Smart, Clean Comedy!
Dan has traveled the U.S. as a comedian, working with acts such as Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, SNL's Jay Pharoah, Sam Kinison, Steven Wright, and The Shirelles, and was also the host of the comedy game show "The Battle of Wits".
As a husband and father of 7 kids, Dan connects with any audience, especially those willing to think "outside of the gutter." Drawing on his background as a game show host, parent, teacher, coach, and salesman, he delivers energetic and relevant entertainment.
Whatever the theme of your company, school, conference or church, Dan will deliver more than enough laughs to make your event a huge success.
Our company Christmas party has struggled the last couple years. People weren’t coming, they were leaving early, etc. I decided to hire Dan to bring some life to the party and he more than delivered! I immediately was impressed by how seriously he took the gig, asking questions about our company, the demographics and how we generally are as a group. His act was hilarious and high energy. We had the largest participation in our Christmas party in years and people stayed far later than they usually do. Dan saved our Christmas party, I’m so happy I found him! I highly recommend him for any event.
Dan was absolutely amazing & he really made our fundraiser a success! He had everyone in tears laughing from start to finish. The way he connected with everyone in the audience & the energy he brought exceeded my expectations. If you're looking for someone to make your next event a successful one, Dan Viola will not disappoint.
“Thank you for the BEST OPENING DAY speaker in all my 29 years!! Absolutely hilarious and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
This was just one of hundreds of similar emails I received after Dan Viola performed for our staff on opening day. Our audience consisted of over 470 employees from all departments in our school district. Dan had everyone “rolling in the aisles” as he was able to customize his material for our District as well as departments. I strongly recommend Dan for any event!
Dan was extremely accommodating and went with the flow. He got there early and walked around and chatted with people to get a feel for the people in attendance and his performance was more than hilarious. Every single person that I asked about this event said that he was truly the star of the show and they would love to see him again! He was very entertaining while still remaining clean and fun, a rarity these days.
Would definitely book again! Thank you Dan
Did an awesome job and really personalized it to our group
Dan Viola provided the entertainment at our company's recent Christmas Luncheon. He was a smash hit! Everyone enjoyed his comedy and he even customized his show to bring in humor that was pertinent to our company employees.
Dan performed at our holiday dinner for 135 people. He did an awesome job relating his material to what we do and to our area. He was well liked by all.
No need to apologize to your coworkers for the comedians' crude behavior Dan had us splitting a gut and left everyone feeling uplifted (not an easy task). We had him entertain at our corporate Christmas party and so required someone who wouldn't offend our guests values and could bridge the age and cultural gaps (If you have had this type of event go bad then you know what I mean).
Dan went out of his way to understand the crowd and focus in on what would be truly funny for our guests. It was a great pleasure having him at our event, he is an easily recommendation and we would certainly have him back again.
Dan did a great set that had everyone leaving with smiles. He had a heartfelt closing that really hit home with our audience, and we would recommend him for a wide array of events.
The more you can tell Dan about your audience prior to the show, the better - he really makes an effort to tailor the show to the crowd.
Dan was a true professional; He was timely, and very easy to communicate with prior to the event, and could handle last minute changes with ease.
This was our first time ever putting on an event like this and we were all very nervous. Once Dan arrived all of those worries went away! He was so personable - gave us some great pointers, and really made us all feel at ease. His content was all so relevant and hit all of our audience members a different way - there was something for everyone to get a good laugh at. We immediately received emails following the event with how happy our guests were with the show. If you are looking for someone who is east to work with and delivers a GREAT show I highly recommend Dan and his crew.
Thank you again for a great night!!
Dan was interactive and friendly with all involved in the event. People were laughing throughout his set. People continued to speak about the comedian after the event. Thank you so much Dan!
Dan was great! He had everyone entertained and that was what we wanted. Highly recommend him and would hire him again.
Dan was smart, interactive with the audience and had everyone laughing all night. Standing ovation.
To begin with, Dan's communication with me right up to the event was stellar! His show was engaging, right on spot and had everyone laughing the whole night. Thanks to Dan and company for making our evening a memorable one!
From booking to performing, my experience with Dan is that he goes above and beyond to make the event as smooth and enjoyable as possible. In a room with sub-par acoustics, he found ways to work around it so everyone could hear clearly. He had me smiling and laughing the whole time, and the rest of the audience, likewise. Having dinner with him beforehand, it was quickly clear to me that he came well prepared, and during the show, it was clear that he had done his research for our association's event, and was very well received. I'll definitely be thinking of Dan when it comes time to hire a comedian for other events.
