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Greg Schwem

Business Humorist, Corporate Emcee, Syndicated Columnist & Author

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 Greg Schwem Biography

Greg Schwem’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX 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. Indeed, Greg’s client list includes such corporate heavyweights as McDonald’s, 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.

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.”

Greg’s preparation always includes a conference call with company executives and, in some cases, an onsite visit.

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The Road To Success Goes Through the Salad Bar

The Road To Success Goes Through the Salad Bar

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

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

Speaking Topics
  • Comedy with a Byte

    Greg Schwem brings more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience to an event. His performance takes a hilarious look at todays work environment and the technology tools we cant live without. Following shows, audience members often approach him and say, Thanks, we needed that or Its always nice to laugh at ourselves. Schwem customizes each presentation through extensive Internet research, a questionnaire, and a follow up conference call with his client. Thats why audience members also say, You really did your homework. Besides clean customized humor, audiences hear material about corporate topics such as Blackberry addiction, indecipherable PowerPoint slides, and Schwem's love-hate relationship with Twitter.

  • Eight Simple Rules for Survival

    A humorous, yet motivational talk that encourages audience members to look inside themselves and see how they can perform more efficiently. Along the way Schwem tackles the pros and cons of social networking sites such as Facebook, why using photos to tout your products can backfire and why Costco is superior to its main rival Sams Club when it comes to customer service. (Hint: It has something to do with death). Eight Simple Rules for Survival is ideal for sales groups and any organization looking to boost performance.

  • High-Tech Comedian, Low-Tech Dad

    Based on Schwem's blog of the same name and his hilarious book, *Text Me If Youre Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad*, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on todays youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Schwem makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst parent vs. child technology incidents and then encourages discussion.

  • Meeting emcee/video host

    A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonalds restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.

  • One Against Three...And The Dog Makes Four.

    Based on Greg’s blog of the same name and his hilarious book, Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on today’s youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Greg makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst “parent vs. child” technology incidents and then encourages discussion.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Greg Schwem?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Greg Schwem for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Greg Schwem, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Greg Schwem or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Greg Schwem?

    Booking fees for Greg Schwem, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Greg Schwem, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Greg Schwem?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Greg Schwem for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Schwem for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Greg Schwem or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Greg Schwem or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Greg Schwem

Business Humorist, Corporate Emcee, Syndicated Columnist & Author

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Greg Schwem Biography

Greg Schwem’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX 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. Indeed, Greg’s client list includes such corporate heavyweights as McDonald’s, 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.

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.”

Greg’s preparation always includes a conference call with company executives and, in some cases, an onsite visit.

Greg Schwem Videos

  • Greg Schwem Hilarious Corporate Humor demo 2020
    Greg Schwem is your one and only choice when it comes to providing laughs, motivation and wellness at corporate events. No wonder HuffPost calls...

Greg Schwem Books

Greg Schwem Speaking Topics

  • Comedy with a Byte

    Greg Schwem brings more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience to an event. His performance takes a hilarious look at todays work environment and the technology tools we cant live without. Following shows, audience members often approach him and say, Thanks, we needed that or Its always nice to laugh at ourselves. Schwem customizes each presentation through extensive Internet research, a questionnaire, and a follow up conference call with his client. Thats why audience members also say, You really did your homework. Besides clean customized humor, audiences hear material about corporate topics such as Blackberry addiction, indecipherable PowerPoint slides, and Schwem's love-hate relationship with Twitter.

  • Eight Simple Rules for Survival

    A humorous, yet motivational talk that encourages audience members to look inside themselves and see how they can perform more efficiently. Along the way Schwem tackles the pros and cons of social networking sites such as Facebook, why using photos to tout your products can backfire and why Costco is superior to its main rival Sams Club when it comes to customer service. (Hint: It has something to do with death). Eight Simple Rules for Survival is ideal for sales groups and any organization looking to boost performance.

  • High-Tech Comedian, Low-Tech Dad

    Based on Schwem's blog of the same name and his hilarious book, *Text Me If Youre Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad*, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on todays youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Schwem makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst parent vs. child technology incidents and then encourages discussion.

  • Meeting emcee/video host

    A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonalds restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.

  • One Against Three...And The Dog Makes Four.

    Based on Greg’s blog of the same name and his hilarious book, Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on today’s youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Greg makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst “parent vs. child” technology incidents and then encourages discussion.

FAQs on booking Greg Schwem

  • How to book Greg Schwem?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Greg Schwem for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Greg Schwem, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Greg Schwem or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Greg Schwem?

    Booking fees for Greg Schwem, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Greg Schwem, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Greg Schwem?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Greg Schwem for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Greg Schwem for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Greg Schwem or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Greg Schwem or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Greg Schwem is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Greg Schwem for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Greg Schwem generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Hirschfeld, Steve Rizzo, Mark Mayfield, Roy Firestone and David Glickman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Schwem for an upcoming event.

Greg Schwem Speaker Videos

  • Greg Schwem Hilarious Corporate Humor demo 2020
    Greg Schwem is your one and only choice when it comes to providing laughs, motivation and wellness at corporate events. No wonder HuffPost calls him, "Your boss' favorite comedian." Visit Greg...

Greg Schwem Speaking Topics

  • Comedy with a Byte

    Greg Schwem brings more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience to an event. His performance takes a hilarious look at todays work environment and the technology tools we cant live without. Following shows, audience members often approach him and say, Thanks, we needed that or Its always nice to laugh at ourselves. Schwem customizes each presentation through extensive Internet research, a questionnaire, and a follow up conference call with his client. Thats why audience members also say, You really did your homework. Besides clean customized humor, audiences hear material about corporate topics such as Blackberry addiction, indecipherable PowerPoint slides, and Schwem's love-hate relationship with Twitter.

  • Eight Simple Rules for Survival

    A humorous, yet motivational talk that encourages audience members to look inside themselves and see how they can perform more efficiently. Along the way Schwem tackles the pros and cons of social networking sites such as Facebook, why using photos to tout your products can backfire and why Costco is superior to its main rival Sams Club when it comes to customer service. (Hint: It has something to do with death). Eight Simple Rules for Survival is ideal for sales groups and any organization looking to boost performance.

  • High-Tech Comedian, Low-Tech Dad

    Based on Schwem's blog of the same name and his hilarious book, *Text Me If Youre Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad*, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on todays youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Schwem makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst parent vs. child technology incidents and then encourages discussion.

  • Meeting emcee/video host

    A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonalds restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.

  • One Against Three...And The Dog Makes Four.

    Based on Greg’s blog of the same name and his hilarious book, Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on today’s youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Greg makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst “parent vs. child” technology incidents and then encourages discussion.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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