Star performers at IEC awards


Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain of Fear of A Brown Planet fame will be the Master of Ceremonies at the second Indian Executive Club Awards to be held on November 3rd at Peninsula, Docklands.

Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain were recipients of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) Best Newcomer Award for their debut show Fear of a Brown Planet in 2008. In 2007, Naseem and Aamer both entered Triple J’s Raw Comedy and beat hundreds of other hopefuls to reach the Victorian state final together.

In 2010, Aamer performed in the Oxfam Comedy Gala televised on Network Ten, whilst Nazeem performed in the Cracker Night of the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala on the Comedy Channel. Aamer has appeared twice on “You have been Watching” aired on the Comedy Channel in February and March 2011. Naseem has also appeared as a panellist on ABC’s Q&A and on the 7 pm Project on Channel Ten.

“They are truly one of the bravest acts on TV and the stand-up comedy circuit with their fearless commentary on modern Australian society. It is great news that the MCs of the second Indian Executive Club Award Night are such a successful Australian act,” said Malvika Mehta of IEC.

“They are also renowned internationally on the comedy circuit,” says Ms Mehta, adding that it was a fantastic idea to have such a young and dynamic talent MC-ing the night’s festivities.

Nazeem Hussain is 27 and studied law at Deakin University. He is a youth worker and a Director of the Islamic Council of Victoria. Aamer Rahman is 29 and graduated with a law degree from Monash University. His childhood was spent moving between Australia and the Middle East.

The Indian Executive Club (IEC) Awards are a celebration of the achievements of community and business leaders of members from the Indian community in Australia. The awards recognise and appreciate the efforts that are unique to Indians as a minority. It is a testament to how well Indians in Australia integrate and contribute to the rich tapestry of the Australian way of life and that of its future.
The prestigious business and community awards is the result of a rigorous nomination process by a panel of judges from different industries who have excelled in their area of expertise.
Peninsula has been chosen as a venue as it’s one of the most glamorous and avant-garde waterfront event space. It is a venue that consistently delivers on its promise to overwhelm those who enter.

Its interior is inspired by London’s Tate Modern Museum and it feature nine metre high ceilings with exposed trusses and floor to ceiling windows that offer water views.

Great attention to detail has been placed in the culinary experience, with a large, diverse and delectable range of menu options. Peninsula offers a refined, modern Australian menu including an extensive array of plated dishes from traditional style through to more exotic creations designed by the Atlantic Group (v)’s Executive Chef, Dan Shanks.

-“We are sure that the menu and the matching wines that have been chosen with great care for the occasion will be to everyone’s taste and will add a luxurious edge to the festivities,” said Ms Mehta.