Max Cryer is one of New Zealand's best-known entertainers. He has been a singer, compere, television presenter, radio host and quizmaster. Today Max is a full-time writer, master of Ceremonies and much sought after speaker.
A consummate professional, Max's professional career began a soloist at Sadlers Wells Opera in London, then moved into cabaret and television work throughout Europe and then New Zealand. In New Zealand he has recorded 15 albums, made over 200 television entertainment appearances, hosted twelve different television series, and was awarded ‘Entertainer of the Year.’
An offer from a Hollywood-based entertainment agency resulted in his being contracted for ten years to perform 17 tours of USA as a cabaret and TV performer. Returning to NZ, he made numerous stage appearances, including opera, hosted NZ’s first ever live talk-variety show, 'Town Cryer', before working as a staff producer for TVNZ for the following ten years. He was also seconded from TVNZ by the NZ Government to direct all entertainment at two World Expos.
A university graduate with a Master’s degree in Language and Literature, former Chairman of the Oxford Union debates, and a judge of the Montana Book Award, Max returned to academic life in 1997 and began a radio programme on New Zealand national radio 'Curious Questions.' His three subsequent books of ‘Curious Questions’ have each been NZ No.1 best-sellers. He appears frequently as announcer and host for major musical events, narrator with orchestras, and as Master of Ceremonies for visiting notables.