In a hilarious, interactive virtual keynote, Greg Schwem, dubbed “your boss’ favorite comedian” by HuffPost, discusses the role humor can, and should, play as Americans and American business, enter a new post-pandemic world. Greg provides real world examples of companies which have used humor to improve their bottom lines and fend off problems before they became full-blown crises. Greg will also candidly discuss why he feels humor has been disappearing from the corporate world and why it should return. Finally, Greg shows that accountants and the accounting profession can be funny. And that’s no joke. Prepare to make full use of the chat box. Greg encourages (a little) virtual heckling.
HuffPost calls Greg Schwem "Your boss' favorite comedian." The Chicago Tribune dubbed Greg "king of the hill in the world of corporate comedy. Performing as a keynote humorist, master of ceremonies or motivational speaker exclusively for business conferences, association gatherings and other private events, Greg's client list includes Microsoft, Cisco Systems, McDonald's, IBM, Motorola, United Airlines and John Hancock. Greg's various programs share one central theme: make audiences laugh at their work environments and do it while performing clean and politically correct. As a writer, Greg scripts and performs humorous, customized videos for business meetings and events. He also writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for Tribune Media Services and is the author of two books: "The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar: A Pile of BS (Business Stories) From a Corporate Comedian' and "Text Me If You're Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad." Greg has appeared on numerous national television programs and been seen in concert with the likes of Celine Dion and Keith Urban.
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 the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist, award-winning greeting card writer and creator of funnydadinc, voted one of the top Dad humor sites of 2016. 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.