Great comedian, great man!
Dan was a great comic to have at our event! He was very proactive reaching out ahead of time to find out the specifics of our event. The crowd really enjoyed him as well!
Dan was everything we were looking for and more. His humor was rapid-fire, clean and appropriate as he gave our senior class and their families an hour of non-stop laughter. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Dan was so easy to work with. He came in and mingled with everybody with ease and then gave an awesome night that had everyone laughing. His comedy engaged and touched all ages and stages. From the moment he stepped in the door he was part of the group and made the night a great success. I highly recommend him for your next event!
We had Dan come out to our small church for a comedy night. He brought a friend of his who is a comedian also, and performed a 90 minute show. They both kept it clean and funny, and we received only good feedback from all that attended. The comedy topics were easy to relate to and appropriate to all age groups and touched base on faith as well. Dan was easy to be in contact with, answered all questions asked of him, arrived early to the show that night and had a polite and engaging personality.
Dan was hired to present an uplifting comedic performance at my all-staff retreat. Dan really learned about the team and listened to the outcomes that I was hoping to obtain. He delivered everything and more! I am writing this review one month after his performance. During these past several weeks, I have had one-on-ones with my team of 50 staff members. The team's feedback on Dan's performance was so very positive and still resonated with them. We were blessed to have Dan be an alumnus to our University; he lived in the dorm that was right next to the building we were in, he told stories of his life on campus and incorporated his experiences here to the good work that my team was performing. Dan told the story of a Dining team member whom he still remembers today and how that relationship was more memorable than the names of his classmates. Dan brought such down to earth humor and matched it with uplifting words and stories for the team. I highly recommend... and have already... to anyone who needs someone with a comedic view to bridge the gap between teams and team members, bring up staff morale, get geared up for a new project or season, or just need some comic relief; you need to hire Dan. Through his comedy, he was able to teach, inspire, and uplift us.
We hired Dan for a Corporate Event last week and he was fantastic! He worked with us to ensure his skit incorporated some acronyms and company information that pertained to our employees which made it very relatable to them. He was on-time and made sure he was properly dressed for the occasion and was very easy to work with. We had roughly around 150 guests and I did not hear one bad review from anyone. They all really enjoyed him and said they couldn't stop laughing. Dan was just what our event needed to lighten the mood and fill the room with laughter. I highly recommend Dan for anyone looking to hire a clean, professional and quite frankly hilarious comedian!
The City of Port Colborne had the pleasure of being entertained by Dan Viola at our Safety Awards Night! Dan was easy to work with, he became familiar with the crowd before the event and was punctual to ensure I had one less thing to worry about that evening. Dan was funny and entertaining! He connected with the crowd during the event and evening, just making the night memorable!
Dan spoke during our Sunday morning worship gathering. He was clean, appropriate, funny and connected well with the congregation. Dan worked with us to prepare material that fit our audience, and objective for a Sunday service. He was a pleasure to work with and I recommend him highly.
Yes, really! I hired Dan for an out of town rehearsal dinner. He knew in advance, even though we were a Christian audience, he had his work cut out for him. Dan was right on time. He gathered as much information as he could - discreetly - about our two families (before and after he arrived) and the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. I will be honest...there was a lot skepticism on my part. His performance carried the weight of either making or breaking the entire event. I was impressed that he knew how to read his audience and change direction accordingly. He spoke clearly and the timing of his delivery was spot-on. Three days after the rehearsal dinner, while we checked out of the hotel, our dinner guests were still commenting on Dan and his outstanding, hilarious performance...and asking for his contact info. Yes, he was REALLY that good!
Dan & Vinnie did a fantastic job entertaining our annual conference attendees. Good, clean comedy that had everyone laughing.
Would recommend them both as they work well with each other.
Just what we were hoping for when we booked them.
Dan was great to work with from the start! He was very flexible with the time frame and making adjustments. Due to budgets and being a non-profit he was able entertain the group for a shorter amount of time and managed to fit in a whole lots of laughs! Dan did his homework and learned a bit about our non-profit and our over 270 members in attendance loved it! Thank you Dan
Dan's content was both amusing and appropriate for our event.
Dan was exceptional and absolutely wonderful to work with. We talked a few weeks before the event to finalize points he should hit and to adapt his hilarious comedy to our organization. He was met with a few technical difficulties by the venue (all out of his control), and he powered through it. At times, he was making so much of an effort, his voice was cracking... a true professional. Afterwards, he blended right in with our group and mingled afterwards to make sure everything went well. He was a pleasure to have at our event, and we will definitely be seeing him again.
