DAVE DUGAN - Standup Comedian
Dave Dugan - Comedian for hire
Dave Dugan - Corporate Comedian
Dave Dugan's original and clean humor and observations have made him a highly-sought after comedian (and emcee). An award-winning writer, he takes the time to customize humor for each performance to best fit each audience, group or corporation. Described by event planners as "smart, wickedly funny, and quick – with impeccable timing," Dave Dugan's first national exposure was on the then ratings-leading ARSENIO HALL SHOW and he earned paid regular status at the World Famous COMEDY STORE IN HOLLYWOOD. Headlining at theaters and clubs all over the country, Dugan made a lasting impression with his one-of-a-kind dry, everyman style.
In spite of being born into a family of homebuilders, Dave couldn't be less handy. Not a good salesman and a borderline hoarder, he humbly admits, “I fell into comedy as a default. I had nowhere else to turn.”
His back-up plan seems to have paid off. In addition to a whole slew of national TV appearances (HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL, FOX, VH-1 , etc) Dave has been a frequent guest comic and contributor on the BOB AND TOM SHOW… -- arguably the most popular morning radio show in the nation.
In addition to being a corporate comedian and keynote speaker in demand, Dave is the author of the presentation “ LAUGHING YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE.” – This original, clean performance shows everyone how to find the humor in nearly every daily life situation, making it a perfect fit for any company, group or industry!
Also, a voice actor and the winner of several CLIO and ADDY Awards, you have likely heard Dave on national commercials for Disney, Miracle-Gro, Bacardi, AOL, and Bass Pro(to name a few) and as a narrator for for racing features heard on Fox Sports , ABC, CBS, ESPN and NBCSN. The awards he has won for his voice work, are the only awards he has ever won….unless you count Honorable Mention for his 5th grade science fair project — "The Digestive System".
To book comdian Dave Dugan call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.
Laughing Your Way Through Life
A laugh-packed performance customized to best relate to your group or industry. Unique observations and tips on everything from beating the system in today’s economy to how to cope with travel frustrations to struggling with constantly changing technology ---all delivered in his Bob Newhart-like everyman style. Dave is often the victim of his own situations and messages are weaved in effectively and subtly in a non-preachy way that motivates everyone to see the humor in themselves. Sporting the deepest voice in comedy, Dave is often hired as both the entertainment and the emcee.
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. An inept brother-in-law to the CEO, a stuffy, full- of- himself consultant, anything goes when it comes to Dave’s portrayals. Due to detailed research, the audience is convinced of his credentials ( at least initially.) The fun is watching their 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!"
The Master of Ceremonies
Not usually a topic choice, but Dave’s unique handling of emcee duties makes it worth mentioning as one! With a trained and distinct voice, he weaves in humor seamlessly to make even the driest event memorable.
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
“Dave was very, very entertaining as our keynote speaker. But first, we had him improvise as an imposter and he did an amazing job! Using our industry language made it genuine, real and over the top hilarious! I received accolades that it was the best sales conference that we’ve ever had and I believe Dave was a big part of that. We look forward to having Dave return to a future event!”
The Los Angeles Times
“Dave Dugan's unique style with clean material, impeccable timing and imaginative angles win points with the audience!”
American Bar Association
“ Dave’s performance was Spectacular! So funny and engaging. We would highly recommend him.”
Indiana Municipal Power Agency.
“We received tons of compliments about Dave Dugan’s very funny, very relatable presentation. He even got a round of applause the following morning when the CEO asked how the employees enjoyed it.”
Business Development & Support Specialist at Wyandot Memorial Hospital
"Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed Dave Dugan’s performance! He is smart, wickedly funny, and quick – with impeccable timing. We loved him.”
Salute to Nurses
“I’ve heard nothing but good comments about your show! You were timely and really related to/appealed to our audience! (and were so easy to work with!)” group hooked when I saw both our vice president and our director of worldwide manufacturing leaning back
in their seats with their knees drawn to their chest because they were laughing so hard!”
Farm Bureau Insurance
“Your performance was the highlight of the event
and got rave reviews from everyone!
For future Farm Bureau events, you will be my first and only call.”
“ A stellar performance! We had nothing but great feedback! Kudos to Dave’s ability to bring our company’s
quirks into his presentation.
Extremely funny ---- we booked him again for this year and we will again next year. He’s become a given
for our annual conference!”
“On behalf of McDonald’s, thank you for a show that delivered exactly what we were looking for----a funny
and relevant performance. You did a wonderful job of tying together comedy that was linked to the
industry. You’ll be hearing from us again!”
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