I am currently involved in a very exciting research project which will require some in depth collation of date and statistics. 

This research data will form part of my entry submission for the Singularity University Global Impact Competition. In short, my submission will outline how COMEDY UNLIMITED reg. can have a positive impact on 1 million Australians within a 3 year period and then grow exponentially to impact 1 billion people globally within a 10 year period. 

Let me give you a brief overview of the Singularity University and their goals and objectives. 

The Singularity University (SU) is a unique interdisciplinary, international and intercultural experience which challenges students to use transformative, exponential technologies to address grand challenges. SU educates and inspires students to discover and design sustainable organizations to positively impact humanity. Their goal is to positively impact humanity by assembling, supporting, educating and inspiring future leaders across the globe who can harness the power of exponential technologies to improve the lives of a billion people within a decade.

The Singularity University Global Impact Competition is a unique opportunity for one Australian innovator to win a scholarship to attend the Graduate Studies Program at the Singularity University which is based at the NASA Research Park in 2013, and have the opportunity to impact 1 billion people worldwide.

Mr David Roberts, the Vice President of Singularity University and Director of their Graduate Studies Program has teamed up with Dr Clarence Tan the Australian Ambassador of Singularity University to express an interest in exploring our unique proposal on how comedy and laughter can have a positive impact on mankind.  

"Dr Clarence Tan has been one of my personal business advisors and mentors for nearly a year now and equally shares my passion for helping mankind through comedy and laughter."
His credentials are listed below:

Singularity University Australian Ambassador Dr. Clarence N W Tan,
BSEE, MSISE, MBA (USC), PhD, FACS, F Fin (Aust), FInstBA, FBSC (UK) Entrepreneur in Residence Fellow, Bond University/Gold Coast Innovation Centre GSP'11, Singularity University Ambassador, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, USA CEO and Chairman, Bond Wireless Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business, Bond University Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Griffith University 

"Upon meeting David Roberts I felt we had an instant connection as he shared with me his very personal views on the importance of fun and laughter. David displayed a very genuine interest in COMEDY UNLIMITED reg. and said that he was keen to see our competition entry"
His credentials are listed below:

David Roberts is passionate about their mission to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. He wants to help social entrepreneurs to positively impact the lives of one billion people in ten years. David has dedicated most of his life to solving global problems through technology entrepreneurship, non-profit, government, and military service. Harvard Business School, Stanford University, and Berkeley Business schools have all written and taught case studies on David’s leadership, management, and decision making. He and his start-ups have received dozens of awards to include Internet World’s Net Rising Stars, Top 50 Private Companies in the World, Red Herring Top 100 Private Companies in the World, USA Today’s Tech Reviews Best Picks, Internet Outlook’s Investors Choice Award, Enterprise Outlook Investors Choice, Best of the Web from PC World, Red Herring’s Catch, and Apple Computer’s Premier Systems Integrator Award of the Year. His contributions have been highlighted on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, CNN, USA Today, the New York Times, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, Harvard’s Entrepreneurship journal, and Business 2.0.

Mark McConville with Mr David Roberts, the Vice President of Singularity University which is based at the NASA Research Park. David is also the Director of their Graduate Studies Program

What I need from my comrades THE HOOD ... ( You know who you are ...my brothers and sisters )

RESEARCH DATA required : ( For Australia ) 



  • Number of Police officers per state? 
  • What are their intake numbers per year? 
  • How many people leave the service each year? 


  • Number of Paramedics per state? 
  • What are their intake numbers per year? 
  • How many people leave the service each year? 


  • Number of Firefighters per state? 
  • What are their intake numbers per year? 
  • How many people leave the service each year? 


  • Number of Armed Forces Personnel Nationally for:
    Army  ? 
    Air Force ? 
    Navy ? 


  • (Both public and private combined) 
  • Number of Primary School Students in each state?  
  • Number of Secondary School Students in each state?  


  • No of people in aged care in each state? 


Also any research that can be found in relation to the approximate numbers of employees in Australia currently employed in what could be classified as a "Highly Stressful" vocation?? 

All info would be very gratefully received at the follow address : 



The close of entry date is 10th April 2013 

I'm on a cruise from the 5th -14th of March and will be finalising my entry during that time. 

Luckily for me , three quarters of my submission is already completed and it's just down to filming a short promo and finalising the data and we're good to go. 

All assistance will be publicly acknowledged and credited. 


Please support our bid to become an Industry Partner with The Griffith Health Institute here on the Gold Coast. 

Professor Lyn Griffith's the Director of the Griffith Health Institute recently became aware of and interested in what we are hoping to achieve in regards to being able to supply quantitative research to the government to prove that implementing this business model will have a positive impact in helping to address societal stress, depression and suicides. 

The flow on benefit to the government is the effect it will have on the national health budget, not to mention that surely a happier healthier society is going to be a more productive one. 

It's very, very early days but this all fits into our bid for the Singularity University Global Impact Competition. The synergy is there, so we're going with it for the moment....

Thank you in advance for any assistance or support you may be able to offer. 

Wishing you peace and laughter, 

Mark McConville 
CEO & Creative Director 


PH. +61 408 632 631



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