Speakers and Comedians for Volunteer Appreciation Banquets

Find speakers, comedians, magicians, and entertainers for your next volunteer appreciation banquet or awards dinner. Each of these presenters have recent experience at volunteer appreciation events across the United States and Canada.

Recently Booked

Joshua Lozoff - The Magic of Communication

The Magic of Communication is engaging, intriguing and fun! In this interactive presentation, acclaimed magician and actor Joshua Lozoff pulls back the curtain to reveal the true secrets of his magic: powerful communication skills and strong powers of observation; skills useful for us all, from the board room to the living room.

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John Felts - Faith-Based, Clean Comedy

Faith-based, clean comedy for churches, charities, and Christian companies. Each show is custom fit to the ministry or faith-based cause by gathering information prior to the performance to create that personal feel.

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Larry Weaver - Good, Clean Humor

100% clean stand-up comedy with a positive message! Larry's humor is highly professional, culturally sensitive, and hilariously funny. After majoring in accounting, Larry left his CPA dreams behind to pursue his dream of making people laugh. As heard on SIRIUS XM Blue Collar Radio and Laugh USA, Larry's show includes tales of growing up in the country, home remedies, family gatherings, marriage, traveling, trying to eat right, and more.

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David Ferrell - Christian Humor and Inspiration

Christian comedy performance featuring relatable tales about everyday life, original funny songs, and musical impressions. Suitable for all ages and denominations.

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David Ferrell - Clean Humor and Impressions

100% clean stand-up comedy show suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Plus, David is happy to customize his performance with jokes about your company or organization.

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Steve Brogan - Comedy Ventriloquist

A versatile ventriloquist comedian and entertainer, Steve has the unique ability to script his shows to include audience participation. Steve and his “friends” perform nationwide for events just like yours.

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Andy Beningo - Clean Humor

Performing his clean, clever "every-man" style of material, Andy explores the joys of parenting, raising pets, and struggling to survive in his hilarious, relatable routines. His ability to find humor in subjects like growing up the middle child, his short lived career as a middle school teacher, and our society's obsession with technology has made him a crowd favorite nationwide.

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Arthur Atsma - Comedy and Magic

Arthur delivers skill-based, fast-moving, intriguing, and astonishing sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism. His comedy magic show is packed with feats of the impossible, audience participation, smart humor, and tricks no others perform. It is a positive, inspiring, and unforgettable experience.

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Paul Miller - Clean Comedy and Juggling

Enjoy a truly refreshing and interactive comedy performance that happens as much off stage as it does on. Paul’s inviting demeanor and quick wit keeps audience interactions, and the laughs, rolling. Experience one-of-a-kind, never-happen-again moments as balls get tossed, balloons get blown, and magic takes your breath away. This performance is as much comedy show as it is a team building party.

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Rik Roberts - It's Funny Now

Dynamic comedy show funny enough to headline comedy clubs across the country and clean enough to bring your grandkids or grandparents to see. It's family-friendly and full of fun, easy to relate to material.

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Joshua Lozoff - Life is Magic

Magic, mind-reading, and mystery! Joshua's stage show reflects his fascination with psychology, intuition and influence! The show combines astounding mental demonstrations with amazing illusions developed in his travels around the world.

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Leslie Norris Townsend - Christian Humor and Inspiration

Christian comedy for congregations of every size and personality. Leslie offers an interesting and intriguing look at marriage, motherhood and the perfect balancing act desired by women.

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Upcoming Schedule

1/24/2020North Fort Myers, FLVolunteer Appreciation Night with Larry Weaver
1/31/2020Middlefield, CTTeam Appreciation Event with John Felts

Recent Reviews

"John Felts was fabulous! We really enjoyed having him at our church. It was even better that he personalized his material to our area and our church. It made for a fun evening! Such a blast!"

Family & Care Ministry Assistant, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Leawood, KS 12/3/2019 review of John Felts

"John was awesome. John had researched our church and was able to connect with us immediately which helped everyone relax and have a good night. Several of his joke were being repeated the next morning at church!! John connected with a very diverse age group and kept everyone in stitches. He was clean, professional and hilarious. If you are having an event and looking to have a fun and laughter-filled night, stop searching and invite John Felts!"

