Funny Keynote Speaker

Funny Keynote Speaker For Your Event

As an event planner it’s crucial that you hire someone who is a relevant, and entertaining and a funny keynote speaker. This is because your conference needs to be memorable and the one jabbering on your stage needs to be passionate.

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Genuine Comic Relief

Jerome’s story includes personal information but the audience needs permission to laugh. Genuine comic relief can be hard to find when looking for a funny keynote speaker. Canned jokes are not authentic and come across as disingenuine. Your audience can get uncomfortable when a speaker throws these canned jokes out, just to get a laugh. This prevents you audience from connecting with the speaker and makes it hard for them to connect with the their message.

Comic relief is super important. Especially with serious topics that include an emotional story with serious and life changing consequences such as — going to prison. There are a lot of speakers out there who hold themselves out as comedians, and some are. But as I’m sure you’ve experienced, too often that’s not what you get.

“Jerome’s approach to presentation is intelligent, inspiring, and so incredibly enjoyable…. and really funny!”

Julia Lee – Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association

Funny Business Ethics

He’s had years of experience trading failure for success in the face of overwhelming odds. This includes some incredibly challenging business ethics situations. Jerome will show your group how to overcome adversity and change, how to make the best decisions possible – every time.

Fraud in Business

Fraud is still one of the biggest issues facing big business today. As a funny keynote speaker on business fraud and ethics, Jerome Mayne will help your audience realize their vulnerabilities. Your group will fully understand that their decisions have life long consequences for committing fraud.

“It was absolutely life changing. I was diagnosed with cancer with only 4 months remaining in my federal prison sentence. I should have had an emotional breakdown. I can’t say that it wasn’t a huge blow at first, but I accepted the fact that this was my life — right ‘then and now’. My prison sentence was not going to define me and my cancer was not going to end me.”

Jerome Mayne

Funny Keynote Speaker on Fraud

By the time Jerome is in front of your group, his presentation, Choices and Consequences will have been tweaked and customized to best suit your audience. This is because no two groups are the same. What is important to you, might not be the same as his last audience.

His keynote presentation on overcoming adversity in the face of the consequences of fraud and the challenge of business ethics is riveting and emotional.  This is a true lesson in overcoming adversity.


General Knowledge About Funny Speakers

A funny keynote speaker is someone who delivers a speech or presentation with humor as the main focus. This type of speaker is known for making audiences laugh while also delivering an important message or topic.

A funny keynote speaker may use jokes, anecdotes, and other comedic techniques to engage the audience. This keeps them entertained throughout the presentation. The goal of a funny keynote speaker is to leave the audience feeling inspired and uplifted while also providing them with valuable insights or information. Some examples of funny keynote speakers include Stevie Ray and Jerome Mayne.


Humor and Effective Communication

Regardless of whether you are interacting with a co-worker, employee, boss, manager, client or just someone on your team, on the spot, quick and creative decision making is critical to effective communication and the success of all areas of your business.

With hands-on interactive exercises, your group of business professionals will take away all the tools and skills they need to overcome obstacles. The exercises are fun so your group will also see how laughter in the workplace is essential to professional development.


He is a gifted speaker who has the ability to weave humor into a serious message about fraud and consequences.

Charles Lestage – Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Hercules Offshore, Inc.

Speaker Who Is Funny Will Convey a Message

Research shows that the brain retains more with laughter. This has been proven. We know this because we found it on the internet. When an event planner hires a humorous speaker they don’t look like an idiot by their clients.

Laughter and Learning

Scientific research demonstrates a significant link between laughter and enhanced learning. Studies indicate that humor can significantly improve memory retention. When we laugh, it triggers a dopamine release in our brain, which is associated with pleasure and improved recall abilities. This not only stimulates different areas of the brain for better cognitive function but also serves as a mental anchor.

When information is presented by a humorous keynote speaker who is genuinely funny, it’s more likely to be retained. Furthermore, laughter cultivates a positive, stress-free learning environment, thereby increasing audience engagement. This is where the role of a funny keynote speaker at an event becomes critical. Their humor not only entertains but simultaneously boosts cognitive functions, ensuring that the key messages from the event are remembered long after it concludes.

