Iowa Speakers and Comedians

Find motivational speakers, comedians and clean entertainers in Iowa for your next meeting or event. Each of the keynote speakers listed below have recently performed their highly-engaging presentations in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Quad Cities, Sioux City, and other Iowa cities.

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Speaker Rik Roberts

Increase Productivity By Nipping Distractions In The Bud! Imagine your attendees surprised by America’s Favorite Deputy Barney Fife blowing a whistle as he enters the conference room. Next, he pulls out a few “citations” that he has written up on members of your group. The group belly laughs as the “harmless offenses” are revealed. Once the group is engaged, Rik steps out of character and delivers a speech about 1) Increasing productivity by eliminating distractions, 2) Managing time more effectively, and 3) Setting clearer goals.

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Farmer Jerry Carroll

Stories of farming and farm life tailored for agricultural events. You'll enjoy tales of feeding hogs, raising crops, and keeping the farm equipment together with duct tape, bailing wire, and WD-40.

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Comedian John Felts

Show your clients, employees, families or loyal customers a good time through John's clean and carefully put together set. You are guaranteed to see lots of laughs, smiles and possibly a fellow audience member on stage!

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Comedian David Ferrell

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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Comedian 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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Comedian 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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Speaker Charles Petty

Hilarious insights on work-life balance and how to take care of family while taking care of business. Perfect for all groups and especially when guests/spouses are in the audience.

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Comedian Greg Romeo

Greg's greatest strength is his ability to customize his show for each audience. He works closely with you to gather information about your company or organization as well as key individuals within your group and turns the material into a hilarious, interactive performance!

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Juggler 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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Speaker Derrick Tennant

Internationally known comedian, speaker, and closet magician, Derrick Tennant travels the world sharing the story of how he overcame overwhelming obstacles to become the leader is he today.

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Upcoming Schedule

11/30/2019Denison, IAFundraiser with Andy Beningo
2/29/2020Davenport, IAAnnual Banquet with Larry Weaver

Recent Reviews from Iowa

 Speakers and Entertainers in Atalissa, IA

"Jerry Carroll was very prompt, very chatty, and blended right in. He listened to the speaker before him and added it right into the performance. We had a lot of good comments from the audience."

President, Annual Banquet in Atalissa, IA review of Jerry Carroll
 Speakers and Entertainers in Cascade, IA

"John Felts did a fantastic job at our fundraising event! Our crowd had a wide range of ages and he managed to get everyone laughing! It was a very clean act that worked perfectly for our church crowd. John was very organized, put forth effort to learn about us beforehand, and was a joy to work with. We would definitely recommend him!"

Event Planning Committee, Annual Fundraiser in Cascade, IA review of John Felts

"David is a very nice person and professional. We enjoyed him and his audience interactions. Very different from what we usually do at the meeting. Also easy for us to work with as annual meeting day is very hectic for us."

"Rik Roberts (aka Barney Fife) spoke for CML USA, Inc. at our International Sales Meeting. We had representatives from Italy, Canada, Portugal and the U.S. After a full day of being served very technical information, our representatives enjoyed being able to relax and enjoy his performance. Rik's business message was clear and on point, and his very entertaining comedy routine had everyone in stitches from beginning to end. We wanted something light and entertaining yet informative for our sales professionals. From fun "citations" a the beginning to allowing photos to be taken with Barney, Rik Roberts provided exactly what we were looking for!"

Graphic Design & Marketing, Ercolina International Sales Meeting in Davenport, IA review of Rik Roberts

"David Ferrell was very professional to work with. He was prompt, personable, and funny! Our guests enjoyed his comedy and there was plenty of laughter to go around! He kept his jokes clean and appropriate for our group, which was a tough crowd of older more conservative attendees. It was evident that he spent time learning about our small town before his performance to help make the show more relevant to his crowd. Both before and after the show he took time to speak with guests and share more of his story as well as listen. We had a great night."

Event Planner, Fundraising Dinner in Sully, IA review of David Ferrell

"Jerry Carroll had the entire audience in tears with his funny stories!!"

Office Administrator, Annual Meeting in Davenport, IA review of Jerry Carroll
 Speakers and Entertainers in Bettendorf, IA

"Rik Roberts was very funny. He had the crowd engaged and laughing throughout his entire performance and his Barney impersonation was a big hit."

Administrator, Fundraising Banquet in Bettendorf, IA review of Rik Roberts

"Jerry Carroll did a wonderful job at our grower meeting. He stayed in touch with me in the days leading up to the presentation, and arrived in a timely fashion. The audience certainly enjoyed him, and our company is very happy with the job he did."

Event Planner, Grower Meeting in Mt Pleasant, IA review of Jerry Carroll
 Speakers and Entertainers in Spencer, IA

"Wow -- where to start? Jerry Carroll met and exceeded my expectations. He was very easy to work with and very thoughtful. Jerry attended the Vendor Reception on Monday night - networking with the vendors and getting to know our committee and the surrounding area. On Tuesday, Jerry arrived early at the venue and walked around networking with the vendors; meeting the public and attending the speaker before Jerry - Iowa Agriculture Secretary, Bill Northey. Everyone I have talked to that attended Jerry Carroll's presentation have told me nothing but great things about his presentation. Jerry staying up on what is happening in Agriculture and Business in other parts of the US - and not just his home state is what impressed me. He very much so has his homework done to relate to his audience. Jerry also dressed correctly - he did not try to out dress the audience. Jerry's audience was farmers and farm related business people mainly and he dressed to relate to them - this was wonderful! After Jerry's presentation and before he left I was very touched that he came to find me to thank me and give me a hug. I would recommend Jerry to anyone."

