With a Masters degree in counseling and 30 years as a full time comedian Brad is the perfect choice for any event, party, keynote, conference. He has 9 Pinnacle awards for humorous educational and motivational speaking. Brad been described as a clean motivational Robin Williams. Brad just shot his first special for Vidangel and has done major corporate shows for companies, educational conferences, and worked for groups from medical to computers. He is intelligent hilarious and motivational. He also works for the major cruise lines like Carnival. Oh, he’s also an award winning best selling author.
Brad entertained my team during our Christmas party which had an attendance of well over 200 people. Brad's creative and hilarious style worked very well for our family-friendly audience. Brad engaged with the audience displaying his improvisational skills as well as his organizational talent and excellent delivery. Brad was very personable and respectful to my entire team and we were very pleased with his performance and look forward to having him back at a future date.
Price Range: $400 - $2000
What to Expect
It is a simple concept, from keynote, to motivational, to workshop, to simply a night of hilarious comedy. Brad Tassell creates it for you. He is also the perfect host or emcee for an evening. He can come in ready to speak or work with you on creating the evening or show. Let's talk about what you need and maybe what you don't know is possible. Brad excels at being able to be dropped in at any function or group or conference, even at the last minute, and doing 45 minutes that feels tailored to the group. His insights and humor will resonate well. And there is never a worry it will be inappropriate. There literally is no way you can lose. Brad also often uses music and plays the ukulele. It's super fun! He can of course do an amazing show without it.
"It's true Brad Tassell. We all talked about how your show wasn't just funny & entertaining. But it had a good, positive message! Thanks for the awesome experience!" Susan Land Shelton
For 30 years a professional full-time comedian, author, speaker, educator Brad Tassell has proven he is not only hilarious, but smart, kind, useful, and the perfect performer for any group, any place, any time. Along with working 40 to 50 weeks a year doing stand up in clubs, corporate, keynote address, conferences, on Carnival Cruiselines, Brad uses his Master's degree in Behavioral Sciences to bring solution-based interventions, award-winning, and hilarious educational keynotes on bullying prevention to schools, educators, and workshops.
Without a doubt there is no other comedian working today who can enlist and entertain 100% of the audience, and always with the strongest in professionalism and respect for each person's needs.
Brad Tassell is also the author of the most critically acclaimed and first book on the real life of stand up comedy on the road. Hell Gig, Enlightening the Road Comic was called "required reading" for anyone interested in stand up. Comedians, from novice to famous, have lauded the book's contribution to their success.
Brad has seven books, major publications, a new television show for the fall, and a feature film in his recent biography. Plus, each year Brad speaks to up to 100 schools, and more than 6000 students read his book.
Awards, Experience, Accolades
2017 Television Special on VidAngel Network
2017 Oceania Cruise Lines, Regent, and Azmara Cruise lines
2016 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
2016 The Ultimate Variety Showcase Las Vegas
2014-2015, 2015-1016 PBS Syndicated TV Series the Friday Zone
2012-2103, 2014-2015 2 Highest Honors Pinnacle Award
2012-2010, 2011-2012, 2014-2015 6 Pinnacle Awards for Speakers
(Rated "Highest Honors" for Comedy/Motivational)
2012 I'll Be In the Locker, Zen and the Art of Empathy written and starred, produced by Kentucky Public Theater
2012 January -August Starred in his own show, Comic Therapy in Las Vegas, Rio Hotel and Casino
Carnival Cruise line highest rated comedian by passenger ratings. 2007, 2010
2010-2012 Published in numerous journals and books on bullying and comedy
TV, Film, Radio, Podcast, Books, Appearances
PBS syndicated series The Friday Zone (2014-2015, 2015-2016), MTV - The Jenny McCarthy Show, ESPN, Nightshift w/Ferguson, The Danny Bonaduce Show
James, Gospel Writer's Autographs (2013)
WGN Bill and Wendy (2014)
WLS Roe Conn
WLW Gary Burbank
Voice of America
Patty Vasquez WGN radio
The LNI Comedy Talk Show (2014)
Center for Gifted Studies (2014)
Bill and Wendy WGN (2014)
Hell Gig, Enlightening the Road Comic
Don't Feed The Bully
I'll Be in the Locker, Portraits of a High School Wuss
You did it Where?
Hell To Pay
I'll Be in the Locker, Zen and the Art of Empathy
Speaking of Math
Billy Fustertag Learns Comedy
Could You Be President? Presidential Poems
Carnival Cruise lines, Azamara Cruise Lines, Comedy Stop at the Tropicana, Zanies, Loony Bin, Funny Bone, Improv, Wisecrackers, Snickerz, Funny business, Comedy Zone, River Center Comedy Club, Cozzy's Comedy Club, Bonkerz, Jongleurs, UK, Highlights, UK, Funhouse comedy, UK, LOL Comedy Club, many others.
Additional Booking Notes
I can work with whatever you have, but would prefer a microphone and microphone stand, if we are doing music I need a second microphone on a second stand. Plus, a way to play a CD or have a 1/8 inch plug to attach Iphone for music.
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 28, 2018–April 01, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Carnival Sunshine|
|May 25, 2018–May 26, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Aurora Theater|
|July 25, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Diamond Jo Casino, IA|
|July 27, 2018–July 28, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Penguin's Comedy Club Cedar Rapids|
|November 02, 2018–November 03, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Chinook Winds Casino OR|
|November 07, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Coos bay Casino OR|
|November 09, 2018–November 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Chadwick Comedy Club, OR|
Past Booked Events
|February 28, 2018–March 05, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Carnival Splendor|
|February 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Michigan City, Indiana|
|February 16, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Zanesville, OHIO|
|February 01, 2018–February 05, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Carnival Victory|
|January 24, 2018–January 30, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Azamara cruise lines|
Influences & Inspiration
I get compared to Robin Williams every day. People come up to me in stores and ask if I am a comedian. They already know. The difference is: I am a comedian who makes a difference. Students ask me why I do shows and write books, and my answer is always to get laughs and leave behind something positive. I've been called a hilarious Leo Biscalia, but that might be a little to far. :)
Brad can work with simply a microphone and a stand, or even with no microphone at all if that is what is needed. But, preference is a good sound system and a second mic. Both on stands. He often uses a banjo ukulele. Hand held microhpone is prefered.
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