Wit, Wisdom & Comic Ingenuity
Following humorist Tim Northern’s appearance as a finalist on the nationally televised “Star Search”, Naomi Judd raved about his performance. “He’s the only one that could be a member of Mensa,” she said. “I absolutely adore the cerebral humor.”
Noted intellectual (and former game show host) Ben Stein agreed with her assessment, adding his own accolade, “I love that fact that he assumes his audience has a brain!”
Coming from an Ivy League presidential pundit, that’s high praise indeed for someone who never set foot in college. “It was a great moment,” Tim says. And it’s exactly the response he’s hoping for each and every time he takes the stage. “That’s what I’m striving for. I provide you with two-thirds of the joke, and you provide the other third. It’s like ‘do-it-yourself’ comedy.”
That do-it-yourself approach is paying off for the Nashville native, whose influences are a veritable Who’s Who of comic genius. “George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Steven Wright, I like all of ‘em.” Once Tim takes control of the mike, he relies on much the same type of material that those classic comedians used to land in the national spotlight, plain and simple, Tim Northern is a word man.
Rapid Fire Style Of Comedy
If laughter is the best medicine, prepare to be heavily medicated. Tom Cotter’s high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. Recently, Tom became the first comedian to ever reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. His runner up finish on the show has catapulted him to the comedic stratosphere.
Before his historic run on the world’s largest talent competition, Tom won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the grand prize at The Boston Comedy Festival and was voted “Best Stand-Up” at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival.
Master Story Teller
With the countless hours onstage, Rik has evolved into a master story teller. His emphasis on storytelling paved the way towards his speaking career. Just like in comedy, Rik keeps the pace of his keynote programs up using stories, facts, current events, visuals and crowd participation to make the points relevant to each group.
Aside from his keynotes, Rik continues to deliver his stand-up routines for any group seeking 100% clean comedy. He teaches comedy writing workshops across the country and online through his “School of Laughs”.
Rik spends his time off stage writing songs – many of which are aired daily on SiriusXM radio’s LaughUSA and Blue Collar Radio channels.
He’s appeared in his own episode of the award winning BANANAS COMEDY SHOW which features the nation’s top “clean” comedians. He also was featured on CMT’s “20 Greatest Redneck Moments” and was a writer and performer on “The Henry Cho Comedy Show” on Great American Country.
Comedy With A Byte
Greg Schwem’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist and award-winning greeting card writer. (Yes, you read that last one correctly!) He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion and Jay Leno.
When Greg hits the stage he already has perused the company’s Internet site, combed the internal message boards and even sifted through numerous PowerPoint presentations. “There is no such thing as too much information,” Greg says. “I know corporate audiences like to laugh at themselves so the more ammunition I get, the funnier it will be. Just don’t give me a 10-K report. There is NOTHING funny about that.”
Winner of Six Emmy Awards
“The best interviewer in the business” is how Sports Illustrated describes Roy Firestone, host of ESPN’s Up Close Prime Time. One of America’s most versatile talents, Roy Firestone is recognized for his multiple abilities as an interviewer, journalist, commentator, and stage performer.
Critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism, Roy Firestone has won six Emmy Awards and two ACE Awards for Cable Excellence. Roy Firestone has interviewed more than three thousand people, including nearly every major sports figure. PulitzerPrize winning columnist Jim Murray calls Roy Firestone, “the best interviewer I’ve ever seen. That’s not the best interviewer in sports, that’s the best interviewer period.”
Curiosity and passion drive Roy Firestone to interview people beyond the realm of sports and in the world of art, music, politics and popular entertainment. Roy Firestone’s interview subjects are an eclectic mix ranging from President Nixon, legendary actor James Stewart, jazz great Miles Davis comedian Jerry Lewis and pop icon Madonna.
Roy Firestone performs his multimedia review before audiences in Las Vegas, The Grand Old Opry, and at major sporting events, meetings, formal events and conventions throughout the world. Roy Firestone is a accomplished singer, impressionist, and humorist who has shared the bill with notables such as Frank Sinatra, Loretta Lynn, Vic Damone, Gladys Knight, the Four Tops and Frankie Valli.
Legendary Voices in Concert
Transform your next event from a ‘meeting’ into a ‘masterpiece!’ Create lasting memories with Larry G Jones’ multi-award winning, customized, ‘Legendary Voices in Concert’ show.
We understand that great corporate entertainment can bring your event to a higher level and how important it is that your event is a success.
With a show customized for your audience, Larry will work directly with you to create the perfect blend of hit music, impersonations, and clean comedy for your corporate event.
