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He’s been on Broadway, performed for four US Presidents, and has had recurring roles on network TV, solo comedy specials, hosted/produced reality television, a WGA scribe of film and sitcoms, award winning producer, a best selling author…but who IS Craig Shoemaker?

Craig began his showbiz career in his hometown of Philadelphia, doubling as a bartender and comedy emcee, while putting himself through Temple University, before taking his talents to Tinsel Town in 1988. His first Hollywood break was playing the role (twice) as an entertainment reporter on ABC’s ‘Matlock,’ where he worked alongside childhood idols, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. Craig then had the opportunity to guest star opposite fellow Philadelphian Will Smith, as a ghost boxer in a special episode of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air.’

This was only the beginning of what was followed by several successful TV stand-up specials and numerous co-starring roles in feature films and TV. Now ‘Dr. Shoe’ even has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, and his best selling book, ‘LoveMaster’d’ is critically acclaimed by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Dr. Drew Pinsky, helping readers worldwide to manage and transform through personal difficulties.

Craig’s latest 90-minute standup special, ‘Daditude,’ in which he also served as Executive Producer,’ aired prime time on SHOWTIME Network. ‘Shoemaker is insightful and amusing...we are moved beyond laughter to tears,’ says the Los Angeles Times. His very first Comedy Central show was voted by viewers as one of the ‘Top 20″ specials of all time. His second, ‘Unzipped’ aired to mass acclaim and the audio CD was Billboard Top 20 for six weeks. In summer 2015, he produced and starred in the #1 album on I-Tunes, ‘The Last Stand (Up).’ Two stand-up bits made it to the all time Top 10 list on XM Radio!

Voted Elevate Film Festival’s ‘Best Supporting Actor,’ Craig’s film, TV and recording credits are extensive. He recurs as Wilson Gromling, the head of the local Pawnee Tea Party, on NBC’s ‘Parks & Recreation’ had a five-episode role on ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’ was the film professor in Scream 2 and just wrapped a co-starring as ‘Bandit’ in the movie, ‘Middle Man.’ A prolific mimic and voiceover artist, Craig’s dead-on impression of Don Knotts and narration was featured in the film ‘Pleasantville’ and he’s voiced many characters in numerous animated series, including lead voices (and title song) for the new cartoon, ‘Big Foot, Little Foot.’

Craig stars in Universal’s cult hit (Stony nominated), ‘Totally Baked,’ which he also wrote and produced, along with producing the follow up Hulu hit, ‘420 Comedy Hour.’ Currently he is producer/writer for a series of animated shorts, ‘From the Crib’ and a feature documentary called ‘Laughter Heals.’ He produced, wrote and starred in the Indy feature, ‘The LoveMaster,’ which won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. His production company produced the reality pilots, ‘Straight Eye for the Whipped Guy’ and ‘Chicken Fried Bride,’ hosted by Craig as well. Hosting chops were honed on such shows as ‘Real Funny’ on ABC and the game show ‘My Generation’ on VH-1.

Craig’s comedy style has earned him numerous awards, including ‘Best Male Standup’ at the American Comedy Awards on ABC. His work as actor/producer for PRISM, earned Shoemaker two NATAS Emmy awards. Doctor Shoe is passionate about going beyond the comedy, officiating weddings of ‘HaHa-trimony,’ as well as assisting people in mastering love & happiness. In 2003 he founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality.

But credits, schmedits. Most importantly, Craig is happily married to his wife Mika and is father to three sons, Justin, Jared and Jackson and toddler daughter Chloe! Yes, the LoveMaster has mastered love and success, but a teen friend of his son sums up this performer’s career, when he nervously approached Craig and said, ‘Mr. Shoemaker, it is so cool you are verified on Twitter.’ #Classic

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Lovemaster'd: A Digital Journey to Ultimate Love and Happiness

Lovemaster'd: A Digital Journey to Ultimate Love and Happiness

Speaking Topics
  • Laughter Heals

    Turning Tough Times Into Laughter (90 minutes) Humor and laughter are powerful agents for shifting attitude. It’s long been said that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, so here’s your prescription. In this positively hilarious keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will use the acronym L.A.U.G.H. as a framework for sharing real-time tips to help you chose laughter more often than anxiety chooses you. Learn Craig's self-coined LAUGHIDATION technique.

