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Bob Mankoff

Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker; Founder of The Cartoon Bank

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 Bob Mankoff Biography

A cartoonist and the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Bob Mankoff is one of the nation’s leading commentators on the role of humor in American business, politics, and life.

He speaks on the appreciation of humor, the creative processes required to produce it, and how humor works.

He is the author of The Naked Cartoonist, the first book to use cartooning as a means of exploring the creative process.

Like his presentations, this entertaining journey through the art, craft and Zen of cartooning offers a unique perspective on how to be funnier and more creative.

Bob also conducts customized workshop seminars on creativity.

A successful entrepreneur, he created The Cartoon Bank (now a New Yorker Magazine company), the world’s largest and most influential cartoon licensing businesses.

Bob edited The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, the best-selling coffee table book for holiday 2004, featuring all 68,647 cartoons ever published in The New Yorker since its debut in 1925.

Bob has edited dozens of other cartoon books and published four of his own. He appears frequently on network talk shows, cable TV networks, and syndicated radio programs.

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How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

Speaking Topics
  • Your Sense of Humor—Don’t Leave Home Without It (General Audiences)

    As young kids, most of us were taught that humor is silly and a waste of time. And so, while five-year-olds laugh hundreds of times a day, adults are down to about fifteen. We’ll see how wrong this prejudice is, and how humor and other forms of play can enhance our professional effectiveness. Humor has three main benefits. First, it’s physically and psychologically healthy, especially in the way it blocks stress. Secondly, humor makes us mentally flexible—able to manage change, take risks, and think creatively. And thirdly, humor serves as social lubricant, making us more effective in dealing with colleagues and clients. We’ll experience all these using pictures, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

  • Leadership and Laughter (Business Executives)

    In these times of rapid change and weekly crises, things can get pretty solemn. The last thing you might think appropriate in your work is humor. But many of today’s most successful executives are famous for their humor. A Fortune magazine cover features a picture of Southwest Airlines’ Herb Kelleher gliding through the air wearing a WWI leather helmet and goggles. The caption: “Is Herb Kelleher American’s Best CEO? He’s wild, he’s crazy, he’s in a tough business—and he has built the most successful airline in the U.S.” A survey of Fortune 500 CEOs and deans of business schools got 97% agreement on three things: Humor is important in business. Most executives don’t show enough sense of humor. And when they hire, they give preference to the candidate with the best sense of humor. We’ll see how humor works in business and how it’s crucial to the new post-heroic paradigm of leadership. First, humor is physically and psychologically healthy, especially in the way it blocks stress. Secondly, it makes us mentally flexible—able to manage change, take risks, and think creatively. And thirdly, humor serves as social lubricant, making us more effective in dealing with colleagues and clients.

  • Laugh for the Health of It (Healthcare Professionals)

    “A merry heart does good like a medicine,” the Bible says. And for decades Reader’s Digest has featured humor under the masthead “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” But until recently, medical experts had little to say about the connection between humor and health. Now, that’s changing. In the new field of psychoneuroimmunology, we’re beginning to understand how mirthful laughter gives the heart and lungs a workout, reduces pain, relaxes the whole body, and boosts the immune system. In these and other ways, humor is the opposite of stress. We’ll explore some recent findings and—if it’s not too close to dinner—even speculate on the laxative benefits of laughter. We’ll also see how hospitals are making humor part of patient care, with humor rooms and comedy carts. And we’ll introduce the medical magazine Stitches, the Journal of Nursing Jocularity, and the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

  • Laugh and Learn (Educators)

    Traditional schools suppressed humor and laughter. Kids with musical talent may have been sent to the music room, and those with artistic ability to the art room, but kids with a sense of humor were sent to the Principal’s Office. Recent studies show that even Head Start teachers discourage humor in 3
    • and 4-year olds! Humor, however, is a kind of play involving divergent (creative) thinking, and traditional education has neglected divergent thinking in its obsession with convergent thinking—getting the single correct answer and not making any mistakes along the way. We’ll see how educators have begun to reverse the ancient prejudice against humor, and how, when used correctly, humor has a host of benefits. It gets and holds students’ attention, it promotes retention of what is learned, it fosters critical thinking, and it promotes mental flexibility. We’ll experience all these using pictures, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

  • Sold on Humor: Humor in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service

    Did you ever wonder why so many Superbowl commercials use humor? (At the Cannes Film Festival, 95% of the winners in the Advertising category are funny.) Have you noticed how even traditionally staid businesses like banking and insurance are now putting humor into their advertising? We’ll explore six ways humor works with customers. We’ll see how it creates rapport and overcomes sales resistance, opening customers’ minds to new perspectives. And because humor gets customers involved in processing the message, they remember that message better. In customer service, humor provides a moment of unexpected delight. Sometimes this is a bonus—icing on the cake—and sometimes it saves the relationship when things are not going well. We’ll also explore crucial differences between men’s humor and women’s humor and their implications for business. All these topics are explored using pictures, videos, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

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    Booking fees for Bob Mankoff, 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 Bob Mankoff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Mankoff 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 Bob Mankoff for your next private or corporate function.
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Bob Mankoff

Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker; Founder of The Cartoon Bank

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Bob Mankoff Biography

A cartoonist and the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Bob Mankoff is one of the nation’s leading commentators on the role of humor in American business, politics, and life.

