In 2014 IPA welcomed Mr Vince Sorrenti as the Patron of Immigration Place. Vince is one of Australia’s most loved and leading comic entertainers. He is an outstanding Australian whose family heritage and personal achievement is a model story in our rich history of immigration.
In 2012 Vince Sorrenti won the coveted Mo Award for Australia’s Best Stand-Up Comic for the fifth time!
No comic is in more in demand for everything from after dinner speaking to product launches, sports hospitality, awards ceremonies and any manner of corporate, fundraising, sporting or public event. Vince performs at over 200 events a year in Australia and overseas.
Vince Sorrenti has a long performance history, cutting his teeth in Architecture Revues in the early 1980s and in the burgeoning stand up comedy scene that he helped create. Graduating as an Architect in 1985 he threw full weight behind his real talent and has performed to ecstatic crowds on thousands of stages all over the world.
He is a near permanent fixture at every major sporting event in Australia, from Bledisloe Rugby to Ashes tests, NRL and AFL Grand Finals and State of Origin matches. He is in high demand on the stages of charity benefit events, political fundraisers, corporate award and launch events, and parties of all description, both as a host and performer. He has entertained everyone from Prime Ministers to PNG Highlanders, Hollywood Celebrities to Trade Unionists, and Cardinals to Wall Street Bankers.
Over the past 25 years he has hosted TV programs in Australia and the United States, appeared in movies, released comedy albums, performed in festivals, and been a guest on countless talk and variety programs. His most recent TV programs include The Great Aussie Cook Off (Channel 9), Sunrise (Channel 7), Wide Open Road (ABC), and Celebrity Apprentice (Channel 9).
Vince Sorrenti is a writer. He has won a Gold medal at the New York Film Festival for his documentary No Laughing Matter in which he also starred (playing all 7 characters!). His feature fi lm script Gino won full FFC funding in 1990 ($2.5 million). Vince has also written hundreds of feature articles for publications and major Australian newspapers.
“I am honoured to be the Patron of Immigration Place. This project is of great interest to me given my architectural background and of course the experience of my parents’ immigration to these shores.”