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A keynote that includes humor is not a comedy show. Serious topics such as cancer, prison, mental health, etc., are better digested when the audience has permission to laugh. And since laughter helps convey a message and makes the audience retain the information, a successful funny keynote speaker will include comedy in their presentations. It helps the audience feel comfortable one they are being told about something serious and emotional and personal. Jerome’s primary keynote, Choices and Consequences is funny and serious.

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Speaker with a Comedy Background

Before Jerome became a keynote speaker he toured as a stand up comedian in the Mid-Western United States. As a performer and a musician his entire life he decided to give comedy performance a try. In his mid-twenties he started taking improv classes which led to trying out his material at ‘open stage’ and ‘open mic’ nights around Minneapolis.

He didn’t start out as a touring stand up comedy performer. Jerome studied comedy performance for months after deciding to try the amateur open mic stage himself.

He learned that comedy is not ‘telling jokes.’ Watching how one amateur comic makes the audience laugh and another puts them to sleep wasn’t easy to figure out. Studying comedy means that you watch how the performer communicates and connects with the audience.

Comedy performance starts and ends with you being you. The audience can tell when a humorous keynote speaker is not being authentic, which is the same as not trusting yourself. The confidence of a funny keynote speaker can be felt a mile away.


Comedy Is Not Easy

Being a keynote speaker who is funny and humorous is not about the practice of just telling jokes during a keynote presentation. You will heard it a million times from people telling someone how to make a presentation better. They will say, “You always want to start with a joke!” Please don’t! It usually comes off sounding canned and forced. The audience knows, even if not on a conscious level, that the ‘joke’ is not genuine and the speaker is not being authentic, which leads to loosing the trust of their audience.

A life-long friend of mine and a highly sought after keynote speaker who is really really funny. He has himself has a degree in comedy. I’ve worked with him in improv and stand up. He’s also been a mentor to me as a keynote speaker himself. His name is Stevie Ray (not the musician) and his primary keynote has fantastic, genuine comedy. His humorous keynote is titled The Roadmap to Influence.

Permission to Laugh

The audience needs permission to laugh with serious topics that contain intimate details about a keynote speaker’s personal experience. Not just to laugh, but to hear, be told and to be present during the telling of a story that most people would not share with just anyone. A humorous keynote speaker on fraud and ethics is not at all common.

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Jerome Mayne Credentials

Jerome has been a keynote speaker for over 20 years. You have found a seasoned professional who is the clear authority on ethics, storytelling, humor and many other qualities you don’t get from your average motivational speaker.

  • Published Author — has sold thousands of copies of his best selling book, Diary of a White Collar Criminal. Self narrated on Audible and also available on Amazon. With over a 4 star rating his book is a top seller among business professionals seeking a true life story on ethics.
  • Hundreds of clients and sponsors — Jeromes vast client list includes over 2 dozen industries. Primary types of associations and corporations such as: Fortune 500 Companies, Business Finance, Real Estate, CPA (accounting), Attorney (legal), Government and Regulatory, Banking, Mortgage, Title Insurance, Fraud Examiners, Auditors, Insurance, Law Schools and Colleges — to name a few.
  • Social Media Giant — with Jerome’s presence on LinkedIn and yes Facebook, of course YouTube and unfortunately Twitter, he is seen by hundreds of followers each month. The business community has found his content to be useful, relevant and entertaining. This is why he has so much engagement.
  • Satisfied Clients — With dozens of past clients Jerome has acquired many testimonials. Word of mouth is why Jerome is one of the business ethics most sought after speakers in North America.

Book a Funny Keynote Speaker

Jerome Mayne, a professional stand-up comedian who has actually toured as a standup comic, is one of the funny ones whose presentations are both serious and humorous. He is one of the most in-demand humorous keynote speakers on fraud and ethics in the country.

If you’d like to book a humorous keynote speaker who combines humor and ethics for your upcoming event, send the form below. You can check Jerome’s availability and get the ball rolling. You will get a response in less than 24 hours.

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