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If a smile can go a long way, a laugh can go for miles. We offer a comprehensive list of comedy speakers whose wit, humor, and edge will have you uproariously laughing throughout their keynotes. From business motivators to celebrity speakers, APB's comedy speakers promise to lift your spirits.


Actor & Comedian

American actor, comedian, and one-time game show host, Sparks is known for his witty additions to VH1 and his role as "Michael Novotny" on the American television series Queer as Folk.

Award-Winning Filmmaker & Former CEO of the Black Family Channel

Raised by a single mom on the rough West Side of Chicago, Robert Townsend transcended his environment to become an actor, writer, director, comedian, producer and ultimately, the President and CEO of the Black Family Channel.

Veteran Comedy Emcee & Professional Speaker

Jan McInnis has been performing comedy, emceeing events and delivering humor keynotes full-time for the past 15 years. She’s worked with hundreds of corporations, associations and professional events across North America to make sure the event is...

Former “Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show & Former Host of the Nightly Show

The former host of the Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore speaks on diversity. He penned I'd Rather We Got Casinos, a smart look at race in America.

Award-Winning Comedy Writer

A trailblazing female in stand-up comedy, Carol Leifer is an award-winning writer for such shows as SNL, Seinfeld & Modern Family. She shares her sage, funny perspective on women’s issues, her Jewish roots & human...

Television Host, Author & Comedian

The legendary host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his “everyman” style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide. He has been touted as one of the nicest entertainers in show business and the hardest working -- a...

TV Icon & Host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

A beloved TV icon and entertainment pioneer, Ellen DeGeneres has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances to her current work as the host of the Emmy-winning Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Talk Show Host & Comedian

A talented humorist and the Emmy-winning host of The Daily Show, speaker Jon Stewart entertains audiences with his witty commentary on political and national issues.

Co-Host of The View / Comedian

As co-host of The View, speaker Joy Behar has entertained and informed daytime audiences for years. She is also the host of CNN's The Joy Behar Show.


Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute comedians in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. In 2003, Maher launched Real Time...

Political Musical Troupe

A talented bipartisan troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-performers, the Capitol Steps have showcased their clever song parodies for four Presidents.

Entertainer & Award-Winning Actress & Singer

Bette Midler is a legendary singer, dancer, comedienne, and actress. During her career, she has won Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards, and has sold over 14 million albums. Not only does she draw a crowd as a keynote speaker, she also entertains and...

Actor / Comedian / Humorist

More than just a brilliant comedic actor who has appeared in Seinfeld and Pretty Woman, Miller is also a contributing humorist for The Weekly Standard where he displays his true colors as a political everyman. He says the...

Legendary Comedy Troupe

Touting alumni such as Dan Aykroyd, Amy Poehler and Mike Myers, The Second City has been touring the world for over 40 years blending classic scenes, songs and improvisations.

Political Impressionist

Fully submerging himself within each character he impersonates, Morris uses pointed satire to depict today's most prominent personalities in politics and popular culture. Creating a one-man press conference, the "living cartoon" has become a...

Actress & Comedian

Speaker Lily Tomlin's success as a comedian and actress has spanned a range of media for decades. In her entertaining keynotes, she recalls her career with candor and charm.

Host of America's Got Talent

Speaker Howie Mandel is a mainstay in the entertainment industry. Formerly the host of Deal or No Deal, he is a judge on America's Got Talent.

Comedian & Cancer Survivor

Known as "Pat" on Saturday Night Live, speaker Julia Sweeney authored God Said, "Ha!" after she lost her brother to cancer and then learned she had the disease.

Legendary Director, Screenwriter & Actor

A legendary filmmaker, Woody Allen redefined the comedy genre in the '70s. He is known for such films as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the Oscar-winning Annie Hall.

Educator / Psychotherapist / Author / Humorist

A psychotherapist, ordained minister, and pop culture analyst, Dr. Miller addresses the fast-paced, ever-changing modern American culture and the resulting stress present in many areas of our lives. Delivering a unique message of what it takes to...

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