After a 10 year/2400+ Las Vegas shows run, as a corporate entertainer Larry G Jones’ now creates customized shows and amazing memories at special events around the world.
While you ‘could’ put your neck on the line and take your chances with ‘Other’ entertainment that’s NOT multi-award winning ( ‘Entertainer of the Year’ And 2x ‘Impressionist of the Year’) …your audience may wish you didn’t.
This one-man show also competed with Las Vegas’ biggest productions to prove its merit with over four years as one of Trip Advisor’s ‘Top Five’ consumer rated Vegas shows.
Each customizable experience is a fast-paced and fun filled celebration of hit music mixed with hilarious clean comedy. You will be highly entertained by an all-star celebrity cast of rapid-fire voice impressions including many of Las Vegas’ biggest headliners and Billboard’s greatest artists.
The Temptations, Cher, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Elvis, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Rat Honors and Accolades Pack are just a small sample of the 75 plus voices Larry performs in each show. When you throw a few famous comedians, Hollywood celebrities, and presidential voices in the mix, there is enough comedy and music to appeal to just about everyone.
Get Ready… for some fun!
Tracta takes impressionism to an entirely new level.
Jeff Tracta has become the most sought-after impressionist in the world today. With an array of over 100 spot-on impressions, Jeff pays tribute to over fifty years of music, comedy, and pop culture.
From the most current music artists — the Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, and Lady Gaga — to legendary icons such as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and Elton John — and comedy tributes including Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Chris Rock, Jeff Foxworthy, and the entire cast of Family Guy — Jeff’s show has something for everyone.
But Tracta takes impressionism to an entirely new level. Cutting-edge technology allows Jeff to transform himself into a galaxy of stars right in front of you. His multimedia experience is wowing audiences around the world. The Los Angeles Times calls him, “Hilarious! A comic genius, Tracta is superb.”
Keeping It Funny!
Comic magician, Tim Gabrielson, has one goal when he steps on stage: Keep It Funny. A native of Minnesota, Tim began performing at a local theme park at age 16. His comedic wit and natural timing combined with magical prowess quickly made him a park favorite and landed him a contract with a local agency. Tim Gabrielson soon became one of the Midwest’s youngest and fastest rising entertainers.
Tim Gabrielson’s “keep it funny” philosophy is apparent throughout his laugh-a-minute- show. He prides himself in providing a clean performance in which he takes it to the line, but never crosses. His wide appeal makes his a show enjoyable for all types of audiences. And it didn’t take long to gain the attention of agents and producers alike; which landed him fill-in spots for Vegas headliners like Ron Lucas and Mac King before acquiring his own room on the Strip.
Beginning July, 2007, Tim Gabrielson’s bringing his comedy magic to the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay where he can be seen performing six days each week.
Intelligent, Interactive & Fun
There is no doubt about it, Jon Stetson is America’s most amazing Mentalist!
Mind Reading has never been this much fun! He knows what you’re thinking. No, really, he does!
Jon Stetson is the one entertainer/speaker in America who truly understands the meaning and importance of capturing the mindshare and heart share of your audience. The Stetson Experience is intelligent, interactive, and fun!
Over the past 25 Years President Bush, President Carter, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, Donald Trump, Bob Kraft & The New England Patriots, Fortune 1000 organizations, associations and celebrity audiences have experienced Jon Stetson worldwide. Jon has made television appearances on CBS, NBC, PBS and the A&E Network.
Comedian, Actor, Musician
Dick Hardwick’s comedy never misses and this has made him a surefire opening act for such major super stars as Kenny Rogers and Reba McEntire. Hardwick has shared the stage with Broadway’s Joel Grey and Rita Moreno, Motown’s Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Spinners, country music’s Tammy Wynette, Larry Gatlin, Ronnie Milsap and Collin Raye, rock legends The Everly Brothers and Dick’s good friends, The Righteous Brothers. Hardwick’s also a favorite in the main room at The Nugget in Reno/Sparks, Nevada, most recently fronting for Les Miserable’s Gary Morris. Dick Hardwick’s humor has recently been heard internationally at Canada’s 10-day Calgary Stampede grandstand extravaganzas.
