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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It's Funny Now by Rik Roberts

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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Christian Comedy by John Felts

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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Good, Clean Humor by Larry Weaver

100% clean stand-up comedy performance that is highly professional, culturally sensitive and hilariously funny. As heard on SIRIUS XM Blue Collar Radio and Laugh USA, Larry's humor includes tales of growing up in the country, home remedies, family gatherings, marriage, traveling, trying to eat right, and more.

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The Magic of Communication by Joshua Lozoff

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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Audience Energizer by Paul Miller

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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Ross Bennett

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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Christian Humor and Inspiration by David Ferrell

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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Life is Magic by Joshua Lozoff

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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Christian Humor and Inspiration by Leslie Norris Townsend

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

1/12/2019Kennesaw, GAVolunteer Appreciation Event with Arthur Atsma
1/12/2019Lynchburg, VAAnnual Appreciation Dinner with Paul Miller
1/25/2019Eastland, TXChurch Volunteer Appreciation with Arthur Atsma

Recent Reviews

 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
 Speakers and Entertainers in Jenison, MI

"Rik Roberts understood our audience. He worked the room as "Fife" and raised the level of engagement and participation from everyone. Rik's material is genuinely funny and appropriate for all ages. We are glad we found him."

Director of Development, Volunteer Appreciation Banquet in Jenison, MI 4/26/2017 review of Rik Roberts
 Speakers and Entertainers in Fairfield, CT

"John Felts was fantastic both on and off the stage. He communicated frequently with us in the weeks before the event and mingled with our congregation when he got there. It is hard to find someone who excels at clean humor and John met our expectations and more. He was incredibly funny and took the time to customize his show to our church and community. John had over 200 people laughing and we sent him off with a standing ovation!"

Director of Volunteers, Volunteer Appreciation Night in Fairfield, CT 1/19/2017 review of John Felts

"Our Church loved David's energetic and personalized performance. His ability to relate to our crowd made the night fun, funny, and unique. He performed twice on the same night, but each show had different parts and bits to it. The staff and those who stayed for both shows thoroughly enjoyed it."

Associate Pastor, Volunteer Celebration Event in Scarborough, ME 6/24/2016 review of David Ferrell

"We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with David Ferrell. He arrived early and immediately started interacting with our guests as they arrived. His show was hilarious for the entire hour. We had a small event in terms of the number of guests, but that didn't seem to make any difference. David involved the audience in his act several times and made the evening all that more enjoyable. We had children in the audience and never once worried about anything off-color. The act was entirely clean, fit for any audience. David wrapped the event with some heartfelt, genuine words that impacted us all. The evening was a resounding success!"

Groups Coordinator, Volunteer Appreciation Night in Greenville, SC 4/30/2016 review of David Ferrell

"John Felts did a really thorough and amazing job with our event! Even through the trials of flight delay and travel difficulties, he rocked our event and made it super personal to our community. It was a pleasure to have John work our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, and I would highly recommend him for any event out there!"

Connections & Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Canton, MI 4/26/2016 review of John Felts

"Larry Weaver provided the entertainment for our National Volunteer Week Luncheon. I have gotten such great feedback. Everyone loved him! His down-home brand of humor really resonated with our volunteers. He was a natural at drawing people in and the volunteers really enjoyed his interaction with the audience. Nothing like some good clean fun! In addition, Larry was a joy to work with; prompt, pleasant, and professional. Needless to say, he was a hit!"

Director of Volunteer Services, Hospital Volunteer Awards in Burlington, NC 4/13/2016 review of Larry Weaver
 Speakers and Entertainers in Muncie, IN

"The comedy of John Felts was a big hit at our event. He was very prompt and fit in with our audience very well. The presentation was very good and he used the information I gave him very effectively. The whole experience enhanced our event. Overall, we were very pleased. Thank you. Blessings!"

Lead Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Event in Muncie, IN 3/5/2016 review of John Felts
A few of the states our Volunteer Speakers and Entertainers have recently presented in include: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and others.


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