Lead Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Noblesville, IN 11/8/2019 review of John Felts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Jonesboro, AR

"We booked Larry Weaver for our church Volunteer Banquet. Even with the diverse age and personalities of the attendees, Larry was a huge success! He was engaging with the audience and had a wide variety of material that had everyone laughing. Working with Larry Weaver was a great experience! He was professional-from his dress to his demeanor. We received excellent comments from our members about his performance following the event. I hope to get him back again for other church events. I HIGHLY recommend Larry Weaver for all your entertainment needs!"

Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet in Jonesboro, AR 11/1/2019 review of Larry Weaver

"David Ferrell is warm, personable, kind and HILARIOUS! He made our event a great success! He is fantastic at integrating he audience and the location into his comedy. He was a joy to work with and we will have him back again for sure!"

Director of Connecting and Care, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet in Avon, CO 9/20/2019 review of David Ferrell

"David was very communicative and reachable before the event. He arrived early, was professional and friendly, and he did an incredible job of connecting with our seniors. Many laughs were had by all, and we all enjoyed the fun and lightness that he brought to the atmosphere."

Volunteer & Nutrition Coordinator, Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in Hoover, AL 9/13/2019 review of David Ferrell
 Speakers and Entertainers in Decatur, AL

"The Bible tells us that laughter is like medicine and we received a good dose of it at our annual church volunteer appreciation party! Larry was both professional and funny. Our people were able to relate to his "hometown" humor and it was clean and appropriate for a church related function. People are still talking about it almost a month later."

Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Appreciation Party in Decatur, AL 5/17/2019 review of Larry Weaver

"Everyone loved Steve. Our residents will be talking about Steve and Elmer for a long time. He was funny, professional, clean, and gracious. Steve and his friends are good medicine for the soul."

Vice President of Development, Volunteer Banquet in Jenison, MI 4/24/2019 review of Steve Brogan
 Speakers and Entertainers in Avon, MA

"We had John Felts for an volunteer appreciation event at our church and he was amazing. I was very impressed by the amount of homework he did about our church and our area to personalize his act. He was very friendly and hug around after the event to meet and talk with our people. Great Job!!!!!!"

Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Night in Avon, MA 3/22/2019 review of John Felts

"The event was fantastic. Several people commented on how they enjoyed Andy’s use of the crowd for content. Others said they had been to events with comedians before, and they weren’t all that funny, but Andy was amazing. Personally, I was wondering how he would be able to keep a crowd (made up of ages 16-93) entertained for that length of time, but he did it, and it was hilarious the entire time. I also have a couple of people tell me that they know of organizations who hire comedians for annual meetings, and they’d love to see him come back to the area."

Music & Connections Director, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Spooner, WI 3/7/2019 review of Andy Beningo

"Having Arthur at our event was amazing. His engagement with the audience was exceptional. He greeted people as they were entering the venue and was very professional. He kept the audiences attention throughout the entire show and the message he brought during the show was really good as well. We enjoyed everything about him. Before the show began he even helped me light candles before people arrived. I would recommend him to others if they wanted a magician."

Event Planner, Church Volunteer Appreciation in Eastland, TX 1/25/2019 review of Arthur Atsma

"Paul Miller was quick to respond to cmmunications and so easy to work with when we had to make a schedule change. The audience thoroughly enjoyed his performance. He did a superb job of engaging with them and including individuals from the audience in his act."

Executive Director, Annual Appreciation Dinner in Lynchburg, VA 1/12/2019 review of Paul Miller
 Speakers and Entertainers in Kennesaw, GA

"What an absolutely amazing thing your company has with Arthur!! He was incredible! But what I enjoyed most was, no one was a number; everyone in the crowd was somebody. He spoke to you like a person and was as down to earth as he could be. He presented an amazing salvation message while demonstrating it with magic tricks; which captivated everyone SO well! Overall, so thrilled we invited him. It was a phenomenal night! Will definitely be inviting him back!"

Elementary Director, Volunteer Appreciation Event in Kennesaw, GA 1/12/2019 review of Arthur Atsma
 Speakers and Entertainers in Greenwood, IN

"We all enjoyed having Rik Roberts at our event. We ask him to greet our guest as "Barney Fife" as they entered our event. It was great to see them all smile and engage, when the saw him. They all could relate to his tribute of this great historical character. We enjoyed Rik's humor as our guest speaker and his musical talent as well. It was a memorial evening for all of those volunteers who assist with Community Church's outreach program here in Greenwood Indiana. We were very satisfied and grateful to Rik for sharing his talent with us on this special evening of recognition at our Church."

