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Barry, Dave

Dave Barry is a humor columnist for the Miami Herald. His column appears in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. He is the Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

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Coolers, The Water

Category:Humorists

We use 5 building blocks when we create a show: Your goals, agenda, and vision for the event.

  • Our core material about life and work performed in theaters across the country.
  • Specialty material for specific audiences and meeting challenges – for example, our sales medley for sales meetings or special songs we do to refocus the audience after a program break during the day.
  • Our ability to write spot-on, hilarious, and always appropriate customized music and comedy.

 

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Cotter, Wayne

Category:Faith Based

Wayne Cotter hosted the Fox Television Network series "Comic Strip Live" for several years, and was seen in the feature film "Spy Hard." He has also been nominated as "Best Standup Comedian" in the American Comedy Awards, and has appeared in numerous cable television specials.

 

While touring nationally with his stand up comedy, Cotter also hosts The Learning Channel's series "Amazing America," a light-hearted look at weird and wacky subcultures throughout the United States. A former electrical engineer and software developer, Wayne keeps up-to-date with developments in the hi-tech industries.

 

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, Cotter 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.

 

Although he studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and began a career with a New Jersey computer company, before long Cotter started moonlighting as a Philadelphia comedian. He continued this double life for some time, and ultimately came to the visionary conclusion that the computer industry was going nowhere and left town to pursue showbusiness full time.

 

Almost immediately, he became a frequent guest of Jay Leno and David Letterman and a fixture on the national comedy circuit. He was also honored to be one of the last new comedians to debut with Johnny Carson, with whom he also became a favorite, appearing in two Carson anniversary specials. He went on to appear regularly on many broadcast and cable shows, including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and ultimately became the host of his own show on the Fox network.

 

 

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Firestone, Roy

Category:Faith Based

An impressionist, humorist, and singer, Firestone performs his multimedia review in Las Vegas at major sporting events, meetings, formal events, and conventions throughout the world, and has appeared on such shows as Late Night with David Letterman, Later with Bob Costas, Nightline, and Larry King Live. He has shared the bill with Frank Sinatra, Michael McDonald, country superstars Wynonna and Reba McEntire, Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Frankie Valli, and Josh Groban. Firestone recently released his first album, Another Voice, produced by the Grammy-nominated legendary fusion jazz band Hiroshima.

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Gill, Dwayne

Category:Faith Based

Everyone has heard the old saying “Good Cop, Bad Cop? Well meet Funny Cop, Dwayne Gill.

As a professional stand up comedian known for his engaging personality and stage presence, he can be depended on to serve up laughter wherever he appears. And when it comes to protecting, it’s not your funny bone he’s worried about - it’s the citizens of Michigan, since he’s also a cop!

 

Gill’s topics range from current events, men and women relationships to the crazy situations he’s encountered as a police officer. His show has pleased comedy club audiences and corporate functions all over the country. He made his television debut on NBC’s syndicated talk show “Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson”, has appeared on Last Comic Standing, and a guest on the “Bob and Tom” nationally syndicated Radio/TV show.

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Michael Jr., Michael

Category:Faith Based

Michael Jr.'s smooth style has proven to be extremely appealing to audiences of any age or ethnicity.  A brilliant stand-up comedian, Michael Jr. is the only Christian comedian to have appeared with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." He's also appeared on A&E's "A Night at the Improv," as well as "The Jimmy Kimmel Show." Michael Jr. is also a regular at the well-known "Comedy & Magic Club" in Los Angeles.

 

Through his work ethic, love and respect for his craft, and clever wordplay, Michael Jr. has earned the praise and respect of comedy legends such as George Wallace, Gary Shandling, and Jay Leno.



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Miller, Dennis

Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical assessments laced with pop culture references.  

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Passing Zone, Passing Zone

Category:Faith Based

The Passing Zone was chosen as a "Best Bet for Entertainment" by the Wall Street Journal, and Special Events Magazine placed the duo on their list of the "Hottest 26 Speakers." Jon and Owen have also published articles on Teamwork, Work-Life Balance, and Taking Risks in countless industry periodicals including: E-Business, People, Special Events, Smart Meetings, Networking Times, Financial Executives, Successful Meetings, Home Business, and many more.


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Regan, Brian

Category:Faith Based

His clean, off-center humor has been praised by critics and contemporaries alike and Brian Regan enjoys a fan base that crosses young taste makers to middle-aged adults; he is respected in the comedy community as "the comic's comic."

Growing up with seven brothers and sisters in Miami, Florida, Brian Regan was always a fan of Steve Martin, The Smothers Brothers and Johnny Carson. Though he attended Heidelberg College in Ohio with plans of being an accountant, a football coach there encouraged him to consider theater and communications.

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Roberts, Rik

Category:Faith Based

Beginning in 1997, Rik Roberts started headlining at America’s top comedy clubs. Nearly ten years later Roberts has become a favorite at The Improv, The Punchline, Funny Bone, The Stardome, Zanies – you name it! It was this background that led to his current career of corporate entertaining.

Roberts moved to Nashville in 1998 and turned up the heat on his career. He quickly appeared in videos on Great American Country. He began regular appearances on syndicated morning shows. His dedication to “clean” comedy earned him an episode of the Emmy award winning “Bananas Family Comedy” show. Shortly after that he was tapped to expand his Barney Fife Impression on “Comedy at Large.”

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Steps, Capitol

The Capitol Steps are a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. The Steps perform over 500 shows a year all over the country.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded 21 albums, including their latest, Papa's Got a Brand New Baghdad. They have been featured in NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio Stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

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The Second City, The Second City

The Second City: Renowned Improvisational Comedy Troupe

Taking its name from the title of A. J. Liebling's derisive profile of Chicago in "The New Yorker," The Second City opened on December 16,1959. Success was instantaneous. The Second City has been touring the world with its trademark satire and wit for over thirty years. The Second City currently operates resident theatres in Chicago, Toronto and Detroit, as well as three touring troupes out of its Chicago theatre.

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