Fun Speaker & Comedienne With Practical Tips
If you’re looking for a fun keynote speaker with practical tips, then hire comedian and professional speaker Jan McInnis. Before setting foot on stage, Jan McInnis spent 15 years as a marketing executive . . and her comedy proves it! All of her keynotes include humor on work (from “control-freak” bosses to team building exercises gone awry), family and day-to-day life. Her keynotes are sprinkled with lots of relatable clean humor as Jan was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the top convention comedians who is clean (as in no offensive material) and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing. Jan can help your group deal with change by using humor in her popular Finding the Funny in Change keynote, or she can help your attendees use humor in their business communications to make their communications memorable, engage their audience, and connect with clients in her Finding the Funny in Communications keynote. And of course if you just want entertainment, Jan can provide it with Cubicle Comedy and her Hilarious Hosting!
The Upside of Down
Joe Malarkey is The Worst Motivational Speaker in America!
Hope has never been so funny.
The Joe Malarkey one-man-show, “The Upside of Down”, is the perfect message for challenging times. Energetic, fast-paced and laughter-packed, Joe manages to entertain and still leave your audience with an appreciation for the opportunities that are hidden in adversity.
Joe has blended a fresh, in-demand message with new hysterical material and audience favorites to produce “The Upside of Down”.
60 Minutes and To Tell the Truth are just two of his national television appearances your audiences may have seen. He has also been profiled in several national magazines. He has been inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame.
Tonight Show Veteran
Jack Mayberry has appeared on numerous television programs such as, A & E’s “Evening at the Improv,” NBC’s “Hot Country Nights and has made over twenty-five appearances on the Tonight Show. When Jay Leno began hosting The Tonight Show he asked Jack to appear in a comedy sketch his first week on the air. He asked Jack to portray presidential candidate Ross Perot! Whereas some might not, Jack took this as a challenge and accepted. After the show, Jack went home, watched the videotape and thought, “Yikes! I look exactly like Ross Perot! Now what?!”
Well, many more “Tonight Show” sketches, that’s for sure. Eighteen so far! And in addition Jack has “performed” (Or as Jack says, “Channeled”) Perot for folks from: Pepsico, Texaco, Exxon and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. And at numerous trade shows and events representing communications giants like: Micom and Nortel. And in addition to his “dead on” caricature of Ross, his crowds are also treated to his clean and funny stand-up comedy.
Durwood Fincher has been a mainstay on the corporate speaking circuit for over twenty-five years. His formula is simple, as a corporate comedian, he makes people laugh! A consummate entertainer, humorist, and comic speaker, he has regaled most of the Fortune 500 and is frequently featured on such network staples as The Huckabee Show, The Today Show and Live with Regis and Kelly. Fincher’s hilarious take on corporate culture is personalized for each of his clients, their business, and even their attendees who become the true stars in the hysterical video finale. The result is a clean and unique production that works every time!
It’s All About Family
Whether delivering his popular keynote “It’s All About Family” or his hysterical after dinner comedy show, his smooth blend of home spun characters and outrageous facial expressions keep audiences rolling with laughter. Buzz Sutherland’s style of comedy is contagious, as he plays with the audience rather than talking to them. Some of the audience members literally become part of the show! Having performed for many of the top corporations and associations in the world, Buzz’s ability to be funny without being offensive, make him a no-brainer for any event.
World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso
Mike Rayburn is a captivating keynote artist with a presentation completely unlike any you’ve ever seen! Having been called “the World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso,” Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations. He can focus his program completely on entertainment, depending on your needs. Mike draws from a wealth of life experience as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, world-class guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband, and father, to deliver a presentation which is motivational, hilarious, and musically amazing!
In 1994 Ross Shafer heard Bill Gates give a speech where he said, Someday you will all be watching television on your telephones. Ross took that message to heart and he made the decision to leave TV and get back to his corporate training roots. Human nature and the human condition were always fascinating to him because that’s what comedians do. They study the laughter and tears business. To date Ross has produced (14) Human Resource training films on Customer Service, Motivation, Leadership, and Peer Pressure. He has authored the business books, Nobody Moved Your Cheese, Customer Empathy, The Customer Shouts Back, and his newly released Are You Relevant? 12 Reasons Smart Organizations Thrive in Any Economy.
Today, Ross is one of the most sought after Keynote speakers and seminar leaders on the subjects of Customer Empathy, Personal Motivation, and Business Relevance. The father of two grown sons, Adam and Ryan, he lives in in Denver, Colorado with his wife Leah and their daughter Lauren.
Comedian, Emcee, Actor
Gary Jenkins has been performing professionally for over 15 years. He is a versatile entertainer combining comedy, music, and a natural ability to communicate with any audience.
Gary has appeared on TV’s “Crook and Chase”, “Nashville Now”, “American Magazine”, and the Turner Broadcasting Network. He has opened for Huey Lewis and The News, Martina McBride, The Temptations, Emmy Lou Harris, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart, David Brenner, Alabama, and many others.