Program Director, Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook Conference in Spencer, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Everything with Dr. Charles Petty went very well. Our clients really enjoyed him and his presentation. I would definitely recommend him, and will also be in touch with you on future needs."

Team Leader, Annual Learning Seminar in Des Moines, IA review of Charles Petty

"We heard nothing but good, positive comments about David Ferrell. He was there early. He introduced himself and had already talked to the venue person about the speaker system. He talked with people during Happy Hour and before his show. He was dressed appropriately. He has a nice personality and was able to connect with those he spoke with. We enjoyed working with you. You made it very easy!! The website is informational as well as the information provided. Thanks!! We'll use you again!"

Administrative Coordinator, Customer Appreciation Event in Breda, IA review of David Ferrell

"We were very pleased with Jerry Carroll. He had our crowd laughing the entire time and we really enjoyed his company. Thank you."

Marketing Specialist, Kickoff Conference in Clear Lake, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll was so kind and honored us by being present for the whole event on Wednesday evening. He even gave another "performance" after the event was over which created quite a buzz at the owners meeting on the following Friday."

Event Planner, 10th Anniversary Company Celebration in Ames, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll did a great job. He showed up before hand to check in and socialized prior to going on stage. He was certainly easy going. There were a lot of big smiles and laughs shared. He also related well to the audience."

Event Coordinator, Dealer Kick-Off Meeting in Sioux City, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Dr. Charles Petty met our expectations. He did an exceptional job of communicating with me prior to the event. He told me after the event that the crowd was younger than he had expected and that was somewhat evident in the feedback that I got too. He was good for everyone but the older audience members seemed to like him more, they thought he was great! The younger of the crowd thought he was still good, but didn't enjoy him as much. His material was appropriate."

Board Treasurer, Annual Meeting in Sioux Center, IA review of Charles Petty

"It is always a pleasure to have Jerry Carroll entertain our events! We have booked him multiple times in several states and I look forward to seeing him each and every time!"

Events & Administrative Supervisor, PROaccess Business Launch in Des Moines, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"I received very good feedback about Jerry Carroll from all who attended. I think everything went very well and all the way from the first booking to the event went smoothly. Overall very well done show and hopefully he had a good time as well. Thanks for the evening."

President, Annual Banquet in Greenfield, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Everyone had a great time at this year's Holiday Party and really enjoyed Jerry Carroll's performance. He provided a high quality and entertaining show. We would love to have him back again sometime!"

Project Manager, Corporate Holiday Party in Des Moines, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"First of all, a big thanks to Jerry Carroll. The evening went great, and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed him. I had set some expectations and I can definitely say that Jerry exceeded them. Second, I have had nothing but good service from you and the agency. I look forward to dealing with you again to bring Jerry back in the future."

Agronomy Field Marketer, Growers Meeting in Altoona, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll showed up on time and very quickly became one of us before the show. He kept the show clean and was able to relate to the crowd very well. His material was all good with a pretty large percentage of it improvised and custom to our group which I think really helped the show. Jerry also stuck around for a while after the show and visited with some of the audience which I think people really appreciated. I would recommend Jerry Carroll to anyone."

Vice President, Employee Appreciation event in Clear Lake, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll was FANTASTIC. His comedy fit right in with our crowd. He was fast paced and exciting to watch. We enjoyed his stories about growing up and it's funny how you can relate to lots of the things he has been through! He arrived early, interacted with a lot of our customers and enjoyed dinner with them as well. We would recommend him to anyone and hope to have him back again in the future!"

Office Manager, 20th Anniversary Company Event in Dubuque, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll called me twice to let me know he had arrived and then to confirm timing. He was prompt and interacted with others beforehand, and his performance was great, clean humor which is exactly what I asked for. Would recommend Jerry to anyone wanting to lighten their event."

GM/CEO, Annual Meeting in Cedar Rapids, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll is a generous, entertaining, and inspiring speaker. His comical talents was a perfect wrap up to our Conference. We were so glad to have him join us! He had the crowd laughing and was a great person to relate to our group. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. Thank you for everything!"

Meeting Planner, Young Farmers Conference in Des Moines, IA review of Jerry Carroll

"Greg is incredibly professional and prepared - we spoke at least 3 times prior to the party and then met to discuss last minute arrangements a few hours ahead of time. He put so much thought into our custom show - it was really impressive."

Human Resources Specialist, Christmas party in Ames, IA review of Greg Romeo

A few of the towns our nationally-touring keynote speakers have performed in include: Altoona, Ames, Atalissa, Bettendorf, Breda, Brooklyn, Cascade, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte, Clear Lake, Davenport, Denison, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Greenfield, Hull, Johnston, Malvern, Mt Pleasant, Muscatine, Okoboji, Osceola, Salix, Sioux Center, Sioux City, Spencer, Sully, Tama, Washington, Waterloo, Woodbine, IA and others.


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