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Greg Schwem

Business Humorist, Corporate Emcee, Syndicated Columnist & Author

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 Greg Schwem Biography

Greg Schwem tells all his clients, “I’m here to make you laugh but, at the end of the day, I want to be your biggest cheerleader too!” That approach is why the Chicago Tribune recently proclaimed Greg “king of the hill in the growing world of corporate comedy while HuffPost calls Greg, “Your boss’ favorite comedian.” Indeed, Greg’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, Comedy Central and the cover of Exceptional People Magazine. During the 2020 pandemic, Greg’s virtual keynote, You Can‘t Quarantine Laughter, was lauded by clients such as Cisco, Verizon, Merrill Lynch and his alma mater, Northwestern University. One participant called it “fantastic and just what everybody needed during this time.” More than just a business humor keynote speaker and sought after corporate emcee, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune, award-winning greeting card writer and creator of funnydadinc, voted one of the top Dad humor sites on the web in 2020. His recent business travels have resulted in a hilarious web series, A Comedian Crashes Your Pad, winner of a 2020 Telly Award for travel and tourism. He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion, Jay Leno and Keith Urban.

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 presents, live or virtually, at whatever time of day, audiences will see and hear the following:

• A heavily researched and customized presentation featuring material created with the help of Greg’s client. Greg doesn’t “phone it in.”

• Customized multimedia support that includes video, audio and screen grabs from a client’s website.

• A motivational message that uses humor and real world examples from actual companies that show the “do’s and dont’s” of succeeding in business. Let Greg tell your audience about his experiences with the highly successful American Girl Doll company!

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
  • Keynote 1 - Work, Laugh, Repeat

    Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. Despite its therapeutic qualities, laughter is often absent from the business environment. Greg shows it is possible to laugh at work and about work. Audience members will put down their iPads and Blackberries and laugh along with Greg as he good-naturedly discusses topics such as Smart Phone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, "frequently" asked questions, and home office workers. His preparation includes company web site research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit!

  • Keynote 2 – You Can’t Quarantine Laughter (live or virtual)

    Is COVID-19 funny? Absolutely not. But Greg Schwem also knows people turn to humor to cope with tragedy and hardship. Which is precisely why he developed the hilarious keynote, You Can’t Quarantine Laughter. Performing live or virtually, Greg introduces audiences to the Five Stages of a Pandemic: Fun, Creative, Panic, “Meh” and Normal. Then, using examples from businesses who used innovative means to cope during the quarantine, and his own experiences coping with a changing career path, he shows how humor can be a powerful weapon in dealing with a new normal. One virtual audience member summed up the presentation: “100 percent pure awesomeness!”

  • Keynote 3 - Rock, Roll & Laugh Your Way to the Top!

    Greg Schwem knows a thing or two about rock and roll. As a comedian who has opened concerts for stars ranging from Keith Urban, to Celine Dion, to Enrique Iglesias to (wait for it) KC and the Sunshine Band, Greg has seen how rock and roll is really a business. Like your business. In short? Every company and employee has "rock star" potential. Greg shows you how to achieve that potential in a highly motivational presentation that combines hilarious comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack featuring everything from classic rock to country to Lollapalooza. Topics include "Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards," "Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?" and "Don't Let Your Company Become a Country Song."

  • 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 McDonald’s 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.

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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 both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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 between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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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Chicago, IL, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $5,000 - $10,000

Greg Schwem Biography

Greg Schwem tells all his clients, “I’m here to make you laugh but, at the end of the day, I want to be your biggest cheerleader too!” That approach is why the Chicago Tribune recently proclaimed Greg “king of the hill in the growing world of corporate comedy while HuffPost calls Greg, “Your boss’ favorite comedian.” Indeed, Greg’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, Comedy Central and the cover of Exceptional People Magazine. During the 2020 pandemic, Greg’s virtual keynote, You Can‘t Quarantine Laughter, was lauded by clients such as Cisco, Verizon, Merrill Lynch and his alma mater, Northwestern University. One participant called it “fantastic and just what everybody needed during this time.” More than just a business humor keynote speaker and sought after corporate emcee, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune, award-winning greeting card writer and creator of funnydadinc, voted one of the top Dad humor sites on the web in 2020. His recent business travels have resulted in a hilarious web series, A Comedian Crashes Your Pad, winner of a 2020 Telly Award for travel and tourism. He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion, Jay Leno and Keith Urban.