He speaks on the appreciation of humor, the creative processes required to produce it, and how humor works.

He is the author of The Naked Cartoonist, the first book to use cartooning as a means of exploring the creative process.

Like his presentations, this entertaining journey through the art, craft and Zen of cartooning offers a unique perspective on how to be funnier and more creative.

Bob also conducts customized workshop seminars on creativity.

A successful entrepreneur, he created The Cartoon Bank (now a New Yorker Magazine company), the world’s largest and most influential cartoon licensing businesses.

Bob edited The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, the best-selling coffee table book for holiday 2004, featuring all 68,647 cartoons ever published in The New Yorker since its debut in 1925.

Bob has edited dozens of other cartoon books and published four of his own. He appears frequently on network talk shows, cable TV networks, and syndicated radio programs.

Bob Mankoff Videos

  • An Evening with Award-winning Cartoonists Mike Peters and Bob Mankoff
  • An Evening with Award-Winning Cartoonists Mike Peters and Bob Mankoff
  • Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon

Bob Mankoff Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Bob Mankoff

Bob Mankoff Speaking Topics

  • Your Sense of Humor—Don’t Leave Home Without It (General Audiences)

    As young kids, most of us were taught that humor is silly and a waste of time. And so, while five-year-olds laugh hundreds of times a day, adults are down to about fifteen. We’ll see how wrong this prejudice is, and how humor and other forms of play can enhance our professional effectiveness. Humor has three main benefits. First, it’s physically and psychologically healthy, especially in the way it blocks stress. Secondly, humor makes us mentally flexible—able to manage change, take risks, and think creatively. And thirdly, humor serves as social lubricant, making us more effective in dealing with colleagues and clients. We’ll experience all these using pictures, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

  • Leadership and Laughter (Business Executives)

    In these times of rapid change and weekly crises, things can get pretty solemn. The last thing you might think appropriate in your work is humor. But many of today’s most successful executives are famous for their humor. A Fortune magazine cover features a picture of Southwest Airlines’ Herb Kelleher gliding through the air wearing a WWI leather helmet and goggles. The caption: “Is Herb Kelleher American’s Best CEO? He’s wild, he’s crazy, he’s in a tough business—and he has built the most successful airline in the U.S.” A survey of Fortune 500 CEOs and deans of business schools got 97% agreement on three things: Humor is important in business. Most executives don’t show enough sense of humor. And when they hire, they give preference to the candidate with the best sense of humor. We’ll see how humor works in business and how it’s crucial to the new post-heroic paradigm of leadership. First, humor is physically and psychologically healthy, especially in the way it blocks stress. Secondly, it makes us mentally flexible—able to manage change, take risks, and think creatively. And thirdly, humor serves as social lubricant, making us more effective in dealing with colleagues and clients.

  • Laugh for the Health of It (Healthcare Professionals)

    “A merry heart does good like a medicine,” the Bible says. And for decades Reader’s Digest has featured humor under the masthead “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” But until recently, medical experts had little to say about the connection between humor and health. Now, that’s changing. In the new field of psychoneuroimmunology, we’re beginning to understand how mirthful laughter gives the heart and lungs a workout, reduces pain, relaxes the whole body, and boosts the immune system. In these and other ways, humor is the opposite of stress. We’ll explore some recent findings and—if it’s not too close to dinner—even speculate on the laxative benefits of laughter. We’ll also see how hospitals are making humor part of patient care, with humor rooms and comedy carts. And we’ll introduce the medical magazine Stitches, the Journal of Nursing Jocularity, and the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

  • Laugh and Learn (Educators)

    Traditional schools suppressed humor and laughter. Kids with musical talent may have been sent to the music room, and those with artistic ability to the art room, but kids with a sense of humor were sent to the Principal’s Office. Recent studies show that even Head Start teachers discourage humor in 3
    • and 4-year olds! Humor, however, is a kind of play involving divergent (creative) thinking, and traditional education has neglected divergent thinking in its obsession with convergent thinking—getting the single correct answer and not making any mistakes along the way. We’ll see how educators have begun to reverse the ancient prejudice against humor, and how, when used correctly, humor has a host of benefits. It gets and holds students’ attention, it promotes retention of what is learned, it fosters critical thinking, and it promotes mental flexibility. We’ll experience all these using pictures, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

  • Sold on Humor: Humor in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service

    Did you ever wonder why so many Superbowl commercials use humor? (At the Cannes Film Festival, 95% of the winners in the Advertising category are funny.) Have you noticed how even traditionally staid businesses like banking and insurance are now putting humor into their advertising? We’ll explore six ways humor works with customers. We’ll see how it creates rapport and overcomes sales resistance, opening customers’ minds to new perspectives. And because humor gets customers involved in processing the message, they remember that message better. In customer service, humor provides a moment of unexpected delight. Sometimes this is a bonus—icing on the cake—and sometimes it saves the relationship when things are not going well. We’ll also explore crucial differences between men’s humor and women’s humor and their implications for business. All these topics are explored using pictures, videos, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

FAQs on booking Bob Mankoff

  • How to book Bob Mankoff?

