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.

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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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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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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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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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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's comedy magic show features cutting-edge, fast-paced, and astonishing sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism. Tricks with cards, coins, borrowed watches, and rings highlight a performance filled with audience participation and true entertainment.

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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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Ross Bennett - Clean Humor

Clean and clever humor as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman. He's from the rural western part of New York State, a place he calls "New York Country".

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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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Joshua Lozoff - Life is Magic

Magic, mind-reading, mentalism and mystery! Joshua's show combines his love for the art of magic, and his fascination with psychology, intuition and other "inner workings of the mind."

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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

9/20/2019Avon, COVolunteer Appreciation Banquet with David Ferrell
10/25/2019Jonesboro, ARVolunteer Appreciation Banquet with Larry Weaver

Recent Reviews

 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, 2018 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

"Ross was kind enough to do our show last minute after inclement weather prevented our comic from attending. He connected well with our audience. He also asked permission before to mention a bit of his faith background -- it was a church event so this appreciated -- but would have had a great show even without it!"

Director of Volunteers, Church Volunteer Celebration in Fairfield, CT 1/18/2018 review of Ross Bennett
 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

"I want to let you know how happy we are with the success of our Volunteer Appreciation Night. David Ferrell is very gracious and comfortable with people. He is personable and open. Everyone that met him enjoyed the conversation and his warmth. David's performance was funny and very relatable. Many felt his personal story was touching. A good laugh helps you feel better and relieves stress. He had just the right combination of humour and heart. We appreciate David and the ministry he has to draw people together to enjoy themselves and to look at life from a different perspective. Thank you again David for your kindness and beautiful spirit."

Events Coordinator, Volunteer Appreciation Night in Windsor, ON 9/16/2017 review of David Ferrell
 Speakers and Entertainers in Decatur, AL

"“REFRESHING!” - over and over that was the phrase we heard from our church volunteers when talking about the banquet we hosted for them with John Felts as the entertainment. The personal touch he added with his thorough research of our church is what made his performance like no other. John was very funny, professional, and personable. He interacted with our people not only during the performance but before and afterward. We actually had a few volunteers think he was a new volunteer. I will definitely be recommending him to all of my Pastor friends. We believe, like the Bible says, “laughter is medicine” and we all got an overdose that night!!"

Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Event in Decatur, AL 6/9/2017 review of John Felts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Southbury, CT

"John Felts was amazing! He was perfect for our volunteer appreciation and everyone present gave rave reviews! He took time to get to know us personally and the show felt tailor-made. People were laughing so hard they teared up. He was super professional, prompt, connected with the audience and on an individual basis. I highly recommend John for any gathering! Super happy we had him join us!"

Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Appreciation in Southbury, CT 5/6/2017 review of John Felts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Canton, MI

"John Felts was incredible fun, intentional and thorough in his research & his jokes about our organization. He arrived early to make sure he was all set up with tech. It was an amazing night, and John was certainly one of the highlights for everyone. He engaged with the audience authentically & was super easy going."

Connections & Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Canton, MI 5/2/2017 review of John Felts
A few of the states our Volunteer Speakers and Entertainers have recently presented in include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and others.


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