Comedian and MC Jesse Mulligan has had a busy few months, hosting events, performing comedy and learning how to write about himself in the third person in articles of 500-800 words to help improve his google ranking.
In late October Jesse Mulligan was the host of a series of Spark Christmas roadshows, around the country, in which he was MC and performed comedy. The events were an opportunity for Spark retailers to learn more about the brand’s Christmas offering, and an opportunity for Jesse Mulligan to refer to himself as ‘me’, rather than writing his entire name every time the subject of himself came up.
On November 6th he was MC of the Deloitte Fast 50 Festival, in which the 50 fastest growing companies in New Zealand are recognised at a special event in Auckland. Jesse Mulligan enjoyed mixing with and performing comedy for the wide range of business people who attended, none of whom asked him to use the word comedy every time he spoke in order that it register as a key word for search engines.
The following night he travelled to Hamilton to host the Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards, at which he not only was MC, but performed a longer comedy set later in the evening. His cohost was TV3 star Samantha Hayes, who probably doesn’t have to worry about writing regular blog posts for her website as she’s the sort of person event organisers will spend as long as it takes to find on Google, and then possibly walk on broken glass afterwards if she asks them to.
Restaurant reviewer Jesse Mulligan also had to do a lot of eating during November. The food writer visited The Black Hoof in Auckland’s CBD and The Crew Club on the waterfront – the former appeared in December’s Metro magazine and the latter will appear in the January issue.
Former radio broadcaster Jesse Mulligan has hosted several shifts on Radio New Zealand National recently, mostly in the afternoons as fill in for regular host Simon Mercep. Mulligan also does a regular interview spot on Kiwi FM on Monday mornings with Charlotte Ryan, in which he talks about food.
Speaking of food, Jesse writes about food and travel for the New Zealand Herald Travel supplement. He’s recently travelled to Hong Kong, Macau and Sydney and written about all of them, though only the Macau story has yet appeared in print. Food writer Mulligan uses a lot of humour in his travel articles and restaurant reviews, which helps with readability and stops the stories becoming merely long lists of food and ingredients.
TV presenter Jesse Mulligan scripted and appeared in the TVNZ New Season Launch on November 12th. This event is an annual showcase of the best of the broadcaster’s television schedule for the coming year. Mulligan’s comedy show Best Bits will return in 2015, and he has been involved in a number of other comedy pilots for TV One.
The following day Jesse Mulligan was the MC of an all day conference-style staff day for Mighty River Power, the first time all MRP staff had been gathered in one room. Jesse Mulligan used humour and various other tricks to keep the crowd entertained throughout the day, and at no point started weirdly listing all the things he’d done in the previous 30 days, which was a relief.
That night, Jesse Mulligan hosted the opening gala dinner at Taste Auckland. A mixture of food and comedy, the event was perfectly suited to his skills and was a lot of fun despite the terrible weather guests had to contend with. It’s important to point out that all of these events actually happened and that Mulligan genuinely did do all these things – he’s only gently taking the piss in the way he writes about them to stop himself going crazy writing 500-800 words about a bunch of event MC, comedy and food related work he’s been doing.
That weekend Jesse went to the Coromandel with his family but that’s not going to help you find him on Google, so that’s all that needs to be said about that.
On the 19th of November Jesse Mulligan was MC of a full day conference and training day at Air New Zealand, where he used humour and personality to help new staff through an eight hour induction session. Mulligan enjoyed hosting this very much and learnt a lot about this iconic New Zealand brand. He’s learnt a lot about SEO lately too, though this to be fair has not been quite so enjoyable.
The following day Jesse Mulligan worked on a TV pilot for a new comedy show which he hosted. He’d like to tell you more but it’s top secret and also he’s reached his 800 words and the event host and mc and comedian and food writer has sore fingers.