Award-winning Corporate Business Humor Speaker, Emcee, Author and Nationally Syndicated Humor Columnist ''King of the Hill in the World of Corporate Comedy." Chicago Tribune
Fee Range: $10,000 - $15,000
Corporate Business Humor, Communication, Humor, Cancel Culture,Work-Life Balance
"You Can't Cancel Laughter" says Greg Schwem as he shares it is possible to laugh at work and about work!
More than just a business humorist, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist, and he has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion, Jay Leno, and Keith Urban.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, Greg never envisioned a career in laughter. Instead, he settled in Florida, becoming an award-winning reporter for NBC-owned WPTV in West Palm Beach.
But the comedy bug bit Greg hard and he returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he honed his standup act in nightclubs. When he began inserting material about business and technology into his act, audience members approached him and said, “You really should come down to my office and tell those jokes.” Behold! A new approach to comedy was born.
His experience provides a hilarious look at today’s corporate environment and the latest tools used to conduct business. Indeed, Greg’s client list includes such corporate heavyweights as McDonald’s, Sprint, SAP, Verizon, Microsoft, General Motors, IBM, Hyatt Hotels, United Airlines and Cisco Systems.
What sets Greg apart from other corporate entertainers is his ability—and willingness—to customize material for his audience while working within the parameters of the corporate environment. That means no profanity or politically incorrect material. “That’s never been a part of my show anyway,” Greg recently told a reporter.
"I laughed out loud, screenshotted things and made my co-workers jealous they hadn't joined" - Humana Inc
Greg's most requested experiences. All can be performed at Hybrid Events and Virtually!
- NEW You Can't Cancel Laughter - A multimedia-intensive presentation, delivered live or virtually, that challenges audiences to see how stifling workplace humor can also stifle teamwork and productivity. Approved for SHRM credit
- Work, Laugh, Repeat - Perfect for any audience looking to laugh while also seeking a motivational message
- Rock, Roll & Laugh Your Way to the Top! - Loaded with live concert footage from every musical genre, an upbeat, hilarious and LOUD talk that spotlights the similarities between successful rock stars and successful businesses.
- Emcee/Host-Performing live or virtually, Greg can host an event separately or in addition to one of his three keynotes
He is also the creator and host of the TV travel show, "A Comedian Crashes Your Pad, " now streaming on Roku and available in the Apple and Google Play stores through the Fantastic Entertainment app.
When Greg hits the stage he already has perused the company’s Internet site, combed the internal message boards and even sifted through numerous PowerPoint presentations. “There is no such thing as too much information,” Greg says. “I know corporate audiences like to laugh at themselves so the more ammunition I get, the funnier it will be. Just don’t give me a 10-K report. There is NOTHING funny about that.”