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 Illinois.
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.More About Joshua Lozoff Check Availability
Agriculture humor from a decidedly different perspective as Green Acres comes to life! In the classic fish-out-of-water tale, Leslie moves from Hollywood to rural Ohio to live and work on her family's 100-year-old farm.More About Leslie Norris Townsend Check Availability
Born and raised on an 850-acre farm in rural Texas and backed by over 20 years of experience, agricultural speaker Lyndy Phillips will make your event a success. He can entertain your group, make them laugh, feel appreciated and inspired.More About Lyndy Phillips Check Availability
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Jerry Carroll was hilarious. Best entertainment in a long time. Super pleased with him and his show. Would recommend to anyone."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"The event was very successful. Lyndy was very engaging and the audience enjoyed his show very much. He was professional and yet very warm and connected with everyone very well. I really appreciated that both you and Lyndy reached out prior to the event, and didn't leave it entirely up to me to follow-up. You both always answered my emails and questions very quickly. Thank you for everything!"
"Jerry Caroll was great. He was always on time and well prepared. He did a great job entertaining our group and had a good message, as well."
"The banquet entertainment from Jerry Carroll was a huge success. I have had so many people comment on how they connected with Jerry and actually got his message. They really did appreciate the opportunity to listen to his stories growing up and relating to him. His closing was my favorite part of the whole show, he brought up the part about Paul Harvey's speech God Made A Farmer. Thank you again. If you need any references for his future engagements please don't hesitate to use my name."
"Jerry Carroll really connected with our farmers. I really enjoyed talking with him over dinner and I had numerous positive comments about his humor. These are rural, down-to-earth folks who like good, clean humor and Jerry delivered. One of my manufacturer customers left me the following note: 'Banquet was great and I think I laughed more that night than I have in the last year.'"
"I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to have Leslie Norris Townsend at our event. She was awesome! She did a wonderful job and all the ladies were just thrilled with her! I can't tell you how pleased we were with her. She was genuine, warm and hilarious. We just LOVED her! Thank you again."
"Jerry Carroll did a great job of entertaining our guests. He arrived early, toured the Museum and visited with the crowd both before and after the program. He kept everyone entertained. We were very satisfied and will consider having him again."
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 Carmel, Mount Vernon, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, Normal, O'Fallon, Ottawa, Peoria, Petersburg, Pinckneyville, Quincy, Rochester, Sandwich, Springfield, St. Anne, Stockton, IL and others.