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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 in the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist and award-winning greeting card writer. (Yes, you read that last one correctly!) 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 show provides a hilarious look 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.

Besides customized material, Greg entertains audiences with stories about tedious business meetings, SmartPhone addiction, "frequently" asked questions and his fascination with the American Girl Doll company. In addition to his hefty speaking schedule, Greg writes a weekly humor column nationally distributed by Tribune Media Services. He also is the author of Text Me If You're Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad and The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar: A Pile of BS (Business Stories) From a Corporate Comedian (September 2015).


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  • Work, Laugh, Repeat - Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. In spite of 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!

  • 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 AND how every employee, team and company has "rock star" potential. With serious messaging clothed in an entertaining presentation that combines comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack, Greg explores teamwork, generational differences and the pros and cons of technology vs human interaction with topics including:

    • "Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards"
    • "Don't Let Your Company Become a Country Song"
    • "Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?"
    • "Don't Trash the Hotel Room - Just Rearrange It"

  • 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.

  • Comedy With a Byte - Just want some entertainment during the day or evening? Greg has over 20 years experience as a stand-up comedian and can turn your meeting space into a comedy club with a routine that combines company information with hilarious real life stories, audience interaction and technology.
The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar Text Me If You're Breathing
The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar: A Pile of BS (Business Stories) From a Corporate Comedian Text Me If You're Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad

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