Pete Emmett with Martin Offiah

A few words about Pete

Comedian, After Dinner Speaker, Compere & Comedy writer

Welcome to the website of Halifax based comedian and after dinner speaker, Pete Emmett.

Pete burst onto the comedy scene a couple of years ago and his unique humour has seen him make rapid strides on the circuit.

This much in demand comedian has already worked alongside the likes of Johnny Vegas, Mike Tyson, Dame Kelly Holmes and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Having started life entertaining at Halifax RLFC, his hometown club, he attracted the interest of some high profile clubs and was snapped up by Everton Football Club and St Helens Rugby League Club, where he still works as corporate match day host.

His versatility means not only can he perform stand up comedy, but also host major events. His interviewing style is something to behold and his razor sharp wit will have the audience in stitches.

So whether you are looking for a comedian, compere or someone to interview a star of the entertainment or sporting world, book Pete, You won’t be disappointed.

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To book Pete for your next event or check his availability please contact us.


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Sports Dinners

Pete has worked alongside some of the most prominent sports personalities. It is testament to his personality that he has formed friendships with many of them. Having previously worked in journalism, Pete has a great sporting knowledge which makes him an ideal host.

comedy writer

Pete can take the stress out of your big occasion with his ability to write speeches. Best mans speeches are a speciality. A daunting prospect can become an enjoyable one and ensure you’ll leave the guests laughing.

Charity Events

Pete is the perfect host for your charity event. He is much sought after due to his ability to maximise profits on the night. With fun games and a unique auctioning style he is a very much an in demand host.

Question & Answer Nights

Hosting of Question and Answer nights is a speciality and Pete can also incorporate his stand up act to provide a full nights entertainment.
From Rugby League & Union icons to cricketers & Premier League footballers, you’re guaranteed laughs a plenty!

Birthday parties

If you’re celebrating a landmark birthday and looking for something a bit different, why not treat yourself to Pete’s ‘This is your life’ special. You provide the basic information and Pete does the rest, you are guaranteed a never to be forgotten night.

testimonial events

Sportspersons celebrating testimonial events can rely on Pete to provide that little something extra. His preparation prior to this type of event is second to none. Meeting up with the client to assist and guide them to get their most out of the big night.

Latest Tweets

These are just a selection of Pete's capabilities. If you have something specific in mind please get in touch.



Gallery of Events

Suger Ray World Cup '66 Johny Vegas Abi Titmuss Billy Pearce Paul Merson Brian Turner Dean Windass Paul Sculthorpe Martin Corry Norman Whiteside Billy Slater Sky Sports Tommy Docherty Robbie Paul

Client Testimonials

Mike Stevenson“Pete is a hilarious comedian who I have seen in action on many occasions. He is a very likeable and talented young man who can alter his act to suit the audience, a rare talent indeed. His ‘This is your life’ for me was so funny but also very moving and something I’ll always remember. It’s nice to listen to a comedian who can make people laugh without being rude or offensive”.

Mike ‘Stevo’ Stevenson
Sky Sports commentator

"Pete is a legend of the lounges at Langtree Park. Hilarious comedian and good friend of mine who has me and the rest of the lads in stitches after every match.....not literally! A must see act with a vast rugby knowledge”

Jon Wilkin. St Helens and England Rugby League Captain


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Get in touch with Pete

2 The Old Sawmills
West Yorkshire
Telephone: 0845 475 8866
Mobile: 07767 408106
Office: 01422 825 016

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More about Pete

Having entered planet earth at the Royal Naval hospital in Gibraltar, Pete spent his early years alongside the renowned barbary apes on the famous rock.

It was a big wrench to leave for the cosmopolitan lights of Halifax in West Yorkshire, but the apes soon got over it. He still gets postcards from a couple of them to this day!

Pete left school with 4 'O' Levels and holes in his trousers and teeth, he didn't have a clue what he wanted to do. He always enjoyed talking and having banter with people.

