“CluedUp is a New Zealand based events company operating in the corporate events industry. Our company has worked collaboratively with Fergus Aitken for over 10 years. We have engaged him to work on more than 100 events. During this time, Fergus has performed a wide range of roles for us including MC / Presenter at awards / gala dinners, character acting, stand-up comedy and workshop facilitation. Fergus is a versatile, hard-working, motivated professional presenter/entertainer. He has a huge range of skills and considerable expertise. He has a strong commitment to learning and development and has earned a great reputation amongst our clients and colleagues as a quality performer…”
NIC PREDDLE, DIRECTOR - CLUEDUP EVENTS
“I have known Fergus Aitken for over ten years. In that time, he has worked for me many times, as a presenter and MC and also in numerous acting and comedy roles, for a range of corporate events around New Zealand. Fergus is a man of considerable talent with a track record of international experience as a performer and he has always proven himself to be professional, reliable and passionate about his craft. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience in physical performance in particular, which sets him apart from many of his contemporaries. Having Fergus on any team has always been a pleasure, in that he works hard with a dedication to excellent results. Many times his comedy roles have received glowing reviews from clients and other colleagues alike.”
GREG NORRIS, DIRECTOR - ONE NINE FIVE (formerly Director, CluedUp event company)
"Fergus MC'd the launch for our product Gamefroot.com. He spent time with me beforehand, asking questions and researching the games industry. It really paid off - Fergus set the scene straight away by delivering a fast paced and humorous opening routine that paved the way for a great night with our friends in the industry... Would definitely do it again!!!"
DAN MILWARD, CEO / Founder of Gamelab
"We decided to use mime to establish key customer needs met by three new products... We succeeded. Several people commented afterwards that it was the most enjoyable product launch they had ever been to."
TONY RUSH, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - HEWLETT-PACKARD
"Fergus Aitken is one of NZ's most outrageously funny comedians, a comedy taonga. Possum Productions has worked with Fergus for over five years. He is a consummate professional. Fergus has worked with us in a wide range of roles from stand-up comedy through to acting roles in comedy theatre and impersonations. We have no hesitation in recommending his talents for any suitable engagement."
"MR FUNGUS STANDS UP allows Fergus Aitken to blend his exceptional talents as a mime and vaudevillian with more conventional stand-up fare."
NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW
“Fergus Aitken is a physical performer of considerable ability with many years of performance and professional experience and dedication to his craft. He has a solid reputation as a professional and adaptable comic entertainer. Fergus was hired as a performer and entertainer for World of Wearable Art Awards between 2006-2012. Fergus has great comic timing and improvisational ability which has meant he has been an asset to our team and is a talented performer. His character ‘Piotr from Uzbekoslavia’ was a hit in 2010 and has gone on to be developed further for the various Burlesque Cabaret and corporate events. In particular his MR FUNGUS character has been a comic highlight of the pre-show entertainment, commanding the entire audience of several thousands, just before the beginning of the main show.”
MALIA JOHNSTON, formerly Choreographer & Artistic Director - WORLD OF WEARABLE ART SHOW (WOW)
"A jewel in the NZ entertainment crown... Clearly, Fergus is a versatile and multi-talented artist. He is also a master performer. His MR FUNGUS character is a world-class product and his stand-up work is exceptional. Rarely have I encountered such prodigious talent. His unfaltering commitment to his art form, his vast hard-gained skills and talent place him at the forefront of NZ Art Performance - he is an inspirational character. I am honoured to represent such an energetic, passionate and talented individual - his presence is a constant embellishment of NZ performance art..."
DAVID GREER, DIRECTOR - DAVID GREER MUSIC
"Bizarre Fungustic Slaprobatics is an apt description for Mr Fungus and his act. The Wellington Festival & Convention Centre used his talents at a dinner for all the General Managers of the Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand during a two day Annual General Meeting - he was very well received. He is highly entertaining and we would recommend him to anyone who wishes to add a whole dimension to their event. We will certainly use this talented comedian again..."
ALISON STARLING, FUNCTIONS MANAGER - WELLINGTON FESTIVAL & CONVENTION CENTRE