not only a powerful story,  but tools that are applicable to any situation.

Having created and directed huge events such as Madiba's 85th and 100th Birthday Celebrations as well as performing all over the world, Ian's knowledge of all aspects of entertainment, from backstage to centre stage gives him a unique understanding of how to give an event a special magic

Client Feedback

BELLE EPOQUE BALL (MC) – Without your humour, authority and sheer genius the evening would not have been the huge success that it was. What an absolute pleasure it was working with you, such a professional and may I say of international standard.

GO REEFERS (Cabaret) His show is remarkable, fun, inspiring and a pleasure to watch and he is certainly one of the best all round entertainers in South Africa. From playing the piano, to singing, to comedy, Ian is one of those rare versatile and multi-talented performers that appeals to every segment of the audience. He certainly had the guests on Monday evening eating out of his hands.

QUANTITY SURVEYORS (MC/ Cabaret)- You are the ultimate professional. Anyone else would never have coped with the problems, and you just handled them and made the evening a complete triumph.

SEABOARD OVERSEAS SHIPPING (Handful of Keys excerpts) – Everyone is raving – and that is wonderful for an international company.

NATIONAL PRINCIPALS CONFERENCE (Cabaret) – “This is normally such a difficult audience – for you to have 1000 people standing and cheering – WOW!”

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Budget Range for Ian von Memerty is

R18000 - R35000


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