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

    Booking fees for Bob Mankoff, 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 Bob Mankoff, 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 Bob Mankoff?

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

Bob Mankoff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Mankoff for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bob Mankoff generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tiffany Shlain, Graham Hill, Don Levy, Moby and Peter Rojas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Mankoff for an upcoming event.

Bob Mankoff Speaker Videos

  • An Evening with Award-winning Cartoonists Mike Peters and Bob Mankoff
    An Evening with Award-Winning Cartoonists Mike Peters and Bob Mankoff
  • Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon
    Robert Mankoff - Past, Present & Future of Humor - YouTube

Bob Mankoff Speaking Topics

  • Your Sense of Humor—Don’t Leave Home Without It (General Audiences)

    As young kids, most of us were taught that humor is silly and a waste of time. And so, while five-year-olds laugh hundreds of times a day, adults are down to about fifteen. We’ll see how wrong this prejudice is, and how humor and other forms of play can enhance our professional effectiveness. Humor has three main benefits. First, it’s physically and psychologically healthy, especially in the way it blocks stress. Secondly, humor makes us mentally flexible—able to manage change, take risks, and think creatively. And thirdly, humor serves as social lubricant, making us more effective in dealing with colleagues and clients. We’ll experience all these using pictures, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

  • Leadership and Laughter (Business Executives)

    In these times of rapid change and weekly crises, things can get pretty solemn. The last thing you might think appropriate in your work is humor. But many of today’s most successful executives are famous for their humor. A Fortune magazine cover features a picture of Southwest Airlines’ Herb Kelleher gliding through the air wearing a WWI leather helmet and goggles. The caption: “Is Herb Kelleher American’s Best CEO? He’s wild, he’s crazy, he’s in a tough business—and he has built the most successful airline in the U.S.” A survey of Fortune 500 CEOs and deans of business schools got 97% agreement on three things: Humor is important in business. Most executives don’t show enough sense of humor. And when they hire, they give preference to the candidate with the best sense of humor. We’ll see how humor works in business and how it’s crucial to the new post-heroic paradigm of leadership. First, humor is physically and psychologically healthy, especially in the way it blocks stress. Secondly, it makes us mentally flexible—able to manage change, take risks, and think creatively. And thirdly, humor serves as social lubricant, making us more effective in dealing with colleagues and clients.

  • Laugh for the Health of It (Healthcare Professionals)

    “A merry heart does good like a medicine,” the Bible says. And for decades Reader’s Digest has featured humor under the masthead “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” But until recently, medical experts had little to say about the connection between humor and health. Now, that’s changing. In the new field of psychoneuroimmunology, we’re beginning to understand how mirthful laughter gives the heart and lungs a workout, reduces pain, relaxes the whole body, and boosts the immune system. In these and other ways, humor is the opposite of stress. We’ll explore some recent findings and—if it’s not too close to dinner—even speculate on the laxative benefits of laughter. We’ll also see how hospitals are making humor part of patient care, with humor rooms and comedy carts. And we’ll introduce the medical magazine Stitches, the Journal of Nursing Jocularity, and the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

  • Laugh and Learn (Educators)

    Traditional schools suppressed humor and laughter. Kids with musical talent may have been sent to the music room, and those with artistic ability to the art room, but kids with a sense of humor were sent to the Principal’s Office. Recent studies show that even Head Start teachers discourage humor in 3
    • and 4-year olds! Humor, however, is a kind of play involving divergent (creative) thinking, and traditional education has neglected divergent thinking in its obsession with convergent thinking—getting the single correct answer and not making any mistakes along the way. We’ll see how educators have begun to reverse the ancient prejudice against humor, and how, when used correctly, humor has a host of benefits. It gets and holds students’ attention, it promotes retention of what is learned, it fosters critical thinking, and it promotes mental flexibility. We’ll experience all these using pictures, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

  • Sold on Humor: Humor in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service

    Did you ever wonder why so many Superbowl commercials use humor? (At the Cannes Film Festival, 95% of the winners in the Advertising category are funny.) Have you noticed how even traditionally staid businesses like banking and insurance are now putting humor into their advertising? We’ll explore six ways humor works with customers. We’ll see how it creates rapport and overcomes sales resistance, opening customers’ minds to new perspectives. And because humor gets customers involved in processing the message, they remember that message better. In customer service, humor provides a moment of unexpected delight. Sometimes this is a bonus—icing on the cake—and sometimes it saves the relationship when things are not going well. We’ll also explore crucial differences between men’s humor and women’s humor and their implications for business. All these topics are explored using pictures, videos, cartoons, stories, and exercises.

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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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