Event Planner, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Greenwood, IN 11/10/2018 review of Rik Roberts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Dallas, TX

"John Felts did a great job entertaining our people and our people really enjoyed him!"

Executive Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet in Dallas, TX 11/4/2018 review of John Felts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Autryville, NC

"Larry Weaver was very easy to work with. He did a great job in communicating with us before, during and after his performance. He was very funny and was enjoyed by our entire audience from child up to adult. He even hung around and spoke to our guests afterwards. I highly recommend Larry for your next event."

Pastor, Clement Volunteer Fire and Rescue Appreciation Dinner in Autryville, NC 8/6/2018 review of Larry Weaver
 Speakers and Entertainers in Walterboro, SC

"John Felts was extraordinary. Prior to the event, we were in regular contact. On the day of the event, he arrived early and was well-prepared for the event. His audiovisual use of information provided to him allowed him to connect quickly with the crowd of nearly 200, most of whom were teenagers. John was warm, transparent, engaging, and extremely funny. Woven within his comedy were messages of character and responsibility. He might have arrived as a stranger to our audience, but he left a rock star. We hope to be able to work with John again one day."

Associational Missionary, Volunteer Appreciation in Walterboro, SC 7/10/2018 review of John Felts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Richmond, VA

"Our 400-person conference luncheon loved Joshua! His presentation was engaging, fun, and had some great pointers for improving communication. His use of audience participation was a great way to get our attendees immersed in the experience and everyone was super amazed at his ability to do what seemed impossible!"

Communications Specialist, Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond, VA 5/22/2018 review of Joshua Lozoff
 Speakers and Entertainers in Northville, MI

"John Felts is extremely funny, friendly and can easily relate to any group that he is asked to perform for. It was an amazing night . We had volunteers of all ages at our event and there was something for everyone. Everyone was laughing the entire night."

Director of Production, Volunteer Appreciation Event in Northville, MI 5/18/2018 review of John Felts

"We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with Rik Roberts! His content and delivery was relevant, engaging and an appropriate atmosphere for all in attendance. The highlight of his show was his spot-on rendition of Barney Fife - I could have watched two hours of that performance alone! Rik's participation in our celebration evening for volunteers made this a night we will remember."

Pastor, Volunteer Banquet in Avon, MA 5/11/2018 review of Rik Roberts

"John Felts made our Volunteer Appreciation Night a blast! The audience, consisting of mixed ages, appreciated the humor throughout the show as was heard from the many laughs. I have been getting nothing but excellent feedback from the people who attended and them asking for his information as well. If any organization is looking for good, clean comedy, John Felts is your guy!!"

Guest Services, Volunteer Appreciation Party in Farmingdale, NJ 4/27/2018 review of John Felts

"Paul Miller really went out his way to incorporate our theme into his show. He was spontaneously personable, talented, funny, & friendly."

Vice President of Development, Volunteer Banquet in Jenison, MI 4/18/2018 review of Paul Miller

"John Felts was very professional and fun! We had a mixed group of children thru adults. He related well to everyone. He had the children eating out of his hand! They loved him."

Director of Program, Volunteer Appreciation in Hamilton, NJ 2/18/2018 review of John Felts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Kokomo, IN

"I haven't laughed that hard in years! Larry Weaver was the consummate professional. His pre-event communication was excellent, he was prompt, courteous and enjoyable to work with. His performance showcased his experience as well as his comedic skills. His humor was well-received by a cross-section of age groups and cultural backgrounds. He couldn't have been better and we couldn't have been happier. Stellar show, Larry!"

Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet in Kokomo, IN 12/10/2017 review of Larry Weaver

"David was professional in every way. He was prompt in communicating before the event, he was on time to the event, but most importantly he was personable. David's routine was very interactive and we had a lot of fun. Many walked away feeling as if it was the best banquet we have had to date. He did a super job!"

Senior Pastor, Church Volunteer Banquet in Houston, TX 12/1/2017 review of David Ferrell
A few of the states our Volunteer Speakers and Entertainers have recently presented in include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and others.


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