island entertainment presents

MC – Ryk Goddard


Ryk Goddard is one of Tasmania’s most influential presenters across events, theatre, radio and online. As the ABC Hobart Radio Breakfast host for over ten years Ryk is one of the most experienced and skilled people in Tasmania at live interviewing in any format.  With his theatre and artistic directorship experience he is unique in his ability to craft characters and narratives that transform your event into an unforgettable experience. As a person who has created and led businesses he has the insights into meeting your needs and goals.


Powerful imagery, on point story telling, fake experts, group interactivity and stylishly crafted humour are his wheelhouse.


He is an award winning presentation skills coach working in the areas of powerful presentation, imagination mapping and workplace consent issues. He can offer these as keynotes or workshops. He has taught the UTAS Effective Speaking Unit and worked for Government, events and the private sector. He works one on one with people to deal with ‘difficult conversations’ and personal communication skills.


As an MC he has presented everything from the Tasmanian Australian of the year awards to appearing as a dominatrix for Rotary Tasmania’s birthday bash. He’s covered elections for ABC and run fake weddings for a Las Vegas party.  From huge outdoor events and festivals, Christmas parties, Symphony Orchestras and intimate dinners Ryk’s skill is intelligent warmth that supports the celebration of your people and their connection.


Ryk has acted for film and television, toured internationally and had music he’s created featured on Unearthed and on Classic FM. His online and radio comedy shows have been featured in Radio National where he is a regular agony uncle on the popular Life Matters program . His band Gnarlhund supported Hoodoo Gurus in Hobart and he was a hip hop stand up comedian for ten years.


Ryk has the unique ability to craft bespoke visual and energising magic that will be a talked about highlight of your event and training and keynotes that are life changing for participants. He can also put on a suit and host your night with a gentle hand off your scrip bringing his warmth and humour and rigorous timekeeping to make your night delightful.

You were wonderful! Everyone is raving about the ball! I have only had positive feedback. You really played such a big part in the making a great night. Your ‘we’re here to party!!’ character really got the audience pumped. Thank you also for the extra energy you put in to working the room, selling the auction items and setting the mood.

Meredith Wilson Cancer Council Gala Fundraiser 2010

Ryk Goddard is by far the best MC I have ever worked with! He is hilarious, insightful, flexible. He has the unique ability to make even the most mundane elements of a conference schedule both memorable and enjoyable.

Micheal Mcqueen Author of The New Rules of Engagement

I really enjoyed the night and received great feedback from my team. Thanks again for making the event a success.

Young professionals Network of Tasmania Quiz Night