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Do you need entertainment for your next corproate event? Hire local comedians, keynote speakers, magicians, ventriloquists, entertainers, and top clean comedians from Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Bloomington, Kokomo, and Indianapolis, Indiana. The best Indiana Comedians for your next fundraiser, convention, sales meeting, awards banquet, conference, or University has been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, DryBar Comedy, and America’s Got Talent.

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The Best Indiana Comedians for Hire

 

Taylor Mason

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Taylor Mason cannot be defined in a word or a sentence or even a video. His singular career has taken him from Carnegie Hall to The Sydney Opera House, to countless television appearances and a million online "hits." Taylor has blazed his own trail of unique entertainment, resulting in a schedule jam-packed with performances in every venue for every audience, and is one of a very few who can succeed in comedy clubs, churches, theaters, cruise ships, and for corporate clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Blending observational humor, keen musicianship, state-of-the-art ventriloquism and magic, Taylor Mason presents a positive, hilarious, unforgettable program that connects people thru those things that bond us: laughter, music, magic, and the shared experience of something special, original and unforgettable.

John Branyan

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John Branyan is energetic and contagiously enthusiastic about numerous topics including Electronic cigarettes, Snuggies, automatic flushing toilets, and the proper age to stop chewing your shoe in church.  John's Shakespeare version of The Three Little Pigs has been viewed millions of times, and his book “A Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine” is in its 3rd reprinting. John is featured on ten recorded comedy projects including Dry Bar Comedy and with people like Ken Davis, David Jeremiah, Ted Cunningham and Tim Hawkins.

Leslie Norris Townsend

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Clean stand-up comedy, music and audience participation that is as much “show” as it is “party.” Leslie has the experience to connect with your group with laughs from beginning to end through song, dance, and laughter. As seen on 30+ television appearances including Comedy Central, A&E’s An Evening at the Improv, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leslie Norris Townsend is a fun, high-energy comedienne and keynote speaker. This former Beauty Queen offers audiences of every size and personality an intriguing look at marriage, motherhood and trying to balance it all while maintaining your sanity!

Clint Hall

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Even growing up in rural Indiana, Clint Hall always knew he wanted to entertain people. The first step on this journey was through professional wrestling. Even then, his decidedly unfit Mr. Fitness character was played more for laughs than for menace. After being inspired by the documentary “I Am Comic”, Clint found his true calling in stand-up comedy. Over the past ten years, Clint has taken every opportunity to appear on stage and make people happy. Along the way, Clint has appeared with the Midwest Clean Comedy All-stars, opened for Heywood Banks, taped a Dry Bar comedy special, and won the Annual Clean Comedy Challenge in Nashville Tennessee.

Rik Roberts

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Rik Roberts is a Nashville, TN-based comedian and speaker who focuses on providing 100% clean comedy and creative keynotes to groups who need a fun and engaging program.  Rik started comedy in Columbus, OH. He was a touring member of nationally recognized Midwest Comedy Tool and Die from 1991-1999. At the same time, he developed his stand-up act. By 1995 he began headlining comedy clubs across the country. After 10 years on the road, he was averaging 350+ shows a year.

His focus is on bringing clean comedy to groups, churches, and corporate clients. The transition was a simple one since his comedy had always been clean – even in the roughest of clubs.  Rik was featured in his half-hour comedy special “Put Down The Sweet Tea” on DryBar Comedy. 

Andy Beningo

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With over 3,000 career performances worldwide, Andy Beningo has established himself as one of the most in-demand comedians working today. Hailed for his clean and "everyman" style, Andy has performed for Fortune 500 companies, on cruise lines, and in some of the top comedy clubs in the country. Along the way, he has been named one of the 40 Best Up and Coming Comedians in the country, as well as "Best Comedian" by both the Detroit Metro Times and Detroit Hour magazine!

David Dean

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  • David Dean has been doing stand-up comedy for over 30 years and recently filmed his first Dry Bar Comedy Special.
  • His early days of training found him on the stage of Second City in Chicago which eventually led to working clubs, festivals, cruises, churches, and other venues across the country.
  • David has entertained troops at military bases all over the United States, Germany and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • He and Craig Gross recently co-authored a book titled, Touchy Subjects” which can be found on Amazon.
  • His latest CD, “Clap For Me” can be heard on Laugh USA, Sirius Satellite Radio, iTunes, and Pandora radio.

Lee Hardin

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Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Lee Hardin has been touring the country relentlessly, performing in comedy clubs, churches, corporate events, and once on a farm for prisoners. His work on the road paid off in 2019, with the release of his Drybar Comedy special, “Not Quite A Grown-Up”, which is available to watch for free on the Drybar Comedy app.

His quirky and clever approach to comedy, and his stories about Taco Bell, and being an only child with bunk beds, have led him to share the comedy stage with acts like Henry Cho, Ryan Hamilton, & Nate Bargatze. Lee has also been able to perform as a warmup act for The Mike Huckabee Show.

In 2019 Lee was a Top 10 Finalist for Jeanne Robertson’s “Comedy With Class” competition.

Jeff Shaw

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Jeff Shaw is a stand-up comic. His writing is marked both by idealism and humanity. His stimulating satire is often infused with a singular poetic beauty. More importantly, he looks like Rod Stewart. 

Over the past three decades, Jeff Shaw has performed nearly 9,000 shows across North America and the Caribbean, including a residency in Las Vegas. Although Jeff's standing-ovation-receiving appearance on Season 15 of America's Got Talent went unaired due to a shortened 2020 AGT  schedule, clips from Jeff's 2019 Dry Bar Comedy special Manly Girly Man have a combined 10 million views on Facebook and a combined 600,000 views on YouTube. 

