Project Description

Greg Schwem

America’s Favorite Corporate Funnyman

Greg Schwem’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS RadioFOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist, award-winning greeting card writer and creator of funnydadinc, voted one of the top Dad humor sites of 2016.  He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion and Jay Leno.

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.

Greg’s two keynotes – “Work, Laugh, Repeat” and “Rock, Roll & Laugh Your Way to the Top” –  provide hilarious looks at today’s corporate environment and the latest tools used to conduct business. 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.

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.”

Topic Titles

Work, Laugh, Repeat

Rock, Roll & laugh Your Way to the Top

Emcee/Hosty

Books

The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar:  A Pile of BS (Business Stories) From a Corporate Comedian

Text Me if You’re Breathing:  Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad

List of Past Clients

  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • McDonald’s
  • United airlines
  • IBM
  • Motorola
  • Verizon wireless
  • 3m
  • Discover card
  • Fidelity investments
  • British petroleum
  • GlaxoSmithKline