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Faux success/motivational "expert". Very funny presentation involving overhead projector and hand drawn stick figure slides. Works very well as a surprise way to end a long day of serious presentations or to break things up.
I can be described as a corporate comedian that understands the culture.
I have a studio setup to do virtual gigs via Zoom. This has been working very well as a virtual happy hour for teams that rarely get to see each other in person.
Brian was great! I would book him again
Brian provided the perfect presentation to a highly motivated team at the end of a very busy day.
His humorous approach was very much appreciated.
Price Range: $1000 -$2000
Gig Length: 30 - 45 minutes
Besides being a comedian, Brian Longwell has an MS in electrical engineering and spent 11 years working for AT&T’s Bell Laboratories. While designing microchips by day, he started working as a professional comedian by night.
Most comedians aspire to “quit their day jobs”, but Brian used his growing income from comedy to start his own technology company and in 1992 he left Bell Labs to create Special Projects Group, Inc.
Brian Longwell has worked for years as a professional comedian at venues in the US and has toured the UK. He decided to combine is corporate background with his comedy experience and now gives “presentations” using an old style overhead projector with stick figure drawings tackling humorous topics like “Why Work?”, “How to be Successful” and has presented topical presentations such as “Why Vote?” . His unique talent was recognized at the New York Comedy Festival by his inclusion in the Andy Kaufman competition in which he was a finalist.
On the corporate front, Brian has performed for AT&T, Hewlett Packard, McKinsey, John Hancock, and many medium and small size companies.
“Funny aspects of corporate life and life in general. Very funny” - AT&T
“We are going to use you again – very, very funny” - John Hancock
“We are still talking about it. Your act has become part of the company's vernacular” - FM Global“
Reviews from public Shows: Longwell is cleverly, amiably, calculatedly amateur. He uses, to irresistible comic effect, an old-fashioned projector and a sheaf of wonderfully awful illustrative transparencies He makes marvellous sweeping generalisations, is given to surreal analogy. Longwell has an impressive line in self-deconstruction, which is both fresh and funny -Kate Copstick (The Scotsman)
The most hilarious review of American politics and society I have ever seen -Matthew Straw (Festival Review)
“Well crafted and winning” - The Boston Globe
Longwell faces his audience with only his overhead projector and a few handmade slides to aid him, but manages to win the audience over immediately with his charisma and dry comedic style. Definitely unusual, definitely funny, and definitely good. - Scotsgay
“Loved him to bits” - BBC Radio
“Festival Top 10” – London Times