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Illinois Speakers and Comedians

Find motivational speakers, comedians and clean entertainers in Illinois for your next meeting or event. Each of the keynote speakers listed below have recently performed their highly-engaging presentations in Chicago, Springfield, and other Illinois cities.

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Motivational Speaker Larry Weaver
Professional comedian and keynote speaker Larry Weaver uses clean humor, funny anecdotes, and emotionally charged stories to illustrate the importance of energy, attitude, and motivation. These topics are crucial to success in any venture, whether your focus is Leadership, Teamwork, Customer Service, Sales, Change, Safety, Stress Reduction, or simply Having More Fun at Work. The presentation combines stand-up comedy with content – seamlessly intertwined. Your audience will laugh, learn, and leave feeling refreshed.

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Comedian Larry Weaver
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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Virtual Comedian and Speaker Larry Weaver
Virtual motivational speaker and comedian Larry Weaver provides LIVE clean humor and inspiration virtually around the World! Add some humor to your next videoconference call. Provide a funny and motivational keynote for your virtual conference. Boost employee morale with a virtual happy hour. Available In-Person, Pre-Recorded, or Live Streaming via Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, RingCentral, and other popular videoconferencing software.

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Comedian Tim the Dairy Farmer
Tim the Dairy Farmer is definitely not a motivational speaker. Tim is a Florida dairy farmer and comedian. His experiences on and off the farm help him bring out the humor of everyday rural life.

His television credits include CMT, Last Comic Standing, FOX and a live stream from a Family Reunion. Tim can be heard regularly on SiriusXM radio.

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Speaker Jason LeVasseur
Jason brings his positive energy and skills as a keynote speaker, professional entertainer, and team-building expert to captivate and educate his audiences. From the small group workshop to the packed auditorium – attendees will be elevated, informed, and inspired to positively influence their teams, companies, and communities.

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Comedian 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 Andy Beningo
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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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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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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Speaker 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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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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Comedienne Leslie Norris Townsend
100% clean stand-up comedy, music and audience participation. Leslie can move audiences from tears to laughter while motivating, mesmerizing and captivating each one.

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Speaker Lyndy Phillips
Laugh, learn and reduce stress with this upbeat presentation. Successful organizations know that happier, healthier, and less stressed people are more productive.

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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 Jan McInnis
Whether it’s going green or the myriad of new rules that govern our business, we are constantly reacting to a new playing field. And all of this change causes fear, tension and miscommunications. This popular keynote combines hilarious comedy with practical tips on dealing with change through using humor.

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Recent Reviews from Illinois

 Speakers and Entertainers in Park Ridge, IL

"Our staff loved Larry's routine and he incorporated our company message which was excellent!!!"

Administrative Assistant to Operations SVP, Virtual FMG Team Meeting in Park Ridge, IL review of Larry Weaver

"Tim arrived before he was scheduled to, he was very friendly and connected well with the audience. Everyone loved his performance and had a great time. I would recommend him to a friend anytime."

Loans Operations Officer, Farmer's Appreciation Dinner in Metropolis, IL review of Tim the Dairy Farmer

"What a great way to end a full day of learning. Jason was so much fun! I love how he weaves together music and an inspiring message to engage the audience. I felt like I was at a show that I didn't want to end. I'm certainly thinking about how 'my band' is impacting our audience! I highly recommend Jason for any event!"

 Speakers and Entertainers in Quincy, IL

"Andy presented fun family friendly entertainment. He successfully pulled in the audience with participation and made It even more entertaining!! I heard a lot of great comments about the performance."

Controller, Annual Meeting in Quincy, IL review of Andy Beningo

"Rik Roberts was very prompt and professional. He had a great personality and connected well with the audience. The material he used went over well with the audience. I had a lot of the audience tell me how much they enjoyed the program."

Loan Secretary, Farmer's Appreciation Dinner in Metropolis, IL review of Rik Roberts

"Jerry Carroll did a great job both relating to, and capturing our audience. People were hooked on his humor and the laughs lasted through his entire performance. He arrived early and engaged in one on one conversations with some of our guests, prior to the event starting. We would book him again in a heartbeat!"

Branch Manager, Customer Appreciation Dinner in Keenes, IL review of Jerry Carroll

"Joshua Lozoff not only entertained our members - he inspired them! His ability to hold the audiences attention created the perfect kick off to our convention. Members were talking about him long after his presentation was completed and our evaluation survey confirmed that he was a huge hit! Joshua isn't just about the show, he walks his talk. He really is a kind and caring individual."

Executive Director, Annual Convention in Peoria, IL review of Joshua Lozoff

"Tim was outstanding! He had the crowed laughing the entire show!!! It was great. Very professional. Material was spot on for our Grower Meeting."

"Rik Roberts was exactly what we were hoping for at our event! He connected with the audience and everyone enjoyed his jokes, songs and impersonations. He was a pleasure to work with before, during and after our event. I highly recommend him to any group considering him."

Office for Marriage & Family Life Director, Valentine's Day Dinner in Springfield, IL review of Rik Roberts

"David Ferrell arrived two hours before the event was to take place and got to know the Organization he was presenting the presentation for. He was very professional and connected with the audience. He had a great personality. I have had a lot of great feedback from the audience members about how they loved the show."

Loans Operations Officer, Farmers Appreciation Dinner in Metropolis, IL review of David Ferrell

"Leslie was a very energetic, positive speaker. We enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm. Her opening song was unexpected from our crowd and I'm not sure how well that went over. From there, her stand up section took a while for our crowd to warm up. It's a tough farmer crowd to win over but that didn't stop her. Once she got the crowd involved with her 12 Days of Christmas bit, the crowd really opened up and started rolling. Overall, we were very pleased to have Leslie at our Customer Appreciation event."

