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.

Keynote Presentations in Illinois

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. 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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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 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! Recently performed in Illinois.

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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. 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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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. Recently performed in Illinois.

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

Upcoming Schedule

2/10/2018Springfield, ILValentine's Celebration with Rik Roberts
6/9/2018German Valley, ILGerman Valley Days with David Ferrell
8/12/2018Peoria, ILAnnual Convention with Guest Speakers
8/13/2018Peoria, ILAnnual Convention with Joshua Lozoff

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

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 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

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

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 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.

Ag Professional Breakfast in Kankakee, IL

We loved Jerry Carroll's humor and he was great to work with. He even took time out to go through the Livestock Barns! Great job.

Annual Stockholders Meeting in Effingham, IL

Everyone in attendance enjoyed Jerry Carroll's performance. He arrived early and met all the Board Members. It was nice meeting him and he was a pleasure to talk to. His stories were relateable and very entertaining.

Sunday Service in O'Fallon, IL

John Felts did a FANTASTIC job for us. He was professional, funny, considerate and great to work with. He was flexible and motivated to help us make our event a success. Once he took the stage, he was HILARIOUS. He took local St. Louis things and turned them into excellent material. He was a real pro and had the audience eating out of his hand. Everyone is still buzzing about it. If people want to call me for a personal account of how he did, I would welcome that call.

Executive Pastor, Skyline Church review of John Felts

Fall Kickoff event in Jacksonville, IL

We were VERY pleased with David Ferrell!

Patrons Dinner in Stockton, IL

David Ferrell provided great entertainment. The positive comments form our Dairy Farmers has not stopped. He was truly inspiring and a master of his craft!

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