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Jan  McInnis

Jan McInnis

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 a HIT. Her professional emcee skills are EXCELLENT, which is why when she hosts your awards banquet or major event, McInnis will keep the show rolling with laughs, keep your audience engaged and give you a break! Read More >

She combines her clean humor with customized material for all groups, becoming a big hit with meeting planners and audiences. McInnis was featured in the Wall Street Journal as one of the top convention comedians whose material is not offensive and in the Washington Post for her clean comedy writing. She believes life is full of “finding the funny,” and the audiences who continually rate her programs “hilarious” wouldn’t have it any other way.

Inspired by fifteen years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, McInnis has cornered the association and corporate convention market. In addition, over the years on the full-time speaking circuit, she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, training sessions, employee retreats and banquets held by such groups as Anthem Blue-Cross, Merrill Lynch, John Deere, the Federal Reserve, Women in Insurance & Financial Services and the Mayo Clinic. 

Born in D.C., McInnis majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station. She is the author of Finding The Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds. McInnis believes that learning doesn’t have to be boring, and in her speeches, provides audiences with practical tips on handling life’s curveballs. Her creative guidelines to mastering change are taken from her own experiences of leaving the cushy “regular” job and heading out into the bumpy road of comedy. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Finding Funny in Communications

Speech Topics

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. Read More >

And all of this change causes fear, tension and miscommunications. This is Jan McInnis’ most popular keynote, because she combines her hilarious comedy with PRACTICAL tips on dealing with change through using humor.

Jan will show you how to:

  • diffuse tension instantly
  • kick off tough conversations
  • facilitate communications

. . . all by using humor that you, yourself can do. And she’ll also give you the latest research between laughter and health – yes they’re actually studying this stuff! Read Less ^

Finding Funny in Communications

In order to accomplish anything, you need to be heard and remembered! Humor works. Using humor in both your written and verbal business communications will: Read More >

  • keep your audience engaged
  • connect with clients/employees/coworkers
  • “sell“ your organization/product/service/idea to others
  • make your message memorable.

This keynote combines Jan McInnis’ humor along with some easy-to-implement techniques that anyone can use to inject humor into their communications. However, this great speech is not just about joke writing. Jan uses examples from your industry to demonstrate how to create and use humor that works. This is based on her book Finding The Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds. Read Less ^