  • PURSUING HAPPINESS: Why Not YOU?! (90 minutes)

    Craig will lead your organization or your group in a look at six sure-fire ways to lift you out of your rut and begin living with purpose. Here are the tools to being motivated to lightening the load of stressors and obstacles that keep an organiztion down. America was founded in the pursuit of happiness, so let’s get pursuing!

  • CAREER FREEZE: Why Should Work Always Feel Like Work? (90 minutes)

    How do we stay positive during the stress of our job? In this funny and poignant keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will take us through a hilarious peak at how our work and career can transform into a positive outcome, just by adding humor to our daily diet. When we learn how to manage pain and upset, we have a better chance of achieving inner calm amid the outer chaos. It works for many, including the Red Sox and Lakers, two professional teams Craig has helped turn into world champions!

  • HUMOR AND HEALTH: Laughing for the Health of It (90 minutes)

    In this very funny program we will look at the role of attitude, humor and laughter as powerful tools in easing stress and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual health. We will look at both the art and science of laughter. We will take a lively look at some specific ways in which we contribute to our mental, physical and emotional discourse. Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will help us laugh while we learn some everyday tools for reducing anxieties and inviting more levity into our lives.

  • LAUGHTER & LEADERS: What Your People Want You to Know about Leadership (90 minutes)

    This may be the funniest keynote program you have ever heard on the topic of Leadership. Motivational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker shares stories from his storied professional life regarding his observations on leaders who did it well and leaders who didn’t. Craig believes there are fundamental constants in the making of a great leader. Learn (or be reminded of) the everyday behaviors you can use today, to set a tone of trust, esprit de corps, and ownership among your team.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Craig Shoemaker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Craig Shoemaker 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 Craig Shoemaker, 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 Craig Shoemaker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Craig Shoemaker?

    Booking fees for Craig Shoemaker, 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 Craig Shoemaker, 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 Craig Shoemaker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Craig Shoemaker 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 Craig Shoemaker 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 Craig Shoemaker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Craig Shoemaker 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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Craig Shoemaker

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Craig Shoemaker Biography

He’s been on Broadway, performed for four US Presidents, and has had recurring roles on network TV, solo comedy specials, hosted/produced reality television, a WGA scribe of film and sitcoms, award winning producer, a best selling author…but who IS Craig Shoemaker?

Craig began his showbiz career in his hometown of Philadelphia, doubling as a bartender and comedy emcee, while putting himself through Temple University, before taking his talents to Tinsel Town in 1988. His first Hollywood break was playing the role (twice) as an entertainment reporter on ABC’s ‘Matlock,’ where he worked alongside childhood idols, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts. Craig then had the opportunity to guest star opposite fellow Philadelphian Will Smith, as a ghost boxer in a special episode of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air.’

This was only the beginning of what was followed by several successful TV stand-up specials and numerous co-starring roles in feature films and TV. Now ‘Dr. Shoe’ even has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, and his best selling book, ‘LoveMaster’d’ is critically acclaimed by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Dr. Drew Pinsky, helping readers worldwide to manage and transform through personal difficulties.

Craig’s latest 90-minute standup special, ‘Daditude,’ in which he also served as Executive Producer,’ aired prime time on SHOWTIME Network. ‘Shoemaker is insightful and amusing...we are moved beyond laughter to tears,’ says the Los Angeles Times. His very first Comedy Central show was voted by viewers as one of the ‘Top 20″ specials of all time. His second, ‘Unzipped’ aired to mass acclaim and the audio CD was Billboard Top 20 for six weeks. In summer 2015, he produced and starred in the #1 album on I-Tunes, ‘The Last Stand (Up).’ Two stand-up bits made it to the all time Top 10 list on XM Radio!

