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Tags: Business / Emcees & Moderators / Marketing / Motivational / Sales / Team Building

About

The Huffington Post calls Greg Schwem, “Your boss’ favorite comedian.” That’s because Greg’s clean, razor-sharp wit, and family-man stage presence has made him a favorite for audiences worldwide. More than just an entertainer, Greg is also a best-selling author, nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and award-winning greeting card writer.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, Greg never envisioned a career in laughter. Instead, he settled in Florida, becoming an on-camera reporter for NBC-owned WPTV in West Palm Beach. But the comedy bug bit Greg hard and he returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he honed his stand-up act in nightclubs, eventually graduating to bigger rooms and larger audiences. Greg’s media appearances include stints on Comedy Central, VH-1, and Sirius/XM Radio, where he can be heard regularly on Laugh USA. He has appeared in concert with the likes of Celine Dion, Keith Urban, Jay Leno, and Enrique Iglesias. As a corporate entertainer, Greg’s clients have included Microsoft, McDonald’s, IBM, and Southwest Airlines. And when he travels, Greg often stays at Airbnb and other “home sharing” properties, treks that have resulted in a hilarious, ongoing web series, A Comedian Crashes Your Pad.

Greg blogs regularly for the Today Show and is the author of two Amazon best sellers: Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons from a Low-Tech Dad and The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar:  A Pile of BS (Business Stories) From a Corporate Comedian.

Topics

Work, Laugh, Repeat

Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. Despite its therapeutic qualities, laughter is often absent from the business environment. Greg shows it is possible to laugh at work and about work. Audience members will put down their iPads and Blackberries and laugh along with Greg as he good-naturedly discusses topics such as Smart Phone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, “frequently” asked questions, and home office workers. His preparation includes company website research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit!

Rock, Roll & Laugh Your Way to the Top!

Greg Schwem knows a thing or two about rock and roll.  As a comedian who has opened concerts for stars ranging from Keith Urban, to Celine Dion, to Enrique Iglesias to (wait for it) KC and the Sunshine Band, Greg has seen how rock and roll is really a business. Like your business. In short? Every company and employee has “rock star” potential. Greg shows you how to achieve that potential in a highly motivational presentation that combines hilarious comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack featuring everything from classic rock to country to Lollapalooza. Topics include “Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards,” “Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?”, and “Don’t Let Your Company Become a Country Song.”

Meeting Emcee / Video Host

A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonald’s restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.

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Testimonials

  • “Not only were his scores off the charts, but Greg did his homework on our association, members, and industry and incorporated that into his presentation.” Financial Manager’s Society
  • “More than a comedian, he’s truly a brand ambassador” IBM
  • “Greg did an excellent job in motivating the group the first morning which set the tone for the next three days.” IT Exchange Group

About to open for my high school “posters on the wall” band @STYXtheBand in Denver

Almost showtime #Thrivent #peakperformers #gaylordrockies #corporatecomedy

Get to open for my fave band growing up at a corporate event tonight @GitRDoneLarry I’m coming for your gigs #GaylordRockies #Styx

Im too tired to wish anybody a happy #birthday on #Facebook today

This is a great quote. OK, I read it on my phone, but it's still a great quote.

I now refuse to pick up lunch or dinner for the family, for my middle-aged brain can no longer handle their plethora of special requests, deletions and, yes, substitutions.

My @Medium column on people who take FOREVER to order #fastfood https://t.co/eATukJxTkp

Ever behind the person in the fast food line who takes 30 min. to order? Those people are called "Substitutors" and I hate them too. My @Medium @Havencomedy column https://t.co/eATukJxTkp

I guess I should congratulate #VolodymyrZelensky for proving that comedians have other talents #Ukraine #president

As somebody who doesn’t watch #GameofThrones I know that I’m not gonna understand most of Twitter on Sunday nights #GOT

I think @LinkedIn should be closed on #EasterSunday