Dan did a great job entertaining our guest. He arrived early to get to know our group as well as stayed after the show speaking with some of our guest. The show was very clean and humorous.
Dan was Great thru the whole process.
Last night's show was perfect. He adapted to the crowd age and was very funny.
We booked Dan for a professional holiday party this month, and he did not disappoint! Our entire group of 50-60 people (all different age groups) were laughing throughout the night. Dan had a great sense of keeping things rolling and understanding the audience. He was the only comedian for the night so the pressure was on and he nailed it!! He was great to work with during the booking process, did everything he promised and is a great guy besides! I would highly recommend Dan to any group or venue.
Dan was wonderful, he was very professional and put on a great show! He also helped find an opening act Steven Rogers. Both Dan and Steven were very funny! Would highly recommend him as a headliner for any comedy show! Steven is a great Comdian as well.. also would highly recommend him!
Dan did great and had the whole crowd laughing! Would defiantly recommend him for your event!
Dan made our Christmas party a huge success!!! Dan was our entertainment and our company really enjoyed the laughs he provided. We asked him to roast the officers of our company and he was able to do that in a clean way. His comedy is clean and perfect for any business or corporate events. His energy had everyone engaged. I highly recommend!!!
Dan was awesome. He was able to appeal to every age group in the crowd and had us all rolling. His ability to relate his material to our group of Engineers and their spouses was outstanding and he read his audience flawlessly. Dan Viola will definitely be my first choice for another comedy event. We could not have been more pleased.
Dan was very funny. His material was good and appropriate for the audience we had.
Dan was a real joy to have entertain at our family/friends Halloween party. He was well received & praised long after he left. His family-friendly comedy was much appreciated. He was personable & easy to do business with. I'd recommend him highly!
Dan performed at our recent Doctor Donor Party and knocked it out of the park. His content was appropriate and he captivated and engaged the audience. Our theme was SMILE and everyone was smiling the entire time he was performing - even the doctors who are often difficult to make laugh. He is a very bright and gentle man - witty and very energetic.
His delivery was flawless and he was able to weave in many medical terms and situations in his impromptu style. He mingled with guests before and after his performance and I don't think we have ever had more compliments from our guests- they loved him. We would invite him back in a minute.
Dan was a cool and humorous addition to our wedding celebration. Thank you Dan, and Thank you Gigsalad for facilitating that.
Hello, I am the Owner of the Cabaret at Studio B. In our venue I am always looking for diversity to draw a wide variety of guest. Dan was the first comedian to perform at the cabaret.
Although Dan is well established he was a new face to us. I was thrilled to feature him July 23rd in a cameo performance at my show. It was then I realized we had someone special on our stage. In the short 5 minute spotlight he had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. Prior to entering the stage, he visited with guest in our audience. From here he assessed our audience, learned of our Albion culture and even remembered our names. A great move to know what would relate to the people in front of him. When introduced to the stage he nailed it putting everyone at ease with tasteful but relatable humor.
August 20th he was greeted by a warm audience eager to see what he would do. Well, as I said above, he delivered a solid show filled with material everyone could relate to, delivered in the “Viola” way. A way I would describe as energetic, fast paced and most of all funny. “When is he coming back?” was repeated many times by this receptive audience.
I would highly recommend hiring Dan Viola – he is a sure thing! Thanks Dan!
Thanks for performing at our annual banquet. You did a great job adapting to the venue and also did a great job incorporating jokes to our audience.
Everyone thought you were hilarious and you kept it clean which worked we'll with the wide range of ages at our event.
I would be happy to recommend you and feel free to us me as a reference.
South Onondaga Fire Department
From the booking and to the event, Dan was accessible and easy to work with. His performance was timely, clean and engaging. Outside of the performance, Dan was a nice, genuine person, and easy to work with. A blessing!
Dan was great! Not only easy to work with but hilarious. Dan came to an event for a school fundraiser and knocked it out of the park. The audience was age range of 25-75 and he made everyone laugh. He was clean and funny. I would totally recommend him for your entertainment needs.
Dan performed for about 70 people in a private setting for a surprise 70th birthday party. He was clever, engaging, clean and hysterical! The man did his homework and mixed in just enough information about the birthday girl and her family to make the performance very personal. We had a blast and I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
My organization hired Dan for a fundraising event. He was very funny and had good clean comedy. I would highly recommend him.
Dan did a party for me and about 30 friends...all dudes...and he delivered.
