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American Program Bureau’s (APB) humorist speakers include popular satirists, authors, cartoonists, actors, and impressionists, delivering levity and laughter to all audiences. With sharp wit and effective delivery, these humorists are clever, and always funny.


Actor & Comedian

American actor, comedian, and one-time game show host, Sparks is known for his witty additions to VH1 and his role as "Michael Novotny" on the American television series Queer as Folk.

Award-Winning Filmmaker & Former CEO of the Black Family Channel

Raised by a single mom on the rough West Side of Chicago, Robert Townsend transcended his environment to become an actor, writer, director, comedian, producer and ultimately, the President and CEO of the Black Family Channel.

Veteran Comedy Emcee & Professional Speaker

Jan McInnis has been performing comedy, emceeing events and delivering humor keynotes full-time for the past 15 years. She’s worked with hundreds of corporations, associations and professional events across North America to make sure the event is...

Award-Winning Actress & Activist

Rarely do we encounter an actress with such a remarkable range of talents and scope of emotion than that of Najimy. Seen in over 25 films such as Sister Act and The Wedding Planner, she is an AIDS activist and enthusiastic...

Cartoonist and Writer, Close to Home

John McPherson is the cartoonist and writer behind the renowned comic panel Close to Home. McPherson has published more than 20 book collections of his work, yearly block calendars, and an award-winning line of greeting cards. He also...

Best-Selling Author & "Human Guinea Pig"

Renowned as "the human guinea pig," A.J. Jacobs has outsourced his life to India, read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in a quest to become the smartest person in the world, lived modern life as the ultimate biblical man, and followed every...

Creator of "The Boondocks"

Creator of "The Boondocks" comic strip and animated series, McGruder is a young, fresh, and outspoken political satirist who dispenses social commentary with subversive humor. In his insightful presentation, "Negrology, the State of Black...

Humor Columnist

For 25 years, Dave Barry's syndicated humor column ran in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. His life and books were the basis for the '90s sitcom Dave's World.

Talk Show Host & Comedian

A talented humorist and the Emmy-winning host of The Daily Show, speaker Jon Stewart entertains audiences with his witty commentary on political and national issues.

Award-Winning Journalist & Commentator

Named "the best interviewer in the business" by Sports Illustrated, Firestone is the former host of ESPN's Up Close Prime Time. One of America's most versatile talents, he is recognized for his gifts as an Emmy Award-winning...

ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" Co-Host

Greenberg is the popular host of ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning," the highest-rated drive time sports talk show on the dial. To his three-million-plus listeners, Green is the guy who’s equally as comfortable dissecting zone defenses...

Pop Icon & Economist

A pop icon, lawyer, former game show host, and brilliant economist, speaker Ben Stein discusses politics, the economy, and how an adopted child changed his life.

Columnist & Humorist

Popular novelist and food writer Calvin Trillin has been called "one of the wittiest writers of our time." He pens columns for The New Yorker and The Nation.


Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute comedians in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. In 2003, Maher launched Real Time...

Co-Host of The View / Comedian

As co-host of The View, speaker Joy Behar has entertained and informed daytime audiences for years. She is also the host of CNN's The Joy Behar Show.

Actress / Comedian

Rain Pryor is a dynamic speaker, spokesperson, award-winning actress, singer, writer, comedian, and a producer. Now that's quite a few hats to wear, but they all fit and every one of them reflects her eclectic mix of Judaism and her African...

NBC Correspondent / Author

Mike Leonard has captivated millions of television viewers with his wry and witty feature stories on the often-overlooked aspects of everyday life for NBC’s The Today Show. Prior to beginning his full-time television career at age 30,...

Best-Selling Author

The best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods and I am a Stranger Here Myself, Bill Bryson has become a household name, acclaimed for his humorous insights as a travel writer.

Animation Director, The Simpsons

As animation director, speaker David Silverman helped bring "Bart Simpson" to life each week. He now oversees seven production teams as supervising director for the show.

Actor, Director & Author

Peter Bogdanovich has directed such classic films as The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon. He shares fascinating personal anecdotes, all of which demonstrate his love for the art of filmmaking.

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