Voted Elevate Film Festival’s ‘Best Supporting Actor,’ Craig’s film, TV and recording credits are extensive. He recurs as Wilson Gromling, the head of the local Pawnee Tea Party, on NBC’s ‘Parks & Recreation’ had a five-episode role on ‘The Bold & The Beautiful’ was the film professor in Scream 2 and just wrapped a co-starring as ‘Bandit’ in the movie, ‘Middle Man.’ A prolific mimic and voiceover artist, Craig’s dead-on impression of Don Knotts and narration was featured in the film ‘Pleasantville’ and he’s voiced many characters in numerous animated series, including lead voices (and title song) for the new cartoon, ‘Big Foot, Little Foot.’

Craig stars in Universal’s cult hit (Stony nominated), ‘Totally Baked,’ which he also wrote and produced, along with producing the follow up Hulu hit, ‘420 Comedy Hour.’ Currently he is producer/writer for a series of animated shorts, ‘From the Crib’ and a feature documentary called ‘Laughter Heals.’ He produced, wrote and starred in the Indy feature, ‘The LoveMaster,’ which won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. His production company produced the reality pilots, ‘Straight Eye for the Whipped Guy’ and ‘Chicken Fried Bride,’ hosted by Craig as well. Hosting chops were honed on such shows as ‘Real Funny’ on ABC and the game show ‘My Generation’ on VH-1.

Craig’s comedy style has earned him numerous awards, including ‘Best Male Standup’ at the American Comedy Awards on ABC. His work as actor/producer for PRISM, earned Shoemaker two NATAS Emmy awards. Doctor Shoe is passionate about going beyond the comedy, officiating weddings of ‘HaHa-trimony,’ as well as assisting people in mastering love & happiness. In 2003 he founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality.

But credits, schmedits. Most importantly, Craig is happily married to his wife Mika and is father to three sons, Justin, Jared and Jackson and toddler daughter Chloe! Yes, the LoveMaster has mastered love and success, but a teen friend of his son sums up this performer’s career, when he nervously approached Craig and said, ‘Mr. Shoemaker, it is so cool you are verified on Twitter.’ #Classic

Craig Shoemaker Videos

  • Craig Shoemaker - "The Love Master" - YouTube
    Oct 1, 2017 ... 113 videos Play all Popular Videos - Craig ShoemakerCraig Shoemaker - Topic. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: "Just Tell Him You're...
  • Craig Shoemaker
  • CRAIG SHOEMAKER SIZZLE REEL

Craig Shoemaker Books

Craig Shoemaker Speaking Topics

  • Laughter Heals

    Turning Tough Times Into Laughter (90 minutes) Humor and laughter are powerful agents for shifting attitude. It’s long been said that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, so here’s your prescription. In this positively hilarious keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will use the acronym L.A.U.G.H. as a framework for sharing real-time tips to help you chose laughter more often than anxiety chooses you. Learn Craig's self-coined LAUGHIDATION technique.

  • PURSUING HAPPINESS: Why Not YOU?! (90 minutes)

    Craig will lead your organization or your group in a look at six sure-fire ways to lift you out of your rut and begin living with purpose. Here are the tools to being motivated to lightening the load of stressors and obstacles that keep an organiztion down. America was founded in the pursuit of happiness, so let’s get pursuing!

  • CAREER FREEZE: Why Should Work Always Feel Like Work? (90 minutes)

    How do we stay positive during the stress of our job? In this funny and poignant keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will take us through a hilarious peak at how our work and career can transform into a positive outcome, just by adding humor to our daily diet. When we learn how to manage pain and upset, we have a better chance of achieving inner calm amid the outer chaos. It works for many, including the Red Sox and Lakers, two professional teams Craig has helped turn into world champions!

  • HUMOR AND HEALTH: Laughing for the Health of It (90 minutes)

    In this very funny program we will look at the role of attitude, humor and laughter as powerful tools in easing stress and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual health. We will look at both the art and science of laughter. We will take a lively look at some specific ways in which we contribute to our mental, physical and emotional discourse. Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will help us laugh while we learn some everyday tools for reducing anxieties and inviting more levity into our lives.

