Marty Wilson

Author | Columnist

Marty Wilson is a former pharmacist who threw away the white coat and began a comedy career full of amazing milestones. In just 12 months he went from debut "open mike" to appearing on The Footy Show, being crowned Australian Comic of the Year, and invited to join the brutal UK comedy circuit. Whilst in the UK, Marty worked as a headlining artist at leading British and Irish comedy clubs, including The Comedy Store, The Gleeclub and Jongleurs. He moistened underwear at the Melbourne and Edinburgh Festivals, and even at the Virgin Rock Festival in London, and appeared in every major comedy showcase in the UK including Live at Jongleurs and The Comedy Store Live. 

After 8 years on stage, Marty met and married an English Rose, Allie, and started a family, which meant he instantly lost his appetite for working nights and being on the road. He moved his growing family home to Australia and became a writer and speaker. He is the author of 11 (and counting) books in the What I Wish I Knew series, writes for Reader’s Digestthe Sydney Morning HeraldHuffington Post and a dozen magazines, and regularly appears on TV. 

Marty is a TED Speaker who uses his keynotes and workshops to teach businesses how to lighten up and use levity and humour to increase revenue and resilience through times of change. His own coaching business, More Funny, More Money, teaches C-Suite leaders and professional speakers how to use humour to increase their engagement and influence in pitches, speeches and sales presentations. Marty was asked by Professional Speakers Australia to do a national More Funny, More Money roadshow, which was rated at 9.1 out of 10 by full time corporate speakers Australia wide. 

Marty’s book More Funny, More Money published by Affirm Press in mid 2018.

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