I tailor every performance to the needs of the company I am performing for. I have 20 plus years of experience and I still love doing it as much as the day I started. Let me take your event to the next level. Past clients include Southern California Gas, Bull Dog Rescue, and CareFusion Medical Technologies.
We had a great experience with Jeff as our Emcee/Auctioneer. He was really professional and funny! Even though it was a really small event (my husband's brithday party with our close friends), Jeff treated us like we were a major client. We spoke a couple days before the party and planned out timing and a few other things; I could tell when he arrived that he had prepped and taken our whole conversation to heart. It was a small event in our backyard at home, and I didn't have anything prepared as far as sound; so he offered to bring his portable PA system so he could have a mic! Everyone there had such an amazing time; and my husband and I were relieved that we didn't have to worry about auctioneering our own event, and we could sit back and be involved with the fun!
Jeff won over a tough crowd with his stand up performance! He kept the audience engaged and laughing. He was professional to correspond with and he arrived early the night of the performance. I would use him again for future events.
We used Jeff for our wedding reception and we would recommend him to others! He met with us before the wedding and got acquainted with us. We got to tell him our story and how we want the reception to go. He arrived the day of the wedding and was in formal attire, we were impressed with his appearance and how professional he was. Jeff was great with the crowd, he was funny, and our guests loved him! Definitely will be using him again for any future events!
I am responsible for coordinating our annual comedy fundraiser for our Southern California Bulldog Rescue Network and each year I try to find the best and brightest comedians for our big show. I usually use only 3-4 comics for the show (this way I am not just loading up the show with 10 beginner comics) so they have plenty of stage time to perform. Jeff came out swinging comedy and absolutely killed !! This guy not only had the crowd in stitches but I received so many compliments about Jeff from people that attended our fundraiser. This guy is a real pro !
Price Range: $500-3000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
As soon as I get the microphone in my hand my goal is to be engaging. Whether that tone is serious of humorous is up to my client. I pride myself on coming up with great ideas and concepts. Then executing them with ease and professionalism. Let me make your next event something special.
My name is Jeff Ahern. I am a professional Comedian and Emcee. I have over 20 years in the industry with television, commercial and writing credits. I was a member of the world Famous Second City and voted the funniest comic in Chicago by the New City newspaper. My credits include Showtime at the Apollo, Comic View, Jimmy Kimmel and the Next Big Star. I have writing credits with both the Tonight Show and Us Weekly where I was a member of the Fashion Police for seven years. I have hosted the Taste of Chicago for two years and even emceed for speakers like Dr Kenneth Blanchard and Rudy Ruettiger. The most important thing to me is keeping the audience happy and engaged. I have a great deal of experience in this because I have been a professional warm up comic for the last 5 years. I have done shows for Nickelodeon, Game Show Network, Tru TV, Bravo and the Food Channel. I also do speeches as fake experts. My last one was as an efficiency Expert for SoCalGas.
Additional Booking Notes
I just need a microphone and an audience.
Past Booked Events
|September 09, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
Varies by Client.
Influences & Inspiration
My favorite comedian was George Carlin. But I also enjoy motivational speakers as well. Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, and Anthony Robbins to name a few.