  • LAUGHTER & LEADERS: What Your People Want You to Know about Leadership (90 minutes)

    This may be the funniest keynote program you have ever heard on the topic of Leadership. Motivational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker shares stories from his storied professional life regarding his observations on leaders who did it well and leaders who didn’t. Craig believes there are fundamental constants in the making of a great leader. Learn (or be reminded of) the everyday behaviors you can use today, to set a tone of trust, esprit de corps, and ownership among your team.

FAQs on booking Craig Shoemaker

  • How to book Craig Shoemaker?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Craig Shoemaker 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 Craig Shoemaker, 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 Craig Shoemaker or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Craig Shoemaker?

    Booking fees for Craig Shoemaker, 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 Craig Shoemaker, 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 Craig Shoemaker?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Craig Shoemaker 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 Craig Shoemaker 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 Craig Shoemaker or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Craig Shoemaker 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.

Craig Shoemaker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Laughter Heals, PURSUING HAPPINESS: Why Not YOU?! (90 minutes), CAREER FREEZE: Why Should Work Always Feel Like Work? (90 minutes), HUMOR AND HEALTH: Laughing for the Health of It (90 minutes) and LAUGHTER & LEADERS: What Your People Want You to Know about Leadership (90 minutes). The estimated speaking fee range to book Craig Shoemaker for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Craig Shoemaker generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Hytner, Preacher Lawson, Brandon T. Jackson, Alonzo Bodden and Mark Viera. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Craig Shoemaker for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Craig Shoemaker Speaker Videos

  • Craig Shoemaker - "The Love Master" - YouTube
    Oct 1, 2017 ... 113 videos Play all Popular Videos - Craig ShoemakerCraig Shoemaker - Topic. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: "Just Tell Him You're The ...
    Craig Shoemaker
  • CRAIG SHOEMAKER SIZZLE REEL

Craig Shoemaker Speaking Topics

  • Laughter Heals

    Turning Tough Times Into Laughter (90 minutes) Humor and laughter are powerful agents for shifting attitude. It’s long been said that ‘laughter is the best medicine’, so here’s your prescription. In this positively hilarious keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will use the acronym L.A.U.G.H. as a framework for sharing real-time tips to help you chose laughter more often than anxiety chooses you. Learn Craig's self-coined LAUGHIDATION technique.

  • PURSUING HAPPINESS: Why Not YOU?! (90 minutes)

    Craig will lead your organization or your group in a look at six sure-fire ways to lift you out of your rut and begin living with purpose. Here are the tools to being motivated to lightening the load of stressors and obstacles that keep an organiztion down. America was founded in the pursuit of happiness, so let’s get pursuing!

  • CAREER FREEZE: Why Should Work Always Feel Like Work? (90 minutes)

    How do we stay positive during the stress of our job? In this funny and poignant keynote program, Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will take us through a hilarious peak at how our work and career can transform into a positive outcome, just by adding humor to our daily diet. When we learn how to manage pain and upset, we have a better chance of achieving inner calm amid the outer chaos. It works for many, including the Red Sox and Lakers, two professional teams Craig has helped turn into world champions!

  • HUMOR AND HEALTH: Laughing for the Health of It (90 minutes)

    In this very funny program we will look at the role of attitude, humor and laughter as powerful tools in easing stress and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual health. We will look at both the art and science of laughter. We will take a lively look at some specific ways in which we contribute to our mental, physical and emotional discourse. Inspirational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker will help us laugh while we learn some everyday tools for reducing anxieties and inviting more levity into our lives.

  • LAUGHTER & LEADERS: What Your People Want You to Know about Leadership (90 minutes)

    This may be the funniest keynote program you have ever heard on the topic of Leadership. Motivational Comedian, Craig Shoemaker shares stories from his storied professional life regarding his observations on leaders who did it well and leaders who didn’t. Craig believes there are fundamental constants in the making of a great leader. Learn (or be reminded of) the everyday behaviors you can use today, to set a tone of trust, esprit de corps, and ownership among your team.

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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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