"Outstanding performance last night. Finding entertainment is a difficult job, but finding exceptional talent like Lyndy and then being the beneficiary of the comments and appreciation after his performance is really amazing. I had several customers thank me for the enjoyable evening and express their appreciation for having him as our guest speaker. He left a strong impression on my group and I am thankful."

General Manager, Annual Meeting in Quincy, IL review of Lyndy Phillips

"Thanks to Rik Roberts for entertaining at our Cattlemens Spring Banquet. We have had a lot of positive feedback on his program. The audience interaction was quite entertaining and got people involved, including Mark singing - that was priceless. I believe he would go on tour with Rik. Thanks again."

Board of Directors, Annual Banquet in Morrison, IL review of Rik Roberts

"Lyndy is a very talented comedian, motivator, magician and speaker. He relates well and offers a variety of offerings to keep things fresh and engaging. I cannot say enough about the tremendous respect I have for the truest form of comedy: entertainment that can have people entertained, enlightened, in tears and de-stressed without a word of foul language or off color trash. You cannot miss with a Lyndy show."

Operations Manager, Annual Meeting in Normal, IL review of Lyndy Phillips
 Speakers and Entertainers in Ottawa, IL

"Jerry Carroll stayed engaged with the audience and could relate to the same experiences they have had in their personal life. He has a unique way of finding humor in day to day on the farm activities. Jerry understood our industry and has done many of the same things we have. He had the crowd laughing like crazy! I would consider having him back and would recommend him to all the farming industry."

Event Planner, Agronomy Appreciation Dinner in Ottawa, IL review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll arrived early for our farmer appreciation breakfast, visited with our guests, and then delivered an outstanding performance. He is extremely funny and had the whole room laughing. I would highly recommend Jerry for any event you are planning."

President & CEO, Farmer Appreciation Breakfast in Mt Carmel, IL review of Jerry Carroll

"We would like to thank David Ferrell. Not only was he funny, but very professional before, during and after his entertainment piece. He knew exactly how to get the audience involved and laughing because everything he talked about was 100% relatable. I would have to say his impressions were second to none! We had some great feedback from our customers and would highly recommend him."

President, Customer Appreciation Event in Golden, IL review of David Ferrell

"Thanks so much to Lyndy for coming and entertaining at our annual banquet. We had such positive feedback on his performance. Everyone enjoyed the performance, and they were delighted about the crowd participation. The younger kids were totally enthused with his magic tricks. Again thank you so much for a STRESS FREE evening. Looking forward to the next year's banquet."

Board of Directors, Annual Banquet in Morrison, IL review of Lyndy Phillips

"Jerry Carroll was hilarious. Best entertainment in a long time. Super pleased with him and his show. Would recommend to anyone."

President, Annual Meeting in Sandwich, IL review of Jerry Carroll

"Jerry Carroll did a bang up job. He arrived at our meeting 30 minutes prior to dinner. He mixed with the crowd before and after the meeting. He even worked one of our products into his presentation. He told good, down-to-earth stories, one right after the other. People actually had tears of laughter rolling down their cheeks. Everyone has raved about him since his program. I would recommend him to anybody for an after dinner speaker. He is all country. We might try to have him back next year."

Divisional Seed Manager, Top Producer Meeting in Mt Vernon, IL review of Jerry Carroll

"I have received nothing but rave reviews about John Felts. He did his homework to learn about our University before arriving and utilized the unique components of Judson in his routine. He even used a couple of pictures from our website and the students just loved the fun he poked at their university. Homecoming could be a unique challenge for a comedian as the audience is comprised of both current students as well as alumni from different generations. However, his humor was enjoyed by all as much of the jokes were personal to a common experience - Judson University. John arrived in advance of his scheduled time and took the opportunity to connect with some students as well as the Tech Producer for the event. John made sure that none of his jokes would be inappropriate by running some of them by me in advance of his performance. Needless to say, he was always appropriate, yet very funny."

Director of Alumni Relations, Homecoming in Elgin, IL review of John Felts

"John Felts was exactly what I was hoping for. He exceeded my expectations and did a superb job during his performance. His connection with the audience was dynamic and real, his material was funny and relevant and original. He was very low maintenance and needed very little from us. He reflects very highly on your agency and I know that people in the audience were thinking how they might be able to bring him to an event of their own. Nobody laughs enough about good and healthy things. John helped us do this!"

Office for Marriage & Family Life Director, Valentine's Day Celebration in Springfield, IL review of John Felts

"This was the second time we had John Felts at our church, and he exceeded our expectations. It was so nice to work with a performer who is not only extremely talented and entertaining, but also so great to work with. It was clear from the beginning that his primary goal was to make the whole experience incredible for everyone. He was flexible to meet our needs. He is humble and professional at the same time. The kids LOVED him and the adults LOVED him. The feedback we have received has been tremendous."

Executive Pastor, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in O'Fallon, IL review of John Felts

"Comments ranged across the board. He closed out with Dirt in DNA, but it would have been great to have that message throughout the presentation to be able to connect back instead of only mentioning in the last 5 minutes of his presentation to connect with some audience members."

Manager, Training and Development, Crop Insurance Academy in Champaign, IL review of Jerry Carroll

A few of the towns our nationally-touring keynote speakers have performed in include: Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago, Collinsville, Decatur, Effingham, Elgin, Flora, German Valley, Golden, Grayslake, Jacksonville, Kankakee, Keenes, Macomb, Metropolis, Moline, Monmouth, Morrison, Mount Vernon, Mt Carmel, Mt Vernon, Normal, O'Fallon, Ottawa, Park Ridge, Peoria, Petersburg, Pinckneyville, Pittsfield, Quincy, Rochester, Sandwich, Springfield, St. Anne, Stockton, IL and others.


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