After Dinner Speakers

Effective, compelling and inspirational; after dinner speakers can really make an evening go with a bang. We possess years of experience with engaging speakers from all walks of life. Comedians, politicians, celebrity figures or satirists, MotivAction will help you select the perfect speaker to ensure that your event is a run-away success.

Every year we work with hundreds of speakers from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and business and in many other areas. Whatever the theme, we will work with you to select the right personality.

Alistair has narrated numerous radio shows and made a number of appearances on television, his own TV special being ‘Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression'. He is now well established as an after dinner speaker and has spoken at events as diverse as 'The Professional Footballers Association Annual Dinner' and 'The Royal Television Society Awards'. Whatever the event Alistair will make you laugh! 

Bill Bailey is a sublime cabaret and stand up comedian and in 2001 he won Best Live Stand-Up at the British Comedy Awards.  He is a popular choice for entertainment atgala dinners or award ceremonies.

Leaving politics behind after 26 years, Christine appears regularly on TV, radio and the stage. Renowned for her feisty spirit and warm charm, she enchants audiences with her wit, humour and hilarious stories.

With a hugely successful career that covers almost all genres of entertainment, David Baddiel is an acclaimed writer, presenter, director, producer, author and comedian. 

Derren Brown is a unique force in the world of illusion - he can seemingly predict and control human behaviour. His unparalleled performances amaze and unsettle all those who watch him.

With countless television appearances to his name, including Have I Got News for You and the Royal Variety Performance, the Sunday Times described him as ‘a master of observational comedy’ and The Daily Telegraph said, ‘Holland is a top-notch stand up who everyone should see.’

Director General of the BBC to Chairman of the British Film Institute and currently Chairman of the Football Association, Greg Dyke is an experienced speaker on business and leadership.

Ian Hislop is best known to television audiences as team captain on Have I got News for You. He delights audiences with witty and humorous tales on subjects such as ‘the joys of litigation’.

Jeremy Clarkson is a famous ‘petrolhead’ and former presenter of the popular television show ‘Top Gear’, the show has been one of the most popular shows on BBC television and is shown all over the world. Jeremy is a charismatic and experienced awards host and after dinner speaker and is a favourite among corporate audiences.

Jimmy Carr is an English stand-up comedian, television host and actor, known for his signature laugh, deadpan delivery, dark humour, and use of edgy one-liners.  He is also a writer, actor and presenter of radio and television. 

A veteran journalist and the presenter of Mastermind and host of Radio 4's Today, John Humphrys is known for his honesty and his direct approach to interviews.  He chairs conferences and seminars, delivers keynote addresses and makes after-dinner speeches. He is particularly at ease taking unscripted questions from audiences..

Katherine is an impressive and accomplished speaker.  She has an exciting story to tell and she tells it well in an inspirational and authoritative way.  Katherine excels when talking of teamwork, overcoming challenges, motivation, winning and the importance of communication.

As a highly regarded corporate comedian, Lee has performed in cabaret for many household name companies - at his best simply bouncing off members of the audience. He has also hosted awards ceremonies for the travel, IT, printing, commercial vehicle and, perhaps surprisingly, the beauty industry.

Matt Lucas is a comedian and awards host extraordinaire. Matt and David Walliams brought the comedy series Little Britain to our screens and it is now one of the best known and most loved comedy series of our time.  The characters and famous catch phrases have turned Matt and David into two of the most recognisable comedians in the UK today. 

Neil Mullarkey’s hilarious alternative after-dinner speaker is a "Life Coach, Self-Help Guru and Gangster Motivator". 

Patrick became a household name in the United Kingdom with the Channel 4 show 'Last Chance Lottery'. He then went on to present BBC1's Saturday night programme 'The National Lottery Big Ticket' and hosted his own comedy and chat show 'Patrick Kielty Almost Live'. 

A young comedy ventriloquist with a host of live shows and television behind him, Paul Zerdin is now firmly a hit on the corporate circuit and is perfect for company dinners, product launches and after dinner entertainment.


 One of the most popular characters in English cricket, Phil Tufnell features as team captain on BBC's "A Question of Sport" as well as popping up on a host of other shows.

Roy Walker is already well known to TV viewers through top ITV game show, "Catchphrase", and  won a whole new fan base through his "Carpark Catchphrase" feature on Chris Moyles' BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. He has become a huge cult hit and is regularly booked for universities around the country.

Chris is an accomplished public speaker and is at home speaking at small intimate gatherings as well as the largest international conferences.  Chris has amassed 11 World Championship titles and 6 Olympic golds and is now forging a successful motorsport career.


After bringing the GB squad home from China with eight golds, Dave repeated the feat in London – the only country to win in more than one event. He also led Bradley Wiggins to victory in the Tour de France. In presentations he explains that motivation comes from within: “You can’t make winners, but you can help them focus and optimise their natural talent.” Leaders have to learn to deal with different people, and push for marginal improvements in every area.

Ian Botham is a fantastically entertaining speaker who's brash style and charisma fills the room like his presence used to fill pavillions all over the cricketing world.

Steve Nallon is recognised as being one of Britain’s leading impressionists and he is the perfect choice to deliver an after dinner speech or present awards, bringing a host of characters to the event!

Tony Robinson is perhaps best known to most for his portrayal as the loyal but dim manservant Baldrick, in BBC TV’s comedy classic Blackadder. Tony has a great interest in Archaeology, particularly from Greece and the Middle East, keeping him in good stead as the presenter of Channel Four’s archaeology programme, Time Team.