"Your MC Joel is incredibly funny!!"
I have been a comedian since the age of 16. However, in June of 1996, I started working for Feet First Eventertainment - one of the top-regarded event companies in Southern California - as an MC for schools, weddings and corporate events.
Whether it's for small groups of 13 to large groups of 1000 or more, whether it's on a beach with no sound system or at The Grove of Anaheim, I've always prided myself on bringing the professionalism and energy that has earned me strong references and repeated bookings.
These are a few of the Events I have hosted or MC'ed for:
-- Game Shows ("Jeopardy," "Minute 2 Win It," "Family Feud")
-- Award Ceremonies
-- Scavenger Hunts
-- D.o.D. Tour
-- Cooking Challenges (chili cook-off, Salsa/Guac Challenge)
-- Survivor Games
-- Olympic-type Events
-- Holiday Parties
-- Corporate Retreats/Seminars
-- Sporting Tournaments
-- "The Apprentice"-style Event (I actually do a solid Donald Trump...)
-- Quiz Nights
-- Comedy Clubs/Comedy Nights
-- The Voice of an animatronic Moose
-- Maximum Security Prison
(Those last 2 aren't jokes...)
I've hosted for smaller parties and for some very big companies (Microsoft, Nestle, Amgen, Broadcom, McKinsey, Southwest, Google, Bank of America, Prudential, AFLAC, Disney, Guess, Proctor & Gamble, Deloitte, Chevron, among many, many others). Also, I'm a team player and have worked with a large number of DMC's and Event Planners.
I'm not a shy guy. I've been an actor since I was 12, with credits ranging from TV ("Monk," "Criminal Minds") to movies ("The Heartbreak Kid," "Valkyrie") to the web and theatre.
As a stand-up comedian, I've always enjoyed riffing with the audience, and I bring that to my Hosting. Since one must often operate off-the-cuff to keep the momentum of an event going, I think these skills are one of my strongest selling points. Cookie cutters are great...But it's wonderful to be able to make the event of-the-moment.
Though I've performed in numerous venues of varying degrees of acceptable comedy, I'm very adept at keeping it clean or, if requested, pushing an envelope without ever crossing the line. I don't humiliate, I don't alienate. I'm there to have fun, just as much as everyone else is.
I show up early. I'm low maintenance. I'm fun to be around. I never cross the line. I love to make people laugh and smile. And I'm especially proud of the fact that I'm almost always asked back!
“I left Joel a voicemail to thank him for taking such good care of my group!! It was a hit! Joel was hilarious! You really brought it all out for the group!”
SAG Actors' Fund
“Joel was a fantastic announcer!”
“Thank you Joel – very professional and overall awesome!”
“Great attitude and fun personality!”
Integrated Telemanagement Services, Inc.
“Joel was so fantastic, lively and energetic! The attendees are still talking about it!”
“We had a blast!! Thank Joel for making me look good! He was amazing!”
Farmer John Marketing
“He did an amazing job, really if it weren't for him it wouldn't have been so much fun. Top notch!”
“Professional, fun, entertaining and so easy to work with! Hats off to Joel because he truly made it a great experience for everyone involved!”
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“We LOVED it!! People were psyched, got completely into it, and here have been emails from several executives today saying how much they loved it. Joel was amazing and we honestly couldn't have had a better afternoon.”