Joel Bryant THE Master of Ceremonies, Host, and Moderator
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Joel was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and started pursuing acting and standup comedy work in his high school years. He attended Pepperdine University and graduated with both Theatre Arts and Telecommunications degrees. Out of college, he plied his craft in TV, film and theatre and began DJing on the weekends as well as studying improv at The Groundlings and taking the stage at some iconic comedy clubs (Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory). He discovered live event hosting when an event planner asked if he could Emcee an event. “Sure!” He then discovered hosting live events combines all of the skills he had been training in his whole life.

Since then, his Hosting has literally taken him around the world, from private cruise ships in the South China Sea to the Seine in Paris to the beaches of Cancun, military bases in the Middle East, to all 50 US states and over 35 countries. He has hosted for the most intimate private parties to huge gatherings of Fortune 500 companies, from 20 people to 20,000. 

Any event you can name, he’s hosted it: Awards galas, charity auctions, team-building, Q&A’s, beach games, game shows, sporting events, pep rallies, industry panels, multi-day conferences, incentive trips and even Drag Queen Bingo (alongside a drag queen). His energy could be felt at the last 7 Super Bowls as both a key host for all NFL events and the Main Stage Emcee at the Super Bowl, activations and panels at respected multi-day conferences like CES and VidCon, and even as a writer/host/comedian at large industry awards galas. Some clients who have used his services more than once include Google, Apple, Delta, Nestle, Southwest, Protiviti, McKinsey, Facebook/Meta and many, many others. 

No audience is too big or too small, he’s skilled at making the C-suite shine and he’s been honored to share the stage with names as big as Stevie Wonder, Clint Eastwood, Garth Brooks, The Backstreet Boys, Rob Gronkowski, John Legend, Bill Burr, ZZ Top and many, many others, whether via intro, as co-host or in a Q&A. 

Joel’s known for his energy, his ability to roll with a live event and it’s potential changes and his humor, which he maintains on- and off-stage.

He prides himself on being easy to work with and his mantra: If you’re not having fun, enjoying the moment and happy to be there, then what’s the point?


Host & Emcee for LIVE Events

Joel has been THE Master of Ceremonies for over 20 years. He has entertained in front of cameras and groups of people ranging from 30 to 30,000. He’s been the mouthpiece for awards galas, corporate events, live auctions, game shows – both live and recorded, team-building events, Drag Queen Bingo, Opening Ceremonies, a variety of charity events and anywhere else you need someone to get people excited and having fun in a professional but always energetic manner! From a basement in Vienna to the rooftops of Los Angeles, from a private vessel in the South China Sea to the beaches of Florida, there isn’t a venue, a crowd or an event that Joel hasn’t seen…and rocked!

Live Event Host for Corporate Events

Joel has a number of on-camera hosting credits (“Eat. Taste. Live.,” “The KW Project,” “V-Nation,” “Pet Hospital”), has pivoted to bring the same energy to Zoom, Skype and Virtual Events, but he’s mostly known as an in-demand live event host for numerous private and corporate events over the past 20 years.  He’s Emceed for small, intimate affairs to the biggest Fortune 500 Companies.  He works seamlessly with DMCs, HR and Event Professionals to create a unique and memorable experience for all attendees.



  • "I’ve had the opportunity of working with Joel on many occasions and every time he delivers. Even on the most challenging of jobs, with the toughest of rooms, he rises to the challenge every time, somehow finding a way to create bonds between guests that were formally not there. He adds life to every venue and can take the driest of conferences, turning it into a vibrant cocktail party even without the cocktails. He manages to get all engaged with his approachable and friendly style, a quality most of his contemporaries lack in their method. We have had Joel do demanding multi-day events with us and even if he is exhausted, we would never know; his talents as a host and MC consistently burst with energy and inclusiveness and yet somehow he always makes it seem effortless. I do not believe there is an event out there on which he would not be a valuable attribute." Kristin Banta Kristin Banta Events
  • "After doing one event with Joel, you’ll never do another one without him. He’s the ultimate MC and a great addition to any celebration. He’s absolutely hilarious, while still extremely professional, and he can keep any type of crowd engaged and entertained for hours. I once told him 'just 5 more minutes' about 10 times in a row (50 minutes!) because the entertainment he was introducing wasn’t quite ready. He managed to riff and not only keep the attention of the guests, but have them in stitches the whole time. We’ve worked together on corporate retreats, holiday parties, social events, and even a Zoom wedding, and he brought the same level of charm, wit, and utter entertainment to each. I can’t speak highly enough about Joel. His presence elevates any type of event, and as a bonus he keeps you laughing the whole time." Cora Kaplan Cora & Company
  • "Joel Bryant is ALL-TIME. There is no event he can't handle. Whether dressed up for a fortune 500 corporate event or surrounded by rabid NFL Super Bowl fans, Joel always adds fun, brings the energy and keeps it professional no matter what. He's the type of guy you hire first and then plan your event. A rare breed indeed, there is nothing this man can't do with a microphone to make your event better than you ever expected." Rossi Morreale Event Host Live
  • “Joel is so incredibly funny. The Game Show was engaging, fast-paced and high energy.” Apple
  • "[The client] had nothing but glowing reviews. She appreciated your flexibility and positivity when there were so many additions and changes." Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc
  • “Thanks again for being a great partner to motivate our group! You have a great way of making all of them feel special! You are appreciated!” Country Financial
  • ”We had a fantastic experience, everyone loved it and especially the energy level! I do hope that we can work together again on another program.” The Home Team
  • “Joel was a fantastic announcer!” NutriLite
  • “Thank you Joel – very professional and overall awesome!” Releve Unlimited
  • “Great attitude and fun personality!” Integrated Telemanagement Services
  • “Joel was so fantastic, lively and energetic! The attendees are still talking about it!” Caravel Group
  • “We had a blast!! Thank Joel for making me look good! He was amazing!” Farmer John
  • “He did an amazing job, really if it weren't for him it wouldn't have been so much fun. Top notch!” Hyatt Hotels
  • “Professional, fun, entertaining and so easy to work with! Hats off to Joel because he truly made it a great experience for everyone involved!” True Religion Brand Jeans
  • “We LOVED it!! People were psyched, got completely into it, and there have been emails from several executives today saying how much they loved it. Joel was amazing and we honestly couldn't have had a better afternoon.” Edmunds
  • “Everyone was cracking up with Joel's emcee work and he did a great job keeping everyone entertained” Toshiba