He decided to embark on a sporting career but sadly the coach of his local rugby team never picked him. Several jobs followed but Pete’s problem was that he couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

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Johny Vegas

Vegas Pyramid"Part of a human pyramid with Johny Vegas and Jon Wilkin"

Alongside actress Abi Titmuss

Abi Titmuss"Feeling a little hot under the collar, Abi just about managed to remain calm"

Childhood Hero Billy Pearce

Billy Pearce"After cheering him on at pantomimes as a youngster, it was a great honour to work alongside one of my favourite comics – he stole the show as you would expect but at least I got his autograph"

Former Arsenal and England midfielder, Paul Merson

Paul Merson"Never thought I would get my hands on the European Cup (and neither did Paul!) – would have got a few quid for that at the scrap merchants. Security caught me on the way out unfortunately"

Celebrity chef Brian Turner CBE

Brian Turner"It was an honour for Brian to learn how to cook a pot noodle from this fellow Yorkshireman. He showed me how to use the toaster in return"

Sky sports pundit and former footballer, Dean Windass

Dean Windass"One of the greatest characters about, never a dull moment with Deano. Great bloke for a Q & A night"

Former St Helens and Great Britain Captain, Paul Sculthorpe

Paul Sculthorpe"Some serious eye candy for the ladies, the former face of Gillette – he's the one on the left if you're confused"

Ex England and British Lion, Martin Corry MBE

Martin Corry"I was going to have a word with him about moving my bow tie but he's a bit bigger than me so I let it go even though it spoilt the picture"

Two footballing greats, Paul Merson & Norman Whiteside

Paul Merson and Norman Whiteside"Would have loved to have played alongside these two but I was not quite good enough so stayed on the bench"

Australian rugby legend, Billy Slater

Billy Slater"Can't help but notice him smirking at my anti gravity shirt collar – forgot to put the plastic stiffener in"

Sky sports interview for 'Boots n all'

Sky Sports"Trying to stay on the wrong side of the camera despite my boyish good looks and rather large ears which caused some lighting issues"

Former Man Utd boss, Tommy Docherty

Tommy Docherty"Never liked going to see the Doc but this one was definitely the exception – great character"

New Zealand legend, Robbie Hunter Paul

Robbie Paul"An inspirational speaker with charisma, charm and looks – erm that will be Robbie not me"

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"Being our inaugural Sportsman's Dinner we were somewhat heading in to the unknown when we booked our Guest Speakers. We needn't have worried though, Master of Ceremonies Pete Emmett was absolutely top class and ensured the entire evening ran like clock work.

Pete took all of the trepidation away with his light hearted and jovial banter throughout the event and then finished things off with one of the funniest and most memorable hours of comedy you could ever wish to see. One of our dinner guests asked me afterwards; "Why isn't this Emmett chap a regular on TV?", which I think sums up perfectly just how well Pete went down with those in attendance.

A top bloke and hilarious comedian, we'll be delighted to welcome Pete back to future GCC events; that's if he's not too busy with his TV commitments of course!"

Eddie Gibbs (Chairman, Glenrothes Cricket Club) March 2013


"Pete is a hilarious host, using very funny and original material. He can sense the mood of an audience and interacts in a fun, engaging but sensitive way, putting them at ease and never giving offence."

"Being from Halifax, he has a particular rapport with Yorkshire audiences. We have always found him very co-operative and adaptable, respecting our needs and establishing the tone we require for any particular event we have run."

"Audiences will always have an enjoyable time with Pete. He will help any event go with a light-hearted swing and loads of laughter. An evening with Pete is a guaranteed success."

Simon Copley, Fundraising Manager, Hollybank Trust


"Pete provided stand up and MC services at my testimonial events. He was a huge hit on my big testimonial night, providing entertainment and ensuring my event ran smoothly. Pete is very funny and highly professional and I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone who wants great entertainment and a successful event."

Jason Demetriou, Super League Player

"Another great night on Friday and you were as brilliant as ever. Everyone made comment about how you made the night a good one. I am sure you are going to be very busy and sure that bigger things are just around the corner."

Howard SCS Components

"Thanks for hosting the Calderdale Sports Awards at the Victoria Theatre. Just wanted to say you were brilliant, what a superb evening."

"A great mix of laughter and a few very moving moments. Will most certainly be booking you next year."

Andrew Crabtree, Halifax Courier