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.

A few of the towns our nationally-touring keynote speakers have performed in include: Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago, Collinsville, Decatur, Effingham, Elgin, Golden, Jacksonville, Kankakee, Macomb, 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.

Keynote Presentations in Illinois

Christian Humor 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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Laugh More, Stress Less (Agricultural Keynote) 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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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It's Funny Now (Entertainment) 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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Interactive Comedy Show by Paul Miller

100% clean comedy, juggling and magic show. Enjoy a truly refreshing, one of a kind, interactive comedy performance that happens as much off stage as it does on. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Christian Humor 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. Recently performed 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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Laugh with Lyndy (Christian Keynote) by Lyndy Phillips

Faith-based speaking and entertainment. As an ordained minister, Lyndy enjoys combining spiritual truth with his humor to not only bring entertainment to your event, but inspiration and encouragement. Recently performed in Illinois.

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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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Clean 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! Recently performed in Illinois.

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Need help finding the perfect presentation for your event? Have a specific topic or theme you need covered? Contact us today and we'll help you find the perfect speaker or entertainer for your event! Recently performed in Illinois.

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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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Eat, Laugh, Be Amazed (Entertainment) by Lyndy Phillips

100% clean comedy entertainment that breaks the ice, grabs the audience's attention, and brings people together for a successful event. This show will delight audiences of all ages and make any event fun and memorable.  Recently performed in Illinois.

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Finding Funny in Change

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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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Upcoming Schedule

4/28/2017Mount Carmel, ILDiesel Club Reunion with Rik Roberts
8/20/2017Normal, ILAnnual Convention with Guest Speakers
8/21/2017Normal, ILAnnual Convention with David Ferrell
8/22/2017Quincy, ILAnnual Meeting with Lyndy Phillips

Recent Reviews from Illinois

Annual Banquet in Morrison, IL

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, Whiteside County Cattlemen's Association review of Rik Roberts

Annual Meeting in Normal, IL

Lyndy Phillips 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 Phillips show.

Agronomy Appreciation Dinner in Ottawa, IL

Comedians and Motivational Speakers in Illinois

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.

Farmer Appreciation Breakfast in Mt. Carmel, IL

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, First National Bank of Allendale review of Jerry Carroll

Customer Appreciation Event in Golden, IL

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, Dearwester Grain Services, Inc. review of David Ferrell

Annual Banquet in Morrison, IL

Thanks so much to Lyndy Phillips 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, Whiteside County Cattlemen's Association review of Lyndy Phillips

Annual Meeting in Sandwich, IL

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

President, Kendall-Grundy Beef Association review of Jerry Carroll

Top Producer Meeting in Mt. Vernon, IL

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, Crop Production Services review of Jerry Carroll

Homecoming in Elgin, IL

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, Judson University review of John Felts

Community Outreach Banquet in St. Anne, IL

Lyndy Phillips was awesome!! He connected with the people of our Church immediately. Our theme was "Spread the JOY", and he greatly incorporated it into his performances. He was able to connect with everyone from young to old. Lyndy was with us for a weekend event (Saturday and Sunday) and performed an Outreach event on Saturday and then did our morning worship on Sunday. We had a lot of questions and Lyndy was very timely and responsive to any question that we had. Lyndy had God's message to share and was

Evangelism/Publicity, First Reformed Church of Wichert review of Lyndy Phillips

Valentine's Day Celebration in Springfield, IL

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, Catholic Diocese of Springfield, IL review of John Felts

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in O'Fallon, IL

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, Skyline Church review of John Felts

Comedy in the City fundraiser in Springfield, IL

Matt was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was at the venue early to set up and was very flexible on the timing of the evening. His material was funny, clean and was able to reach a wide age range of audience members. Everyone had a great time at the event and loved the performance. The entire booking process was simple and a very pleasant experience. I would definitely hire Matt again!

Executive Director, Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield review of Guest Speakers

Annual Educational Conference in Springfield, IL

Comedians and Motivational Speakers in Illinois

Having Mr. Lyndy Phillips as our convention banquet entertainment was an excellent choice by our meeting planner and conference committee. It was evident by his program that he had taken the initiative to learn the dynamics and characteristics of our diverse association membership. The ability to connect with his audience the way he did is not an easy task. Our members enjoyed the program and appreciated his attention to detail regarding down home local government in Illinois! I would recommend Mr. Phillips for any convention that needs an opportunity to laugh and enjoy themselves!

Associate Director & Education Coordinator, Township Officials of Illinois review of Lyndy Phillips

Agriculture Appreciation Dinner in Monmouth, IL

The event was very successful. Lyndy Phillips 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!

Summer Conference in Chicago, IL

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, ProPartners Financial review of Jerry Carroll

Annual Banquet in Morrison, IL

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, Whiteside County Cattlemen's Assn review of Jerry Carroll

National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, IL

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, No-Till Farmer / Lessiter Publications review of Jerry Carroll

Women's Brunch in Moline, IL

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.

Comedy Club Dinner Theater in Collinsville, IL

Matt was exceptionally easy to work with. He is a true "people person" and has a delightful personality.

Annual Tractor Drive and Banquet in Pinckneyville, IL

Comedians and Motivational Speakers in Illinois

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, Illinois Rural Heritage Museum review of Jerry Carroll

Annual Stockholders Meeting in Effingham, IL

Lyndy Phillips did a great job! Everyone seemed to enjoy his performance. He kept getting better as the evening went on. I had several people tell me that they were still trying to figure out how he got the shirt off of one of the participants. It was a pleasure meeting him.

Annual Banquet in Macomb, IL

Comedians and Motivational Speakers in Illinois

Jerry Carroll was a great fit for our audience. He was able to relate very well with the crowd. Everyone enjoyed him and had a great time. Plus, he was very easy to work with.

President, Tri-County Cattlemen's Association review of Jerry Carroll

Fundraiser in Decatur, IL

The event went extremely well. David Ferrell received a standing ovation. The crowd found him very funny and engaging and laughed constantly. David spent time with us in advance and was truly down to earth and enjoyable. I've heard nothing but compliments about his performance. It was a record-breaking event for us. We raised more than we ever anticipated.

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