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 Illinois.

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Dirt in Our DNA by 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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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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Tim The Dairy Farmer

Tim the Dairy Farmer is definitely not a politician, salesman, or motivational speaker. He's a Florida dairy farmer and stand-up comedian. His experiences on and off the farm allow him to bring out the humor of everyday farm life.

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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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Clean Humor and Impressions by 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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From Hollywood to the Farm by Leslie Norris Townsend

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.

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Laugh More, Stress Less - Agricultural Edition by Lyndy Phillips

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.

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Clean Customized Humor by 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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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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Life Down a Dirt Road by Jerry Carroll

Down-home comedy delivered in a fast-paced, high-energy style. From stories about his grandma to his grandkids, Jerry's relatable topics crack up the most hard-to-please crowds.

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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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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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Upcoming Schedule

1/25/2019Grayslake, ILMOPS Date Night with John Felts
1/28/2019Metropolis, ILFarmers Appreciation Dinner with Rik Roberts

Recent Reviews from Illinois

"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 8/22/2018 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 8/13/2018 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."

Event Planner, Top Producer Meeting in Flora, IL 2/28/2018 review of Tim Moffett

"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 2/10/2018 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 2/5/2018 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."

Sales/Event Co-Coordinator, Cattle Customer Appreciation in Golden, IL 8/31/2017 review of Leslie Norris Townsend

"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 8/22/2017 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 3/25/2017 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 3/8/2017 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 3/2/2017 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 2/23/2017 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 8/25/2016 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 4/2/2016 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 3/5/2016 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 1/27/2016 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 10/2/2015 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 2/15/2015 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 2/6/2015 review of John Felts

"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!"

VP of Marketing, Agriculture Appreciation Dinner in Monmouth, IL 8/19/2014 review of Lyndy Phillips

"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."

Sr Business Development Officer, Summer Conference in Chicago, IL 7/23/2014 review of Jerry Carroll

"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."

Board of Directors, Annual Banquet in Morrison, IL 3/22/2014 review of Jerry Carroll

"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.'"

Executive Editor, National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, IL 1/17/2014 review of Jerry Carroll

"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."

 Speakers and Entertainers in Pinckneyville, IL

"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."

Event Planner, Annual Tractor Drive and Banquet in Pinckneyville, IL 6/1/2013 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 Carmel, Mount Vernon, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, Normal, O'Fallon, Ottawa, Peoria, Petersburg, Pinckneyville, Quincy, Rochester, Sandwich, Springfield, St. Anne, Stockton, IL and others.


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