Jeff Jena

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Jeffrey Jena is one of the top corporate and cruise comics working today. His thirty-three years of live performance experience and over forty national television shows, both as an actor and comic give him the ability to work for any audience. His experience as both a writer and a performer gives him the experience to know exactly how to present your event with a hilarious evening of comedy. Jeff can customize an evening's entertainment just for your group. His recent television appearances include Dry Bar Comedy, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and the Bob and Tom Show on WGN cable.

In his years as a stand-up comic Jeff Jena has appeared on over forty national television shows, including Comics Unleashed, The Bob and Tom Show, The Dennis Miller Show, HBO, MTV, Evening at the Improv, NBC Friday Night and The Showtime Comedy Club Network.

Jeremy Nunes

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Often referred to as "Comedy's next great storyteller," Jeremy's unique show has been in demand for over 20 years. He's drawn rave reviews for his clever observations, unique storytelling style, and ability to improvise with his audience.

After winning $200 in a local comedy competition, the 6'6" comedian left the rural, Southern Illinois life behind to explore the comedy scene in Chicago. Once in Chicago, it was at The Second City Comedy Theater that he first developed the "front porch" comedy that is now a staple of his act.

Jeremy's Dry Bar Comedy Special, Neighborhood Sasq-Watch, is one of the highest-rated episodes on the platform. Nunes also released an Amazon Prime special titled Who's With Me?! He has appeared in The Layover, The Break-Up, Last Comic Standing, Final Witness, 2 PBS mini-series, Comcast on Demand, a National Geographic Special and heard on ESPN Radio.

Rex Havens

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For over 20 years, Rex Havens has entertained and educated audiences around the world (50 states, 15 countries and counting) with his insightful observations about the hilarious miscommunications that populate our personal lives. He offers two entertainment-based shows, “Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned From My Wife” and “Bidding You a Fond ‘I Do’“, a theater-style show. After decades of working with companies of every size in literally every industry, Rex has also created the defining presentation on how to build and maintain successful interpersonal relationships at work as well, both manager-to-employee and colleague-to-colleague: One Big Happy Family!

David Pendleton

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David’s flawless technique as a ventriloquist sets him apart from just about any other ventriloquist you have ever seen. He will not only amaze you with his ability to make you believe that anything can talk, but his comedy act will also keep you laughing from start to finish.

David Pendleton brings to his show a cast of comedic characters including lovable but blunt Aunt Tilly, a 94-year-old spinster; the classic quick-witted troublemaker, Mack Elroy; the dopey yet adorable hound dog, Buford; and the slightly misguided albino vulture, Vern. Of course, no show would be complete without a few surprise appearances from members of the audience as well! His high-quality, family-friendly humor has mesmerized audiences the world over. Whether it’s a convention or conference, a corporate event, or a cruise, David Pendleton makes it a night to remember!

Dave Dugan

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An award-winning writer, Dave Dugan takes the time to customize humor for each performance to best fit each audience, group, or corporation, sometimes kicking off the performance as AN IMPOSTOR. Being introduced as a so-called expert or a new hire in an upper management position with whacked-out ideas or even portraying a desperate, pathetic competitor are just a few examples of Dave's successful approaches as an impostor. You help create the fake, yet believable bio and he'll play the role. The fun is watching the audience's reactions as they try to 'figure this guy out." As one client stated, "It was as if you were a co-worker here for 20 years...months later, you are still the talk around the company!"

And about those TV appearances? Back when he shaved every two weeks whether he needed it or not, a young Dave headed to Los Angeles from Indiana and within a few months got his first break from the legendary DICK CLARK. Clark included the new Californian on one of his many nighttime music-driven shows on ABC. That led to multiple appearances on the then ratings-leading ARSENIO HALL SHOW and Dave instantly became a favorite at the World Famous COMEDY STORE IN HOLLYWOOD, a regular writer and contributor on the most popular morning radio show in the country (BOB AND TOM) and can be heard regularly on SIRIUS RADIO. Headlining at theaters and clubs all over the country, Dugan has made a lasting impression with his one-of-a-kind dry, everyman style.

Tim Cavanagh

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For over thirty years, Tim Cavanagh has entertained a wide variety of audiences. He's headlined some of the best comedy clubs in the country, performed at theaters, corporate shows, association events, fundraisers, awards banquets, on cruise ships, and college campuses.

Time after time, clients comment on how special Tim made their event. They are impressed with the insightful customized material, written and tailored to the particulars of the group. And they are delighted when he goes out into the audience with a bag full of fun prizes and engages the audience with his lightning-quick wit. His playful style makes his interaction with the crowd hilariously funny—and it's done in a refreshingly positive way that brings people together. Quite often, he gets the best compliment of all. They book him again!

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How to Use Indiana Comedians 

Headline Entertainment

Hire a comedian from Indiana and add something memorable to your next corporate meeting. Perfect as a cap-off to a full-day live or virtual event, or a special event for clients or colleagues.

Meeting Opener

Kick-off your live event with live comedy that incorporates your meeting theme/topic.

Hosting

Keep your meeting moving along with jolts of comedy and comic relief throughout the day with Indiana Comedians.

Interstitials

Add moments of fun and comedy in between speaker sessions. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to laugh with a local comedian!

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A few of the Indiana Cities these nationally touring Sand-Up Comedians have performed in include: Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Bloomington, Kokomo, Indianapolis, Nashville, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cape Coral, Muncie, San Diego, Princeton, Charlestown, Brazil, Greenwood, Anderson, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Richmond, Michigan City, Marion, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Frankfort, Houston, Huntington, Ft. Myers, Fort Worth, Dallas, Warsaw, Auburn, Lebanon, Tampa, Washington, Madison, Greensburg, Orlando, and others.

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