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 presents, live or virtually, at whatever time of day, audiences will see and hear the following:

• A heavily researched and customized presentation featuring material created with the help of Greg’s client. Greg doesn’t “phone it in.”

• Customized multimedia support that includes video, audio and screen grabs from a client’s website.

• A motivational message that uses humor and real world examples from actual companies that show the “do’s and dont’s” of succeeding in business. Let Greg tell your audience about his experiences with the highly successful American Girl Doll company!

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

Greg Schwem Videos

  • Virtually Live! You Can't Quarantine Laughter w Greg Schwem
    Corporate humor speaker and nationally syndicated humor columnist Greg Schwem speaks virtually before 2,000 certified public accountants and explains...
  • 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...

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Greg Schwem Speaking Topics

  • Keynote 1 - Work, Laugh, Repeat

    Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. Despite its therapeutic qualities, laughter is often absent from the business environment. Greg shows it is possible to laugh at work and about work. Audience members will put down their iPads and Blackberries and laugh along with Greg as he good-naturedly discusses topics such as Smart Phone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, "frequently" asked questions, and home office workers. His preparation includes company web site research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit!

  • Keynote 2 – You Can’t Quarantine Laughter (live or virtual)

    Is COVID-19 funny? Absolutely not. But Greg Schwem also knows people turn to humor to cope with tragedy and hardship. Which is precisely why he developed the hilarious keynote, You Can’t Quarantine Laughter. Performing live or virtually, Greg introduces audiences to the Five Stages of a Pandemic: Fun, Creative, Panic, “Meh” and Normal. Then, using examples from businesses who used innovative means to cope during the quarantine, and his own experiences coping with a changing career path, he shows how humor can be a powerful weapon in dealing with a new normal. One virtual audience member summed up the presentation: “100 percent pure awesomeness!”

  • Keynote 3 - Rock, Roll & Laugh Your Way to the Top!

    Greg Schwem knows a thing or two about rock and roll. As a comedian who has opened concerts for stars ranging from Keith Urban, to Celine Dion, to Enrique Iglesias to (wait for it) KC and the Sunshine Band, Greg has seen how rock and roll is really a business. Like your business. In short? Every company and employee has "rock star" potential. Greg shows you how to achieve that potential in a highly motivational presentation that combines hilarious comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack featuring everything from classic rock to country to Lollapalooza. Topics include "Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards," "Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?" and "Don't Let Your Company Become a Country Song."

  • 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 McDonald’s 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.

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 both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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 between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Steve Rizzo, Roy Firestone, Adam Christing, Joel Zeff and Mike Rayburn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Greg Schwem for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Greg Schwem Speaker Videos

  • Virtually Live! You Can't Quarantine Laughter w Greg Schwem
    Corporate humor speaker and nationally syndicated humor columnist Greg Schwem speaks virtually before 2,000 certified public accountants and explains why businesses and organizations should consider...
    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

  • Keynote 1 - Work, Laugh, Repeat

    Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. Despite its therapeutic qualities, laughter is often absent from the business environment. Greg shows it is possible to laugh at work and about work. Audience members will put down their iPads and Blackberries and laugh along with Greg as he good-naturedly discusses topics such as Smart Phone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, "frequently" asked questions, and home office workers. His preparation includes company web site research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit!

  • Keynote 2 – You Can’t Quarantine Laughter (live or virtual)

    Is COVID-19 funny? Absolutely not. But Greg Schwem also knows people turn to humor to cope with tragedy and hardship. Which is precisely why he developed the hilarious keynote, You Can’t Quarantine Laughter. Performing live or virtually, Greg introduces audiences to the Five Stages of a Pandemic: Fun, Creative, Panic, “Meh” and Normal. Then, using examples from businesses who used innovative means to cope during the quarantine, and his own experiences coping with a changing career path, he shows how humor can be a powerful weapon in dealing with a new normal. One virtual audience member summed up the presentation: “100 percent pure awesomeness!”

  • Keynote 3 - Rock, Roll & Laugh Your Way to the Top!

    Greg Schwem knows a thing or two about rock and roll. As a comedian who has opened concerts for stars ranging from Keith Urban, to Celine Dion, to Enrique Iglesias to (wait for it) KC and the Sunshine Band, Greg has seen how rock and roll is really a business. Like your business. In short? Every company and employee has "rock star" potential. Greg shows you how to achieve that potential in a highly motivational presentation that combines hilarious comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack featuring everything from classic rock to country to Lollapalooza. Topics include "Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards," "Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?" and "Don't Let Your Company Become a Country Song."

  • 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 McDonald’s 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.

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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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