Gary Jenkins’s act features comedic impersonations of famous entertainers and parodies of popular songs. Garth Brooks, Mick Jagger, Elvis, and many others provide the material Gary needs to leave any audience thoroughly entertained.
Currently living in Nashville, Gary performs at comedy clubs and corporate industrials in the United States and abroad.
Comedian, Actor, Author
Jeff Jena is one of the top corporate and cruise comics working today. His thirty years of live performance experience and forty national television shows, both as an actor and comic give him the ablity to work for any audience. His experience as both a writer and a performer give him the experience to know exactly how to present your event with a hilarious evening of comedy. Jeff can customize an evening’s entertainment just for your group. His recent television appearances include Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and the new Bob and Tom Show on WGN cable. His newest CD ” I’m Only Saying This Once” is available on major music download sites.
In his thirty years as a stand-up comic Jeff Jena has appeared on over forty national television show, including Comics Unleashed, The Bob and Tom Show, The Dennis Miller Show, HBO, MTV, Evening at the Improv, NBC Friday Night and The Showtime Comedy Club Network.
Captivating & Laced With Intelligent Humor
James attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship, which left him feeling “wicked smart”, but possessing the skills to hurt people who are “actually” smart. While serving in Desert Storm, he was ordered to write jokes for a Colonel. Understanding this to be a lawful and punishable command; James erred on the side of funny.
Eventually making his way to Hollywood, he began to perform at the World Famous Comedy Store, the World Famous Improv, the Legendary Ice House Comedy Club and other major comedy venues with too many adjectives. Soon James popped up on television, commercials and in small films.
In addition to having appeared on Comedy Central and HBO, James hosted VH1’s “Movie Obsessions” and more recently “Live From Here” on XM Radio for National Lampoon. He is recognized across the country as one of the most played comedians on the Sirius XM Comedy Channels and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. James has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops.
Comedian, Commentator & Juggler
For comedian and commentator Chris Bliss, life has been a study in contrasts. The youngest son of a Washington D.C. attorney, he majored in comparative literature at Northwestern University and the University of Oregon before dropping out at the end of his junior year. The reason? To pursue a career in juggling. And what did his argumentative father think about the choice? “He told me I was ruining my life, which I can understand in retrospect. Your son comes home after his third year of college – where he’s on the dean’s list – and says he’s running off to join the circus . . . what would you say?”
Four Time Juggling World Champions
The Raspyni Brothers create hilarious events that corporate audiences never forget. They understand the importance of corporate entertainment and they work hand-in-hand with you to get it right.
You could put that responsibility into hands less-capable than these four-time World Juggling Champions with over 200 national television appearances and 1,000 successful corporate shows, but we don’t recommend it.
Funny, Informative, Entertaining
Jimmy Travis is a multitalented performer who constantly proves that you can be funny, informative, and entertaining without being offensive!
As one reviewer put it: ‘Jimmy Travis took the stage and within minutes made everyone in the audience feel like his new best friend. His presentation was hilarious, clean, and definitely had something for everyone. His approach to humor was very refreshing in a day and age when so many lace their shows with profanity’ VARIETY
Attempting to describe a Jimmy Travis show or presentation is a lot like trying to herd cats! It’s not impossible, but definitely takes some doing. He’s funny, creative, spontaneous, energetic, and since he frequently interacts with the audience, no two shows are ever the same! Simply put, Jimmy Travis is unique!
Talk Show Favorite
Corporate comedian Wayne Cotter is a favorite of the talk shows, having appeared dozens of times with both David Letterman and Jay Leno. A top nationally touring comedian, Wayne hosted the Fox Television Network series “Comic Strip Live” for many years. He has been nominated as “Best Standup Comedian” in the American Comedy Awards. He served as host of the Discovery Channel’s “Amazing America,” a light-hearted look at weird and wacky subcultures throughout the United States.
Disturbingly New Perspective
Corporate Comedian John Garrett has been heard on The Bob & Tom Radio Network, seen in concert with Train, opened for Louie Anderson at resort casinos, and named “Best of the Fest” at The Detroit International Comedy Festival. Tracks from his debut comedy album, Outside the Box, can be heard on Sirius|XM Satellite Radio.
Audiences across the country find that John Garrett is the adorably obnoxious guy they wish they had in their boring office, unless of course they were his manager. His unmatched facial expressions and uniquely clean observations of the people around him have left audiences in hysterics while looking at everyday things with a disturbingly new perspective.
