Humorists & Comedians

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people—that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.        James Thurber (1894–1961)

Dubbed “fast talker extraordinaire” by the AP, comedienne FRAN CAPO  doesn’t mind if you call her motor mouth. In fact, she’s proud of it! Fran Capo is The Guinness Book of World Records fastest talking female clocked at 603.32 words per minute. That’s 10 words a second! Her fast talking, boundless energy, down to earth approach makes her easy to relate to and a fun quick witted TV guest. She has appeared worldwide on over 150 TV shows including Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Geraldo, Entertainment Tonight, and Ripley's Believe it or Not and on over 250 radio shows including Howard Stern. On the corporate front, Capo is sought after not only as an impostor speaker, media spokesperson but also as a seminar presenter. 

RICK JAKLE Somedays you’re the windshield - somedays you’re the bug! Book Rick for your next event and he’ll tickle your group’s funnybones, uplift their spirits and he’ll make YOU look good! Call for a complimentary cassette today!

HARRY FREEDMAN The Nation’s Leading "Expert." As profiled in the New York Times - introduce this come-on comedian as an industry "expert" (personalized for your event/industry) and have everyone ‘busting a gut’ as they realize they’ve been had! Then get ready for one of the funniest presentations you’ve ever seen.

LORETTA LAROCHE Relax... you may only have a few minutes left! Known as the "Erma Bombeck of stress," LaRoche uses humor to inspire audiences to slow down, enjoy life, and "find the bless in the mess." She has been an international consultant in the field of stress management for over 30 years and is the star of three acclaimed PBS television specials, The Joy of Stress, Humor Your Stress, and How Serious is This? Loretta has also written several books, including her latest, Relax—You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left

ART LINKLETTER For over sixty years, Art Linkletter has lifted our spirits! This Emmy Award winner has performed in such popular television and radio shows as House Party, People Are Funny, and Kids Say the Darndest Things (currently airing Friday nights on CBS-TV with Bill Cosby) based on his best-selling book of the same title. A true master of the podium, this recipient of ten honorary doctorate degrees has inspired thousands of audiences during his prolific speaking career.

JOHN POWERS Do Black Patent Leather Shoes REALLY Reflect Up? John Powers is a successful businessperson, television personality, humorist, playwright, educator, and author - at least one dozen of his theatrical productions is playing somewhere in the world on any given day. John touches audiences with his hilarious anecdotes and beautifully-told stories plus he teaches leadership potential, creativity and—most of all—appreciation for the humor in daily life. 

GREG RISBERG Greg's uplifting and inspirational programs will help you achieve more balance in your life, handle stress more effectively, use humor to renew your spirits, become a better communicator, and achieve a more hopeful perspective.

ROSS SHAFER has made more than 3,000 meeting planners look like heroes. He's clean, funny, relevant, and always in good taste. Ross' experience as a stand-out after-dinner entertainer, keynote speaker, and seminar leader includes such diverse clients as Microsoft, Toyota, Sprint, Nordstrom, Discovery Toys, Chevrolet, Boeing, and Blue Cross, to name a few. Six-time Emmy award winner Ross Shafer is known to millions of television viewers as a host of The Match Game and Days End on ABC, The Late Show on Fox, and Love Me-Love Me Not on the USA Network. A popular comedian, he performs in Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, and at major comedy clubs throughout North America. 

CAROL ANN SMALL As founder of Laughter with a Lesson, Carol Ann is a motivational humorist, stress management expert and author who offers a unique perspective on the benefits of finding humor in the workplace and everyday life. Carol Ann has appeared on Good Morning America, the Comedy Connection and Panache in NYC and her latest book is HUMOR US. She has helped clients such as Dunkin Donuts, Astra-Zeneca, Harvard University, Bank of America and the U.S. District Court to boost morale, reduce stress, eliminate burnout and improve their bottom line with a positive workforce. Carol Ann Small is a motivational speaker, trainer and humor consultant who imparts wisdom with a twist of real-life comedy. Her name may be "Small" but her presence is larger than life! 

THE WATER COOLERS are the freshest comedy act on the corporate circuit today conceived by one of the creators of the long-running New York hits, Tony & Tina's Wedding. Their highly entertaining program consists of "laugh-out-loud" music and comedy about having a job. The HOT New York talent featured in the acts have appeared in Rent, Les Miserables, Cats, and The Lion King. This comedy troupe makes audiences howl and meeting planners heroes!

Sometimes a laugh is the only weapon we have.   Roger Rabbit

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