We were all celebrating my brothers first child, which made for some good laughs when Dan got in front of the crowd. He was personable and sharp with his delivery. The entire room enjoyed his comedic genius. Dan is a likable, easy to work with professional and we look forward to having him deliver an unforgettable performance in the future. He is a must see!
After hosting several fundraising events, our board of directors decided to add an extra touch of "fun" this year, and someone suggested a stand-up comedian. Given the group with whom we work (grieving children and teens), we had our cautions, but we knew we wanted to find the perfect balance during the evening of tears, comedy and goofiness. With Dan's professionalism, clean and hysterical act, and his attention to our audience and needs, he was a home run. No, a grand slam. I honestly thought my cousin, who was sitting behind me, was going to fall off his chair at one point. I asked a few people after the event, "What did think of the comedian?" A few responses: "Awesome." "Hysterical." "He nailed it. Thanks for an amazing night out." We all needed a night out, and many, many thanks to Dan for providing us with the laughter, kindness and enthusiasm for our organization. If there was the option to select "six stars" on a five-star scale, that's where I'd be at.
I hired Dan for entertainment at my husband's surprise 50th birthday party. Dan was ultra friendly and courteous from the very beginning of our planning stages all the way through the event and into the follow-up with my guests. Dan receptively took information that I shared with him and most creatively worked it so well into his 30 minute set that actually went just over 40 minutes! He worked it!! He was animated and hysterical while engaging and interacting with his audience. We had a range of ages that wholeheartedly belly-laughed through his thought provoking, intelligent humor! We loved the way Dan adapted his jokes to accommodate the many teachers in the audience. He was a perfect fit for our guests and I highly, without any reservations, recommend him for your next event, especially if you are looking for fun! He is super smart and ultra-talented; a real gift to offer a lift!! Truly, I can't say enough. He made my husband's birthday spectacular, which set the tone for the rest of the night. Book him! You won't be disappointed!
We had an excellent experience with both Gig Salad and Dan Viola. Every aspect of the situation from the initial contact, negotiation, booking, actual event and follow up were great! Dan was very professional and entertained our staff of approximately 150 teachers and staff at our school year ending meeting. His humor was right on target for our audience and he was great to work with!
Dan did a great job designing his show to relate to our employees and our meetings theme, and kept his content appropriate for a corporate event. The employees loved it!
If you haven't seen a performance by Dan, you have missed a wonderful evening.
His routine is timeless, energetic, family oriented and most importantly, HILARIOUS!
Do try to catch Dan at your earliest opportunity...
Dan Viola is an absolute professional. He took the time to ask questions of the venue, who we are and what we do. With the information he learned about our clients and our company, he delivered an outstanding performance. Everyone truly enjoyed his act! We highly recommend Dan Viola to anyone who is looking for a smart, clean energetic comedian. Dan, you are truly the best. Thank you for a memorable evening for not only my company, but for our valuable clients.
What to Expect
Dan always works clean, and his credits include corporate events, comedy clubs, casinos, private parties, cruises, VFW Posts, bars, colleges, wedding receptions and churches,
Dan has appeared on The Nashville Network and in TV commercials.
Additional Booking Notes
No matter who you hire, for your comedy event to be a success, all audience members need to be seated, and able to see and hear the comedian(s).
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 18, 2020 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
Past Booked Events
|January 25, 2020 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|January 17, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Dinner Party|
|December 20, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 13, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 07, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Christmas Party|
|November 30, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 19, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 05, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|September 28, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Fundraiser|
|September 13, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|September 06, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 09, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Dinner Party|
|June 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|June 03, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 25, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Prom/After Prom Party|
|May 15, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 09, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 17, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 12, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|January 04, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Campus Event|
|November 21, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Corporate Event|
|October 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Religious Celebration|
|October 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|September 12, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 14, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 16, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||School Assembly|
|March 07, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Corporate Event|
|February 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cultural Event|
|January 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Corporate Event|
|April 01, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 09, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|February 03, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Nightclub Event|
|January 28, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 07, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 06, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 11, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 29, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 24, 2016 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 14, 2016 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|April 30, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|April 29, 2016||Fundraiser|
|April 23, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
|April 09, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 01, 2016||Fundraiser|
|March 26, 2016 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 16, 2016||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 04, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|September 26, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 25, 2015||Corporate Event|
|April 25, 2015||Convention|
|March 19, 2015||Corporate Event|
|January 09, 2015||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2014||Private Party|
|December 18, 2014||Other|