Uniquely Fun & Clever
Fresh, frenetic, and self-deprecating to a fault, Don Friesen’s comedy is outrageously physical yet thoroughly relatable. Don’s willingness to admit his flaws and exploit them for maximum comedic potential has a way of not only entertaining, but at the same time tapping into the humanity in all of us. It’s a uniquely fun, clever, and clean act with an incredibly broad appeal it’s an act that has earned Don Friesen rave reviews and die-hard fans throughout the country.
In 1999, Don won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the same competition that helped launch the careers of Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sinbad. Other career highlights of Don Friesen include getting such a great response on his first network TV appearance The Martin Short Show–that they actually held the audience over and had him perform a second set, performing for a crowd of 10,000 in Golden Gate Park, and recently becoming the only comedian in the 30-year history of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition to win it a second time.
Thousands of fans come to see him again and again (and drag their friends along with them,) because they know that he is always writing new material, and has an incredibly fresh, smart, and energetic show that will have them crying every single time.
Smart Guy Stupid World
Brad Upton in a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared recently at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. Twenty-six years and 5000 shows have made this Seattle based comic a much sought after performer and earned the respect of his peers.
Writing about everyday life, a long term marriage and anything else that pops into his head, Brad packs more laughs-per-minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business. He has been seen in concert with Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, The Smothers Brothers, Lewis Black, Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Rita Rudner and Tim Allen. He is currently touring theaters and performing arts centers with The Masters of Stand Up, a group that includes comedy stars: Jimmy Brogan, Cathy Ladman and Maryellen Hooper. His new CD entitled, “Smart Guy, Stupid World” is heard regularly on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio and is available on iTunes.
One Man Laugh Factory
Corporate Comedian Mark Cordes has been hailed by many critics as a “One Man Laugh Factory.” This inventive comedian and humorist is a guaranteed winner! Whether it’s a very special event, roast, awards program or a final event, he will customize his performance to meet your needs.
His television credits include “Comic Strip Live,” “Caroline’s Comedy Hour” and “An Evening at the Improv.” Mark Cordes may be available for your next special event.
Absurdly Energetic Physical Humor
Corporate Comedian Greg Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and crowd work, into an act with no waiting, just immediate pandemonium and panic. His wild, likeable stylings have led to numerous television, club, corporate and now theater appearances throughout the country.
Continuing to advance his career in film and television, Greg Hahn now lives in Los Angeles where in between shows, he goes ballistic on the drums, destroys his pathetic fellow comics in ping pong and sometimes takes a nap.
Corporate Comedian, Impressionist & Emcee
Jim Gossett’s captivating comedy and hilarious impressions make for a memorable event!
Spice up your meetings with the humorous stylings and masterful mimicry of Jim Gossett!
Imagine George W. Bush, David Letterman, John Kerry, Larry King, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Brokaw, Randy Travis, Johnny Carson, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Willie Nelson, Ted Koppel, Andy Rooney, Jesse Jackson, Jay Leno, Keith Jackson, and a host of others performing for you! When Jim hits center stage, you never know who’ll turn up!
Toss those “canned” presentations!
While other comedians recycle “stock” jokes, Jim takes his inspiration from the events of the day, adds his special brand of magic, and delivers a performance so up-to-the-minute, it’s no wonder his material often appears in the monologues of The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Jim’s unique perspective on the news will captivate you!
Comedy, Pure & Simple!
Steve Bruner serves it up with the flavor of a good time with no annoying aftertaste! Not just hysterically funny but also clean and insightful– Steve has been satisfying that big hunger for his brand of humor in television, colleges, cruise ships, comedy clubs, corporate shows, and conventions across the county.
Steve Bruner has been featured on Showtime, the A&E Network, ABC, Comedy Central and on nationally syndicated shows. Club appearances include The Comedy & Magic Club, The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, The Punchline and The Ice House. Steve’s act has appealed to a wide variety of audiences, performing with some of the biggest acts in show business. He has been on the bill of fare with such acts as Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Engvall, Rob Schnieder, Carlos Alazraqui, Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis, Father Guido Sarducci, Norm Crosby, Oscar Peterson and the Pointer Sisters. A diversified group of fans with eclectic tastes have been satisfied by Steve’s wit, from the devotees of icons Ray Charles and Art Linkletter, to the modern fans of “Ranter” Dennis Miller and “Blue Collar” Ron White. Seriously folks, the website owned by George Carlin: Laugh.com sums it up perfectly:
“Steve Bruner is a great guy. He is also one of the most successful comedians in the business. You can see him regularly in clubs, on television and on cruise ships. Clean, smart and funny define Steve.”